I received this email earlier this evening and wanted to share it with the
Concerned Citizens and Immigration Reformers,
Tonight NC LISTEN attempted to speak at a public forum at the Durham City Council meeting, after having registered to speak as required, and was not allowed to speak against the Durham City Council's plan to recognize the Mexican Matricula Consular card as a valid form of ID in the city. However if you were an illegal immigrant in Durham, you were allowed to speak.
Since we were not allowed to speak, myself and many other immigration reform supporters stood up and left the Council meeting. Interestingly enough, at the beginning of the meeting, the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken, however since illegal immigrants were bused to the Council meeting and I looked back from the front of the room during the Pledge, one half of the people in the room were NOT reciting the Pledge of Allegiance nor even crossing their arm over their heart.
The Matricula Consular card is only used in the USA by illegal immigrants, since if one is here legally there would be no need for it because you would have a valid stamped passport or valid visa or already be a citizen. In some cities in California this card is being used to allow illegal immigrants to vote for local candidates in local elections.
In the case of Durham it will permit the Durham Police to accept the Matricula Consular card as a valid ID, hence illegals will not be taken to jail for lack of a valid USA identification document.
So Durham is turning against its own citizens who need jobs and better public safety to pander to (I suppose) future voters. There is absolutely no benefit to citizens for this policy, and actually it will hurt citizens due to assisting the illegals to remain in our Country, take jobs, use many public benefits (illegals and their dependents) at a time when we can't adequately take care of our own elderly poor and money for schools is tight, our government is up to its eyeballs in debt, etc.
There will be a NEXT STEP to prevent this nonsense from happening in other NC cities. Stay tuned to us and stay tuned to what your local government might be doing.