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Mexico’s Immigration Law: Let’s Try It Here at Home

Posted by wordforit on January 27, 2008

Monday, May 08, 2006

By J. Michael Waller

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. 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.

Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and illegal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Población, or
General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.

It is an interesting law — and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a
crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.

If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.

We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution. [1] Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.

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)

All of the above runs contrary to what Mexican leaders are demanding of the United States. The stark contrast between Mexico’s immigration practices versus its American
immigration preachings is telling. It gives a clear picture of the Mexican government’s agenda: to have a one-way immigration relationship with the United States.

Let’s call Mexico’s bluff on its unwarranted interference in U.S. immigration policy. Let’s propose, just to make a point, that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member nations standardize their immigration laws by using Mexico’s own law as a model.

J. Michael Waller, Ph.D., is the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, and is Vice President for Information Operations at the Center for Security Policy. He wrote this paper for the Center for Security Policy.

An authoritative English translation of the Constitution of Mexico, published by the Organization of American States, appears on http://www.citizensforaconstitutionalrepublic.com/1917_Constitution_of_Mexico.html. Quotations in this document are from the OAS translation.

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Hat Tip: NCVoiceblog.wordpress.com 

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It’s an evil government that would use  and allow its people to be used the way Americans have been under the guise of “political correctness” toward illegal aliens and making arms deals with one terrorist-breeding-administration over another. What are we doing to ourselves?

It’s a telling sign when we hear race and gender interjected so often in a presidential election and people are considering such to be a qualification in a country with so many fires raging.  

Romans 13:3-4~ For rulers are not a cause of fear to the good work but to the evil. If you would have no fear of the authority, do good and you will have praise; 4 For he is the servant of God to you for good. But if you do evil, have fear; for the sword is not in his hand for nothing: he is God’s servant, making God’s punishment come on the evil-doer.

Proverbs 29:2 ~When the upright have power, the people are glad; when an evil man is ruler, grief comes on the people.

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Hispanic American Blasts Illegal Immigration

Posted by wordforit on January 17, 2008

Dear Reader: If you would like to respond to the following letter, please go to the link at the bottom of the page and send an e-mail to the source. I would first recommend you check what the lady says against her scripture sources and try to respect her views. We should ALL have a voice with reason.

Whether I agree with every word in the letter, I respect the authors’ desire for justice; why should some go through the effort of citizenship and not others? I have linked below a government resource to explain the process of legal citizenship. Otherwise, Americans of all states have a right and a responsibility to demand that our laws are enforced regarding illegals from anywhere. I would not expect to go elsewhere and be allowed to coerce the government to allow me to do as I wish. It’s beyond terrible that some would come to the USA and ruin it for those who are trying to contribute constructively. 

If you do not agree that the USA should secure its borders, I wonder whether you have read both sides of the issue and understand why it’s imperative to know who’s in our midst (ironically, for the safety of those who are struggling against law-abiding citizens as well as others).

By the way, those of us who study and understand what’s going on are tired of ‘the race card’! That’s a non-issue, only an excuse that does not make sense.

See also: ImmigrationCounters.com 

How to Become a Legal Resident

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Fellow Americans:

As a 60 year-old Hispanic woman from Colorado, I call upon each of you to take our national leaders to task for their incompetence and unwillingness to resolve America’s problem with illegal immigration. We must take an active role beyond sending e-mails. We need to demonstrate enmasse against elected officials and businesses who promote the destruction of our country by breaking our established laws.

Two years ago, I addressed these points with my church family, pastor, and the head of a six-state region of the Central Latin American District Council who advocated that the 12 million-plus illegal aliens in our country be legalized. His reason: There were simply too many to deport. I disagree and state that America must close its borders NOW and put an end to all organizational efforts to force this problem down our throats.

This church advocate is merely another self-serving, special-interest minority in the same light as advocates for gay rights, atheism, legalized marijuana, global warming, and animal rights. They are all leading this nation to destruction through lawlessness, stupidity and immorality. They all represent a tiny group of people intent on forcing control, immorality or illegality down the throats of Americans, using the same training tools and ploys with such terms as ”survival, fairness, justice, equality, racism, bigotry, and love”, which share the same objective – turning the good into bad and the bad into good.

Let me give you six biblical reasons for opposing the legalization of illegal aliens:

1. Greed & Envy: Illegal aliens are pouring into the United States because they ”covet thy neighbor’s goods” – God’s 10th Commandment Ex. 20 and Deut. 5.

Mexicans comprise about 90 percent of the illegal aliens in question. They certainly are not aliens escaping a leftist regime, starvation, political annihilation, or religious persecution. They just want what we have without earning it. They are thieves and lawbreakers who think they are ”entitled” to live like Americans without being Americans.

