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Consular ID Cards for Aliens Draw Fire

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Consular ID Cards for Aliens Draw Fire

Consular ID Cards for Aliens Draw Fire

Consular ID Cards for Aliens Draw Fire

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NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on the popularity of consular identification cards among illegal Latino immigrants. Mexico, Guatemala and other Latin American governments issue the cards, which help immigrants obtain U.S. driver's licenses, open bank accounts and receive some government services. Critics say the consular IDs make it that much harder to enforce immigration laws.