The six month pilot program to test the Mexican Matricula Consular ID card results: It was not tested! During the six months, there was no test plan and no data was recorded. The city council does not know how many individuals may have presented the sham ID who may have been criminals or fugitives. The LAPD has absolutely no information regarding anyone who may have previously used the Matricula ID. Thus, the LAPD does not have any records to fall back on in the event that in the future, the LAPD wants to check the background of someone who presents the sham ID. Last January, I wrote the following letter to the LAPD requesting information under the California Public Records Act. Click here for details...
Easily forged old style Matricula Consular card doesn't have hologram. About 2 million Mexicans now hold such a card, and the Mexican government has no plans to recall the old style cards.
New Style Matricula
Here are some facts about the Matricula Consular IDs: The original intent for the Matricula was to provide Mexicans residing illegally in the U.S. without a passport, a substitute identification for return to Mexico. It was never accepted by U.S. law inforcement as official identification. There is no fingerprint requirement nor is there any criminal background check done by either the LAPD or the Mexican Consulate, there is absolutely no way for the LAPD to do a "make" on someone using the card, and the Mexican government does not have any history database accessible using only the surname of Matricula ID holders.
Zine says that the IDs give government the opportunity to verify the identity of the card carrier. But as stated, there is no way to verify the information on the card. An illegal alien criminal who arrived last week has no criminal history on file in the U.S. -- and the Mexican government does not keep a national database on criminals.
The IDs are so unreliable, that a fugitive who already has a valid California driver license could easily get a new identity by obtaining a Matricula and using it instead of the valid license.
Zine on Matricula Consular, the unverifiable Mexican ID
DEADBEAT DADS REWARDED WITH NEW IDENTITY
The Matricula allows illegal aliens who are already deadbeat dads in their own country to abandon their families to come to L.A., to be rewarded with a new identity and clean record, compliments of Dennis Zine.
CRIMINALS REWARDED WITH NEW IDENTITY
The Matricula allows illegal aliens who are already criminals in their own country to escape justice by coming to L.A., to be rewarded with a new identity and clean record, compliments of Dennis Zine.