JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Connecticut city first in US to issue IDs for undocumented immigrants
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On July 24, 2007, the city of New Haven, Connecticut became the first in the US to implement a law offering ID cards to undocumented immigrants. The controversial law allowed illegal immigrants of all ages to purchase identification cards that are indistinguishable from full citizens and allowed cardholders to access public libraries, parks, and other municipal services. Citizens of New Haven also filed a lawsuit in 2009 against several US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials over raids which were conducted in the city 36 hours after the identification law went into effect.

Learn more about the laws governing immigration in the US from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


 Spain adopts modern constitution
December 6, 2016

 13th Amendment ended slavery in the United States
December 6, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org