Homeland Security Accepts Phoney Matricula Consular Card

Washington Times

The Department of Homeland Security allowed a man to enter its headquarters last week using a fake Matricula Consular card as identification, despite federal rules that say the Mexican-issued card is not valid ID at government buildings.

Bruce DeCell, a retired New York City police officer, used his phony card — which lists his place of birth as “Tijuana, B.C.” and his address as “123 Fraud Blvd.” on an incorrectly spelled “Staton Island, N.Y.” — to enter the building Wednesday for a meeting with DHS officials.

Mr. DeCell said he has had the card for four years and has used it again and again to board airliners and enter government buildings, without being turned down once. But he said he was surprised that DHS, the agency in charge of determining secure IDs, accepted it.

“Obviously, it’s not working,” Mr. DeCell said.

The Mexican government has issued millions of Matricula Consular cards in the past few years, mostly to give illegal aliens a form of identification that banks and other institutions will accept.

The FBI, in testimony to Congress, has said that the cards are not secure. The General Services Administration ruled in 2003 that the Matricula Consular is not valid ID for entering a federal building.

5 Responses to “Homeland Security Accepts Phoney Matricula Consular Card”

  1. johnny Says:

    Yea I am going to go down to the US consolates office and try and get one of those cards myself just to see what I can finance with it!
    and what benifits i can get for free! hey why not i earned them! I actually have a job (self employed) I can hardly afford to have health insurance for my family because it costs a lot more for a business owner then it does being employed!
    these illegal fuckers get it for free by using that sorry as card!

  2. Eddie B. Says:

    Count your change before leaving the window… Another job well done by our Department of Homeland Anxiety. I would rate this a Code Red. I don’t want to cause any alarm but, hello…. anybody home?

  3. Charles in Georgia Says:

    I know now that this entire government is broken not just the immigration system. This government doesn’t work for the people anymore. Katrina was our heads-up.

  4. Ed Says:

    our government has’nt worked for 40 years whats the surprise.homeland securty head Chertoff is a lame idiot that’s why bush appointed him over a very experienced man.delay proudly told congress how he corupted congress.they are all bought & paid for,the farmers are also bribing them on illegal immigration they dearly want the cheap labor no matter what it cost the american tax payers.our government big business & farmers dont give a damn about us only the almighty dollar.if we dont make a clean sweep in november we are dioomed.we must send the strongest message posible.

  5. Sherri Says:

    This is frightening! The idiots in charge of our nation’s security, and they can’t even make sure that documentation is valid?

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