Mexican Consulate in Dothan

For some in this area, a visit from the Mexican consulate is long overdue.

She visited Dothan, helping more than 8-hundred people receive official identification cards.

A major concern for officials is that without identification, a resident can't open a bank account, so many of these local Mexicans are storing their life savings in their homes...leaving them vulnerable to robbers.

The ID is versatile and serves a variety of purposes.

Event organizer Rich Lopez said, “The ID is the official ID and it is recognized by banks, courts and these people have lacked the ability to prove who they are.”

The Mexican consulate's last visit was in 2006.

There was a higher turnout this year; it could be another two years before she travels to Dothan again.