Portions of Mexican Immigration Law Disprove Claim Americans Don’t Have Hearts
Remember Guatemalan illegal alien invader Buena Ventura Martin-Godinez who declared Americans “don’t have hearts, who entered the united States illegally with her son, followed by her husband and daughter, and her daughter was separated from her family by agents? This ungrateful, hateful toward American citizens woman bypassed Mexico, traveling through that nation illegally, because of the strict Mexican Immigration laws, which J. Waller reposted on Human Events from Centerforsecuritypolicy.org. Remember these portions of Mexican Immigration law as Mexico’s new president lobbies against the united States enforcing our immigration laws the Constitution duly authorizes Congress to pass and enforce.
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 as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill.
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.
At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it’s noteworthy that nobody has argued that the U.S. look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve our illegal immigration problem.
Several questions should arise with US citizens. Why are our representatives in Washington, DC, looking at other nations’ immigration laws to “reform” ours? There should be no need to look at the immigration laws of other nations; ours have been in place for quite some time. And, up until the last 50 years, worked. Changes needed in our immigration law are few; one being for Congress to rescind the “anchor baby” provision and bestowal of US citizenship on infants born to non-citizens here legally for work, school, etc., if born on US soil.
It would be simpler to have a streamlined law akin to the immigration law of Mexico as Waller outlined.
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.
According to Waller, Mexico has the strictest immigration law on the North American continent. It’s ironic when the Mexican president and government lobbies for the US to have zero immigration laws or extremely loose ones. While the Mexican government is determined to protect Mexico and its citizens, it lobbies for the US government to do the opposite.
Waller included some of Mexico’s Immigration law into his piece.
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. (Article 73)
– A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
– A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
– Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
– Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses” are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
– Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
– Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
– Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
– Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
– “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.” (Article 123)
– Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
– Foreigners who “attempt against national sovereignty or security” will be deported. (Article 126)
Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
– A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
– Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
This is in stark contrast to what Mexico, as well as some other foreign nations, advocates for the united States.
Mexico’s immigration law is not given “discretion” by Mexican officials. It is enforced, unless those illegally entering Mexico from Central American nations are headed north to the southern US border to be met by “heartless” Americans.
Moreover, Mexico doesn’t give one flip about what US officials or US citizens think or advocate for Mexico to do regarding immigration into its borders.
Most importantly, one doesn’t hear fringe extreme anti-constitutionalist politicians and citizens criticizing Mexico’s immigration laws. Oh, wait, that’s because the US is supposed to be “open to all” regardless of criminal background, ability to provide for oneself and/or family, terrorist or potential terrorist ties, etc.
Other nations are within their rights to exhibit bigotry, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, or any other –ism and –phobia to sustain their culture and exclusivity. No fringe, extreme anti-constitutionalist wants to address that; but, will instead, scream, “That’s not who we are.” Except, that is exactly what our immigration law does and should do to protect the citizens of this republic from being harmed or invaded by a subversive, covert foreign force. And that is exactly what every other nations’ immigration laws do.
Mexico’s immigration laws do not allow violators to have any due process. Get caught illegally crossing into Mexico and off to jail you go or, if you’re lucky, be deported. There is no free room, food, clothing, legal service, internet, TV or a court date granted for a hearing before a judge to adjudicate the immigration (illegal alien invasion) claim. From the sound of it, children of illegal alien invaders in Mexico could be subject to those same consequences. As a courtesy to illegal alien invaders, the constitutional protection of due process is afforded to lawbreakers regardless of citizenship. And, Americans “do not have hearts?”
Americans have demonstrated to all what big hearts we do have through our willingness to accept many legal immigrants into our republic, without ever suspending legal immigration as other nations have done when it is convenient. However, because of the generosity of US citizens, some of it “forced” by government, the republic is the “target” for ungrateful, hateful, entitlement-minded, illegal alien invaders, who care not for this republic or its citizens. After all, we American citizens “do not have hearts” when we want and enforce our immigration laws.
It’s long past time for the government of the united States to put a stop to the illegal alien invasion of this republic by ungrateful, hateful, entitlement-mentality, illegal alien invaders. There is not one rational reason for altering the current immigration laws of the united States, except to rescind “anchor baby” provisions, beef up enforcement of immigration law, uphold the penalties for citizens assisting and employing illegal alien invaders, and cease “refugee resettlement” into the US, all while building the wall. The US should also deny “freebies” to those who enter the republic, illegal or otherwise.
The US, like every other nation with borders, has the right and duty to enforce the immigration laws, secure the borders, and subject those who violate the law to the consequences of the law. If the US immigration laws are not good and its people “heartless,” what would Ms. Martin-Godinez say about Mexico’s immigration laws? The “heartless” of America are waiting, Ma’am, along with the “big-hearted” Mexican and Guatemalan governments.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost