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The overwhelming response to New Haven’s new immigrant-friendly ID card may inspire communities across the country to follow suit.

A New York City councilman has already introduced a proposal to replicate the New Haven experiment; close to half his colleagues signed on as co-sponsors.

Miami-Dade County is looking at a similar proposal. Meanwhile, activists or officials from California, Nevada, Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin and Arizona have contacted New Haven’s City Hall for more information on the plan to explore launching similar programs, according to Community Services Director Kica Matos, who designed the program.

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