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Matricula consular a cover for criminals

Dear Editor,

The only requirement to receive the matricula consular document is Mexican citizenship. No criminal background checks are run. Local law enforcement have turned it into a sort of protection badge. Criminality is rampant in Mexico and crosses our porous border. Mexican drug traffickers have become major wholesalers throughout the United States.

The southwest border isn’t the Rio Grande anymore. It is in Atlanta, Chicago, North Carolina and even Yonkers.



From bases on the West Coast, they have moved across the country, hiding among fruit pickers in Washington, resort workers in Colorado, and construction workers in Minnesota.

The vast majority of illegal Mexicans are not criminals, although they commit criminal acts like crossing our border, engaging in identity theft, and using fake, stolen, or borrowed Social Security numbers. An American who did this would be arrested and prosecuted, but this is rarely done in communities with large illegal populations.



The matricula is giving both illegals and local law enforcement a way to ignore this troubling reality.

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs


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