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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
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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To: Dqban22

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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To: Dqban22

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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To: MeshugeMikey
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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To: Dqban22

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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To: Dqban22
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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To: Dqban22

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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To: Norm Lenhart

Heck, look at what they do in their own lives. Tim Wise is salivating for the demise of the white race, but he lives in a lily-white community.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: GeronL

That much is a good thing. Now, if by some miracle he ever becomes President, let’s hope he doesn’t pull a Jorge Bush on us re amnesty.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:16:47 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

I totally agree


23 posted on 04/01/2014 8:20:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: mrsmel

See, that’s it exactly. They are racist, LITERALLY racist to the core. They are masters at projection because we let them project.

They simply think anyone not like them is beneath them and should be ‘cared for’. And of course, only they know how since blacks and Mexicans are not smart enough to come up to ‘their level’. People cannot be equal and ‘cared for’, ‘guided’, insert buzzword here...simultainiously.

I have yet to encounter a liberal that either did not think themselves superior. Every one of them. So while they make useless noises about helping the less fortunate and other dead horse memes, people need to be made aware of the bigger picture. That being what they base their believed superiority on. It’s textbook racism.

On the projection thing... By definition, projection denotes someone that projects themselves/true/inner being/actions on others. They make an awful lot of noise about racism don’t they? Odd that...


24 posted on 04/01/2014 8:41:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: mrsmel

On FB, the latter replies to Cruz’s pro-Mandela post turned into a liberal “apology tour”. We all know how well those work out.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 9:06:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry, I’m slow. Cruz went on an apology tour because of what people said on his FB page when he praised the commie terrorist currently feeling heated pitchforks in his backside? Sorry, I don’t understand.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 9:14:42 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

I meant the replies to Cruz’s post by FB liberals joining in the discussion, after they learned about the FB “righties” setting the record straight from the liberal media. Every fifth reply towards the end started with the words “I apologize”, directed towards liberal South Africans and against those telling the truth about Mandela.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 9:18:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Mandela thing finally ended NRO for me


28 posted on 04/01/2014 9:19:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh,OK, I see now. Thanks for your patience with my dullness tonight.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 9:22:32 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: GeronL

The firing of Derbyshire for doing nothing more than telling the truth backed by statistics was the end for me. That was utterly disgustingly craven and cowardly of them.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 9:24:27 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Dqban22

from the article: “Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue.”

Most people would choose to emulate the US rather than Mexico in almost every field of endeavor and in regards to almost every legal system and laws.

Is there a reason that there is only one thing about Mexico that the USA should try to emulate and that is immigration law ?

Fact is the USA is the world leader and should never follow Mexico on anything. And the author would agree with me.

He is just one mad guy who is using immigration to point out the hypocrisy of Mexican immigration policy.

I am another guy who is pointing out his own hypocrisy.


31 posted on 04/01/2014 9:41:30 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: mrsmel

Bump


32 posted on 04/01/2014 9:44:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: staytrue
Fact is the USA is the world leader and should never follow Mexico on anything. And the author would agree with me.

We're certainly not the world leader in handling immigration issues. I'd say we're more like ass-end Charley.

And as arrogant as I am, I'm willing to learn and improve from ANYBODY - including in this case, Mexico.

33 posted on 04/02/2014 11:35:22 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Dqban22

Ted Cruz could hit a grand slam by encouraging the United States to adopt Mexico’s immigration laws. Perhaps as an amendment to any shamnesty bill that is considered by the Senate.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 11:36:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Suggest it to him. :)


35 posted on 04/02/2014 1:42:27 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: LUV W

You’re a constituent, dear lady. I’m just in the peanut gallery. :)


36 posted on 04/02/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I think k he would listen to you


37 posted on 04/02/2014 2:37:24 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: LUV W

That might be the nicest thing you’ve ever said about me. :)


38 posted on 04/02/2014 2:43:17 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I can’t but tell the truth! :)


39 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: MeshugeMikey

AMERICANS WANT TO MIGRATE TO MEXICO
Dear Mr. Obama:
4/8/2014

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3142064/posts

I’m planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, The President of Mexico, that I’m on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I’ll need income tax credits so that although I don’t pay Mexican taxes, I’ll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that the President of Mexico won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

Look how stupid this looks when you put it in writing !!!


40 posted on 04/08/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

Those are concepts that many of the supporters of ILLEGAL Immigration Into the USA should not understand even as elegantly and succunctly as they have been presented here.


41 posted on 04/08/2014 7:31:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Jeff Bush loves undocumented immigrants, but, where is his love for the millions of Americans unemployed? There are 91 million Americans out of the work force. Thanks to Obama we have the lowest participation in the work force since the 1970’s and some demagogues want to open wide our borders to hundreds of millions around the world who would love to enjoy the American dream... but that dream is becoming in an American nightmare for those born here and those who came legally to enjoy our way of life loving the U.S. as much as their country of birth.

What is even more aggravating is that people who entered the country illegally are demanding rights and privileges that American citizens do not enjoy and they did not dare to demand from the government of their own country.

California used to be the richest state of America. Now it is almost bankrupt. Anybody can see the result of uncontrolled illegal immigration, and companies are leaving to Texas, Florida and other red states with less taxes and better incentives to invest and prosper.

In fact, unemployment is now lower in Mexico than in U.S.; perhaps Americans will start moving south.


42 posted on 04/09/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

the illegal INVASION and it has been an invasion from the very beginning is perhaps the most ENERVATING....issue going..

the average californian is so “tolerant” of this invasion that it would be LAUGHABLE .......were it not so tragic!


43 posted on 04/09/2014 10:32:58 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

White Mexican presidents despise poor brown Mexicans (cholos), he is indignant that they are send back to their country after illegally violating the sovereignty of his north neighbor, although the Mexican government brutally deport those poor, mostly Indians, from Central America who dare to cross Mexico in their quest to reach United States following the example of the poor Mexican nationals.

In July 2003, then-congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado)gave Insight Magazine the following account of his conversation in Mexico with Juan Hernandez, head of the newly created Ministry of Mexicans Living in the United States. According to Mr. Tancredo:

“I asked about the purpose of the government agency he heads, since I had never heard of such a thing. He said its purpose is to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States. I asked, ‘Why?’

“’It serves Mexico’s needs,’ he said, and ticked off a list of such things as remittances to Mexico of $10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP [gross domestic product]. It provides employment for an exploding population, it alleviates social instability due to rising unemployment and it provides training for Mexicans, ultimately repatriating those skills back to Mexico.

“I responded to his final aim - repatriation of trained and skilled Mexicans back into Mexico - and asked, ‘Then your government would oppose amnesty for the illegal Mexicans in the United States?’

“He cried, ‘Oh no! We support amnesty totally. . . . by populating the United States with millions of Hispanics who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to Mexico, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S. policy and its dealings with Mexico.’
“President Vicente Fox believes the U.S. border is a figment of the imagination. In fact, Fox and/or members of his government stated at one point that the borders of Mexico extend much farther north than currently drawn on the map.”


44 posted on 04/09/2014 2:39:33 PM PDT by Dqban22
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$10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP [gross domestic product].

that is STAGGERING!

as far as Vincente’s opinion on the border....we may be as of Movemebers mid term election...about to mark that line with some serious Barbed WIre


45 posted on 04/09/2014 6:32:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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