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    WHAT IS THE MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD?

    WHAT IS A (MEXICAN) MATRICULA CONSULAR CARD?


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    The Mexican Matricula Consular ID card is an ID card issued to Mexican foreign nationals in the United States. The matricula consular is useful in the United States only for illegal aliens, because legal immigrants by definition have legal U.S. government-issued documents.
    After 9/11, the Mexican Government realized that they could not gain another U.S. amnesty for illegal aliens. Instead, they launched a lobbying campaign to gain acceptance of the ID at state and local levels and from U.S. banks.
    U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo said, "The only people who benefit from having such an ID are those who have come illegally and have broken our laws." This ID card is essentially a back door attempt at a stealth amnesty and a direct challenge to the jurisdiction of Congress over U.S. immigration policy. Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez, director of the Mexican card program was quoted as saying "It's necessary to push the need for an amnesty at all levels."
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    http://www.theamericanresistance.com/is ... _card.html


    VDARE.COM (2001)
    The cards have been accepted as valid by the Wells Fargo Bank and by the police chiefs of Orange County,
    who on November 7th, "secretly met and unanimously approved a policy that encourages officers to accept cards issued by the Mexican government as identification for people stopped for minor offenses."
    (complete article...see link)
    http://www.vdare.com/awall/consular_card.htm



    Testimony of Steve McCraw, Assistant Director of The Office of Intelligence (2003)
    Since Mexico's Matricula Consular is currently the predominant consular ID card in existence, I will focus my comments today on this particular card. It is believed that consular ID cards are primarily being utilized by illegal aliens in the United States. Foreign nationals who are present in the U.S. legally have the ability to use various alternative forms of identification "most notably a passport" for the purposes of opening bank accounts, gaining access to federal facilities, boarding airplanes, and obtaining a state driver's license. In addition, foreign nationals who are present in the United States, either legally or illegally, have the ability to obtain a passport from their own country's embassy or consular office.
    The U.S. Government has done an extensive amount of research on the Matricula Consular, to assess its viability as a reliable means of identification. The Department of Justice and the FBI have concluded that the Matricula Consular is not a reliable form of identification, due to the non-existence of any means of verifying the true identity of the card holder.
    (complete article...see link)
    http://http://www.fbi.gov/congress/cong ... 062603.htm



    Guatemalan Illegal Aliens Getting Mexican Matricula Consular Cards (2003)
    A recent sting operation that caught a bunch of illegal aliens working at the US Air Force Academy turned up Guatemalans using the identification card that Mexican consulates in the US issue to Mexicans.
    U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., said the Air Force Academy sting has raised new questions about the identification cards - better known as matricula consular - issued by Mexican consulates.
    According to Tancredo, of those arrested, nine were Guatemalan women and five were carrying false matricula consular cards identifying them as Mexicans from the state of Chiapas.
    The only purpose of the matricula consular cards is to allow illegal aliens to function more easily in the United States. The Mexican consulates make little effort to confirm the identities of people who apply to them to receive these ID cards. People have been found who have multiple matricula consular cards and now it is clear that some of the recipients aren't even Mexicans. A law ought to be passed requiring law enforcement personnel to arrest anyone who can only produce a matricula consular ID to hold them for deportation.
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    http://www.parapundit.com/archives/001533.html



    Congressman Gary Miller
    Matricula Consular Cards: Myth and Facts behind the Mexican ID Cards (2004)
    MYTH: The language in the bill defeats the anti-money laundering intent of Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, and undermines financial institutions' abilities to detect and prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
    FACT: An FBI witness testified that the ability to assume a new identity with a Matricula Consular aids criminals in a variety of crimes, including money laundering, terrorist financing, and, additionally, "the false identity serves to conceal a criminal who is already being sought by law enforcement. Individuals have been arrested with multiple Matricula Consular cards in their possession, each with the same photograph, but with a different name."
    The 9/11 Commission recommended that efforts to disrupt terrorist financing remain front and center in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Key to this is ensuring that the identifications used at banks are secure. Please oppose amendments that would strip language to ensure banks are not able to accept the non-secure Matricula Consular.
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    http://www.house.gov/garymiller/Matricu ... Facts.html



