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  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer — With John Kerry’s Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations -- trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • Atlanta Bans Mexican ID Card After Anti-Illegal Immigration Activist Complaint

    05/01/2012 8:01:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-01-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona A stalwart foe of illegal immigration has won a victory over sanctuary city policies in a major U.S. city. Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions. The city council voted to repeal the ordinance - which was adopted in 2004 - after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board - which was created after passage of Georgia's Arizona-style immigration law H.B. 87 in July 2010. The complaint, filed in February by longtime...
  • State Dept. to be sued for Obama's mother's consulate and passport index records

    05/23/2011 8:12:59 PM PDT · by ExtremePatriot · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Post and Email ^ | May 23, 2011 | Sharon Rondeau
    A retired Army captain and plaintiff in the lawsuit Barnett, Keyes et al v. Obama, about which The Post & Email reported previously, is filing a lawsuit against the State Department for failing to disclose information on Stanley Ann Dunham’s passport records requested almost two and one-half years ago. Barnett began her search for “all United States Passport and all consular records for Stanley Ann Dunham aka Stanley Ann Obama aka Ann Dunham aka Ann Obama for the years of 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962″ through a routine Freedom of Information Act request submitted electronically on January 2, 2009, prior to...
  • Peshawar blast injures two foreigners (US Consular Vehicles Attacked)

    05/19/2011 9:52:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-20-11 | BBC
    Two foreigners are among seven people who have been wounded in an explosion in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say. Initial reports said a roadside bomb hit an armoured vehicle in which the foreigners were travelling. The blast rammed it into an electric pole. A passer-by was killed in the attack, police said. Pakistan has seen a spurt in violence since al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed earlier this month. Al-Qaeda and its Pakistan Taliban allies have threatened to avenge the 2 May killing by US commandos.
  • U.S. Consular Aide and Husband Killed in Mexico

    03/14/2010 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,237+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/14/10 | MARC LACEY and GINGER THOMPSON
    LA UNIÓN, Mexico — Gunmen believed to be linked to drug traffickers shot a pregnant American consulate worker and her husband to death in the violence-racked border town of Ciudad Juárez over the weekend, leaving their baby wailing in the back seat of their car, the authorities said Sunday. The gunmen also killed the husband of another consular employee and wounded his two young children. The shootings took place minutes apart and appeared to be the first deadly attacks on American officials and their families by Mexico’s powerful drug organizations, provoking an angry reaction from the White House. They came...
  • Controversy roils over Mexican ID Consular Card - "Make Your Dreams Come True"

    09/10/2005 10:37:55 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 26 replies · 784+ views
    Controversy roils over Mexican IDBy: WILLIAM FINN BENNETT - Staff WriterRarely has a single piece of plastic ignited such ire or drawn such support as the Mexican consular identification card, a document the Mexican government issues its citizens who are living abroad. Mexican government officials actively encourage Mexican citizens in the United States to get the card, known as the matricula consular. Mexican officials say the purpose of the high-tech photo ID is to enable consulate officials to identify and protect Mexican citizens and to allow them access to consular services. However, the cards serve as much more. And that...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...

    05/16/2005 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Irontank · 24 replies · 1,617+ views
    -- “Illegal Aliens should be rounded up and deported.” LONEGAN NEWS CONFERENCE TO PROTEST “DRIVING PRIVILEGE” LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS LODI -- Bogota Mayor and GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Lonegan will hold a news conference at 12 noon, Monday, May 16, 2005 to protest proposed “driving privilege” licenses so illegal aliens can drive cars “legally.” WHERE? Outside Lodi DMV, 8 Mill Street (off Garibaldi Ave.), Lodi WHEN? Noon, TODAY, Monday, May 16, 2005. WHAT? Lonegan will also urge State Republican Chairman Tom Wilson to withdraw his support for the “driving privilege” driver’s license for illegal aliens as expressed in a...
  • Lawlessness: The Solution to Anarchy! (Fighting Crime the McCain/Kennedy Way)

    05/16/2005 6:49:05 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 14 replies · 890+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 16, 2005 | Mac Johnson
    According to the FBI, every 14.6 seconds one burglary is committed in America. The primary reason behind this disturbing fact is that it remains illegal to take other people’s stuff. Even if you really, really need other people’s stuff to enjoy a better life for you and your children, you are not “supposed” to take it under current rules. But what choice do tens of thousands of Americans have? Likewise, there are millions of items that –when new and un-stolen-- have prices that most Americans are simply not willing to pay. We all benefit from theft, yet it remains illegal....
  • Taking illegals for a spin [Mulshine exposes NJ GOP Chair as a dastardly RINO!]

