Skip to comments.The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island
Posted on 06/08/2010 7:40:11 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
The Mexican government is opening a satellite consular office on Catalina Island -- a small resort off the California coast with a history of drug smuggling and human trafficking -- to provide the island's illegal Mexican immigrants with identification cards, The Washington Examiner has learned.
The Mexican consular office in Los Angeles issued a flier, a copy of which was obtained by The Examiner, listing the Catalina Island Country Club as the location of its satellite office. It invites Mexicans to visit the office to obtain the identification, called matricular cards, by appointment.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican whose district includes Catalina Island, said handing out matricular cards will exacerbate an already dangerous situation.
"Handing out matricular cards to Mexicans who are not in this country legally is wrong no matter where it's done," he said. "But on Catalina it will do more damage. It's a small island but there's evidence it's being used as a portal for illegals to access mainland California."
Rohrabacher added, "If there were a large number of Americans illegally in Mexico and the U.S. consulate was making it easier
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Catalina has been a safe haven and a drop off point for years
We’ve got a leak in the Gulf and now in the Pacific
Obviously, this reporter never visited Catalina Island.
A place for human trafficking? What, they gonna pay to go out to the island pick up their fake ID and come back? Why do that when they can a one out of the back of any SUV on any corner in EL LAY.
Mexico just had an office chased out of a Canadian city for trying that.
Guess they needed their own Ellis Island
Maybe true in a historic sense. The Island definitely has a, um......'colorful' past.
I used to spend a lot of time out there. More at the Isthmus than in Avalon. But I'll tell you, during the summer, when that second ferry is heading back, it's packed will Illegals. I always wonder where the hell they kept them all during the day.
Would surely be a shame if the boat(s) carrying the illegals might happen to sink, now wouldn’t it?
Just the first step in reclaiming it for Mexico... aka Argentina and the Falkland Islands.
they said it was not specifically mentioned in the Guadalupe/Hidalgo treaty, and that they do think it belongs to them. I was at the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio, Texas today to get a tourist visa to visit MEXICO, and they said they don’t do this anymore...What? Isn’t that why Consulates exist in countries is to give stamps in passports to visit their countries. All that I saw at the office were Mexicans getting a Matricula card so they could carry on with business as usual.
I haven’t been to Catalina in 27 years. If it has a large “migrant, aka illegal” population, I won’t be going back with my kids.
And I’m sure the Catholic church(s) there aren’t involved in any of this. /sarcasm
It’s been 20 years for me....I had NO idea of this until this last week! I was looking forward to taking my daughter there this summer, not a chance now.
. By some estimates, as much as 70% of Avalons permanent population of 3,000 residents are Spanish-speaking Latinos.
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