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If you live in NYC, get an IDNYC

If you must show an ID to NYPD, you can use the IDNYC. The IDNYC is a picture ID issued by the City of New York that does not include place of birth or nationality. Use this ID instead of a passport or ID from another country.

Showing an ID to NYPD may result in you receiving a ticket and avoid being fingerprinted.  However, if you are arrested by the NYPD, your fingerprints will be automatically shared with ICE.