Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in his annual State of the City address on Thursday, stated that the city of Little Rock would begin issuing ID cards to undocumented residents.
The idea was proposed by Little Rock Board of Director Joan Adcock and her
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The identification would include a picture, name, address, birth date. The service would benefit the homeless and those without legal U.S. documentation, Adcock said.
“The people we’ve talked to said, ‘This would give us an identity, show we belong, that we are a part of the city,’” she said.
The ID card could not be used to purchase tobacco or alcohol products.
A homeless man we spoke to about the city issued ID cards had this to say about usefulness of the cards. "That damn card would not be worth nuthin' if I couldn't get some smokes or a pint", quipped a familiar street-corner panhandler that goes by the name "Dirty Dan".
|"DIRTY DAN" THINKS THE ID CARDS ARE WORTHLESS|