Statement from The Legal Aid Society on IDNYC Ruling
FRIDAY, APRIL 07, 2017

The Legal Aid Society released the following statement today on the IDNYC ruling.

“We laud the decision from the State Supreme Court today protecting New Yorkers’ personal information from authorities who would only use it for harmful purposes. IDNYC is an incredibly important form of identification for our clients, who are often eligible for no other form of government-issued photo ID.

In certain situations, lack of identification can set into motion a nightmarish sequence of events for immigrant communities sometimes leading to detention or deportation. IDNYC helps avoid those dire consequences.”