Cincinnati Considers Photo IDs for Immigrants, Homeless

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A resolution authorizing a photo ID card for immigrants, the homeless and others that would be accepted by police and other municipal agencies is set for a vote by a southwest Ohio city council.

Cincinnati’s council is scheduled to vote on the resolution Wednesday. The executive director of a religious coalition that has worked with the mayor’s office on the proposal says applicants would be required to show some identification to get a card.

Margaret Fox, of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, says those who can’t afford the $15 cost of a card could receive financial assistance. Fox says she is optimistic the cards will be approved.

Fox and city officials say the photo IDs would help immigrants and others feel more a part of the community.