Illegal Immigration: When I.D. Doesn't Necessarily Mean Identification
In many parts of the United States the Mexican Consulate Offices have set up traveling posts to distribute the Matricula Consular "I.D." cards. At least 47 of the consulate offices exist in the U.S. and have issued several million of the cards. A Mexican birth certificate (not legally recoznized as I.D. here) and thirty dollars is all it takes to get a card. Since there are an estimated twelve to twenty million (Bear Stearns last estimate) illegal aliens in the U.S., it would seem to be a lucrative income producing endeavor for the consulates. However, the Mexican government is not the only one making money from them.
The cards are easy to get. Fake I.D. is often used to get them. D.A. King, activist in Georgia, says he has three of them himself, though he is not Hispanic and does not even look Hispanic. There are millions using them to get drivers’ licenses, welfare benefits, sign up to vote, do banking, and transmit $20 Billion dollars a year back to Mexico to support that economy instead of our own. Companies such as Wells Fargo and Western Union have been counting these millions of customers with satisfaction, seeming to care only about their bottom lines. Some of the lending institutions, sensing a large market, have arranged for loans for the illegal aliens, even using our government backed institutions.
The only people needing these I.D.s are those who are here illegally. All others are issued valid documents, such as Government Issued Immigration Registration Cards or a valid passport with a stamped visa. So, when you see a Matricula Consular card used for identification, you can be almost certain the holder is here illegally. It is reported that such countries as Guatemala, Poland and the Dominican Republic are exploring the possibility of doing the same thing as Mexico is doing. In our politically correct country what is to stop the governments of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt or even China from demanding the same consideration?
Protests by concerned citizens are being mounted at these traveling posts. One such protest was held at the University of Oregon recently. Michael T. Armstrong of citizencaucus.org participated and gave his account. “Again, twelve Oregon state agencies provided information on how to obtain ‘taxpayer funded benefits’ to illegal aliens. The forty steadfast patriots at the University of Oregon’s High School Equivalency Program building recognize the threat this poses to our country, our culture and our sovereignty. One wonders why the state agencies present don’t get it. A representative from the Department of Health Services said, ‘I’m only following orders’. Ironic, isn’t it? That is what the Nazis said, too”.
……”There were about 30 counter protesters of the racist Reconquista’s MECHA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan) University of Oregon chapter. There, conquest La Raza fans were shouting and cursing our group with slogans and chants like: ‘We shall over come’, Si Se Pueda’ (Yes We Can), ‘We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us’, ‘The Race United cannot be divided’”.
Armstrong remembers: “I experienced this same nonsense in the 1960s and 70s with the ‘non-violent’ United Farm Workers, with the same type radicals, only then they wore brown berets and oblong dark sunglasses, and called themselves strikers and Brown Berets……..The Brown Berets were their muscle for arson, assaults and intimidation. I remember that every grape packing shed in Kern and Tulare Counties were burned to the ground by arsonists who would put the ELF to shame……I remember the intimidation of workers who didn’t want their union, being followed home and terrorized…..I remember they threw Molotov cocktails into the High School Sciences building, burning it completely as a diversion, while two Brown Berets broke into a gun store to steal weapons, shooting at police as we arrived to the store’s alarm, then setting it afire before surrendering. I remember the riot at the high school graduation where a nice lady bit a chunk out of my bicep. I remember when the Brown Berets disbanded, so as not to bring any more negative publicity on the UFW and the last issue of their newspaper stating they will re-take Aztlan by sheer numbers without firing a shot“.
But, that was a long time ago, and the aims and thuggish tactics no longer are being used, are they? According to Amanda B. Carpenter’s report in Human Events Online (2/22/06), the chilling threats are still being used. She reports: “Casa de Maryland, a taxpayer funded group that assists illegal immigrants, has made a public threat to the children of the grassroots Minutemen Civil Defense Corps that have made headlines since last fall monitoring day labor centers in the Washington DC area.
An article published yesterday by the Sean Sands of Maryland Community Newspapers Online quoted Casa de Maryland’s Executive Director Gustavo Torres saying ‘We are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids and go to their work. If they are going to do this to us, we are going to respond in the same way, to let people know their neighbors are extremists, that they are anti-immigrant. They are going to hear from us’”.
Is this the retaking of Aztlan (the U.S. Southwest) by sheer numbers without firing a shot? Is the I.D., (which may be used to get drivers’ licenses), being issued by the State of Oregon “aiding and abetting” illegal aliens in staying in the country and taking advantage of all the benefits meant for citizens?
The Matricula Consular I.D.s being issued by agents of the Mexican government are helping the cause along, with substantial cooperation from Oregon’s state government.
Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.
Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.
She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.