    05/16/2005 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 13 replies · 852+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 5/15/2005 | Paul Mulshine
    Taking illegals for a spin I got a press release the other day from one of those liberal interest groups. The release called for New Jersey to start issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens.......Following is the release. Notice how the writer artfully makes a radical idea seem acceptable to mainstream Americans. I am an expert in decoding political spin, so I have put in brackets my explanations of just how the spin doctor operates. Here goes: "The REAL ID Act of 2005 has now been passed by both houses of Congress and is poised for the President's signature. New Jersey...
  • Security witness sounds alarm on fake IDs - (Burlingame's brother was pilot of 9/11 plane)

    05/14/2005 3:58:13 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 882+ views
    A woman whose brother was killed in the September 11 attacks yesterday surprised top members of the House Homeland Security Committee with counterfeit Mexican matricula consular cards bearing the members' identities and showcasing how easy it is to get valid identification to board an airplane. Debra Burlingame, who was testifying on the Transportation Security Administration's screening procedures for pilots and flight crews, wouldn't reveal who made the cards, which appeared to bear the security marks of a valid card, but emphasized that they can be used to carry on daily business. "They look exactly like what I've seen. The back...

    05/11/2005 5:51:32 PM PDT · by An American Patriot · 27 replies · 1,892+ views
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2005 | Loud Dobbs
    A Video of Lou Dobbs interviewing, Peter Gadiel (PRESIDENT, 9/11 FAMILIES FOR A SECURE AMERICA) DOBBS: "We talked, of course, as we have a number of times, with the consulate of Mexico. They said that the card you have they simply wanted to let you know that it was invalid and they have a far more secure one now. GADIEL: "Right. Well, I took care of that problem. Hal Netkin (ph), a friend of mine out in California, got me -- got me a new one. And while I was in the process, he also got you one." DOBBS: "Oh,...
  • House to vote on (Sensenbrenner's HR418) immigration bill

    02/10/2005 9:58:11 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 14 replies · 2,031+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, February 10, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Although reshaping U.S. immigration law is a priority of President Bush's second term, his proposal for a guestworker program wasn't on the table as the Republican-controlled House took up an immigration bill this week. Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, sponsor of the bill scheduled for a vote Thursday, said his legislation deals with border security. Including Bush's guestworker proposal or other measures would muddy the debate and mark all immigrants as terrorists, he said. "I think they are two separate issues. The immigration question is something the Judiciary Committee will handle later on,"
  • National ID Cards Coming Up For A Vote This Week

    02/09/2005 11:36:18 AM PST · by kimber · 80 replies · 1,957+ views
    Gun Owner of America ^ | February 9, 2005 | Larry Pratt
    The National ID card is back in the news, as Congress is getting set once again to debate the issue. You will remember that late last year, Congress passed (and the President signed) legislation which starts us down the road to a National ID card. In the name of preventing alien terrorists from operating in this country, the so-called Intelligence Reform bill gave federal bureaucrats unprecedented new powers to force changes in state-issued driver's licenses -- including, possibly, the addition of computer chip technology that can facilitate the tracking of all U.S. citizens. Now, the House will be debating new...

    02/09/2005 2:45:27 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 14 replies · 924+ views
    H.R.418 is a measure before the House that will strictly control use of drivers'licences by illegal aliens and Grsssfire has sent a petition with over 110,000 signatures to Congress urging their support. They also gave a phone number,202-224-3121, by which one can contact one's representative in DC. To my amazement I delivered my message to my congressman's office in less than two minutes! Everyone concerned about illegals and the threat some potentially pose to national security should become involved!
  • DeLay Sees Chance of Immigration Deal(Time to Email DeLay!)

    02/09/2005 9:01:35 AM PST · by kellynla · 125 replies · 2,405+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/9/2005 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 - Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, the House majority leader, said Tuesday that conservatives might be able to compromise with President Bush on his proposal allowing illegal immigrants to work in the United States legally. Such a compromise could entail, for example, requiring illegal immigrants to return to their native countries to apply for the program, Mr. DeLay said. Advertisement Mr. DeLay said he talked recently with the president, who has advocated a guest worker program that would be open to workers who are currently in the country illegally as well as to newcomers.
  • Border Patrol Releases Immigrants at Bus Station

    02/08/2005 6:24:38 AM PST · by txdoda · 113 replies · 2,075+ views
    KGBT 4 TV Harlingen, TX ^ | 2-7-05 | April Norris
    FEBRUARY 7, 2005 - Action 4 News undercover cameras catch Border Patrol agents dropping off illegal immigrants at a local bus station by the van load. How do we know the immigrants are not possible terrorists? You'll soon find out we don't! Could this be a sign of border breakdown? New Year's Eve morning agents pull up to the Valley Transit bus station in Harlingen, open the back of their van and a hand full of illegal immigrants jump out. But that's just the beginning, six days later more illegal immigrants were set free, free to travel anywhere they want...
  • Illegal Immigration (Shameless Vanity)

