treasury_july2003_326_idcomments.pdfComment letter opposing any changes to the Section
326 customer identification rules that would not allow financial
institutions to accept certain types of foreign government-issued
identification, such as the Matricula Consular card, to open bank
accounts for immigrants.  The letter states that the use of the
Matricula Consular card has allowed thousands of families of Mexican
origin to access financial services in the traditional banking sector
rather than pay exorbitant rates at check cashers and payday loan
stores.