NY Judge Rules Documents Can Be Destroyed to Protect Identities

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In a victory for New York City's efforts to protect its undocumented residents, a State Supreme Court judge ruled on Friday that city officials can destroy personal documents related to the city's municipal ID program. Since 2015, the city has allowed all New Yorkers access to a city ID card, regardless of their immigration status. Two Republican State Assembly members, Ronald Castorina, Jr. and Nicole Malliotakis, had sued the city to try to stop them from destroying the records. 

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