    Minnesotans For Sustainability: (2004)
    The report, released this week, said the cards provide "a perfect way to establish new identities and ensure that aliens' names won't come up on terrorist watch lists or criminal databases." Without consistent guidance by the federal government on the advisability of accepting the cards, the report said, the risk was higher that they would be used to establish false identities.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the use of millions of consular identification cards by illegal aliens presents a national security threat and undermines U.S. immigration laws.
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    http://www.mnforsustain.org/matricula_c ... _evade.htm



    American Chronicle (July 2006)
    The Patriot Act regulations require that financial institutions implement reasonable procedures to (1) verify the identity of any person opening an account; (2) maintain records of information used to verify the person’s identity; and (3) determine whether the person appears on any list of known or suspected terrorists or terrorist organizations.
    Congressman Tom Tancredo stated in a press release May, 22, 2003 that the U.S. Treasury Department and Banking Industry acceptance of the Matricula needed to be investigated.
    “Even more troubling is the apparent neglect by the Administration to agree on a policy regarding the level of acceptance of foreign consular identity cards like the Matricular Consular card,”said Tancredo. Many other nations including Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Poland are reported to be exploring the prospect if the Mexican cards are deemed acceptable. “Are we ready to cope with the potential security issues posed by ‘consular ID cards” issued by the governments of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, or China?"
    “ I think most Americans expect after the events of September 11, 2001, the federal government and its regulatory agents would be at least as concerned about the safety of the nation as they are about being cheerleaders for the banking industry".
    Three years later in 2006, the Federal Government is still unconcerned and Mexico's Consular Identification Cards are selling like “hotcakes” coast to coast.
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    http://www.americanchronicle.com/articl ... cleID=6054



    Homeland Security accepts fake ID (June 2006)
    The Department of Homeland Security allowed a man to enter its headquarters last week using a fake Matricula Consular card as identification, despite federal rules that say the Mexican-issued card is not valid ID at government buildings.
    Bruce DeCell, a retired New York City police officer, used his phony card -- which lists his place of birth as "Tijuana, B.C." and his address as "123 Fraud Blvd." on an incorrectly spelled "Staton Island, N.Y." -- to enter the building Wednesday for a meeting with DHS officials.
    Mr. DeCell said he has had the card for four years and has used it again and again to board airliners and enter government buildings, without being turned down once. But he said he was surprised that DHS, the agency in charge of determining secure IDs, accepted it.
    "Obviously, it's not working," Mr. DeCell said.
    The Mexican government has issued millions of Matricula Consular cards in the past few years, mostly to give illegal aliens a form of identification that banks and other institutions will accept.
    The FBI, in testimony to Congress, has said that the cards are not secure. The General Services Administration ruled in 2003 that the Matricula Consular is not valid ID for entering a federal building.
    Some members of Congress tried to crack down on use of the card, particularly as valid ID for opening a bank account, but the Bush administration opposed that effort.
    (complete article...see link)
    http://washingtontimes.com/national/200 ... -4122r.htm



    Additional articles regarding the Matricula Consular Card:

    Center For Immigration Studies
    http://www.cis.org/articles/2003/back303.html

    CAIR (Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform)
    http://www.cairco.org/matricula/matricula.html

    Who uses Matricula Cards? By Michelle Malkin • October 20, 2004 11:54 PM
    http://michellemalkin.com/archives/000689.htm

    CRS Report For Congress (2005)
    http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=15599

    American Patrol Reference Archive
    http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE ... amIDs.html



    THE AMERICAN RESISTANCE
    http://www.theamericanresistance.com/is ... _card.html



    The first two Marticula Cards show the same man with two different names.
    Please help save America for our children and grandchildren... they are counting on us. THEY DESERVE the goodness of AMERICA not to be given to those who are stealing our children's future! ... and a congress who works for THEM!

