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MEXICOíS IMMIGRATION LAW: LETíS TRY IT HERE AT HOME
HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 5/6/2006 | jwaller

Posted on 04/01/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT by Dqban22

MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW: LET’S TRY IT HERE AT HOME

By: jwaller 5/8/2006

Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven’t been sharing that idea with us.

That’s too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are: in the country legally; have the means to sustain themselves economically; not destined to be burdens on society; of economic and social benefit to society; of good character and have no criminal records; and contributors to the general well-being of the nation.

The law also ensures that: immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor; foreign visitors do not violate their visa status; foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;

foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;

foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported; those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.

Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and illegal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Población, or General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.

It is an interesting law — and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.

We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution. [1] Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.

Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:

Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)

Immigration officials must “ensure” that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents. (Article 34)

Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics,” when foreigners are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when “they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy.” (Article 37)

The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)

Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:

Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants.

The rest of the history http://www.humanevents.com/2006/05/08/mexicos-immigration-law-lets-try-it-here-at-home.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration; mexico
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Mexicans should be measured in the same way they measure Centro Americans who enter Mexico illegally.
1 posted on 04/01/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT by Dqban22
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2 posted on 04/01/2014 6:49:20 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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3 posted on 04/01/2014 6:49:59 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Dqban22

They know it perfectly well, and so does our left. Unfortunately, the double standard works for both parties-the left here gets more gibme voters and more ways to soak and impoverish the middle class, and Mexico gets to offload its poor and its criminals on us.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 6:50:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

One party is right, the uniparty, both flavors, support ammesty at the cost to American workers and citizens, many kinds of costs.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 6:52:38 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Thank you.

now to get these facts across to those who would be in fear of reading.....here.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 6:54:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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It would be great if Ted Cruz would start making a point of comparing Mexico's immigration policy to ours, and pointing out how they've tried to meddle in the affairs of a sovereign nation-the US-by joining lawsuits against Arizona, for one, because of immigration laws they've passed. And how the Mexican government encourages illegal immigration to the US, as opposed to their own stance, by publishing pamphlets on how to illegally enter and acquire taxpayer-funded benefits.
7 posted on 04/01/2014 7:02:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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Oh no; Americanos can’t adopt Mexico’s “low” (as hypocrite Felipe Calderón pronounced it while criticizing Arizona in DC for the very type of law Mexico has yet less harsh) when it comes to illegal immigration. Why? Because they’re Americanos and no other reason. But Mexico can build a wall on its border with Guatemala and be way harsher with illegals than the USA ever has been in its entire history, because Mexicanos aren’t Americanos. (War on drugs aside.)


8 posted on 04/01/2014 7:03:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mrsmel

His silence on this matter makes me wonder. Couple that with his unrepented-of tribute to Nelson Mandela and I get wary.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: mrsmel

Ted’s in a marvelous position to do so as no one...in their right mind could call him a racist.

Thank you.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 7:10:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Olog-hai

Under the weak leadership from the uniparty, the vultures know where to find the carcass and start circling. Is there a country that isn’t standing in line right now for its turn to kick the downed US? Even Uganda tells us to go jump off a cliff, and we send them millions (though I applaud their stance on sodomy).

Hussein couldn’t have weakened the US more if he’d tried to, and I’m inclined to think that he did, and is trying. This is the “fundamental change” he promised-the death of America.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Certainly doesn’t look like we’re going to get someone like a Churchill in a position of leadership any time soon.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 7:13:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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America is run by cruel and ignorant people who were elected by foolish and angry people who say things like there is no God and who choose to believe they are descended from apes and monkeys.
Their own words condemn them as fools who live in a Peter Pan reality saturated with evil policies that destroy America and all the children in the secular humanist schools and homes.
Oay vey!
13 posted on 04/01/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT by kindred (They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. Salvation by Lord Jesus only!)
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Our politicians would never allow this.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 7:33:33 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Dqban22

Mexican immigration and voting laws bump for later....


15 posted on 04/01/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: mrsmel

The position held by Liberals/Democrats is literally racist. That is what Cruz and any other serious person should scream from the rooftops.

Blacks, Mexicans and other ‘oppressed’ minorities are held to a lesser standard. They are ‘allowed’ their ‘quaint’ exceptions because white liberal Democrats do not feel they have the intelligence to fit in with enlightened white liberal Democrat society. Thus they are kept ‘separate but equal.’

Seriously. Look at the actual actions regarding what libs say they want RE minorities and people of countries like Mexico and their actions toward them. It’s ridiculously obvious and it’s the one thing that no one on the right EVER makes an issue of.

WHY NOT?


16 posted on 04/01/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: mrsmel

Well, I was thinking more of his outspokenness than his ethnicity. Being a “minority” conservative has never stopped the left from calling people Uncle Toms or whatever the Spanish equivalent is.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:42 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Olog-hai

I totally ignored that disgusting charade of a homage to a commie terrorist. What did Cruz do? I won’t be disillusioned, as I have no faith, not deep down, for politicians. I keep telling people about Ben Carson’s shaky stance on the Second Amendment, and that Allen West voted for the Pigford scam, but nobody wants to know. The political right “must” have its minority conservative answer to the left, simply having unshakeable and deeply-held conservative principles isn’t good enough.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think those kinds of men exist anymore, the culture doesn’t tend to contribute to those attributes. The ones who do have such attributes, seem to stay the heck away from politics.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:11:29 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

Cruz opposed the Rubio amnesty as far as I know and has called for enforcing the border


20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:12:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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