Sunday, March 06, 2005

Waiting for documentation

Almost 2,000 people line up at a mobile Mexican Consulate in Salem
Nearly 2,000 people converged on McKay High School on Saturday to obtain services from the Mexican government...Estevan Garcia Neri, 62, and four nephews were there for matricular consular cards, necessary to cash payroll checks and obtain driver's licenses...In lieu of a Social Security number, people can get a tax identification number and be eligible for a child-tax credit, she explained..."We're walking hand-in-hand with the consulate," said Ana Gomez, a DMV transportation services representative. "We're here because I know that's what they're here for."
Citizenship is not a requirement for obtaining a driver's license in Oregon, one of only 11 states with such laws.

2000 criminals. On a single day. The country of Mexico is actively aiding and abetting known criminals who have violated our immigration laws. I am not sure which is more backwards, the fact that Fishwrappers everywhere report on this as a human interest story or that we could have such a large gathering of illegal aliens and the INS won't make a single arrest.
The number of broken laws detailed in this article is astounding:

The men, from Hidalgo, Mexico, work in a Salem steel mill...

The Fishwrapper has just confirmed that these men, who do not yet have consular cards are currently employed in Oregon against the law. They are not legally entitled to work here. (Crime 1) It would stand to reason that they have also not been issued driver's licenses to this point so they are driving to work with no license and therefore no insurance. (Crime 2) I would also assume that they had to fill out form W-4 when they were "hired" and that they gave false or stolen SSN's on that form thereby committing the crime of ID theft and forgery. (Crime 3) I have not yet counted the fact that they have violated our immigration laws. (Crime 4)

A clever entrepreneur drove into the school parking lot, swung open the back of her van and began selling tamales and coffee to the crowd.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with this, however since government demands a bushiness license, sanitary food handling, taxes, etc from everyone else then it would stand to reason that the same rules would apply to the illegal aliens.

Now that the House of Representatives has passed Representative James Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) REAL ID Act (H.R. 418), people are speculating about its future in the Senate.

The REAL ID Act would require states to confirm proof of citizenship/legal residency before issuing driver's licenses. Citizens of states that did not comply (such as Oregon) would not be able to use their state issued ID for federal purposes such as boarding a plane. Please contact your Senators and tell them to support this bill!

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