Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lawmaker files bill to stop accepting photo ID from Mexican consulate

RALEIGH — A lawmaker wants North Carolina state and local governments to stop accepting photo identification cards issued by the Mexican consulate as a valid ID, pointing out concerns of federal law enforcement and allegations of a criminal ring creating a wide range of fake documents.

An N.C. House judiciary subcommittee debated Wednesday a measure to remove the “matricula consular” from a list of documents to establish state residency to get a driver’s license, obtain auto insurance or enroll in Medicaid. Under the proposal, local governments also would not be allowed to accept the IDs issued to Mexican citizens living abroad in the U.S., and similar cards created by other countries...[Full Article]