UPDATED 8:15 AM PT — Thursday, September 12, 2019
Democrat presidential contender Pete Buttigieg is seeking to make life easier for illegals in the U.S. through his latest proposal. While speaking at an event Tuesday, he proposed the idea of creating a national ID for illegal immigrants.
Buttigieg said it was difficult for them to be “excluded from the life of the community since they were unable to receive an IDs.” This comes as the Indiana mayor spearheaded a citywide ID program, forcing local police to recognize these ID’s. The move gives immigrants access to city buildings, public schools, and other city services.
“It was part of demonstrating to everyone living in the community that we are concerned about everyone who is there,” he stated. “Now nationally, I think we should make it possible for everybody to obtain identification so that cities like mine don’t have to create of solutions like this.”
Buttigieg argued the idea would promote more immigration, which he claimed was necessary to keep the American population growing. The 2020 Democrat hopeful also promoted his concept of a fast-track visa for immigrants who agreed to live in certain parts of the country.