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New municipal ID enrollment center opens at Queens Borough Hall – QNS.com

New municipal ID enrollment center opens at Queens Borough Hall

By Madina Toure

Queens Borough Hall will serve as an municipal ID pop-up enrollment center from early to mid-June, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced last week.

Since June 2, Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens, has been serving as a pop-up enrollment center. It will serve as a center until June 16. The building will be a temporary satellite location to address the tremendous demand for the IDNYC card, Katz said.

“The IDNYC program has proven itself as an effective tool to ensure equal access to municipal services—from benefits at the culturals to parents visiting their kids at school—and we can’t register New Yorkers fast enough,” she said in a statement.

Immigration Commissioner Nisha Agarwal said the new center responds to the popularity of the municipal ID in Queens.

“We are very excited about the extraordinary response of New Yorkers from Queens to the IDNYC program, and we thank Borough President Katz for taking the initiative of opening a pop-up enrollment center in Queens Borough Hall,” Agrawal said.

City residents age 14 and older are eligible for an IDNYC card, regardless of immigration status.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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