Monday, May 3, 2010

Mexico’s tougher immigration laws

Mexican president Felipe Calderon thinks that Arizona’s new law is racial profiling. He has even gone as far as to say it violates human rights.  You would think with talk like that Mr. Calderon’s nation would be the most welcoming place on earth…NOT! 
Washington Times: Reglamento de la Ley General de Poblacion — the General Law on Population enacted in Mexico in April 2000, which mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in that country in the arrests of illegal immigrants.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.
The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents. [MORE]
Can you imagine the uproar from our southern neighbor if we were to match our federal law to theirs? The only reason why Mr. Calderon is critical of Arizona’s law is because; he needs America to act as a pressure value for Mexico. As a pressure value, America gets to take all of Mexico’s unhappy citizens. This way they do not stay in Mexico and protest the inept and corrupt government.

Any immigration reform that comes out of Congress must include some tough love for our southern neighbor. For too long, the Mexican government has been allowed to play games with letting people cross our border. They demand we keep our borders open while they lock theirs up tight as a drum. We need to send a very clear and very firm message to Mexico that we will no longer tolerate them exporting their problems to our side of the border.


Janelle said...

Hmm, I didn't realize that Mexico had a serious problem with folks fleeing from other countries. Does anyone know any particular country/countries that represent a problem for Mexico?

Pat said...

This, and they also get foreign aid from the US at about $51Million dollars a year. That's right, complain about the hand that feeds you....
When are the taxpayers of this country going to be able to have a say in how our tax dollars are being spent? I'd like to see a little "tick" box on the census that asked that question and not how many toilets we have in the house.

ozzie said...

I believe it is about guilting and taking advantage of a weak President-

All nations are speaking more brashly because they have a decent chance that Obama will bend over the American people to placate foreign nations of his perceived "world" government.

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