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Wednesday, 09 September 2015 17:57

Mexico's Immigration Policies Much Harsher than U.S.

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It is painful to watch U.S. citizens argue over American laws regarding illegal immigration from Mexico when you consider that Mexican law is far harsher. It is hard to imagine taxpayers here could feel compassion and the need to open up our country to people from a nation that draws a remarkably hard line on illegals within its' borders.

Statistically, over a quarter of Mexico's population is now in America. As some have suggested, perhaps its time to "import some Mexican immigration law along with its people."

Consider the facts: Over half of America's immigrants are on welfare - at a rate far exceeding that of U.S. citizens. Mexico, on the other hand, insists immigrants must, “have the means to sustain themselves economically” and they must be “physically and mentally healthy."

Contrast Mexico's requirement that, “foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics” with the sight of U.S. illegals marching down the streets of L.A. and Washington demanding our government create "special accommodations" for lawbreakers, or bend campaign platforms to accommodate Latino interests.

In Mexico, immigrants must be an “economic and social benefit to Mexican society and of good character and have no criminal records.”

Furthermore, illegal immigration is a felony in Mexico and “foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years.”

Compare this view with the current enforcement strategy practiced by the Obama administration's revolving door policy, where some illegals have been deported six, seven or more times only to find they are back again.

States on the border with Mexico make laws to catch and deport illegals in their jurisdictions but under Obama's Justice Department, the Feds frequently sue and ask the Federal Court system to bypass those laws. This is turn keeps states from enforcing laws the people living in their borders want, essentially trumping the will of the people. It is common knowledge that current Federal practice fosters a "catch and release" approach to immigration enforcement.

If a foreigner takes a job in Mexico without explicit government permission, that worker can go to prison and the employer faces stiff fines and even closure.

While stealing identities such as social security numbers or making fraudulent licenses seems to be commonplace for Mexican's coming to the U.S. illegally, according to Mexican law, "signing a document falsely or using fake immigration papers" south of the border results in a fine and/or jail term.

Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan and chairman of the League of American Voters, has said that "Mexican immigration law is a dream come true for U.S. conservatives. I would venture to predict they would even approve of passing it in the original Spanish language version, if Congress would just approve the bill."

Reagan suggests that Jorge Ramos, CEO of the Spanish Media group Univision should "lay off Donald Trump and start quizzing Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto."

Recently the Mexican government has been quoted as saying the "deportation of (illegal) Mexican citizens in the U.S. would be destructive to good relations between our countries." Just a quick glance at the factual differences between immigration laws in Mexico and those in the U.S. illustrates both the hypocrisy of Mexico and the gullibility of the U.S.

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