Immigration Law

Atlanta Rejects Mexican IDs

"The city of Atlanta has repealed an ordinance that recognized a particular Mexican ID card for city government transactions.  The city council voted April 16 to repeal the ordinance after a complaint was filed with the newly created state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board. The complaint said the ordinance adopted in 2004 violates a new state law targeting illegal immigration by recognizing a Mexican ID card, known as a matricula consular, for city government transactions." - Kate Brumback, Associated Press, Apr. 30, 2012.