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North Carolina City To Accept Mexican IDs

Mexican Identification - Matricular CardAccording to WTVD-11, Durham, NC’s city council is considering accepting Mexican-issued I.D.s for the purpose of identification and financial transactions.

If approved, Durham would be the first city in the country to accept the Matricula Consular. It’s an identification card issued by the Government of Mexico through its consulate offices to Mexican citizens residing outside of Mexico regardless of their emigration status.

According to an opinion from the Durham City Attorney, “the official purpose of the card is to demonstrate that the holder is a Mexican citizen living outside of Mexico. It includes an official Government of Mexico issued ID number and bears a photograph and address of the Mexican National to whom it is issued.”

If Durham approves the resolution, city officials and police officers would accept it as a legal form of ID and banks could also accept it for financial transactions.

As CDN reported in June, these Matricula Consular are loosely controlled and open the door for identity fraud.

The FBI has even stated that the Mexican government does not manage the I.D.s well which leads to forgery and duplication.  I wonder if any foreign terrorists might also like a Matricular ID so that they can get money to/from their organizations with no track back to their true identity.

As the city is considering the use of these Matricular cards for the opening of bank accounts and transfers, the movement of money to international banks could be done with no link to the actual ID of the person performing the transaction.

Durham is opening it’s doors the possibly becoming a terrorist gateway into the country and for American financial assets to get to terrorist entities abroad.

Mexico Opens Illegal Alien Processing Center on U.S. Soil

The Washington Examiner is reporting that Mexico has the audacity to actually help Mexican nationals commit crimes within U.S. borders.

The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island — a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking — to provide the island’s illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards

There are things more troubling that just the fact that Mexico has the gall to do this.  California..  is letting them and the federal government isn’t showing any interest in stopping it.  This is obvious and intentional subversion of federal law by a foreign government.  Not only is the government not effectively enforcing our immigration policy, they are complicit in the breaking of those laws.

To be fair, the IDs being handed out are Matricular cards or Matricula Consular.  These cards are not passports, or other internationally acceptable travel documents.  But, in the U.S. they are being accepted as legal forms of identification.  The major use for these I.D.s – to send money back to Mexico.  This is obviously the motivation for Mexico to take this international risk.  More than $18 Billion is wired back to Mexico annually according to the FDIC.  Imagine what that money could do in the U.S. economy.

Due to the lobbying efforts by the Mexican government’s foreign Consular agents since March 2002, several U.S. states, municipalities, and businesses have been accepting the Matricula Consular as an official form of identification.

A Republican representative in the district that includes Catalina island, Rep. Rohrabacher, said, “handing out matricular cards will exacerbate an already dangerous situation.. If there were a large number of Americans illegally in Mexico and the U.S. consulate was making it easier for them to stay, Mexico would never permit it.”

The FBI has even stated that the Mexican government does not manage the I.D.s well which leads to forgery and duplication.  I wonder if any foreign terrorists might also like a Matricular ID so that they can get money to/from their organizations with no track back to their true identity.

Many might argue that this is just the normal course of business for a foreign consulate.  Well then, why did they move it into a church so that they could invoke international law protections?

Mexican government officials have moved their satellite consular office from the Catalina Island Country Club to a Catholic Church – citing protection under the Geneva Convention.

A foreign government is helping those in the country illegally so that they can continue to funnel money out of the U.S. and our government isn’t doing anything to stop it.