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  • 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 Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID - the infamous "Matricula Consular" card - for city government transactions.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...
  • Santa Ana lawmaker's bill would let notaries accept Mexican ID[CA][Matricula Consular Card]

    03/04/2009 7:25:04 AM PST · by BGHater · 6 replies · 492+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 02 Mar 2009 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    Local senator revives controversy over Matricula Consular card. Mexican citizens living in California could use a controversial identification card issued by the Mexican government for business transactions under legislation introduced by Orange County state Sen. Lou Correa. The Santa Ana Democrat's proposal, Senate Bill 461, would allow notaries in California to accept Matricula Consular cards as valid identification for executing property transfers and other official transactions. The Mexican government, through its consulate offices, issues Matricula Consular photo ID cards to Mexican nationals living outside of their country, regardless of their emigration status. The cards have a reputation for being easily...
  • (Failed) "Wachovia Bank Bids for More Hispanic Customers" (IRONIC 2005 ARTICLE)

    09/29/2008 3:16:35 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies · 914+ views
    Westchester County Business Journal (archived) ^ | May 23, 2005 | David Gurliacci
    (Article: May 23, 2005) In an attempt to make itself more attractive to Hispanic consumers, Wachovia Bank is offering some new services, including Spanish language bank statements and a different way to transfer funds to Latin America. A foreign remittance card that can be used at ATM machines across Latin America is one of the services in the bank's "Cuenta con Todo" or "account with everything" package of services. They are, for the most part, the same services offered to other customers, but with the addition of bank statements and information offered in Spanish, a spokeswoman for the bank...
  • Orange County Minutemen Protest Matrícula Consular Card Give A Way

    03/29/2008 3:27:36 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 428+ views
    3/29/2008
    Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants lined up at St Joachim Parish in Costa Mesa, CA for Matrícula Consular cards. http://www.stjoachimparish.com/ FBI and Matrícula Consular cards: http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress03/mccraw062603.htm Notice the American Birth Certificates (presumable for the children) and the Mexican ID Card
  • Bilbray co-sponsors bill aimed at banking rights of illegal immigrants(seeks to block banks efforts)

    03/09/2007 11:01:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 430+ views
    North County Times ^ | 3/9/07 | Lorell Fleming
    NORTH COUNTY ---- U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, co-sponsored a bill introduced Wednesday that would block an effort by some banks to issue credit cards and open accounts for people who don't have Social Security numbers ---- most of whom are thought to be illegal immigrants. The bill, which would be called the Photo Identification Security Act, would name specific forms of documentation needed to open a bank account or get a credit card. Those forms of documentation listed in the bill are a Social Security card with a government-issued form of identification such as a state driver's license,...
  • Beauprez's Mexican ID vote questioned

    08/21/2006 3:12:55 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 2 replies · 399+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 16, 2006 | Stuart Steers
    A vote by U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez to allow banks to accept an ID card the Mexican government gives to illegal immigrants has raised the issue of whether Beauprez faced a conflict of interest and voted to protect his own bank. Used Car Blowout! 1999 Ford Expedition $188/mo or $10,988;2003 Infiniti M45 Loaded $23,988 The use of "matricula consular" cards has been controversial in Colorado. The cards, which are issued by the Mexican consulate, are intended to help illegal immigrants prove their identity in the U.S. In 2003, the Colorado legislature passed a law forbidding state and local governments from...
  • Washington Mutual Bank Sells Out (*Illegal alien banking alert*)

    01/03/2006 9:40:10 PM PST · by steel_resolve · 19 replies · 1,773+ views
    viking_Phoenix ^ | 1/3/2006 | unknown
    Interesting web site showing PDFs that Washington Mutual prints for illegal aliens looking to do things like open bank accounts. They only require Matricula Consular IDs. Sigh...
  • Bush aides anger GOP lawmakers on consular IDs (Mexican IDs)

    11/28/2005 6:01:59 PM PST · by dennisw · 74 replies · 1,489+ views
    washtimes ^ | nov 28 | Audrey Hudson
    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. 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. Critics say the cards issued by the Mexican Embassy are easily falsified and used by illegal aliens to establish residency. Stewart Verdery, Homeland Security assistant secretary, was asked directly whether...
  • MEXICAN CONSULATE BRINGS OUTREACH PROGRAM TO TYLER (Texas)

