Los Angeles moves toward offering ID cards
Would be largest city to take step for illegal immigrants
In May, Los Angeles stopped impounding the vehicles of anyone caught driving without a license, allowing many illegal immigrants to keep their cars. Then, this month, the police chief announced that the department would stop handing illegal immigrants charged with low-level offenses over to federal authorities for deportation. Now, Los Angeles could soon become the largest US city to offer municipal identification cards to illegal immigrants, with the goal of allowing them to open bank accounts and access other services.