Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The sanctuary city of Durham, North Carolina has been targeted by the Mexican Consulate as a testing ground for its specious Matricula Consular cards. A sizeable illegal alien population has infested the state and they need identification to give them a semblance of legitimacy; more importantly a substitute for a drivers license.
North Carolina law requires that applicants for driver’s licenses must provide a VALID social security card. This is a huge impediment to illegal aliens. The Durham City Council is trying to circumvent North Carolina law by not arresting minor traffic violators for not providing a drivers license; rather, all they have to do is show a legal form of identification.
The following resolution will be voted on by Durham’s city council on November 15:
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING RECOGNITION OF THE MATRICULA CONSULAR AS A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
Whereas, the City of Durham respects and promotes the right of all of its residents to equal treatment under the law; and
Whereas, many immigrants who could have obtained a driver’s license by using a tax ID number prior to 2005 are no longer able to do so now that current law requires a social security number; and
Whereas, if a Durham city law enforcement official discovers that a driver is not carrying a license when making a traffic stop for a minor violation such as speeding or not fully stopping for a stop sign, the officer would typically issue a citation rather than making an arrest, provided a) there are no indications of criminal activity or driving under the influence, and b) the driver has a valid ID card; and
Whereas, the Mexican Matricula Consular has been shown to be a highly secure form of identification, issued to Mexican citizens living in other countries and containing several levels of machine-readable verification; and
Whereas, acceptance of the Matricula Consular as a valid form of ID would not only assist in minimizing unnecessary and potentially life-changing arrests of hard-working residents guilty of no more than a minor traffic infraction, but would also be useful for banking, library, and other civil functions;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Durham hereby formally supports recognition of a properly issued and obtained Mexican Matricula Consular as a valid form of identification, not substituting for a driver’s license, but authenticating a person’s identity, and, with regard to activities of the Durham Police Department, supports issuance of a citation to persons showing such identification in situations where a citation would be issued to any driver lacking a license but with another valid form of identification, while leaving discretion to the officer as to whether to arrest.
This Resolution is effective upon adoption
If this resolution passes, any illegal alien that hurts, maims, or kills an American citizen by a vehicle in Durham, North Carolina; that city and its council members should be sued.
City liability insurance companies almost certainly won't cover liability associated with accepting such a card, since it is a violation of Federal law to accept the card. So if a city accepts the card and a citizen is injured by an illegal alien, the citizen could likely sue individual city council members for their personal assets and life savings.
Specifically, a state or local government official or employee who provides any benefit or service to such a presenter possesses the criminal intent (mens rea) necessary for a felony indictment under Section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which provides criminal penalties for any act that "encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law."
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