    02/08/2005 6:35:05 PM PST · by cdbull23 · 13 replies · 528+ views
    Me | 2/08/2005 | Me
    Ah yes, a shameless vanity. Anyways, I'm writing a paper on illegal immigration and was wondering if anybody had good sources that illustrate how illegal citizens affect the political culture of the United States, i.e. politicians pandering to groups, etc. Thanks in advance, and sorry if I'm violating any rules with this. Hey, at least I didn't put it in breaking news.
  • CA: LA supervisors re-approve use of consular cards

    02/08/2005 6:27:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue to accept identification cards issued by foreign consulates but to train county employees to help them detect fraudulent cards. The decision came after Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced he had been given a fraudulent Mexican identification card with his own photo on it and urged fellow supervisors not to accept the cards. The motion passed by a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Gloria Molina, Yvonne B. Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky in favor, and Antonovich and Don Knabe voting against the measure. The Mexican consular cards are by far the...

    04/19/2004 6:21:00 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 329+ views
    Personal Contact | 19 April 2004 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Mexican Consular Office in Austin, Texas is taking an active role in helping Mexican citizens obtain the matrícula consular or identification card which allows Mexican citizens, here legally and illegally to open bank accounts. The office will go at the request of a bank to help Mexican nationals obtain the card and charge the bank $75.00 an hour for the service. However, if an Hispanic activist group requests that the consular office send a representative and assists with the logistics, the service is free. More than likely, this is more widespread than in Texas. Our entire society is being...
  • Is Mexico Thwarting U.S. Immigration Enforcement?

    03/18/2004 4:05:38 PM PST · by AuntB · 11 replies · 167+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/18/04 | Matt Hayes
    <p>Most people know that Usama bin Laden's terror group, Al Qaeda (Arabic for “the base”), derives its name from the Mujahideen database that bin Laden developed through the 1980s and 1990s.  Using “the base,” bin Laden could call on a corps of operatives to carry out missions.</p>
  • A 'matricula consular' for Washington state

    02/21/2004 12:53:07 PM PST · by 537 Votes · 6 replies · 198+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Feb 21, 2004 | editorial staff, Seattle Times
    Washington state is not responsible for enforcing the flawed and inadequately enforced U.S. immigration laws, but its economy relies heavily on workers who do not have legal permission to be in the United States. What to do? The state Senate should approve a bill that would authorize state agencies, municipalities and state-chartered banks to accept a Mexico-issued card as valid identification. The measure passed the House 55-41 and mirrors ordinances passed by several practical-minded cities, including Seattle, Bellevue, Renton and Yakima. The matrícula consular is issued by the Mexican consulate to Mexican nationals. Applicants must appear in person, provide an...
  • Matricula consular ID cards make sense

    12/15/2003 12:53:36 PM PST · by yonif · 19 replies · 351+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | December 15, 2003
    The Bush administration nearly reached agreement with the Vicente Fox government to give legal status to millions of Mexicans illegally in America, but Sept. 11 brought it to a halt. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Tuesday it's time for a legal status short of citizenship for 8 to 12 million illegal immigrants from various countries. The government would legalize the status of those already in the country on a one-time basis, he said. ''Then, as a country, you make a decision that from this day forward, this is the process of entry, and if you violate that process of...
  • Chicago: Banks Allow Mortgages to Illegal Immigrants

    12/10/2003 4:01:01 PM PST · by Dubya · 56 replies · 1,825+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 10 | Avila, Oscar
    A coalition including Citibank, Bank One, and 33 other banks—banded together as the New Alliance Task Force—are rolling out a model loan program meant to bring undocumented Chicago immigrants into the mortgage mainstream. A few lending pioneers already provide home financing to immigrants with no Social Security numbers, and the task force's hotly debated plan provides guidance to other banks that are interested in following this lead. Without Social Security identification, banks can quantify applicants' credit risk by contacting employers, landlords, and utilities; but the greater risk of extending credit to these borrowers is reflected by a higher interest rate....
  • Bush aides anger GOP lawmakers on consular IDs

    10/02/2003 7:02:21 AM PDT · by Brian S · 77 replies · 1,659+ views
    <p>Bush administration officials yesterday angered lawmakers by refusing to take a position on illegal aliens obtaining U.S. driver's licenses and avoiding questions about its decision to recognize Mexican identification cards.</p> <p>Officials testifying before the House Select Committee on Homeland Security said they are reviewing what documentation is secure and reliable, but evaded direct questions on the matricula consular cards now accepted by California and New Mexico to obtain driver's licenses.</p>
  • Impact of the Consular Registration in Arizona (Mexican ID for Illegals)