    07/25/2005 4:24:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 675+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | July 23, 2005 | LINDSAY RANDALL
    Hundreds of Mexican citizens lined up outside the Hispanic Service Center to apply for identification cards and passports on Saturday, as representatives from the Mexican Consulate in Dallas came to Tyler to accept applications. Representative Hugo Juarez said the visit is part of the consulate's outreach program to "provide services we normally provide in Dallas." "The idea is to bring the service closer to their homes," Juarez said, explaining that it allows Mexicans to apply in a short time, without having to miss work. Otherwise, applicants would have to travel to Dallas, losing one or two days' salary. Juarez said...
  • 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 License.com ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our License.com
    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 www.saveourlicense.com email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • 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
    INSIDER WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | MAY 14, 2005 | STEPHAN DINAN
    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...
  • HOW EASY IT IS--FOR ANYONE--TO GET A MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD (ANOTHER REASON FOR THE REAL ID BILL)

    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,...
  • Mexican residents gain ID benefits (in Ashland)

    05/06/2005 11:10:21 PM PDT · by coffeebreak · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 5/1/2005 | JOHN DARLING
    For the first time in Ashland — and with no questions about immigration status — Mexican-born residents of the valley flocked to get a highly valued card called the matricula consular, a secure ID card that enables them to open bank accounts, get a driver’s license and start on the road to work and legal residency. The optically scanned, photo ID cards were given to 200 locals by the Mexican consulate from Portland, whose officials travel to the main towns of Oregon once a year for that purpose. The process took place at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church...
  • Consular ID bill easily passes in Illinois Senate

    04/15/2005 4:09:00 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 10 replies · 669+ views
    Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration | Fri, 15 Apr 2005 | Dave Gorak
    Here's the voting record; only 13 opposed it. It now goes to the House. The amendment prohibits it from being used for drivers licenses or government services, but it can still be used to open bank accounts, library cards, etc. In effect, it offers recognition to Illinois' 400,000 illegals who are here to steal jobs and wages from the state's residents. The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald ignored this legislation just as they have ignored a House bill (HB 129) that would give drivers licenses to these criminals. And it remains to be seen whether all foreign governments...
  • The Matricula: Good for Everything and for Everybody?

    03/18/2005 4:06:50 PM PST · by chicagolady · 19 replies · 578+ views
    La Raza ^ | 03-18-2005 | Jorge Mújica Murias
    If there is no further opposition, Illinois could recognize consular matriculas as official identification in less than two months. The question is whether there will be matriculas for everybody. Jorge Mújica Murias – La Raza The Executive Committee of the Illinois Senate this week approved with minor discussion SB 1623 introduced by Martín Sandoval. This bill would oblige state authorities at all levels to accept consular matriculas as official identification documents. The bill defines the matricula as official identification issued by a foreign government through its consulates to its citizens living abroad. SB 1623 directs all offices and local authorities...
  • Get serious about immigration enforcement

    12/30/2004 11:39:44 PM PST · by BroncosFan · 7 replies · 286+ views
    Dallas Morning News via City Journal ^ | 12/30/04 | Heather Mac Donald
    Get serious about immigration enforcement December 30, 2004 By Heather Mac Donald Now that the Bernard Kerik nomination has crashed and burned, President Bush should ask the next candidate for Department of Homeland Security chief the most important question for the job: Will you enforce the law against border trespassers? Nothing compromises our domestic defense against Islamic terrorism more than our failure to control who enters the country. The alien-smuggling trade is the "sea in which terrorists swim," explains David Cohen, the New York Police Department's deputy commissioner for intelligence and an ex-CIA expert on al-Qaeda. Yet fear of offending...
  • Conservative group targets Bush over immigration

