Skip to comments.Reminder: How Mexico Treats "Undesirable" Foreigners
Posted on 03/27/2013 4:58:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
American politicians in both parties are stampeding all over themselves to pander to Mexico and adopt mass illegal alien amnesty schemes. But while the Mexican government lobbies for more "humane" treatment of illegal border crossers from their country into ours, Mexico remains notoriously restrictionist toward "undesirable" foreigners who break their laws or threaten their security.
Despite widely touted immigration "reforms" adopted in 2011, Mexico still puts Mexico first -- as any country that is serious about protecting its sovereignty should and would.
Article 33 of Mexico's constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport "any foreigner" and prohibits foreigners from participating "in any way" in the political affairs of the country.
While you read this passage, dwell on the demagogic rhetoric of meddling Mexican consular officials and lobbyists who assail America for its (poorly enforced) detention and deportation policies:
"The President of the Republic shall have the power to expel from national territory any foreigner, according to the law and after a hearing. The law shall establish the administrative procedure for this purpose, as well as the place where the foreigner should be detained and the time for that. Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country."
Article 32 of Mexico's constitution unapologetically bans non-native born residents from holding sensitive jobs and joining the country's military. Preference is given unabashedly to Mexicans over foreigners.
While you read this passage, contemplate the inexorable push by open-borders groups to secure illegal alien "rights" to American jobs, American military assignments, American driver's licenses, discounted U.S. college tuition and Obamacare:
"Only Mexicans by birth can perform all government employments, positions, or commissions in which the status of citizenship is indispensable. During peacetime, foreigners shall neither serve in the Army nor in the police bodies. During peacetime, only Mexicans by birth can serve in the Army, in the Navy or in the Air Force as well can perform any employment or commission within such corporations.
The same condition applies to captains, pilots, skippers, ship engineers, flight engineers and, in general, to every crew member in a ship or an airplane carrying the Mexican flag. In the same way, only Mexicans by birth can be port harbormasters, steersmen and airport superintendents.
Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners, under equal circumstances, for all kind of concessions, employments, positions or commissions of the government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable."
While amnesty advocates and civil liberties zealots in the U.S. decry "police state" tactics against illegal aliens, Mexico fiercely maintains laws against illegal border crossings; "verification visits" to enforce visa conditions; requirements that foreigners produce proof of legal status on demand; and enforcement and cooperation between and among immigration officials and law enforcement authorities at all levels in Mexico. Native-born Mexicans are also empowered to make citizens arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.
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 at any time. And for those seeking permanent residency or naturalization, Mexico requires that 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 care.
Applicants are assessed based on a point system using factors such as level of education, employment experience, and scientific and technological knowledge. Property acquisition and ownership by foreigners is still severely restricted. Mexican corporations are banned from hiring illegal aliens.
Exit question: If such self-interested "nativism" is right and good for the protection and survival of Mexico, why not for the United States?
Already knew all of this. Rank hypocrisy. We are being raped and are being forced through political correctness to say we really like it.
No one can be called undesirable because that implies a value judgment. All values are relative, therefore no values can be less desirable than other, different values. (Uhm.../s?)
Also can’t own beachfront property. Must lease.
This sentiment runs deep, back to 1813, Sept. 13th the first Manifest of THE FEELINGS of the Nation, by Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, he said the jobs were for the AMERICANOS. Of course, this word has morphed, and today he meant, Mexicans.. Funny how words and their use change.
Excellent column by Michelle Malkin, concise but loaded with useful details. Congressmen should be confronted with this information in district meetings and forced to comment.
When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ?
This is a question: Should Mexican citizens when in the US be given the same rights American citizens are given while in Mexico? This has yet to appear on any US legislator’s questionaire from either chamber....ASK YOUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS WHY IT HASN’T
What makes it necessary for US to subjugate our sovereignty because of available cheap labor ?
Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.
Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.
Americans cant own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash theyll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the fresh. Thats just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea lets give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections
excerpted from http://www.theusmat.com/
And they'd reply:
Thank you for your concern. I am looking into the issue. I must consider that you represent a small voting block, and there are 100 million prospective immigrants who will vote Democratic or Republican, depending on who wins the issue. They also have large contributors to my continuing campaign, while your funds are limited to you income, if you have any.
Thank you for contacting me,
Representative Smmuggles - hoping for your support in my effort to become your Senator, or President whichever comes first.
Of course this will happen as soon as their is an embargo on Muslims entering this country and pigs are seen flying about as a normal course of daily activity.
I would love to see a bold conservative representative copy Mexico’s law, word for word and introduce it as a bill to be voted on.
I would also love to see a bold conservative.
Dude. Can you just hear the hue and cry over that? You would be run out of town on a rail for being “racist”. Still trying to figure out the race angle with the mehicanos. Their ancestors came from Spain which, last I checked, was part of europe. Is language now the definer of race? If so, I gotta get in on it cause I can speak some pig latin pretty darn good.
That's easy to say in letter form, but very difficult in a live meeting back in the district - which is why I suggested a live confrontation in such a meeting. I witnessed my own conservative representative get hissed and booed a few years ago for attempting such a dodge - with the result that he smiled, relaxed and gave a frank answer.
If you're going to have a fighting chance, you've got to show up and put them on the spot. They hate it - because it works.
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