As New York City reopens, getting government-issued identification remains largely on lockdown, those who’ve attempted to obtain new driver’s licenses and municipal ID cards complain.

Applicants say that state Department of Motor Vehicles appointments remain scarce, while IDNYC offices shuttered in March and have not yet reopened.

Driving, working, accessing government services and exercising their right to vote are on the line for those who haven’t been able to get New York documents. For immigrants, advocates say, the inability to obtain papers magnifies intense fear and insecurity.

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