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Bill Would Let Immigrants Use Mexican IDs In Illinois
CBS2Chicago.com ^ | Apr 27, 2005

Posted on 04/27/2005 4:25:05 PM PDT by Boston Blackie

CHICAGO (CBS 2) The State of Illinois is looking at a proposal that lets Mexican immigrants use their Mexican ID cards here. Many immigrants don't have driver’s licenses for Illinois, that makes it difficult to open a bank account and take care of other routine business. CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports on the major impact the little plastic cards can have.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2chicago.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens
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1 posted on 04/27/2005 4:25:08 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Boston Blackie
What will the daley crime family cut be?
2 posted on 04/27/2005 4:26:21 PM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: Boston Blackie

3 posted on 04/27/2005 4:30:59 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Boston Blackie
I'm from Boston, Last year I spent a month of job training about 15 miles outside of Chicago. I couldn't believe how many Mexicans and Mexican restaurants I saw up there. Especially being so far away from Mexico and all. A local explained to me That it's easier for them to get to Canada and sneek in that way. I don't know how true that is though..Anybody know?
4 posted on 04/27/2005 4:36:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

The country has been OVERRUN!!! LITERALLY!!!

Thank You Washington, DC.


5 posted on 04/27/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT by EagleUSA (q)
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To: mowowie

Alright, I think its about time we just invade Canada!


6 posted on 04/27/2005 4:37:57 PM PDT by MahaMarty (This'll probably get me suspended...AGAIN!)
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To: Boston Blackie

Won't they crowd out alll the dead folks in Chicago next election?


7 posted on 04/27/2005 4:38:34 PM PDT by pikachu (BE alert -- we need more lerts!)
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To: Boston Blackie

Nooooooooooo!


8 posted on 04/27/2005 4:43:09 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (George W. Bush -- Terror of the Terrorists. John Paul II -- Terror of the Communists.)
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To: mowowie
I'm from Boston, Last year I spent a month of job training about 15 miles outside of Chicago. I couldn't believe how many Mexicans and Mexican restaurants I saw up there. Especially being so far away from Mexico and all. A local explained to me That it's easier for them to get to Canada and sneek in that way. I don't know how true that is though..Anybody know?

Untrue. There has been a large Mexican community in Chicago for decades. Probably came to work in industry and meatpacking. They used to be mostly legal. 

9 posted on 04/27/2005 4:43:25 PM PDT by dennisw (2 plain)
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To: dennisw

Thanks... Yea that make sense. I mean if there illegal how do they get to Canada? Paddle up the West coast? :)


10 posted on 04/27/2005 4:46:53 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: dennisw; mowowie

First Mexicans to come up to Chicago were recruited by the railroads and meat packing firms after restrictions on Eastern and Southern European immigration were put into place by congress. Since there were no such restrictions for immigrants from Mexico at the time, the railroads and meat packers recruited Mexicans as well as blacks from the south.


11 posted on 04/27/2005 4:56:12 PM PDT by Clemenza (I am NOT A NUMBER, I am a FREE MAN!!!)
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To: mowowie; dennisw

I should have added that this happenned in the 1920s. There has been a large Mexican presence in Chicago since that time.


12 posted on 04/27/2005 4:57:26 PM PDT by Clemenza (I am NOT A NUMBER, I am a FREE MAN!!!)
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To: Clemenza

Good information. Thanks


13 posted on 04/27/2005 5:10:58 PM PDT by dennisw (2 plain)
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To: Boston Blackie

If they are friggn ILLEGAL they HAVE NO BUSINESS to take care of here.


14 posted on 04/27/2005 5:46:16 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: chicagolady

ping


15 posted on 04/28/2005 7:16:55 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota; TheRightGuy; Broadside; BillyBoy; NormalGuy; WRhine; RWR8189; RedWing9; Condor51; ...

Thanks for the ping!

Read the following article..if you are not outraged...YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!!!!!!


Subject: Telemundo interview re: my bogus matriculas
To: mcri@sbcglobal.net


Spent nearly an hour with Telemundo reporter Enrique Garcia Fuentes discussing my "matriculas" that appear on our web site. This reporter has been here before, and I trust him. He was really taken aback by my ability to get two of these cards and wondered if I was worried about getting into trouble for having them. I told him it was silly to suggest I was guilty of a crime when the federal and certain state and local governments apparently don't mind that a foreign government (on our soil) is issuing ID to its nationals it knows are here illegally.

He wanted to know what the consequences are issuing consular cards to illegals, and I said they represent an attack on our sovereignty and circumvention of our immigration laws. And those local governments that accept the matricula are undermining the rule of law as well.

"You know I'm going to show your matriculas to the Mexican Consulate," he said. I said it was also OK to show them to Vicente Fox.

I think it hilarious that of all the various media outlets in the Chicago area only a Hispanic TV network thinks my matriculas are newsworthy.

But the best part of this interview came at the end when I again reiterated that this issue is not about race but the rule of law. He looked me square in the eyes and said, "I do not believe that you are a racist." As I said, he's been in my home before and I feel comfortable around him.



Dave Gorak
Executive Director
Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration
P.O. Box 396
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 678-0929


16 posted on 04/28/2005 7:30:37 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: MahaMarty; Lazamataz
Alright, I think its about time we just invade Canada!

It's a movement.

17 posted on 04/28/2005 7:33:47 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: chicagolady

http://www.immigrationreform.org/

Check out this great site!!

Send Dave Gorak a word of encouragement for his continueing efforts to fight illegal immigration in Illinois!!


18 posted on 04/28/2005 7:35:23 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Do you have an email address for Dave Gorak?


19 posted on 04/28/2005 7:37:06 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: chicagolady

Ignore my #19 and thanks.


20 posted on 04/28/2005 7:37:50 AM PDT by sarasota
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