Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Santa Rosa California To Recognize Mexican ID Cards
A Major Victory For Illegal Aliens
By Dell Hill
The times they are a changin’ in Santa Rosa, California!
Santa Rosa is the county seat of Sonoma County, California. The 2010 census reported a population of 167,815. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Wine Country and fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area
ID cards issued in Mexico will now be recognized in that fair community, much to the delight of a big crowd on hand for the announcement. The local Press Democrat (even the newspaper is a Democrat entity!) has this report.
“Santa Rosa High School auditorium Sunday had the feel of part victorious political rally, part community party and part tent revival as Sonoma County's two largest law enforcement agencies announced they would begin accepting Mexican consular cards as a valid identification.
The cards will reduce the number of people booked into jail for lacking identification or for traffic offenses. And that will lead to fewer deportations from the jail.
The North Bay Organizing Project -- a coalition of immigration, labor, conservation and bicycle activists -- championed the cause and sponsored Sunday's rally.
On the auditorium stage, project members asked Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and Santa Rosa Police Department officials to state if their agencies would start accepting the Mexican ID cards.
Sonoma County Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo Dueñas answered in the affirmative.
"Claro," he said in Spanish, a response that prompted nearly 800 people into cheers, stomping and ear-piercing whistles.
"Today is a great day," Dueñas said in English. "We're now going to accept the matriculár consular ID."
Santa Rosa Police Capt. Hank Schreeder's similar response brought another roar of support. Both officials said their departments were being trained to recognize the cards -- and to spot counterfeits.
"We believe it's a shared responsibility and the Police Department is willing to share in that change," Schreeder said."
The cards are a rallying point for immigrant advocates who see them as a way to reduce the number of non-criminals being deported.”
Read the entire report by clicking on this link.
“Non-criminals” is actually a policy phrase used by ICE in its determination of which illegal aliens get deported and which are allowed to walk out the door.
Being an illegal alien is no longer illegal....or something.
Oh, and there was one other telling paragraph that you won’t want to miss.
“People waved placards to identify seating sections for groups such as the Centro Laboral de Graton, MoveOn, Latino Democratic Club and others that are members of the organizing project.”
MoveOn.org and the Latino Democratic Club - members of the organizing project.
Now it’s all making much more sense.
Posted by Dell at 1:17 AM