How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens
Arizona of opening the door
hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement."
nothing on Mexico
when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens. While
open-borders activists decry new enforcement measures
signed into law in
last week, they remain deaf, dumb or willfully blind to
the unapologetically restrictionist policies of
our neighbors to the south.
Arizona law bans
that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens
illegal alien day laborers
makes it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to
complete and carry an alien registration document, and
allows the police to arrest immigrants unable to show
documents proving they are in the U.S. legally. If those
rules constitute the racist, fascist, xenophobic,
regime that the National Council of La Raza, Al
Sharpton, Catholic bishops and their grievance-mongering
followers claim, then what about these regulations and
restrictions imposed on foreigners?
The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset
equilibrium of the national demographics."
How`s that for racial and ethnic profiling?
If outsiders do not enhance the country`s
national interests" or are
"not found to be
physically or mentally healthy," they are not
welcome. Neither are those who show
"contempt against national sovereignty or security."
They must not be economic burdens on society and must
have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain
Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate,
provide a bank statement proving economic independence,
pass an exam and prove they can provide their own health
Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony
punishable by two years` imprisonment. Document fraud is
subject to fine and imprisonment; so is
alien marriage fraud.
Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry
after deportation is punishable by ten years`
imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the
country without due process and the
endless bites at the litigation apple
that illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see,
for example, President Obama`s
illegal alien aunt—a
fugitive from deportation
for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her
previously rejected asylum claim).
Law enforcement officials at all levels—by national
cooperate to enforce immigration laws,
including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The
Mexican military is
also required to assist in immigration enforcement
Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make
of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.
Ready to show your papers? Mexico`s National Catalog of
Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign
nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and
verifies the identity of every member of the population,
who must carry a citizens` identity card. Visitors who
do not possess proper documents and identification are
subject to arrest as illegal aliens.
of these provisions are enshrined in Mexico`s
Ley General de Población
(General Law of the Population) and were
2006 research paper
published by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for
Security Policy. There`s been no public clamor for
immigration reform" in Mexico, however, because
pro-illegal alien speech by outsiders is prohibited.
Consider: Open-borders protesters marched freely at the
Capitol building in Arizona, comparing GOP Gov. Jan
Brewer to Hitler, waving Mexican flags, advocating that
"Smash the State," and holding signs that proclaimed
"No human is
"We have rights."
under the Mexican constitution, such political speech by
foreigners is banned.
"in any way participate in the political affairs of the country." In
fact, a plethora of Mexican statutes enacted by its
congress limit the participation of foreign nationals
and companies in everything from investment, education,
mining and civil aviation to electric energy and
firearms. Foreigners have severely limited private
property and employment rights (if any).
for abuse, the Mexican government is notorious for
its abuse of Central American illegal aliens
who attempt to
violate Mexico`s southern border.
The Red Cross has protested rampant Mexican police
corruption, intimidation and bribery schemes targeting
illegal aliens there for years. Mexico didn`t respond by
granting mass amnesty to illegal aliens, as it is
demanding that we do. It clamped down on its borders
even further. In late 2008, the Mexican government
launched an aggressive
to curtail illegal Cuban immigration and human
trafficking through Cancun.
Mexican consular offices
in the United States have
with left-wing social justice groups and the Catholic
Church leadership to demand a moratorium on all
deportations and a freeze on all employment raids across
Mexico is doing the job Arizona is now doing—a job the
U.S. government has failed miserably to do: putting its
people first. Here`s the proper rejoinder to all the
hysterical demagogues in Mexico (and their sympathizers
here on American soil) now calling for boycotts and
invoking Jim Crow laws, apartheid and the Holocaust
because Arizona has taken its sovereignty into its own
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