Because, aviously…

So New York City is going to be giving out “Municipal ID cards”, which is supposed to help New Yorkers’ “regardless of immigration status, to get a government-issued photo identification card from the City” (LINK).

Now while this seems like a great idea…is it really? If you are undocumented, should you be getting the same status that I have?

And does this mean you are now going to be paying taxes, just like everyone else?

But now the icing on the cake: The ID cards will get you “Free membership packages at many of the city’s attractions”.

Let’s take a look at the benefits that these ‘undocumented’s will be getting:

Memberships to:

  • Lincoln Center
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Bronx Zoo
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center

And yes, you can argue that I can sign up for the card as well, and even so, my argument remains the same, while it is super-nice to give free things to New Yorkers while tourists’ still have to pay, the city suddenly taking on these extra costs is completely unnecessary at this point in time.

Let’s just hope that our next mayor will be able to pull us back out of this mess.

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