    10/03/2004 9:47:51 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 228 replies · 2,426+ views
    North County Times ^ | 2 October 2004 | William Finn Bennett
    Fed up with what they say is the Bush administration's failure to address a growing illegal immigration problem, a small group of conservatives has launched a series of radio ads seeking to convince voters to oust President Bush from office. Last week, a group called Friends of the Border Patrol began a series of ads on KABC-AM in Los Angeles blasting Bush for "playing politics with national security." The group plans on running the same ads in Arizona starting this week, before the Oct. 13 presidential debate in Phoenix, and in the following weeks in Nevada and New Mexico, a...
  • North Shore Bank (WI) working with Mexican consulate on matricula consular cards

    09/19/2004 1:05:49 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 9/18/04 | Julio Urdaneta
    From "Mexican Consulate helps locals with their papers": Yara Duran wants to open a bank account to start saving money for her 1-year-old daughter, Ashley. [Duran obtained] her "matricula consular," a form of identification issued by Mexican consulates all over the world that identifies her as a Mexican citizen. With that document, she will be able to open a bank account. "In the bank they told me I needed that," Duran said. "And here I am." ...Alberto Martin, North Shore Bank branch manager in Milwaukee [said] "This is our third venture with the Mexican Consulate. We have participated in activities...
  • House Backs Bush on Mexican ID Cards(matricula consular)

    09/14/2004 9:23:09 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 38 replies · 717+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 14, 2004 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to support a Bush administration plan to allow the use of Mexican identification cards to open U.S. bank accounts. The House voted 222 to 177 remove language in an $89.9 billion bill funding the Transportation and Treasury Departments aimed at preventing the use of the cards. The House has yet to vote on the overall bill. The White House and Treasury Department support the cards, known as "matricula consular," which have opened bank doors for many new(illegal)immigrants who lack any form of U.S.-issued identification, allowing them to open accounts...
  • ‘Matricula’ ID can lead to health insurance

    07/08/2004 2:10:12 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 13 replies · 1,896+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 8, 2004 | Elena Gaona
    SAN MARCOS – The state's largest insurer is encouraging Mexican nationals living in California to apply for health insurance by using the "matricula consular," an identification card issued by the Mexican General Consulate. Blue Cross of California officials visited North County Health Services in San Marcos yesterday as part of a statewide effort to spread the word that Mexican immigrants can qualify for private insurance even if they don't have Social Security numbers. Blue Cross joins Health Net of California as the first insurance providers in this state to accept the matricula consular cards as official identification, a nod to...
  • 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>
  • Other consular IDs welcome (Los Angeles)

    03/13/2004 3:16:23 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 3 replies · 312+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | March 12, 2004 | James Nash
    Other consular IDs welcome City officials like Mexican plan results, want to add other countries Two years after accepting Mexican consulate identification cards as valid forms of identification in Los Angeles, city officials on Friday announced plans to accept ID cards from scores of other countries. Amid concerns about security and encouraging illegal immigration, Los Angeles joined other Southwestern cities in 2002 in recognizing the Mexican photo identification card known as matricula consular . Mayor James Hahn and Councilman Eric Garcetti said Friday that there have been no problems associated with the consular cards and that the city should extend...
  • Washington State House Approves Mexican Matricula Usage for ID

    02/18/2004 8:01:03 AM PST · by Klickitat · 46 replies · 483+ views
    Washington State website ^ | 02-18-04 | Washington Legislators; Various
    H-4410.1 _____________________________________________ HOUSE BILL 3029 _____________________________________________ State of Washington 58th Legislature 2004 Regular Session By Representatives Fromhold, Kenney, Moeller, Quall, Lovick, Sommers, Santos, Lantz, Conway and Upthegrove Read first time 01/26/2004. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. AN ACT Relating to use of Mexican consular photo identification cards for identification purposes; amending RCW 46.20.035; adding a new section to chapter 46.20 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 30.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 30.38 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 31.12 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 31.45 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 32.04...
  • Lawmakers debate Mexican ID cards

    02/06/2004 10:03:25 PM PST · by eeman · 60 replies · 257+ views
    The Spokane Spokesman Review ^ | February 6, 2004 | Richard Roesler
    OLYMPIA _ Tomas Villanueva got up at 3a.m. Thursday, made coffee, pulled on two flannel shirts, and drove his old van from the Yakima Valley to the state Capitol. He hoped to win over state lawmakers on a matter important to him. The lawmakers were busy. Villanueva was granted less than two minutes to make his case. Sitting at a microphone, he asked lawmakers to allow more widespread acceptance of Mexican consular ID cards as legitimate identification. The change wouldn't affect Mexicans' immigration status or right to work here, he said. But people need an ID, he said, to open...
  • Judge rules DMV can refuse ID (matricula consular)

