Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that he supports a proposal to use city library cards as official identification - although he had not discussed the cards being used for other purposes.
Villaraigosa was asked about the proposal as he kicked off Latino Heritage Month honoring, among others, students who created the Dream Team seeking immigration reform. Villaraigosa, noting it would be his last time serving as mayor during Latino Heritage Month, said the proposal could help undocumented immigrants use banking and financial services.
"Look, we have the largest unbanked population in the nation," Villaraigosa said after ceremonies in which the consuls general of 14 Latin American countries were honored and awards were presented to the Dream Team, labor leader Maria Elena Durazo and landscape architect Mia Lehrer.
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