On Sunday, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), author of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City’s municipal identification card legislation, admitted the ID cards could be used to allow non-citizens to vote, New York state Senator Greg Ball, R, C, I – Patterson, said Monday.
“It is a possibility that it may be a way we can have people for the first time when they come in to vote, if they are non-residents, non-citizens,” Drumm said during a debate with Ball on the local ABC program "Up Close with Diana Williams."
Ball, Chairman of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, calls the proposal the "de Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act" because he believes the measure will provide a mask to those seeking to harm the country.
After the debate, Ball called the measure "absolutely shameful."
“Should we be upset that New York City liberals plan to use the municipal ID cards to permit illegal aliens to vote? Yes, extremely. Should we be surprised? No. It is absolutely shameful that a decade plus after 9-11, New York’s extremist Mayor is laying out a hair brained scheme that is simply a way to garner more votes, while enabling terrorists and criminals to harm New York City and the United States. The proposal can simply be named a homeland security nightmare,” he said.
“We do not have the luxury of getting it wrong when it comes to our national security," he added, explaining that de Blasio's plan will "create breeder documents to be used not just by illegal alien workers, but by criminals and terrorists looking to open bank accounts, board planes and trains, execute lease agreements and ultimately harm New Yorkers."
He also said de Blasio is telling illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists they are welcome in New York City.
"This Mayor is telling illegal aliens, criminals and terrorists alike, ‘Break the law and get to New York as fast as you can. When you do, we will issue you an identity; any identity. Your word is good enough for us,'" he added.
Ball minced no words calling de Blasio a "crazed" mayor willing to forget the terror attack of Sept. 11, 2001.
"While this new Mayor is now free to focus on carriage horses and beyond, he should look back in recent memory when more responsible Mayors took terrorism and security more seriously. This Mayor's proposal is a homeland security nightmare, and must be stopped,” he added.
Ball plans to hold a hearing on the subject on February 28, 2014 at the NYC Senate Hearing Room located at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York.
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