    12/06/2003 9:41:36 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 15 replies · 159+ views ^ | December 6th, 2003 | Juanita Dórame (Translator M. B. Durazo)
    Impact of the Consular Registration in Arizona Por Juanita DórameQUEPASA.COM Rubén Beltrán. QUEPASA.COM Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., December 6, 2003 ( - Although it is difficult for the United States government to admit Consular Registration as valid since it is issued by the Mexican government to is citizens residing in North America, the truth is that almost 90 per cent of cities in Arizona, just to give an example, already accept this document as valid ID. It is precisely thanks to the number of newly opened savings accounts rising from 2002 to the present in the state, explained Mexican Consul...
  • Bill on Mexican ID cards (Matricula Consular) could be headed to Gray Davis

    09/12/2003 11:24:07 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 3 replies · 1,520+ views ^ | 09 12, 2003 | Frank Moraga
    Another controversial bill supported by Latino leaders may arrive soon on the desk of Gov. Gray Davis, though the embattled politician has yet to state his position on the issue. The state Senate this week approved Assembly Bill 522, which, if it eventually is signed by the governor, would require all public agencies to recognize Mexican consular identification cards, otherwise known as "matricula consular," that could be used by undocumented immigrants to open bank accounts and receive various services. Opponents say the identification cards could pose a security risk because they are not fraud-proof. Before the bill, sponsored by Assemblyman...
  • Mexican ID Card Measure Goes to [CA] Senate

    04/29/2003 12:13:22 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 10 replies · 419+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | April 29, 2003 | Nancy Vogel
    SACRAMENTO — Identification cards issued by Mexico, already accepted by Los Angeles and 14 other local governments in California, would have to be honored by all cities and counties under a bill that cleared the Assembly on Monday. Proponents say widespread acceptance of the cards would make it easier for Mexican citizens living in California to open bank accounts, get marriage licenses, use libraries and respond to routine traffic stops by police. "This bill will benefit thousands of Mexican nationals," said Assemblyman Manny Diaz (D-San Jose), author of AB 522... Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy (R-Monrovia) urged a no vote, calling the...
  • ID's FOR ILLEGALS - The 'Matricula Consular' Advances Mexico's Immigration Agenda

    01/28/2003 9:53:40 PM PST · by Uncle Bill · 12 replies · 3,186+ views
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | January, 2003 | By Marti Dinerstein
    IDs for Illegals - The 'Matricula Consular Advances Mexico's Immigration Agenda Center For Immigration Studies By Marti Dinerstein January, 2003 In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a migration deal with Mexico was tabled while attention turned to homeland security. So, the Mexican government abruptly changed its White House strategy and substituted a grass roots approach that would focus at the local level, seek small successes, and build momentum for Congressional action. The lynchpin for this new strategy was to be the "matricula consular," an official identity card issued by the Mexican government, which they wanted to be officially...

    01/28/2003 6:37:36 PM PST · by Uncle Bill · 40 replies · 1,417+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2003 | By Liza Porteus
    <p>WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and immigration reform groups blasted the Bush administration Tuesday for quietly allowing Mexico to distribute thousands of identification cards to Mexican nationals to help them reap the benefits offered in the United States.</p> <p>Matricula consular cards are being doled out by the Mexican government at $25 a pop and are good for five years. All a Mexican national needs is a birth certificate and a photo ID issued either in the United States or Mexico, and he or she can use the card to obtain social services in the United States, open bank or utility accounts and obtain building permits.</p>
  • Matricula Consular cards: A boost for security

    01/28/2003 3:24:05 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 28, 2003 | editorial
    This Palm Beach Post Editorial says that the Matricula Consular cards are a boost for security: No government in Florida has recognized the card. In September, the Lake Worth City Commission voted 3-1 against the cards. Many of the state's Mexican-American leaders, among them state Rep. Susan Bucher, D-Lantana, are working closely with the Mexican Consulate -- a meeting took place Saturday -- to win approval from cities and counties. One of the worst arguments used against recognition is that the cards compromise security. In fact, they do the opposite by creating a registry of Mexican nationals who are living...
  • For illegal immigrants, new mobile ID service

    11/28/2002 2:33:59 PM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies · 700+ views
    from the November 29, 2002 edition LINING UP: Armando Ortiz Rocha (l.), Mexican consul for North and South Carolina, looks over a deputy's shoulder as hundreds of Mexican immigrants wait for matricula consular IDs in West Columbia, S.C.PATRIK JONSSON For illegal immigrants, new mobile ID service Thriving beneath the radar and above the law, matricula consulars boost the privileges and status of illegal Mexicans.   By Patrik Jonsson | Special to The Christian Science Monitor WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – At El Rincon Vaquero trading post here in West Columbia, S.C., votive candles compete with cowboy hats and jars of dark...