June 19, 2019. WPTV
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Undocumented immigrants have a new opportunity in Palm Beach County to get IDs.
Community ID Program, sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
County, does not provide government issued ID cards, but it does offer a
form of photo Identification recognized for city services in West Palm
Beach, Lake Worth, and Belle Glade.
Maribel Gonzalez has lived as an undocumented immigrant in Palm Beach County for seven years.
“I want to be part of the community,” Gonzalez said.
April 18, 2018. Palm Beach Post.
WEST PALM BEACH — More than 2,000 people attended a community meeting at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday evening, but organizers were miffed that figure wasn’t a little larger.
Officials from the social activism group People Engaged in Active Community Efforts called out six of the county’s seven commissioners for skipping the gathering, saying the commissioners’ absences underscored the county’s lack of progress in addressing homelessness and the creation of a community identification card that could be used by immigrants who don’t have a government-issued one.
“Are you disappointed that six of our seven county commissioners did not see fit to meet with well over 2,000 of their constituents?” Jason Fairbanks, pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, asked audience members. “Our community needs to know who stood with us and who did not.”
March 23, 2018. Sun-Sentinel.
A Palm Beach County advocacy group wants to offer identification cards that undocumented residents could use to access government services and avoid going to jail for minor offenses.
The proposal has secured county funding and earned a key endorsement from the Criminal Justice Commission, an advisory panel of law enforcement, judicial, business and other community leaders.
April 28, 2017. The Columbus Dispatch.
More than 2,000 people will flow into the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on Monday evening for BREAD’s annual Nehemiah Action event. Afterward, Cathy Levine hopes they leave feeling the power they have to accomplish “wonderful things” in the community.
Levine, a committee chairwoman with the interfaith group BREAD — Building Responsibility, Equality And Dignity — and other group officials are hosting the event at 7 p.m. Monday.
April 4, 2017. Palm Beach Post.
WEST PALM BEACH – The Rev. John D’Mello of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens asked the thousands in the crowd to stand up from their seats if they had ever done something he said as a child.
Run through a parking lot trying to get home late at night? A handful stood up.
Steal a candy bar? A few dozen rose from their seats, some elderly attendees giggling at the memory.
Fought with a sibling? Nearly everyone in the Palm Beach Convention Center stood.