Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Ca) was in a verbal battle as to the legality of the Mexican Consular issuing ID's to illegal immigrants. Rohrabacher feels "The Mexican government is abusing their agreement with our State Department that allows them to provide appropriate off-site consular services for replacing expired passports by providing documents to illegal aliens."Ricardo Alday, senior spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington denies the issuance of matricular cards to Mexican illegals does not pose a security risk to the U.S.
The Mexican government is issuing the matricular cards from a satellite consular office. It was originally located at the Catalina Island Country Club and has been moved to St. Catherine's Catholic Church, citing protection under the Vienna Convention.
As to the Catholic Church hosting this activity Rep. Rohrabacher said, "If the Catholic Church insists on preventing immigration law from being enforced, then they should step up and pay the bill."
According to The Examiner who spoke with U.S. Immigration officials the Mexican officials requested Federal and State law enforcement agencies not to intervene in the distribution of ID cards to Mexican citizens.
"Basically, a foreign government inserted itself into my congressional district to provide passports and matricular cards to individuals illegally in the U.S. and residing on Catalina Island," Rohrabacher said. "The Mexican government's action is a declaration that Catalina is their turf. And I'm here to let Mexican government know that this is not acceptable."
Banks and institutions in the U.S. accept the matricular card for identification purposes, especially since many of the illegals now wire money back to Mexico and they pick up a fee for the service. Law enforcement cites the card as unreliable. Why do legal immigrants need a card like that since they already have paperwork.
- The matricular cards are only good for illegals.
- 13 states allow holders of the cards to obtain drivers licenses, they feel it is safer since they will drive anyway to have drivers test and insurance.
- There are no safeguards in the issuance of the cards, no data files or comparison checks are used.
- Consequently many illegals have numerous cards all with their pictures under different names.
We and the Mexican government know the illegals are good at counterfeiting and forgery. We have illegal Mexican nationals who are able to obtain drivers licenses, apply for food stamps, welfare and schooling for their children. Most of them do not pay taxes and send the majority of their money to Mexico.
Mexico has long wanted to have an arrangement with the United States to allow illegals to remain citizens of Mexico and live off our government. An open border between the two countries is their ideal plan.
For far too long the United States has turned a blind eye at the Mexican illegal problem. Mexico has often asked us to be lenient and let some of our laws slide. An unidentified ICE official told Washington Examiner, "It amazes me every time that the Mexican government has the gall to tell us what to do. More surprisingly is how many times we stand by and let them. This is just an example of one of hundreds of requests we've had to deal with."
It is unbelievable to think our government would consider some of the requests the Mexican government has issued. We need stricter regulations for our borders and the illegal problem in this country. This is the land of the free, but are we turning into wusses who are not brave enough to stand up for the laws our forefathers fought so hard to obtain. Since when does Mexico or any other country have the right to ask us to change our laws so they better fit their agenda of their Nationals? This has got to be stopped and changed, but not with the current administration. Nothing will be resolved except a free hand out to a bunch of freeloaders. Listen to this call a lady made to Michael Savage on his talk show. If this is what the citizens of our country believe, we are in deep S---!