    01/31/2004 2:00:14 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 218+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | January 30, 2004
    A Wake County Superior Court judge on Friday refused to stop the state from enforcing new rules that would make it harder for Mexican immigrants to get driver licenses and state-issued identification cards. Wake Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens said the state Division of Motor Vehicles had the authority to stop accepting Mexican identification cards and other forms of ID without holding public hearings. Two Latino groups filed suit Thursday to try to block the state from enforcing the rules until the public had a chance to comment on them. Barring a successful appeal, the state will begin enforcing the...
  • 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....
  • Ford vice president acquires Mexican citizenship, ID card

    12/06/2003 2:23:23 AM PST · by sarcasm · 47 replies · 463+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | December 6, 2003 | ALEJANDRO BODIPO-MEMBA
    <p>Ford Motor Co. Executive Vice President James Padilla became one of Detroit's most prominent Mexican citizens Friday, receiving his citizenship and the controversial Matricula Consular identification card.</p> <p>Padilla's symbolic gesture was a bold move politically and from a business standpoint, considering his position with the world's second-largest automaker.</p>
  • Hundreds line up to apply for Mexican IDs

    11/16/2003 2:25:15 AM PST · by sarcasm · 41 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | November 16, 2003 | HOLLY EDWARDS
    <p>Alicia Ibarra, a citizen of Mexico who lives in Nashville, said she's expecting her third child next month and needs an identification card from the Mexican consulate to be admitted to a hospital.</p> <p>Her husband, Ignacio Aranda, who works for an air-conditioning company, said he needs one of the photo IDs so he can cash checks and open a bank account.</p>
  • Gov. Davis vetoes Mexican ID cards [no need since they can get drivers' licenses]

    10/16/2003 7:56:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 247+ views
    Gov. Davis vetoes Mexican ID cards Claims 'no need' for matricula since immigrants can obtain drivers' licenses Wednesday, October 15, 2003 By VIVI STENBERG-WILLIAMS Register Staff Writer In one of his last acts as governor of California, Gray Davis on Sunday vetoed a bill that would require the state's cities and counties to recognize the Mexican Consulate's identification card as a valid form of ID for Mexican natives. In an official veto message, the governor wrote that he did not see a need to pass the bill on the card, known as the matricula consular, into law. The bill was...
  • Latin America IDs get support - County moving to accept them

    10/03/2003 10:45:30 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 20 replies · 267+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10-1-03 | Mickey Ciokajlo
    Identification cards issued by the governments of all Latin American countries would be recognized by Cook County under an ordinance amendment approved Tuesday by the county's Finance Committee. The county and the City of Chicago already accept the ID card, known in Spanish as the matricula consular, issued by the Mexican government. Cook County Commissioner Roberto Maldonado, a Chicago Democrat, sponsored the ordinance to extend the recognition to all Latin American countries.
  • Kansas City to recognize Consular IDs

    10/02/2003 5:50:10 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 16 replies · 374+ views
    News from City Hall FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 26, 2003 CONTACT: Mary Charles, City Communications Officer, (816) 513-1356 City to recognize Consular IDs City Manager Wayne Cauthen has implemented an Administrative Regulation recognizing identification cards issued by the Mexican Consulate. The cards are used as a standard form of identification of Mexican Nationals living, working and visiting the United States. The Matricula Consular (consular identification cards) are used strictly for identification purposes and do not indicate the immigration status of cardholders.
  • 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>
  • Bush aides anger GOP lawmakers on consular IDs

    10/01/2003 11:08:10 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 159+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2003 | By Audrey Hudson
    <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>
  • Open invitation

