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Old 09-04-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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The mayor last month ordered City Administrator Ed Lee to suspend the ID card program in a letter released by the mayor's office Wednesday. That letter called for putting the program on hold "until a thorough review has been completed to ensure that every aspect of the program complies with all applicable state and federal laws."

The review of the city's sanctuary policies comes in response to a series of Chronicle articles explaining how the city regularly shielded young illegal immigrants from federal deportation after they were found guilty of felony crimes. That practice has since been stopped.

The city clerk was to begin issuing the ID cards sometime in late October or early November, but Newsom said it will not go forward "until all of these things are resolved." In addition to the sanctuary policies, Newsom cited the need to make the cards counterfeit-proof.

The delay also comes as City Attorney Dennis Herrera late last week filed the city's response to a lawsuit challenging the program's legality under state and federal law. A San Francisco Superior Court judge will hear arguments in that lawsuit later this month.

As currently planned, the card will be available to anyone who can prove he or she has lived in the city at least 15 days, along with proof of identity. It will be accepted as identification by city departments, including the police, and by any agency that receives city funding.


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Immigrant rights organizations that have been working with city officials on the proposal and implementation of the program said they were caught off guard by the mayor's statements.

"We're surprised and alarmed that the mayor has chosen to put this program on hold," said Ana Perez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center in San Francisco.

E-mail Wyatt Buchanan at wbuchanan@sfchronicle.com.
Mayor puts S.F.'s ID card program on hold


I bet they are surprised that this idiot is caving in to the rule of law and the will of the American people. This is only the beginning . . . .
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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What legitimate form of ID would only require a 15-day proof of residency? This is simply aiding and abetting. They don't need to put the program on hold; they need to scrap it completely.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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What legitimate form of ID would only require a 15-day proof of residency? This is simply aiding and abetting. They don't need to put the program on hold; they need to scrap it completely.
Agreed. What I find even more ridiculous is that those who apply legally are forced to wait several months and some for up to a year before being cleared to enter legally.

How in the world can an illegal alien legitimately prove they have been there the required 15 days? Can we say oxymoron?
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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Agreed. What I find even more ridiculous is that those who apply legally are forced to wait several months and some for up to a year before being cleared to enter legally.

How in the world can an illegal alien legitimately prove they have been there the required 15 days? Can we say oxymoron?
Yes, we can.....and can we also say document fraud?
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Yes, we can.....and can we also say document fraud?
Yep. The insanity lives on.. . . .
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Only in California does idiocy reign supreme amongst all who would behold...........
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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Typical political sellout. When he was running for Mayor he pandered to the anchor baby crowd as it's viewed as a lot of votes from the older anchor babies ripe for voting. Now that he is contemplating running for Gov he knows he had better fly right. I'm sure he's heard the clamor about stripping SCs of Federal funding too. We are too wise to this character ha ha!
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Typical political sellout. When he was running for Mayor he pandered to the anchor baby crowd as it's viewed as a lot of votes from the older anchor babies ripe for voting. Now that he is contemplating running for Gov he knows he had better fly right. I'm sure he's heard the clamor about stripping SCs of Federal funding too. We are too wise to this character ha ha!
Dead on. Oh the versatile art of pandering, it swings both ways.
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