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Center offers bilingual identification cards

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By Jesef Williams

The Multi-Cultural Information Center in Lancaster is now issuing bilingual identification cards to anybody who needs one.

Sal Estrada, who oversees the center, said the cards will be beneficial to someone living here who’s primary language is not English. The cards cost $25, which will go toward operating costs for the center.

The cards will include the following information in two languages: the person’s name, address, nationality and emergency contacts.

Estrada said the card will not serve as an official ID but will help bridge communication barriers that often exist between individuals and those working for governmental or law enforcement agencies.

“This is to help the agencies and the people,” he said. “It’s a channel to make things easier.”

For details about the cards or other services of the information center, call 313-7200.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152