(WNY News Now) – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) and Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) have reintroduced the “No IDs for Illegals Act” in response to reports of the Biden administration’s plan to issue identification cards to illegal immigrants, sparking a debate on immigration policy in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC – In an effort to address concerns surrounding immigration policy, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) and Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2) have reintroduced the “No IDs for Illegals Act.” The legislation aims to prohibit the use of federal funds for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Secure Docket Card Program and similar programs under the Department of Homeland Security.
The bill has garnered support from several original cosponsors, including Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), and Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), among others. Its proponents argue that providing government-issued ID cards to illegal immigrants could further incentivize illegal immigration and potentially allow non-citizens to participate in federal elections.
Congresswoman Tenney expressed her concerns, stating, “Voting is one of the most sacred rights and responsibilities we have as Americans and should be reserved for legal citizens of our country.” She voiced worries that granting Secure Docket Cards to illegal immigrants might move the nation closer to allowing non-citizens to vote in federal elections.
Congressman Van Drew echoed these concerns, emphasizing the surge in illegal immigration and the strain on “sanctuary states.” He described the situation as an “invasion” and raised the possibility of identification cards being misused in American elections.
The reintroduction of this bill adds to the ongoing debate surrounding immigration policy in the United States. As the discussion continues, policymakers are faced with the challenge of striking a balance between security measures and humanitarian concerns.