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Mexican ID Becomes Valid ID in Sonoma County

Posted By admin On October 25, 2011 @ 2:51 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Chris Roberts
NBC [1]
October 25, 2011

In Sonoma County, a California driver’s license is accepted as valid identification — but so is a card issued by the Mexican consulate.

Mexican nationals will be able to give their country’s state-issued identification cards as valid ID to Santa Rosa police officers and Sonoma County sheriffs, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. [2]

The idea is to reduce the immigration-related duties of local cops, the newspaper reported. Accepting Mexican consulate-issued cards will reduce the number of people booked into jail for lacking ID, and ergo, will reduce deportations from Santa Rosa County Jail, the newspaper reported.

“Today is a great day,” Sonoma County Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo Dueñas said. “We’re now going to accept the matriculár consular ID.”

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[1] NBC: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sonoma-Sheriff-Santa-Rosa-Police-Recognize-Mexican-IDs-132465578.html

[2] the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111024/articles/110241039?p=2&tc=pg

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