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    So where can I get my fake ID card ?
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    From your friend (or theirs) Congressman Gary G. Miller of Calif.
    Matricula Consular Cards: Myth and Facts behind the Mexican ID Cards



    September 16, 2004- Matricular Consular cards are identification cards issued by the Mexican government to mainly illegal immigrants living in the United States. Currently, more than 350 financial institutions accept Matricula Consular cards as proof of identification thereby allowing thousands of illegal immigrants to have access to mainstream U.S. financial services.



    Regulation in the federal budget prohibited U.S. businesses from accepting these cards, but an amendment passed September 14, 2004, which Congressman Miller opposed, that pulls this requirement.



    MYTH: Matricula Consular cards are official identification issued by the Mexican government to its citizens and are a proper and reliable form of identification for Mexican workers in the United States.



    FACT: The Justice Department and FBI have concluded that the Matricula Consular is not a reliable form of identification due to the non-existence of any means of verifying the true identity of the cardholder.



    The documents used to obtain the Matricula Consular card have been found to be easily counterfeited.



    Even worse, Matricula Consular cards have been issued upon as little as the word of the person requesting one that they are indeed who they claim to be.



    The Mexican government has no centralized database to coordinate the issuance of Matricula Consular ID cards. As a result, one person can procure several cards, even under different names.



    MYTH: Eliminating the use of Matricula Consular ID cards would deny many Mexican nationals access to mainstream financial services, such as bank accounts, credit cards, and loans.



    FACT: According to the FBI, Matricula Consular cards are almost exclusively used by illegal aliens. Anyone here legally has valid identity documents they can present to open a bank account, such as driver's licenses, Social Security numbers, or passports.



    MYTH: The Matricula Consular ID card has a dozen security features to ensure authenticity and discourage fraud, including a digitalized photo, serial number, hologram with special marks, and infrared brand.



    FACT: There have been several generations of the card and even the newest version can be easily replicated, despite its security features. More than 90 percent of the Matricula Consular cards now in circulation are earlier versions of the card, which are little more than simple laminated cards without any security features.



    The Matricula Consular is easily and often forged -- there is a thriving black market in fake Matricula Consular. In fact, foreign citizens, including an Iranian national, have been apprehended in possession of numerous Matricula Consular cards (issued in Mexico) with multiple identities.



    MYTH: The language in the bill defeats the anti-money laundering intent of Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, and undermines financial institutions' abilities to detect and prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.



    FACT: An FBI witness testified that the ability to assume a new identity with a Matricula Consular aids criminals in a variety of crimes, including money laundering, terrorist financing, and, additionally, "the false identity serves to conceal a criminal who is already being sought by law enforcement. Individuals have been arrested with multiple Matricula Consular cards in their possession, each with the same photograph, but with a different name."



    The 9/11 Commission recommended that efforts to disrupt terrorist financing remain front and center in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Key to this is ensuring that the identifications used at banks are secure. Please oppose amendments that would strip language to ensure banks are not able to accept the non-secure Matricula Consular.



    MYTH: Every law enforcement and intelligence expert will tell you that it is far easier to track illicit finances when they are moving in our financial system, rather than underground.



    FACT: Yes, it is important for financial institutions to know their customers and track and report illicit finances. Yet, if financial institutions do not know the true identity of their customers and they are not required to retain this information by photocopying their identification documents, then they cannot do their part in discouraging money laundering.



    Such false identities are particularly useful to facilitate the crime of money laundering, as the criminal is able to establish one or more bank accounts under completely fictitious names. The FBI is particularly concerned about fraudulent financial transactions in the post 9/11 environment, given the fact that foreign terrorists often rely on money transferred from within the United States.



    MYTH: The language in the bill would prohibit the Department of Treasury from imposing any identification standards on financial institutions.



