This is a direct follow-up to yesterday's blog. I have done a lot of reading about the Immigration Laws of Mexico. Much information comes from the Canada Free Press in an article by John Lillpop.

www.canadafreepress.com/2007.lillpop022707.htm

Mexico's Immigration policies would surely be a big hit with Many Many Americans. The Mexican constitution also spells out the rights of its citizens and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens. Wow, what a concept, people illegally in their country do not get the same rights/priveleges as their citizenry. Why didn't we think of that????

Here's a good one: foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses (such as via a tunnel) are imprisoned or deported. How much money could the US save by just sending the ILLEGAL border crossers right back? Unfortunately I could not yet find any specifics on why we detain them in our jails, costing us a ton of taxpayer money. I am sure it has something to due with attorneys and lawsuits and a Court willing to rule that people breaking our immigration laws are afforded "rights".

Mexican immigration authorities work under laws that:

have a record of every foreign visitor foreign visitors do not violate their visa foreign visitors are banned from interfering in Mexican politics those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison

It is amazing to me that such a corrupt, poor country could have the foresight to stem the tide of foreigners coming to their country.

A provision of Mexican law states that officials must ensure that immigrants will be useful for the country & have the necessary funds for sustenance for themselves & their dependents. So, do you believe that those piled in crowded vans, crawling under or over the fences, running across the border in groups, have the funds for their sustenance???

They arrive here with the clothes on their backs and hope someone will hire them, ignoring the laws of the US.

Per Mexican law, foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sent to prison for 6 years! ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is a felony in Mexico. Is that just plain ironic or what?

There are prison terms outlined for those who marry a foreigner with the sole objective of assisting them to live in Mexico.

Mr. Lillpop concluded his article with a proposal that the Mexican laws on Immigration be incorporated into NAFTA emphasizing the need for standardized immigration for all.

Mexico's Immigration laws and constitutional provisions are a surprise since their government has made it very clear that they wish their citizens to have free access to the US, so they will continue to send money to their families in Mexico. Mr. Fox was particularly insistent that the US take care of Mexico's immigrants. And so we are.

I challenge all to write to their senators, representatives, our President and anyone else you can think of, maybe we could get enough ears to listen and FIX the problem of ILLEGAL Immigration. Maybe we should start with Ms. Pelosi who hasn't seen an immigrant she did not like. She does not distinguish between Legal and ILLEGAL.

I am absolutely sure that our Immigration laws/policies/procedures are antiquated and need to be rewritten. Just get a copy of Mexico's laws and use them as our own. They are 100% better than what the US is doing.

So long

Comments

Brittanicus April 14, 2009 @ 4:23 p.m.

President Obama is at the helm in a battle of the century, that is about to commence. Illegal Immigration is more expensive to taxpayers than anybody realize? Only because the inception of the Internet are millions of people aware of the consequences. Experimentalist stay silent, because rich donors have paid for their silence. But the consequences are obvious--OVERPOPULATION! I personally have signed on to a single payer health care system rumored on the Capitol beltway. The only problem illegal immigrants will tap into Universal health care.

In a progressive agenda for AMNESTY, is that the new immigrants will vote largely Democrat, because of resistance of other parties. Unions have adapted to the same, because their own ranks are full of illegal alien workers. This in addition means claiming a large blocks of Union dues and more influence in the Congress. Even the Catholic church has been ostracized by it's practitioners, owing to child predatory nature of priest, who have been shielded by the church. Their religion has found a financial windfall, in illegal aliens crossing our distressed border from Catholic countries. The anti-sovereignty, pro-illegal immigration army is amassed against common sense. A new AMNESTY will bring millions more to America's shores and border. It will be another tremendous burden on taxpayers in caring for the poor, their children and sick. The danger to our countries resources is environmental catastrophe. Find facts at NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIALWATCH, CAPSWEB.

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SurfPuppy619 April 14, 2009 @ 5:38 p.m.

Per Mexican law, foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sent to prison for 6 years! ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is a felony in Mexico. Is that just plain ironic or what?

Errrr...breaking news, illgeal immigration is a felony here too.

It does include prison time-usually on second and more offenses.

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5thKolumnisto April 19, 2009 @ 6:29 p.m.

Mexico abolished imprisonment of illegal immigrants in 2008. Under the modifications to the General Immigration Law, illegal immigrants to Mexico are liable for fines of between Ps1,000 and Ps5,000 ($100 and $500) and they may be deported or returned to their country of origin.

Mexican law now considers imprisoning migrants for poverty and the search for opportunity to be "inconsistent with the basic principles of democratic penal law".

In the U.S. criminal punishment for illegal entry is rarely pursued because of the statute of limitations. Many illegal entrants have been in the U.S. for years, and those that haven't need only "prove" by a preponderance of the evidence that they have been. Short of an admission of recent unlawful entry (or subsequent unlawful re-entry), federal prosecutors generally have no way of overcoming such testimony as, "I entered the U.S. six years ago and have continuously resided in the U.S. since then".

Prosecutors that can't prove such testimony false have no criminal case and have no business seeking anything but the status quo ante via administrative removal proceedings.

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