[Funny how none of this was never reported by our media!]
December 9, 2007 - San Juan Capistrano, CA. The Santa Ana, CA, Mexican Consulate setup a mobile Mexican Matricula Consular ID center on UNITED STATES PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY- Capistrano School District at the Adult English Language Development Center, located at 31351 Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA. The fee is $27 per matricula consular application was being collected.
Note: Legal resident Mexicans are issued a U.S. green card for identification. But, Mexican Nationals in the U.S. ILLEGALLY don't have the U.S. green card and need a Mexican matricula consular identification card.
When the Minutemen group arrived at the Capistrano School District Adult School, where a mobile Mexican Consulate center was now a hub of activity. On this day, Mexican government ID transactions on U.S. public school property with boxes of matricula consular application forms. After the Minutemen had been onsite for about an hour and a half and having began to observe and report, documenting and photographing. The mobile center shut down. The Mexican Nationals no longer ventured forth to the center and many, who had been in attendance, left the mobile center.
The Mexican diplomat would not give her name when approached. The Minutemen group were peacefully on United States public school property, recording the event.
Angered, the Mexican diplomat repeatedly said, "This a private event for Mexicans only. You cannot be here. I am telling you nicely as I do not want to call the police. Please leave."
Minuteman Project National Rally Spokesman Raymond Herrera said to the Mexican diplomat, "No, we will not leave. We are guaranteed freedom of assembly under OUR Constitution." The Mexican diplomat was particularly vexed by our photographing of the event. "DO NOT TAKE PHOTOS," she commanded repeatedly.
Minutemen group spokeman stated that in the USA, we have the right to photograph in public places. "No, you cannot take photos," she insisted.
A waiting Mexican man flashed gang hand signals and yelled out "THIS IS OUR TERRITORY!" The Mexican diplomat witnessed and seemingly approved of the gang member at the "Mexican Only" event. He appeared to be filling out an application. We have been informed, in the Hispanic community only gang members wear black shoes.
A Minutewoman, while quietly photographing... was suddenly attacked when the door above opened, and the Mexican diplomat, came out yelling. To our utter amazement, the diplomat started to strike out at the Minutewoman! She is struck across the lower right jaw and lip, several times. The Minutewoman used her sign as a shield, while pulling her camera back from the assaulting Mexican diplomat.
Ten minutes after the assault the Minutewoman still had a "stinging" sensation on her lip and jaw area. Police arrived after the assault. The police said they had been called by the consulate, reporting that the Minutemen were inside the building yelling and pushing. We never entered the building and nor had we been yelling, we had been quietly moving about school property.
Herrera spoke with officers then requested they interview the diplomat. Per the officer's request, the diplomat came forward. "They must leave," she said to the officer But the officer replied, "No, this is a public school and they can be here."
The diplomat then said that we must stop photographing them. "Ma'am," the officer informed her, "You are in a public area and they can photograph." The officer then asked her, "Do you have the paperwork to use this facility."
"Yes," she replied.
"I would like to see it," the officer said, "I don't have the paperwork with me," she said back to him.
"I would like to see your identification..." the officer said. "No, you can't," she said to the officer. "I have no identification with me. I did not drive," she finally said as the officer pursued the issue.
After the officer spoke with the diplomat, he returned to his vehicle and spoke on his cell phone for about 15 to 20 minutes. After he hung up, he met with the Minutemen group. He said the consulate did not have paperwork but that he had spoken to the individual who had granted the use of the school. He said that we still had the right to peacefully assemble on the school property.
The officer appeared sympathetic about the Minutewoman assault, but said the Mexican Consulate staff had diplomatic immunity.
CALL! Adult Education - San Juan Capistrano School District 949-489-7445
or at Capistrano Adult and Community Education and express your stance on the issue of the Mexican Consulate's mobile matricula consular ID center and a Mexican diplomat assaulting an American woman on U.S. public school property!
What is a Matricula Consular card? U.S. Congressman Gary Miller