"Feds caving in to illegals?"

Here's a report on U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks on Matricula Consular cards:

The head of the congressional Immigration Reform Caucus has called on the Bush administration to investigate the Department of Treasury's endorsement of a semi-official identification card being issued by Mexican consulates in the United States...

"I am deeply troubled by the apparent acquiescence by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security in the Treasury Department's actions in failing to execute the Patriot Act," Tancredo said during a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday [May 21 --lw].

Treasury's new regulations are set to take effect May 30 and include language that allows financial institutions to accept consular identification cards issued by foreign governments, including the Mexican matricula consular card...

"Since only illegal aliens would need to carry such cards for identification purposes, or need them to open bank accounts, the regulations indicate the Treasury Department is out of step with the American people and A.W.O.L. in the battle to stem the epidemic of illegal immigration," [Tancredo] said.

There's lots more, I'd suggest reading the whole thing.

See this post for Mexico's reaction to Tancredo's remarks.


One of the nuttiest versions of the George W. AWOL stories is that he went to Saudi Arabia duing that period on a secret mission organized by his father and some Big Oil lawyer, Richard Mellon Scaife, and that Fox had the story but canned it. All lies!