New York City

IDNYC rolls out with few snags

January 14, 2015 Associated Press
People wait in line to apply for municipal identification cards on the first day they are available at the Bronx Library Center on Monday in New York. The card, dubbed IDNYC, is aimed at those who don't currently have an ID. That includes the elderly, homeless and an estimated 500,000 immigrants in the city who live in the U.S. without legal documentation. The cards will be mailed to the recipients in three weeks. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
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As the IDNYC program rolled out, enrollment centers report long lines, and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs received about 750 applications by about 5 p.m. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan to use an appointment-based system to handle the overwhelming demand for the identification card. 

“In building the program, we gave ourselves the option to switch to an appointment-based system, should demand be higher than anticipated,” said Director of Operations Mindy Tarlow. 

“The demand says to us that New Yorkers all across the five boroughs are eager to get their card. Now, with the appointment system, we will ensure that it is even easier than before to sign up for IDNYC,” added Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal. 

There are three Brooklyn enrollment centers: Brooklyn Business Center, Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch and the Sunset Park Recreation Center. 

-With Charisma L. Troiano, Esq., Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

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