Consular Identification Cards: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications, the Mexican Case, and Related Legislation

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The debate about consular identification cards in the United States has centered around the matrícula consular, the consular identification card issued by Mexican consulates to Mexican citizens in the United States. In May 2003, the Treasury Department issued regulations allowing acceptance of the cards as proof of identity for the purpose of opening a bank account, and the cards are accepted for other purposes as well, including issuance of drivers’ licenses.

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Bruno, Andorra & Storrs, K. Larry September 30, 2003.

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  • Bruno, Andorra Analyst in American National Government; Domestic Social Policy Division
  • Storrs, K. Larry Coordinator, Specialist in Latin American Affairs; Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

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The debate about consular identification cards in the United States has centered around the matrícula consular, the consular identification card issued by Mexican consulates to Mexican citizens in the United States. In May 2003, the Treasury Department issued regulations allowing acceptance of the cards as proof of identity for the purpose of opening a bank account, and the cards are accepted for other purposes as well, including issuance of drivers’ licenses.

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  • September 30, 2003

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Bruno, Andorra & Storrs, K. Larry. Consular Identification Cards: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications, the Mexican Case, and Related Legislation, report, September 30, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs5028/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.