See also,She and her husband, Jose Colin, paid $2,000 each to get smuggled across the U.S. border 12 years ago. Then she worked at times from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. to save money to bring the three children they left in Mexico City.And Like many illegal immigrants, the family has gotten used to life on the outskirts of mainstream society, living with the possibility of deportation and working their way around the system to get by.
To open a bank account, Ibarra said she used her Mexican consulate identification card called “matricula consular” because of an agreement between the Mexican consulate and Bank of America. She uses a taxpayer number to pay taxes in hope that will facilitate her process of acquiring legal status under the immigration reform.
To buy her car, Ibarra said she paid a dealer three times its value. The dealer arranged a registration and a license plate even though she does not have documents.
He's out of jail under federal witness protection and the dealers are in jail ~ but if they ever catch him he's meat.
So this ol'gal paid triple ~ for what? So that he doesn't turn her in? How utterly stupid of her ~ he'll turn on a dime.