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http://randysright.wordpress.com/20...nment-openly-attempting-to-undermine-u-s-law/

The text below, is from another site... Giving a more in-depth read on this intrusiveness.

The recent push by Mexican consulates in the United States for the acceptance of consulate-issued identification cards used by Mexican nationals living in the U.S. poses serious legal and national security issues.

The cards--two million of which have been issued in the last two years1--have drawn heated criticism because they are issued to illegal aliens who cannot access U.S.-issued identity documents. Because consular ID cards are only needed by people who aren’t legally in the U.S. in the first place, communities and businesses that accept the cards as valid ID are undermining immigration enforcement and compromising U.S. security.

The FBI and the Department of Justice say that the cards are not a reliable form of identification and pose "major criminal threats" and a "potential terrorist threat."2

The Mexican government has successfully lobbied many state and local governments and businesses, and most recently a federal government building in California, to accept the IDs for establishing identity, opening bank accounts, various social service uses, check cashing, and airline travel. (The enormous population of illegal aliens, currently estimated by the Census Bureau to be about nine million, with perhaps four million of them from Mexico, is seen by banks as a potentially lucrative client base, for the handling charges on the money they are sending out of the country.)
Aiding Illegal Immigration

There’s no way around the fact that consular ID cards are only needed by people who aren’t legally in the U.S. in the first place. Indeed, relying on the Mexican matricula for identification is tantamount to admitting that the bearer is in the U.S. illegally, as no one here legally has a need for one. Every non-citizen other than an illegal alien will possess identity documents issued by the U.S. government (such as a valid visa).

Businesses and communities that accept these IDs as valid are turning a blind eye to illegal immigration and gutting immigration law enforcement.

National Security Risks

Aside from aiding and abetting illegal immigration, acceptance of the consular ID cards is placing critical national security matters in the hands of the foreign governments that issue these cards. Indeed, easy access to banking and financial institutions was one of the critical weaknesses in our system exploited by the September 11th terrorists.

Changes since 9/11 have been implemented to make it more difficult for people who aren’t supposed to be here in the first place—illegal aliens and terrorists—to remain. By accepting these cards, businesses and state and local governments are working at odds with the federal government’s critical homeland security efforts.

Legal Liability

The U.S. Constitution does not permit a local or state government to decide, based on the advice or desires of a foreign government, that its own concerns override the will and intent of Congress. In choosing to recognize the consular ID card, local governments are raising significant legal issues by exercising a form of their own foreign policy, which the Constitution reserves for the federal government under the Constitution, and are in direct conflict with federal law.

Furthermore, the presentation of a consular ID card by an individual who does not also possess and present a corresponding valid document issued by the U.S. government is prima facie evidence that the person is unlawfully present in the United States. Thus, an official who provides any benefit or service in such a case would be subject to criminal liability.3

Government and banking officials also would be unlawfully discriminating if they recognized identity documents issued by the Mexican government, but did not do so for similar documents issued by other governments.
While Mexico pushes for the consular ID card’s acceptance in the U.S., no major bank in Mexico lists the card among the identification documents they accept to open an account, and only ten of Mexico’s 32 states and districts recognize the card for identification purposes.

Dangerous Precedent

Because of the growing acceptance of these documents, several other foreign governments—including Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Brazil—are considering issuing similar cards to their own citizens who are living here illegally, and Ecuador and Guatemala have just begun issuing their own.4 It is highly likely that many other governments will soon join them. The growing use of such cards will effectively take U.S. national security matters, identity verification, and other crucial issues out of the hands of the U.S. government and put it in the hands of foreign countries.
 
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