From Borderfire Report:
The "Permanent Commission" of the Mexican Senate "expressed its most energetic repudiation concerning the xenophobic actions materialized in the United States against Mexican emigrants."
A resolution approved by senators of all political parties "also stated its opposition to round-ups and massive deportations of Mexicans carried out by American immigration authorities."
The accord exhorts the Executive Branch to use all diplomatic and consular channels for the purpose of emphasizing protective and defensive activities for those countrymen victims of human rights violations in the neighboring country.
It also condemned the construction by the United States of a fence on the northern border and pointed out that neither fences nor restrictive walls are what is needed to stimulate the integration and cooperation between the two nations.
The legislators stated they were for an "integral migratory reform" which supports a framework of shared responsibility, aids family reunification and preserves human rights and international law.
Frankly, what is meant by "integral migratory reform" is unclear. I think
it means elimination of the border and allowing Mexican nationals to roam the United States as they please.
Obviously, the Mexican Senate is not on the same wavelength as the American people who believe a secure border is necessary. In any event, this is barely newsworthy since official pronouncements have previously come out of Mexico denouncing American attempts to slow the flood of illegals. It is worthwhile, though, to know what is in the minds of adversaries.
The irony is - that Mexico doesn't feel at all bad about enforcing THEIR OWN LAWS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Just ask any South or Central American illegal alien who is caught in Mexico how humanely they are treated by the Mexican government and you will find that they mistreat illegal aliens in Mexico before they deport them.
From David's Right
In Mexico, they have very specific provisions in their constitution regarding immigrants and their admittance to the country. Foreigners are allowed into Mexico 'according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress' (Art. 32) and must demonstrate that they 'will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance' (Art. 34.). This means that if you wish to immigrate to Mexico you cannot have a criminal record; you benefit Mexican society through your career or community involvement, and will sustain yourself economically. If you do not meet these requirements, and manage to become an illegal alien in Mexico you have officially just become a felon.
Yes, that"s right. Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony.
A foreigner who enters the country illegally for the first time may find themselves in prison for two years. A foreigner who violates the terms of their visa or has false papers may face up to six years in prison. An illegal immigrant who is deported and attempts to reenter the country can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. Mexico, a country that annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States, is very concerned about how we handle our immigration policy. Perhaps we should be looking at their immigration laws and how foreigners are dealt with in their country before making any decisions.
Posted by: Ruthiness on January 19, 2008 04:56 PM
"stimulate the integration"?
"aids family reunification and preserves human rights and international law."
First, the US is not rounding up immigrants. Or even illegal aliens on an effective scale, sorry to say.
Second, it's easy to reunify families. Go home.
Third, xenophobes are those who resent immigrants, not illegal aliens.
Fourth, "international law"? Are they kidding?
How much evidence does congress and el presidente boosh need to show Mexico is running our immigration policies?
I'm sooo sick of this s***. Our congress could fix this in a day by declaring war on Mexico. As stated in Cool Hand Luke, our congress and Mexico need to "get your mind right."
On a positive, this is happening in a presidential election year. It's up to us to get the word out. Can't wait for their May 1 "protests."
Especially, inform people that Barack and Hillary supports this. Why no mention of this on TV news? BTW, Britney still doesn't have custody of her kids, updates on the way...
Posted by: ken pope on January 20, 2008 11:36 AM
It is the Mexican government's job to advocate for their people. We shouldn't be surprised. When will our government realize that it is their job to advocate for ours? That should be normal.
Again, "human rights" undermine cultural rights.
If there is a May 1st protest, we should dub it "anti-sovereignty day." Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans marching against our soveriegnty.
Let them deny it.
Posted by: John Press on January 21, 2008 08:04 AM