    FACT: The current language in the bill would strengthen identification standards imposed by the PATRIOT Act and the Department of Treasury by disallowing the use of the Matricula Consular. It would not completely eliminate the authority of the Treasury Department to enforce the PATRIOT Act .
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    No major bank in Mexico accepts the card to open an account and the cards are recognized as IDs in only 10 of Mexico's 32 states and districts.
    And yet, banks in the U.S. accept it....this is insane!

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    http://www.waukegan.org/Forum/topic.asp ... SULAR,CARD

    http://www.waukegan.org/Forum/topic.asp ... SULAR,CARD

    My town went through hell a handful of years ago with this card...



    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/news ... ukegan.htm

    Next week's visit by Mexican Consulate officials to distribute identification cards to local Mexican natives has sparked community uproar over remarks made when City Council members discussed the concept earlier this month.

    During debate over a resolution in support of the ID card program, 2nd Ward Ald. John Balen said he would like the consulate to provide names and addresses of "all these migrants in Waukegan," while 6th Ward Ald. Larry TenPas said he could not support issuing identification cards to undocumented individuals.

    The comment drawing the most attention came during an exchange between TenPas and 4th Ward Ald. Tony Figueroa, in which TenPas said "someone has to have the balls" to work against illegal immigration. Some have interpreted the remarks as directed directly at Figueroa.

    Listening to a tape recording Thursday of the July 15 City Council meeting, TenPas pointed out that he meant the comment in a general sense. He added that he remains opposed to issuing identification to undocumented immigrants, based on security concerns and other interests.

    "I shouldn't have used that term, but I talk loose sometimes," TenPas said. "But why would I say it's all right (to issue ID cards) when they shouldn't even be here?

    "Tony said (that) I said 'send 'em back to Mexico.' I didn't say that," TenPas added. "I have compassion for people, but I can't say that it's OK for someone to be here illegally. Someone's got to have the guts ? I'll use the word 'guts' ? to say we've got to get control of our borders, especially after 9/11."

    The comments by Balen and TenPas led to their photos being placed on the cover of a local Spanish-language newspaper with a red X over their faces, under the words "Bad Attitude." Mexican-American activist Margaret Carrasco said the photo and accompanying critical articles reflect what is being said and felt about the two aldermen in the Mexican-American community.

    "Larry got a little feisty, as he always does," said Carrasco, a former mayoral candidate who acknowledged that she has bumped heads politically with TenPas in the past. She criticized both Balen and TenPas for making "ignorant remarks" based on "a lack of correct information" about a program meant to benefit both Mexican natives and U.S. officials.

    "No doubt about it, we have undocumented citizens of all races, and many of them are Mexican, no doubt about it," Carrasco said. "But when people say things like that, (it's) going to cause more damage, more harm, than anything else.

    "These 'matricula IDs,' as they call them, are available to anyone born in Mexico, even if you're a U.S. citizen," Carrasco added. "People can get them for security reasons, to protect their real identity ... They're recognized by a lot of banks, it's a real big plus for the police department in traffic stops, things like that."

    Mexican Consulate representatives will be in Waukegan for four days, starting Tuesday, to distribute the IDs at Holy Family Church, Belvidere Road and Keller Avenue. Information released by the consulate indicates that 500 IDs are expected to be distributed per day.

    The Chicago City Council recently passed an ordinance in support of the matricula ID, and Waukegan officials have obtained a copy of the Chicago measure for guidance on the concept. Mayor Richard Hyde said many council members "think it's basically a good idea" but want more information.

    Hyde also said that those criticizing Balen and TenPas "need to understand that the information the Mexican Consulate sent out used the word 'undocumented.' I even raised a question about that.

    "'Undocumented' means any foreigner coming to the United States, from anywhere in the world, that means their visa has expired," said Hyde, echoing post-9/11 security concerns. "It means that they can be here illegally, maybe."

    But Hyde stressed that Waukegan is not going to ask the Mexican Consulate for residence information from those registering for a matricula ID. Carrasco said rumors spread through the Mexican-American community that the city wanted to compile "a deportation list," based on a recommendation from Balen.

