The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island — a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking — to provide the island’s illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards…
The Mexican consular office in Los Angeles issued a flier… It invites Mexicans to visit the office to obtain the identification, called matricular cards, by appointment. [NS: The Mexicans have since moved the illegal operation from the Catalina Island Country Club “to a Catholic Church – citing protection under the Geneva Convention.”]
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican whose district includes Catalina Island, said handing out matricular cards will exacerbate an already dangerous situation.
“Handing out matricular cards to Mexicans who are not in this country legally is wrong no matter where it’s done,” he said. “But on Catalina it will do more damage. It’s a small island but there’s evidence it’s being used as a portal for illegals to access mainland California.”
Rohrabacher added, “If there were a large number of Americans illegally in Mexico and the U.S. consulate was making it easier for them to stay, Mexico would never permit it.”…
The matricular consular identification card, is issued by the Mexican government to Mexican nationals residing outside the country, regardless of immigration status. The purpose is to provide identification for opening bank accounts and obtaining other services. But the cards are usually used to skirt U.S. immigration laws, since Mexicans in the country legally have documents proving that status, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said….
Officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said their agency was asked by Mexican officials not to enforce U.S. immigration laws on the island while the cards were being issued.
“It amazes me every time that the Mexican government has the gall to tell us what to do,” said an ICE official, who asked not to be named. “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.”…
The island has a sizable Mexican migrant population. Most are undocumented low-income workers.
“Mexico opens California office to provide ID for illegals,” by Sara A. Carter, Washington Examiner, June 3, 2010.
The only thing a matricular consular card is good for, is as proof that its bearer is an illegal alien. A legal immigrant will have legitimate ID—a passport with an I-94 stamp—and thus have no need for phony ID.
Not only are Mexican officials illegally meddling in internal American affairs, but they are conspiring to aid and abet in the breaking of American immigration and other laws. The Geneva Conventions do not permit the use of houses of worship (or consulates, for that matter), in order to commit crimes. Why are Mexico’s consulates not being padlocked, and their personnel sent packing? Oh, yeah, I remember: Because America is ruled by traitors.
By the way, while consular officials may enjoy diplomatic immunity from arrest—which is why they would have to be deported, instead of arrested—no such immunity extends to criminal clerics.
A tip ‘o the hat to American Renaissance.