Skip to comments.What Would Mexico Do with Protesting Illegals? - Deport them on the spot.
Posted on 04/10/2006 9:44:05 PM PDT by neverdem
What Would Mexico Do with Protesting Illegals?
Deport them on the spot.
Heather Mac Donald
10 April 2006
The Mexican government constantly hectors the American people about how we should treat its illegal migrants. President Vicente Fox, Foreign Secretary Ernesto Derbez, and Mexican consuls in the United States insist that Americans should be grateful for the hundreds of thousands of surplus Mexicans who break across our border each year. Without them, these leaders explain, the American economy would grind to a halt (never mind that Mexicos management of its own affairs would seem to undercut the officials economic expertise). Therefore, as a token of appreciation for keeping us afloat, say the Mexican apologists, we must grant amnesty to the law-breakers and reward them for illegal entry with a host of rights.
Fine. If Mexico wants to dictate our immigration policy to us, lets follow their example to the letter. That example is particularly relevant on this further day of protests demanding amnesty for illegals. Among the demonstrators in at least 60 cities nationwide will undoubtedly be thousands of border lawbreakers. What would Mexico do? The answer is easy: deport them on the spot. In 2002, a dozen American college students, in Mexico legally, participated peacefully in an environmental protest against a planned airport outside of Mexico City. They swiftly found themselves deported as law-breakers for interfering in Mexicos internal affairs.
If Mexico was willing to strip these students of their duly-obtained travel visas, imagine what it would have done had the students broken into the country surreptitiouslynot just summary deportation but undoubtedly howls of complaint to the U.S. government for winking at this double violation of Mexican sovereignty. Open borders propagandists in the U.S. constantly present deportation as a patent act of cruelty that no right-thinking person would tolerate. Yet Mexico has no qualms about deporting not just illegals but legal immigrants as well whom it deems fractious.
If participation in an environmental protest constitutes unlawful interference in Mexicos internal affairs, how much more intrusive would it deem mass demonstrations to legalize immigration law-breakers? No issue is more central to a countrys sovereignty than immigration policy. Yet we wont be seeing any statements by Mexican diplomats today urging its citizens in the U.S. to refrain from efforts to influence American laws.
It is particularly delicious to imagine what would happen if American students in Mexico ran the American flag up a flag pole over an upside down Mexican flag, as students in a Southern California high school did last month. An international crisis! Each participant would be promptly ejected and possibly the American ambassador as well. When President Ernesto Zedillo tried to revise Mexican textbooks in the 1990s to be more favorable toward U.S. foreign policy, Mexicos pundits denounced him as a traitor. Yet Mexican consuls in the U.S. work mightily to disseminate Mexican textbooks in U.S. schools and they have raised not a peep of remonstrance against Mexican protesters carrying signs such as THIS IS STOLEN LAND and WE DIDNT CROSS THE BORDER, THE BORDER CROSSED US during the mass demonstrations last month.
Efforts to portray the student protesters in particular as modern day civil rights crusaders are laughable. Far from representing a sacrifice, cutting school is something of a tradition among Hispanics in the U.S., who have a high school dropout rate of just under 50 percent. Taxpayers must pay for the schooling of illegal aliens and their children, yet local schools get stiffed on their per-pupil payments from their state governments because truancy rates are so high. Immigration protests just drive the base truancy rate up higher. In December 2003, the school district in Santa Ana, California, the most Spanish-speaking large city in the country, promised to raffle off a color TV set to students who came to school on the day of a statewide protest against the repeal of a California law granting drivers licenses to illegal aliens. The streets won out over the free TV, and the district lost thousands of dollars in state funds.
Then theres the question of whom we should favor in our immigration policy. Accept only the economic cream of other countries. Mexicos immigration law grants preferences to scientists and other professionals likely to contribute to national progress. Peasants with third-grade educations arent high on their wish list; in fact they do everything they can to keep them out. Local observers have often alleged Mexicos brutal treatment of impoverished Central Americans crossing its borders. Yet according to Mexican officials, millions of uneducated, unskilled campesinos are just what the American economy needs.
