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Guest Post: Idaho Statesman Article on Mexican ID Cards Validates Sali’s Concerns

May 27th, 2008 by Halli

By Bryan Fischer, Idaho Values Alliance

All Idahoans who care about the rule of law and the preservation of the cultural unity of the United States have valid reasons for concern as the Mexican government proceeds with its plan to open a Mexican consulate in the state capitol.

The first line in an Idaho Statesman story on the matter says quite frankly that “one of the services it will offer is identification for Mexican citizens living in the U.S., whether they’re in this country legally or not.”

In other words, the Statesman’s writer is acknowledging in the first line of the piece that the Mexican government is both indifferent to American immigration law and intends to use the consulate to help illegal aliens evade it.

The consulate will offer matricular consular identification cards, often used by illegal aliens to open bank accounts. Said a longtime advocate for immigrant labor, “It’s an identification card.”

The Mexican Embassy in Washington admitted that the cards, according to the Statesman, “are most helpful for documented and undocumented Mexican migrants who need bank accounts.”

Problematically, immigration officials refuse to accept the matricular consular as valid identification at the U.S. border, and the FBI and Justice Department alike, according to an FBI spokesman, “have concluded that these cards are not a reliable form of identification due to the nonexistent means of identifying the true identity of the cardholder.”

(For these reasons and others, the matricular consular cannot be used to secure an Idaho driver’s license.)

The spokesman added, “It’s also vulnerable to fraud. They’re vulnerable to forgery. Even the newest version can be easily replicated.”

At last word, there has been no response to Rep. Bill Sali’s letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, asking her office to delay granting permission to the Mexican government for the Boise consulate until security concerns can be addressed.

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