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Dems Beg Bay Ridge Republican: Drop Lawsuit To Keep Data Gathered on Undocumented

Author(s):
Paula Katinas
Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis is fighting City Hall and Democrats in Bay Ridge are fighting her. Leaders of the Bay Ridge Democrats club are urging their members to flood the Republican lawmaker’s office with phone calls to demand that she drop her lawsuit against the de Blasio Administration over IDNYC card holders.

Malliotakis (R-C- Bay Ridge-Staten Island) and fellow Republican Assemblymember Ron Castorina (R-C-Staten Island) filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court on Dec. 5 to try to prevent New York City from destroying personal records acquired through the application process for the IDNYC municipal identification card program.

The IDNYC cards are available to all New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants.

Malliotakis and Castorina argue that the records of applicants should be stored for public safety purposes. But the de Blasio Administration has ordered that the records be destroyed to protect the privacy of IDNYC card holders.

Read the full article at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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