L.A. to consider multi-use library cards for illegal immigrants: The cards, under study now, would provide a form of identification for those without driver’s licenses and could be used to open bank accounts, transfer funds and access cash.

Alarcon said that in his Northeast Valley district, some immigrants who don’t use banks end up being gouged by payday lenders or robbed if they keep large sums of cash on hand.
"They can be scammed and taken advantage of," Alarcon said. "This will help end that."
The cards would not be a substitute for driver’s licenses and would not provide any protection from deportation by federal immigration authorities. And they would come with a cost. Applicants would pay a fee, around $15 to $20, for the card, and then would be able to deposit and withdraw money through a network of ATMs at local grocery stores and shopping malls. There could also be a monthly fee of up to $2.99.

Photo: A sample San Francisco city identifcation card. Credit: sfgov.org

L.A. to consider multi-use library cards for illegal immigrants: The cards, under study now, would provide a form of identification for those without driver’s licenses and could be used to open bank accounts, transfer funds and access cash.

Alarcon said that in his Northeast Valley district, some immigrants who don’t use banks end up being gouged by payday lenders or robbed if they keep large sums of cash on hand.

"They can be scammed and taken advantage of," Alarcon said. "This will help end that."

The cards would not be a substitute for driver’s licenses and would not provide any protection from deportation by federal immigration authorities. And they would come with a cost. Applicants would pay a fee, around $15 to $20, for the card, and then would be able to deposit and withdraw money through a network of ATMs at local grocery stores and shopping malls. There could also be a monthly fee of up to $2.99.

Photo: A sample San Francisco city identifcation card. Credit: sfgov.org

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