    At the July 15 meeting, Balen said that, as a condition of support for the matricula ID, the city should receive "the name and address (of) all of these migrants in the city of Waukegan. We want it on our files, in our records."

    But Balen's request died for lack of a second from his council mates. When 1st ward Ald. Sam Cunningham requested that the entire measure be sent to TenPas' Judiciary Committee for more study, TenPas entered the debate.

    "You won't have a fair hearing with me," TenPas said. "The hell, you people ? 'undocumented' ... Illegal, that's what it is."


    In comments following TenPas' remarks, Figueroa said he objected to statements that would "put fear in people's minds" about the matricula ID program.

    "This is a way of spreading fear and, I might say, hate," Figueroa said. "That's what we're doing here tonight, spreading fear and hate ? two words that really divide communities and people."

    TenPas said Thursday that he was aware of the criticism of him in the community.

    "I saw the red X through my face. I didn't think that was fair," TenPas said. "With my Spanish people in my ward, I've worked very hard for them to help them with their problems."

    But TenPas added that he still has strong reservations about the matricula ID program, adding that he would be opposed to identification for undocumented immigrants of any ethnic background.

    "I don't think I can morally vote for this, the next step to giving them amnesty," TenPas said. "I know (illegal immigration) is a problem. How we're going to solve it, I don't know."

    For more information on the Matricula Identification program, call the Mexican Consulate at (312) 855-1380 Ext. 205.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesoakisland
    So where can I get my fake ID card ?
    I want to get one, too. Since our liberal-corrupt society will take it anytime I need I need free medical care (especially if I want to get ahead of 'American Citizens' in emergency rooms) free welfare, free foodstamps, free everything!

    We should print some up and see what reactions we get...

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    "People can get them for security reasons, to protect their real identity ...
    That's exactly what it does....hides your real identity, you moron!! The security reason is to keep from getting deported or to get away with a host of other crimes, you dipwad!

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    Banks accept the "Matricula Consular Card"...
    and then grease the wheels for money back home, charging low-low rates...
    Do American Citizens get these same low-low transfer rates?? Or, do illegals possibly get preferential treatment??

    Workers give cash to a clerk, who records the transaction and assigns a confirmation number. Using that number, family members can pick up the cash at one of the stores affiliated with the transfer company in their country.

    In recent years, leaders of the major industrialized democracies including the United States have called for transfer costs to be reduced. Fees have dropped from 15 percent to 6 percent for an average transaction, according to recent studies.

    "Sending money is something migrants have done forever, but it's easier and cheaper than it ever was," said Roberto Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center. In the last five years, dozens of banks and credit unions have launched programs to lure immigrants to transfer money with them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fedupinwaukegan
    ....

    The comment drawing the most attention came during an exchange between TenPas and 4th Ward Ald. Tony Figueroa, in which TenPas said "someone has to have the balls" to work against illegal immigration. Some have interpreted the remarks as directed directly at Figueroa.

    Listening to a tape recording Thursday of the July 15 City Council meeting, TenPas pointed out that he meant the comment in a general sense. He added that he remains opposed to issuing identification to undocumented immigrants, based on security concerns and other interests.

    "I shouldn't have used that term, but I talk loose sometimes," TenPas said. "But why would I say it's all right (to issue ID cards) when they shouldn't even be here?

    ...
    Somebody should have the balls to use the word "balls" without backing down...

    i.e...

    Somebody should use the word "balls" with balls.

    The alternative is the "Testosterone is the root of all evil" line from the 'other team'.
    'Tolerance' just means 'Take it!'
    It's not about conforming your mind to reality — but conforming reality to your mind (your mind over matter, not matter over you).

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    So changing one's name is not against American laws?

    I don't have to go to court and pay; but I can send and do it via Mexico's Matricula Consular Card.

    Does this start me a brand new credit history, too?

    Sounding better and better, just maybe, American can learn something from
    all the illegal action around us......

    Illegals, Green Card Holders, and Anchor Babies exit
    Politics of Illegal Immigration - Census, E-Verify, and I9s: http://tinyurl.com/3ru8w5

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