    09/27/2003 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 249+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, September 27, 2003 | editorial
    <p>Cheap, fraud-prone Mexican identification cards are tailor-made for illegals, experts say. Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge says banks and communities that accept them do so "at their peril."</p> <p>Nevertheless, the Treasury Department -- with all the backbone of a wet noodle -- will let stand rules that allow financial institutions to accept matricula consular cards. The agency passed the buck, saying it's up to those institutions to access the "risk" of accepting the cards.</p>
  • Lawmakers target 'insane' policy

    09/24/2003 10:29:37 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 158+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 25, 2003 | By Audrey Hudson
    <p>Capitol Hill lawmakers are looking to overturn an "insane" decision by the Treasury Department, which allows banks to accept Mexican identification cards that federal law enforcement officials call a threat to national security.</p> <p>The Treasury Department made its long-awaited decision on "matricula consular" cards last Thursday, just as the federal government was closing and lawmakers left town in anticipation of Hurricane Isabel.</p>
  • U.S. Border Control Calls for Calif. Licenses to Be Banned as Airplane ID

    09/22/2003 5:21:19 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 44 replies · 956+ views
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | September 22, 2003 | Ed Nelson
    Border Control Chief Calls for Calif. Driver's Licenses to Be Banned as Airplane ID (CNSNews.com) - Ed Nelson, chairman of U.S. Border Control, has asked Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to ban the use of California driver's licenses as identification for boarding airplanes. "Since it is now so easy for anyone, including illegal aliens and terrorists, to get a California driver's permit, it is clear that such a document no longer provides any assurance that the holder deserves to be allowed a seat on an airplane," Nelson stated in a letter to Ridge. "It seems as if politics take precedence...
  • A welcome mat for criminal immigrants

    09/20/2003 3:11:25 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 17 replies · 239+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2003
    <p>Politicians in Montgomery County, Md., struck yet another blow against U.S. immigration law on Tuesday, as the county council voted unanimously to permit illegal immigrants to obtain public services using ID cards issued by foreign consulates, such as Mexico's fraud-plagued matricula consular. County Executive Doug Duncan praised the council's vote. According to Mr. Duncan, illegals have been unable to fully participate in the American dream because they couldn't produce valid identification.</p>
  • Treasury keeps rules allowing acceptance of Mexican ID; victory for immigration and Latino groups

    09/18/2003 9:21:33 AM PDT · by Brian S · 64 replies · 298+ views
    <p>The Treasury Department said Monday it will leave in place rules that allow financial institutions to accept the Mexican identification card, called matricula consular, which often are used by undocumented immigrants to open bank accounts.</p> <p>The decision is considered a victory for immigration and Latino groups who have protested efforts to prohibit use of the identification card as anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic. Financial institutions, too, had opposed any change in the rule.</p>
  • Montgomery To Allow Use Of Consular IDs (MARYLAND)

    09/17/2003 5:20:19 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 37 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9.17.03 | Patrick Badgley
    <p>The Montgomery County Council yesterday unanimously voted to allow immigrants to use identification cards issued by foreign consulates to get social services from county departments.</p> <p>The consular cards can be used by immigrants to enroll their children in schools and open bank accounts.</p>
  • Bill on Mexican ID cards could be headed to Davis Governor hasn't stated his position on issue

    09/14/2003 12:08:16 AM PDT · by from this machine · 9 replies · 278+ views
    moraga@insidevc.com | September 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...
  • 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
    www.insidevc.com ^ | 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...
  • Identity cards would have helped former nursery workers, lawmaker told [Mexican nationals need IDs]

    09/10/2003 6:24:15 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 10 replies · 177+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | 9/9/2003 | Nardy Baeza Bickel
    Identity cards would have helped former nursery workers, lawmaker told Tuesday, September 09, 2003By Nardy Baeza BickelThe Grand Rapids Press HOLLAND -- If Mexican nationals working for Zelenka had had a "matricula consular" card, they could have saved their money in a bank account instead of keeping uncashed checks on top of their refrigerators. If that were the case, many of them would have no problem collecting their savings and packing up to go back to Mexico after they were laid off last week. Instead, many still are waiting to cash their checks, after the nursery filed for bankruptcy Friday...
  • Accepting Mexican IDs risky, Ridge says