On the same scale, American businesses are advocating this invasion. These business[persons] are greedy vultures willing to eat this country alive just to line their pockets regardless of the long-term consequences to this nation.

2. The United States is a sovereign nation: God Almighty owns all of the land; yet, He recognized the sovereignty of nations and determined where He wanted each of us to be born. The Bible says, ”And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.” Acts 17:26.

The United States has laws in place to deny or permit entrance to whomever it pleases. It has the right to physically enforce or bar entry to any invaders to this country. Unfortunately, we have a president and congress who are kowtowing to foreign governments like Mexico’s Fox and Calderon for their own perverted interests in building a One World Order. Our government officials and illegal aliens are both guilty of lawlessness and God says, ”He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 17:15.

3. They are an economic drain: Illegal aliens are a financial drain on this country. They strain our hospitals, welfare system, schools, tax-paid housing, school lunch programs, and jails. Illegal aliens from third-world countries are the major source for the growing infestation of bedbugs and the return of such diseases as tuberculosis and leprosy previously thought eradicated in our country. Few illegals pay taxes or file returns except to get money back through the Earned Income Credit Act even though they haven’t paid a dime into the system. Being a free-loader is wrong for the Bible says, ”For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 2 Thess. 3:10.

4. They are a barrier to God’s blessings on this country: The U. S. was formed as a Christian nation and, until recently, staunchly supported Israel. The result was God’s uncommon favor and blessings upon America. We were living testimony of the truth of God’s promise to Abram saying, ”I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen. 12:3.

When illegal aliens come here, they bring their religion with them. Unfortunately, Mexico and other Hispanic countries are predominately Roman Catholic, which is an idol-based religion. They worship Jesus’ mother on a comparable, if not elevated, level to Jesus Christ. Their growing numbers in the U.S. means that Christians are losing ground to them and bringing about God’s established curses on idolatrous nations who violate His 2nd Commandment – ”You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God …” Deut. 5:8-9.

5. Illegal aliens are rebellious: They thumb their noses at our laws, ordinances, and regulations. Consider the vast number of illegal aliens who drive unabashedly without driver’s licenses, car insurance, license plates, and who don’t even know the rules of the road. They violate local ordinances by renting apartments or houses and then share them with multiple families. They blatantly use our facilities without paying for them because they don’t want to or have to. God said, ”For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” 1 Samuel 15:23.

6. Mexicans are not the ”New Israel and the U. S. is not their Promised Land”: Church and bleeding heart sympathizers use the analogy that these aliens are like Ruth of the Bible. Ruth was a blessing to Israel; however, these illegal aliens are not a blessing to this country. Ruth was an immigrant who adopted the ways and laws of her new people instead of trying to make that nation like Moab – ”your people shall be my people and your God my God.” Book of Ruth 1:16.

Americans are repeatedly told that they do the jobs that Americans won’t do. What a LIE! Politically correct governments and businesses hire illegal aliens instead of Americans for various jobs, including city, county, state and federal jobs. These ”good folks” simply accept a TIN number instead of a Social Security number and don’t bother to check them out before hiring.

If illegal aliens want to become Americans, let them go to the back of the line and follow the right procedures for entry. Let them learn the language and make a personal commitment to leave their old country behind them instead of trying to make this country an extension of theirs. As God said, ”And when a stranger dwells with you and wants to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.” Exodus 12:48. This scripture can be symbolically translated to say, he who wants to be an American needs to follow the laws and customs of the land!

Sincerely,

Shirley Ortega Beamer

Posted: January 11, 2008
1:00 a.m. Eastern

Source: WorldNetDaily.com

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Judge Halts Oregon’s Same-Sex Partnerships

Posted by wordforit on December 30, 2007

This is a follow-up to the last post and still just as ludicrous to be considering for those who are incarcerated and supposedly not even qualified to vote! In the words (below) of one Dept of Corrections employee, “The whole thing is just nuts!”. 

Add to that the county clerks blatantly sabotaging the voting process! Isn’t there a law against interfering with voters’ rights to the degree of federal offense?

Why do “they” keep trying to indoctrinate the rest of society with depravity of  which we’d rather not have visions? I wonder at anyone not believing we need to place our trust in Jesus’ Kingdom, not human government.

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Challenge claimed petition signers’ names improperly rejected by state

Retrieved from: WorldNetDaily.com 

A federal judge in Portland has halted Oregon’s plans to create same-sex domestic partnerships, with rights and privileges identical to married couples, on Jan. 1 by granting a preliminary injunction preventing the new law from taking effect.

The ruling yesterday came from U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman on a request from lawyers for the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued the state illegally disenfranchised registered voters who signed petitions to bring the issue before voters, but were improperly rejected by county officials.

