Mayor de Blasio concerned with IDNYC database post-Trump win
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is concerned with the IDNYC database because of the Trump administration's possible anti-immigration plans.
The mayor says he is considering deleting the data because of the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump could use it to identify undocumented immigrants in New York City. IDNYC is a free identification card for all NYC residents that can be obtained with limited documents.
"Remember, it takes time for laws to pass and we have to see what the specifics will be," de Blasio says.
Make The Road New York, a nonprofit immigrant support group, says it's inspired to turn fear into action against Trump's proposed anti-immigration plan.
"Trying to take a tone of resistance against his anti-immigration policies and making sure we push back against that rhetoric and against the harm that he wants to do to us," says Javier Valdez, director of Make The Road New York. "We really appreciate the mayor standing up for our community."
News 12 reached out to Trump's press office about his possible plans on immigration, but has not heard back.