How many people are aware that immigrants in Mexico have NO guaranteed rights. I'm not talking about illegal immigrants, in Mexico they are thrown directly in prison. I mean legal immigrants................. The illegals who come over here fly Mexican flags in support of Mexico, yet they attack us for having less extreme laws regarding immigration than their own country?
The Mexican government’s support for illegal immigrants invading America is nothing less than staggering hypocrisy when compared to Mexico’s immigration laws which have the specific aim of ensuring that its racial and demographic content remains undisturbed.
A review of Mexican immigration laws and regulations shows that Mexico exercises strict control over who enters that country and is designed to ensure that Mexico remains Mexican — yet that nation and the supporters of illegal immigration into America refuse to grant our nation that same right.
The Mexican laws which govern immigration are twofold, namely the Mexican constitution and the immigration law, known as the Ley General de Población, or “General Law on Population.”
The Mexican constitution, for example:
- Forbids “foreigners” from gaining employment in the state service at the expense of Mexican citizens;
- States that all officers in the Mexican armed forces be Mexican by birth;
- States that any non-Mexican can be expelled simply by order of the executive without recourse to appeal;
- States that “foreigners” are specially forbidden from taking part in politics, and
- States that that only Mexican citizens can acquire property rights in Mexico.
Chapter II, Article 2e of the Mexican constitution says that “Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government.”
Furthermore, that same clause says that in “order to belong to the National Navy or the Air Force, and to discharge any office or commission, it is required to be a Mexican by birth. This same status is indispensable for captains, pilots, masters, engineers, mechanics, and in general, for all personnel of the crew of any vessel or airship protected by the Mexican merchant flag or insignia It is also necessary to be Mexican by birth to discharge the position of captain of the port and all services of pratique and airport commandant, as well as all functions of customs agent in the Republic.”
Chapter III, Article 33 of the Mexican constitution says that the Mexican Executive has the right to “compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.”
In other words, a non-Mexican can be expelled without recourse of any sort simply by order of the president of Mexico.
Furthermore, that same clause states that “foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
As if that was not enough, Article 33 goes to say that only Mexicans “have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters.”
Furthermore, that section continues, “Under no circumstances may foreigners acquire direct ownership of lands or waters within a zone of one hundred kilometers along the frontiers and of fifty kilometers along the shores of the country.”
The Ley General de Población, or General Law on Population, expands further on these guidelines of preserving Mexico’s national character and specifically states that its intention is to keep Mexico Mexican.
This clause is contained in Article 37 (II) which states that foreigners are barred from the country if their presence upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” (Exact wording: “Artículo 37.- II.- Lo exija el equilibrio demográfico nacional.”)
It is clear that “national demographics” means the existing nature and structure of Mexican society. In other words, immigration which in any way changes the nature of Mexican demographics is specifically outlawed by Mexican law.
Furthermore, Article 37 goes on to say that foreigners can also be expelled if they 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.”
Foreigners are, Article 32 states, only to be admitted to Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.”
In other words, immigrants are only allowed in if it can be proven beyond doubt that they have something to contribute, and not if they just manage to enter the country.
Article 34 goes on to make it compulsory that “immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents.
The clause in the Mexican constitution which grants the executive the right of expulsion of any foreigners they do not like is repeated in Article 38 of the Ley General de Población, which grants the Secretary of Governance the ability to “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.”
In a further act of irony (when compared to the fuss over the Arizona immigration law), Article 73 of the Ley General de Población also legally obliges all Mexican local authorities to cooperate with federal authorities to combat illegal immigration.
Article 116 makes it a felony to be an illegal immigrant and anyone caught entering Mexico with fake papers or under false pretenses is subject to imprisonment.
Article 118 mandates imprisonment for up to 10 years for any foreigner who is deported from Mexico and attempts to re-enter without authorization.
Articles 119, 120 and 121 mandates imprisonment for up to six years for any foreigner who violates the terms of a holiday or any sort of visa.
Article 123 says that 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.”
There is no system of appeals. Article 125 states that foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned and Article 126 states that all foreigners who disturbs or threatens “national sovereignty or security” will be deported.
Article 127 states that any Mexican citizen who helps illegal aliens to enter the country are also classified as felons and are subject to imprisonment of up to five years.
These then are the laws which Mexico has — and when even a feeble attempt is made to emulate them in the U.S., the Mexicans object furiously and make accusations of “racism.”
For example, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed Congress this year in May, he objected to the Arizona immigration law on the grounds that it “ignores a reality that cannot be erased by decree,” and warned of the risk when “core values we all care about are breached.”
Mr Calderon — and the Congress which applauded his speech — simply ignored the fact that the core of the Arizona law is embodied in Article 73 of the Mexican Ley General de Población.
The time has come to end the hypocrisy surrounding Mexico and illegal immigration. Mexico has the right to enforce immigration controls which preserve the nature and makeup of Mexican society — but America has that right as well.
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