Biden Administration Looks To Give Illegal Immigrants ID Cards

While illegal immigrants have had a field day under the Biden administration by scoring free resources that Americans have to normally pay for, they will soon be receiving a bonus benefit in 2024: photo ID cards.

In the latest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) report released on Friday, it was revealed that illegal immigrants will soon be equipped with photo ID cards that will allow them access to various services, such as traveling.

Called the ICE Secure Docket Card (SDC) project, it is “part of a pilot program to modernize various forms of documentation provided to provisionally released noncitizens through a consistent, verifiable, secure card,” according to a statement made by an ICE official.

“The secure card will contain a photo, biographic identifiers, and cutting-edge security features to the mutual benefit of the government and noncitizens.”

Last year, a House Appropriations Committee reported that the program would have $10 billion in funding as part of the 2023 DHS appropriations bill.

While the Biden administration thinks the program is going in the right direction, former ICE official and advisory board member at the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) John Fabbricatore disagrees.

“It’s a normalization of illegal immigration,” said Fabbricatore, adding that “the ultimate goal of the Biden administration is to limit illegal aliens’ face-to-face contact with DHS as much as possible.”

New York City has already implemented a photo ID program for the illegal immigrants residing there. Called IDNYC, these IDs allow them access to museums, public schools, bank accounts, Section 8 housing, and more.

Started by former Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2015, the program’s goal was to ensure that all residents regardless of immigration status, had access to services. Major Eric Adams’ office reported that their main goal is to ensure that everyone has an IDNYC card as part of his administration’s “all-hands-on-deck approach.”

According to the New York Post, the amount of cards given out between January 1 and December 15 in 2023 was 112,238, compared with 82,085 in 2022. The number is expected to increase in 2024, especially with the record amount of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.