NYC Immigrants Fear Raids as City Fails to Destroy ID Card Records - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

NYC Immigrants Fear Raids as City Fails to Destroy ID Card Records

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    119828
    2
    Germany
    106420
    3
    Canada
    65617
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    5 to Watch: Can 'Shib Sibs' Win Gold? Men's Hockey Miracle?
    New York City Hall via AP, File
    This undated file image provided by New York City Hall shows a sample ID card issued by the city.

    A program designed to help undocumented immigrants living in the New York City area may facilitate their deportation under the Trump administration.

    Documents collected for an ambitious city identity card system set up by the mayor in 2015 contain information on the million or so undocumented people living in or near the city — information they themselves willingly handed over.

    As President Donald Trump fights to deliver on his pledge to quickly deport 2 to 3 million living in the U.S. without visas, the information collected through the city program could lead federal immigration officials right to their front doors, NBC News reported.

    On a server in an undisclosed location in New York, the city's administration collected digital copies of 387,000 foreign passports, 346,000 driving licences and thousands of birth certificates, visas, military photo ID cards, consular documents and work permits, according to a report from NBC News and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.