Mexican Consulate ID card no longer valid in NC

According to the new bill tentatively passed by th North Carolina House of Representatives ID cards issued by Mexican consulates will no longer be valid to prove identity or establish residency in the state. Other benefits like Medicaid, state driver’s license will also become unavailable for immigrants whose only form of identification is consulate issued ID card. Sponsors of the bill, mainly Republican argue that ID card is unreliable, too easy to obtain and not protected enough against forgery. Critics of the bill say that consulate issued ID card is a valid form of identification issued by a foreign country. The bill may prevent parents from picking up their children at schools which require photo identification. Bill supporters also mention that foreign passports will remain a valid for of identification. A final vote on the bill is expected in next few weeks.

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