Illegal Alien ID Cards Proliferating in FL

The Mexican Consulate is aggressively promoting their illegal alien Matricula Consular identification card in Florida.  See the article below describing distribution in Jacksonville.  This ID card is outrageous, bogus and must be stopped before other foreign governments start distribution.

FLIMEN will be working this problem in the near future.  You help is needed so please consider the following actions:

  1. Become knowledgeable on the Matricula Consular problem.  Consider reading:

    'Mexican ID' Card Could Cloak Terrorists


    Video - Lou Dobbs receives his own 'secure' Matricula Consular card

  2. Write a letter to the editor.

  3. Inform FLIMEN ( if you become aware of the distribution by the Mexican government of the cards.

  4. Inform FLIMEN ( you become aware of any governmental entities in Florida that accept the cards.  No need to tell us about banks.

  5. As usual, please get others to join FLIMEN Alerts or FLIMEN Inner Circle.

  6. As usual, FLIMEN is extremely broke and could use some donations for future actions. 





Hundreds receive Mexican IDs

Consulate program comes to city to issue cards expected to help ease the lives of many.

By JEFF BRUMLEY, The Times-Union


They came Saturday, about 500 of them, with birth certificates and sometimes with children in hand, hoping to obtain a little piece of paper that could make their lives as Mexican nationals in America and the First Coast a lot easier.

The Mexican consulate in Orlando advertised that its staff would be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take applications and issue official Mexican identification cards. But by 5 p.m., there were still at least 100 people waiting in the auditorium at The Florida Times-Union building in Riverside. The Times-Union was a co-sponsor of the event.

In some cases, those waiting in line were legal immigrants or American citizens, trying to get the cards for themselves, friends or relatives. In other cases, those applying were undocumented aliens, mostly migrant farm workers.

Either way, the Mexican consular ID cards are expected to help those who get them to open bank accounts, obtain medical treatment and smooth the way with police, said Gilberto Ramirez, a Jacksonville resident and president of the Union de Mexicanos de Jacksonville.

The cards cannot be used alone to apply for driver's licenses or Social Security cards, Ramirez said.

By 4 p.m., about 210 of the photo ID cards had been issued, said Irma Velez, coordinator of documentation for the consulate.

The Mexican consulate operated Saturday in Jacksonville as it does in other cities as part of a mobile consulate program for those who cannot travel to Orlando, Velez said.

"We bring the services to them because we have to take care of our nationals, period," she said.

Ramirez said the applicants came from all over North Florida, including Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Orange Park, Green Cove Springs and St. Augustine.

He said two more such events will be held in Jacksonville in 2006.

That was unwelcome news to a protester who stood along Riverside Avenue with a sign, "I protest illegal immigration."

"I think they should be deported," said the woman, a Jacksonville resident who did not want her name published.

The woman had been joined by other protesters earlier in the day.

Jacksonville resident Beatriz Padgett was frustrated, too, but for a different reason.

Padgett waited in line from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in an unsuccessful effort to obtain an ID card for a male relative. The relative, who is 18, was born in Mexico to American parents but is not recognized as a citizen of either country.

Because of that, she said, her relative is unable to drive, cannot legally work and cannot attend college.

"He can get no Social Security number, no driver's license, no nothing," Padgett said. "He can't even open a bank account."


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