Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
If you break the law of the land you should be prosecuted. Is that persecution?
Real Anti-Immigrant Bigotry—The real racists are not the Gringos, hombre
As far as the kind of treatment illegal immigrants from Mexico deserve, lets treat them as Mexico treats all immigrants. According to the Center for Security Policys J. Michael Waller, Mexico deals harshly not only with illegal immigrants. It treats even legal immigrants, naturalized citizens and foreign investors in ways that would, by the standards of those who carp about U.S. immigration policy, have to be called racist and xenophobic.
If you think these critics are mad about U.S. immigration policy now, imagine how upset they would be if we adopted an approach far more radical than the bill they rail against which was adopted last year by the House of Representatives - namely, the way Mexico treats illegal aliens.
For example, according to an official translation published by the Organization of American States, the Mexican constitution includes the following restrictions:
Pursuant to Article 33, “Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
Equal employment rights are denied to immigrants, even legal ones. Article 32: “Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable.”
Jobs for which Mexican citizenship is considered “indispensable” include, pursuant to Article 32, bans on foreigners, immigrants, and even naturalized citizens of Mexico serving as military officers, Mexican-flagged ship and airline crew, and chiefs of seaports and airports.
Article 55 denies immigrants the right to become federal lawmakers. A Mexican congressman or senator must be “a Mexican citizen by birth.”
Article 91 further stipulates that immigrants may never aspire to become cabinet officers as they are required to be Mexican by birth. Article 95 says the same about Supreme Court justices.
In accordance with Article 130, immigrants - even legal ones - may not become members of the clergy, either.
Article 27 states, “Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters.”
Article 11 guarantees federal protection against “undesirable aliens resident in the country.” What is more, private individuals are authorized to make citizen’s arrests.
Article 16 states, “In cases of flagrante delicto, any person may arrest the offender and his accomplices, turning them over without delay to the nearest authorities.”
According to Article 33, “the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.”
I read that in 2005 Mexico deported over 240,000 illegal immigrants. I wonder how many we deported?
Bank robbers feel persecuted.....
Only in the US does that technicality apply.
In his home country, he has his father's citizenship. Different laws. CNN dances around that. I'm shocked...
Self deportation - It works!
Do PR firms get these kinds of stories on the air? Who pays the PR firms? The “immigrant” rights groups? Federal agencies? Who? I wonder.
There are legal ways to get to America and legal ways to get citizenship... do one of those
He can come back when he grows up1. He has nobody to blame for this temporary problem but his parents who didn't care enough to stop for a moment and think about his status.
Hasta luego !
That’s a good thing.
Did CNN even run a criminal background check on the parents?
Warms my heart to read stuff like this.
I call bravo sierra.
Grande Tango Sierra! Hasta luego, Pancho!
(2) Stay home and fix your failed homeland...
(3) Next time you visit the USA...
...Please use the front door....
My, oh my! Pass the tissues!!!!!!!!
CNN’s assumptions never begin at the beginning. The beginning starts at criminal entry, illegal residency, and no effort toward legal citizenship.
To go only 35 miles south of the border is a more fearsome location, given the cartel activitie, than getting on Obama’s list of citizenship passes for those with no criminal record.
My heart bleeds. /sarc
Illegals out! Or learn what real persecution is.