Within the same time frame Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrived in Phoenix to share the fundamentals of his 10-point immigration plan with thousands of supporters, the City Council was busy with a plan of its own. Trump’s announcement on Wednesday included pulling federal funding from cities that provide sanctuary for illegal aliens. The Phoenix City Council, on the other hand, was actively engaged in providing ID cards to “undocumented migrants.”
It’s all a matter of terminology, don’cha know?
Phoenix will even generously allow applicants for the city ID card to use a foreign passport to establish their identity, opening the door to identity theft and encouraging more illegals to flood Phoenix seeking jobs and myriad taxpayer paid social service benefits.
According to the report in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) The ID Card program should be in full swing by Feb. 1, with pre-registration starting in December. Phoenix now joins New York, San Francisco and Oakland, which have made municipal IDs available regardless of immigration status.
The ID card is nothing short of miraculous, allowing illegals, the homeless and even transgender folks access to bus and light rail, libraries, community centers, the ability to open a bank account, rent an apartment, report crimes, allow parents to visit their children’s schools, access free food, health care, child care, recreation centers, golf courses, and even provide discounts at local shops. Who knew Phoenix residents were prohibited from engaging in these activities?
The 5 – 4 vote was split between rational thinkers and far left council members joined by liberal Mayor Greg Stanton voting in favor of this magical carpet ride. The daily reports councilwoman Laura Pastor who supported the ID and represents areas of the city “with large immigrant populations” (read: “illegal“) revealed her agenda as she said, “It means they belong to our community and our city.” The citizens in District 4 are in dire need of representation, since they don’t get it from her.
Call and thank council members Sal DiCiccio, Jim Waring, Thelda Williams and Debra Stark. for remembering that they represent the citizens of Phoenix.