Phoenix City Council approves photo ID cards for those in U.S. illegally

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 31, 2016

The Phoenix City Council has approved a proposal to create a city photo-identification card that would be available to people who are in the country illegally.

The card also would be available for those who face barriers obtaining a valid government ID.

The council voted 5-4 Wednesday to approve the plan.

It came after a lengthy debate on security concerns and the card's ability to make the city inclusive to all resident.

The city ID would be similar to a bank card or employee badge issued by a private entity and would be a secondary form of identification.

The card could list biometric information such as height, weight, hair color and eye color.

But it would not be a primary ID, like a driver's license or birth certificate.