    09/06/2003 7:15:36 AM PDT · by demlosers · 14 replies · 211+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | September 4, 2003 | News Staff And Wire Reports
    WASHINGTON - Businesses and cities that accept identification cards issued by Mexico to its citizens in the United States do so at their own risk because the documents are not fraud-proof, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Wednesday. The Mexican IDs are under review by a White House-led panel to determine if they pose a security risk and whether the cards should be accepted as proper identification. Known as the matricula consular, the card is issued by Mexico's consulates in the United States and shows the date of birth, a current photograph and the address of the cardholder. Many of...
  • Ridge says Mexican consular ID cards have security problems

    09/03/2003 5:43:03 PM PDT · by Brian S · 101 replies · 714+ views
    <p>Businesses and cities that accept identification cards issued by Mexico to its citizens in the United States do so at their own risk because the documents are not fraud-proof, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Wednesday.</p> <p>The Mexican IDs are under review by a White House-led panel to determine if they pose a security risk and whether the cards should be accepted as proper identification.</p>
  • Border 'fight' building against ID card

    09/01/2003 8:22:40 AM PDT · by engrpat · 27 replies · 235+ views
    MEXICO CITY - A credit-card-sized piece of plastic is the latest focus in the ongoing tug of war over illegal immigration. The matricula consular, an ID card that Mexican consulates have issued to its nationals in the United States and elsewhere abroad for more than 100 years, is a form of "stealth" amnesty that grants undocumented immigrants unfair access to American mainstream society, say groups that want limits on immigration. They successfully lobbied the U.S. Treasury Department to reopen the public comment period on rules that direct banks to accept the matricula consular as one of two forms of ID...
  • ‘Scarborough Country’ for Aug. 25 - Important Read!

    08/31/2003 1:37:21 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 51 replies · 199+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8-25-03 | Joe Scarborough
    (Are I.D. cards for immigrants making America’s borders less secure? Segment) An Important Read and Follow up to No easy access for foreigners Tonight on SCARBOROUGH COUNTRY: We’ve told you about the I.D. cards that give illegal immigrants the privileges of citizenship. Tonight, the latest on how these cards are spreading and our borders are getting less secure. Now we find ourselves in a position where our leaders on Capitol Hill and in think tanks across America are telling us there’s nothing we can do to stop the tide of illegal immigration, so we might as well just let them...
  • Old ID Card Gives New Status to Mexicans in U.S.

    08/29/2003 11:40:04 PM PDT · by Babylon system · 9 replies · 200+ views
    NYT ^ | 8/25/03 | Rachel L Swarns
    August 25, 2003 Old ID Card Gives New Status to Mexicans in U.S. By RACHEL L. SWARNS NDIANAPOLIS — For nearly a decade, Reynaldo Montes De Oca Suarez strived to be invisible. He melted in and out of crowds, ducking police officers and city officials. He flourished in the bustling anonymity of restaurant kitchens here, building a life as a cook amid the clattering plates and spitting frying pans. Advertisement But in recent months, Mr. Montes de Oca and other undocumented immigrants from Mexico have begun stepping out of the shadows. This summer, Indianapolis and seven other Midwestern cities started...
  • Documenting the undocumented (matricula consular)

    08/29/2003 11:04:25 AM PDT · by Jean S · 13 replies · 208+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle/Claremont Institute ^ | 8/26/03 | Edward J. Erler, Scot J. Zentner
    <p>In this season of high-stakes politics, two crucial measures virtually unnoticed by the public are pending in the state Legislature. If passed, the bills will not only obscure the distinction between legal and illegal immigrants, but will go a long way toward obscuring the distinction between citizens and noncitizens.</p>
  • No easy access for foreigners

    08/27/2003 9:52:00 AM PDT · by JustPiper · 110 replies · 388+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8-27-03 | Joe Scarborough
    Scarborough takes a stand against illegal immigration Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s ‘Scarborough Country’, recently took a tough stand against illegal immigrants, saying that America must hire former must hire former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani to, among other things, halt the Mexican government’s practice of passing out illegal I.D. cards. Click below to read Scarborough’s thoughts. WE‘RE BEING TOLD that Americans are helpless when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration. That‘s garbage. I remember reading about how former New York Mayor John Lindsay said New York was an ungovernable city. The liberal Republican kept saying that...