You have to admire the Mexican elites. They have a clear-sighted understanding of their countrys national interestwhich lies above all in getting as many Mexican citizens as possible into the U.S. for their billions of dollars in remittancesand theyre unapologetic about pursuing it. Mass demonstrations that include illegal residents demanding that Mexico override its laws to accommodate them wouldnt cow those elites for an instant. Too bad American officials cant summon the same commitment to the wishes of the American people, who overwhelmingly oppose the rewarding of law breaking. The U.S. government isnt about to deport the thousands of illegals who will be exploiting the American right to protest today, but it should at least not be swayed by their mass show of force.
Maybe this is a case where a dose of foreign law would be useful.
Deport them? I bet they'd machine-gun them.
And of course Justice Scalia is right. I just wonder if the big advocates of imposing foreign law would be willing to impose this one. Probably not. All of a sudden, they'd be for restricting thigs to U.S. law.
The comment was meant ironically.
In case anyone reads this who cares, I have a proposal for all the people who "marched" today.
Start a big movement and name it FMF or Fix Mexico First. All you folks, hardworkers that you are and all, why don't you go home to Mexico and march down there and fix your own country? This one, The United States of America, doesn't seem to be broken like Mexico, so start there and use your newly found political power for something useful.
Yep, FMF. It's catchy, jingoistic...I think it's a hit.
"Yep, FMF. It's catchy, jingoistic...I think it's a hit."
I'm sure Fox is getting this message right now and he'll do something about it immediately.
That's exactly what they have already done.
The Massacre in Chiapas
The Mexicans know quite a lot about quelling dissent.
The only thing that could fix Mexico is a revolution.
The Mexicans are unlike previous immigrants. This definitely needs to be read by everyone at least once! It should be linked on pertinent immigration threads. Here's an interesting link about Samuel Huntington:
"Strangely enough, despite the fact that he was buddies with Henry Kissinger at Harvard, he is registered as a member of the Democratic Party, and has written foreign policy speeches for Adlai Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey, and Jimmy Carter."
Senator Phil Gramm of Texas, the president's chief Senate supporter in changing the Civil Service protections in the bill, acknowledged that Democrats had written 95 percent of the bill and acknowledged the paradoxical role of small-government Republicans like him in advocating for such a large department.
And which party is now making it useless.
In private as well as public, Reid and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who heads the party's campaign effort, said they did not want to expose rank-and-file Democrats to votes that would force them to choose between border security and immigrant rights, only to wind up with legislation that would be eviscerated in future negotiations with the House, which has passed a bill limited to boosting border security.
Email of Ken Mehlman:
Chairman of GOP:
Communications: Press, Media, TV and Radio
Give them something to talk about at next GOP meetings. Let them know how you feel.They will get word out to Republican very quick. No more Illegals and ni amnesty. Close borders now. Built fence now. Hold empolyers accountable.
Good idea, and in spanish it's catchy,
"Arreglo México Primer".OR; "Primero Arreglo México." for "First Fix Mexico"
I think the 2nd sounds better in Spanish, but none the less you have one heck of a good idea :-)
They already had one. That's where the current mess came from. Remember that prior to Fox's election, Mexico was dominated (almost to the point of being a de facto one-party state) by the Institutional Revoilutionary Party.
Maybe what Mexico needs is to create a war with us againi so we can defeat them, rebuild their country, plant the roots of republican government, and go back across the Rio Grande. (Is Mexico Spanish for Grand Fenwick?)
The acronym is almost the same as that of Fox's party.
It must be understood that there is a sizeable radical segment of Hispanics that most assuredly wants Southern California, if not all of California, to secede from the United States and revert to Mexican rule through being literally a part of the Mexican nation.
Bookmarked for later reading.