How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens

Mexican President

Felipe Calderon



Arizona of opening the door
"to intolerance,
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

sanctuary cities

that refuse to enforce immigration laws, stiffens
penalties against

illegal alien day laborers

and their

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
    "economic or
    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

    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

    citizens` arrests

    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


in a

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.

Noncitizens cannot

"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 aggressi
deportation plan

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




Michelle Malkin

is the author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our


for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click


for Michelle Malkin`s website. Michelle Malkin
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