“Our country is founded on the basic principle of government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” Austin Nimocks, senior legal counsel for the ADF, said. “It is un-American that Oregon citizens are being denied the right to have their vote count on this matter.”

The ADF had filed a lawsuit on behalf of Oregonians in several counties after the Secretary of State and clerks’ offices in 12 counties invalidated their petition signatures for a referendum that would allow voters to decide, again, whether they in fact approve of “civil unions.”

Many petition signers had sought, personally, to affirm their signatures in order to overcome a publicized referendum deficit of five names, but were rejected by county officials.

After arguments, the judge hearing the case granted the ADF motion for a preliminary injunction, meaning the law will not take effect Jan. 1 as scheduled. Another hearing is set for Feb. 1, officials with ADF said.

The state already had begun implementation of the new law, with plans confirmed by prison officials to allow inmates who are part of a domestic partnership to live in the same prison facility, and in the same unit, a privilege specifically denied married inmates.

“The problem I have with this is that the department will not allow heterosexual inmates who are married to live together in the same institution or on the same housing unit,” said one state Department of Corrections employee, whose name was being withheld from publication.

“The new policy gives homosexual RDP [Registered Domestic Partner] inmates the special privilege of living together but denies it for heterosexual married inmates, just the opposite of what the policy is trying to achieve, and discriminates against heterosexuals based on their sexual orientation,” the employee continued.

“Not only is this a discriminatory policy but it will be an enforcement nightmare for correctional staff. If the RDP inmates are allowed to live on the same housing unit, are we going to allow them to shower together or … let them sleep next to each other? And if we don’t allow them to do those things will we be sued for discrimination because of their sexual orientation? The whole thing is just nuts!” the employee said.

The case developed when 54 state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski rejected the will of the people to approve and sign into law House Bill 2007 and Senate Bill 2 during the 2007 Legislature.

For 148 years Oregon had recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and voters four times have addressed the issue, most recently in 2004 when they collected more than a million votes and by a substantial 57-43 percent margin decided to keep traditional marriage defined as being between only one man and only one woman.

But the newest legislation simply rejects that vote, and even makes a move to address such citizen “attitudes,” requiring schools to seek to change the minds of those who don’t support homosexual duos.

SB 2, state officials say, “recognizes and declares that the opportunity to obtain employment or housing or to use and enjoy places of public accommodation without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability is a civil right under Oregon law.”

House Bill 2007, “grants legal recognition in Oregon to same-sex domestic partnerships,” they said. That is the plan targeted by the ADF lawsuit.

An organization called Concerned Oregonians had worked on a referendum that would put HB 2007 and SB 2 before Oregon voters in 2008.

But when the state declared the referendum was five signatures short, and county clerks refused to correct mistakes that had been made in the counting, the ADF filed a lawsuit.

In a column on the issue, Alan Sears, chief of the ADF, noted that the issue of marriage consisting of – and only of – one man and one woman is supported overwhelmingly in the United States. Twenty-seven of 28 states where voters have decided the question, they have limited marriage to one man and one woman.

“Those seeking to fabricate same-sex ‘marriage’ have long recognized the American public is a roadblock to their success. In 1998, after ADF-allied litigation allowed Alaska citizens to vote on (and pass) a constitutional amendment barring same-sex unions, the ACLU executive director declared: ‘Today’s results prove that certain fundamental issues should not be left up to a majority vote.’

“When the (new) referendum was submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State on Sept. 26, signatures exceeded the required number by more than 6,000. However, the Secretary of State announced there were not enough signatures to sustain the referendum. The evaluated ‘sample’ was said to be only five signatures short. If you wonder how this could happen, you aren’t alone. As it turns out, there is a very clear explanation – many of the signatures were wrongfully rejected,” Sears said.

“Signatures were invalidated for allegedly not matching their voter registration cards, being illegible, or coming from unregistered voters. But according to ADF attorneys who examined the signatures, several of those kicked out did match, were legible, and the affected voters actually were registered. In other words, many valid signers were ignored,” he continued.

Clerks have “adamantly”‘ resisted efforts by signers to authenticate their signatures. “One county clerk even told a rejected signer, in person, and to their face, ‘tough nuggets,'” Sears said.

The lawsuit alleges Oregon voters from 12 counties have been disenfranchised by administrative fiat, because their signatures were rejected and they were not allowed a procedure to restore them to the petition.

Bill Burgess, the clerk in Marion County, confirmed the state had given county clerks instructions to follow a “precedent” and not correct any incorrectly classified signatures they may have been told about.

“We also have a legal obligation to follow the guidelines and precedents of the past and our attorney has told us, and the Secretary of State has advised us that there is no place in this petition signature checking process for a person to come in later on and attest that that was their signature,” he told WND.

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