Here we go again folks, Mexico gets to come to our soil, our institutions, and tell us what racist pigs we are. We have a president damned determined to destroy our country, who refuses to enforce federal laws, refuses to secure our borders unless the republicans agree to his terms, refuses to allow the National Guard to help keep the trash out, and so on and so on!
We have a congress that has decided to destroy the constitution as it only gets in the way of their agenda. They flaunt their dislike of our way of life all while ramming this great country into socialism. They worry more about ending DADT than cleaning up the oil mess, worry more about taxing carbon then making sure their citizens are safe from invading illegals, so why would we expect them to care that a foreign country is going to stand in our courts and proclaim how racist we are.
First, why does it matter what Mexico thinks of us. It is not like they are a country we want to pattern our way of life after.
Second, why is the Mexican administration taking the time to come here and preach at us when they are having an internal war going on as we speak. In the time it took to write this, most likely either a cop or citizen just got killed as a result of the rampant drug war going on inside Mexico.
Third, why is our court allowing a foreign country to speak in a matter that is none of their business. Even if the law was blatantly racist, it still has nothing to do with Mexico.
This entire episode would be laughable if it was not so serious. We are a sovereign country that owes no apologies to any foreign country. We do not need to have their opinion and biased view spewed in our courtrooms on matters that have nothing to do with their way of life. But yet once again our country is being put in a subservient role and being forced to buckle to the will of a foreign country. When will we as citizens say enough is enough and stand against this embarrassment.
Mexico gets its a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico's request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously.
Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens' rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade and tourism. It also says the law would hinder work against drug trafficking and related violence.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law on April 23 and changes to it on April 30, has lawyers defending it in court.
In a statement issued last week, Brewer said she was "very disappointed" to learn of Mexico's filing and reiterated that "Arizona's immigration enforcement laws are both reasonable and constitutional.""I believe that Arizona will ultimately prevail and that our laws will be found constitutional," Brewer added.
Brewer and other supporters of the bill say the law is intended to pressure illegal immigrants to leave the United States. They contend it is a needed response to federal inaction over what they say is a porous border and social problems caused by illegal immigration. They also argue that it has protections against racial profiling.
The law's provisions include a requirement that police enforcing another law ask people about their immigration status if there's a "reasonable suspicion" they're in the country illegally.
The law takes effect July 29 unless blocked by a court.
Until recently, Mexican law made illegal immigration a criminal offense -- anyone arrested for the violation could be fined, imprisoned for up to two years and deported. Mexican lawmakers changed that in 2008 to make illegal immigration a civil violation like it is in the United States, but their law still reads an awful lot like Arizona's.
Arizona's policy, which President Felipe Calderon derided during a recent U.S. trip as "discriminatory," states police can't randomly stop people and demand papers, and the law prohibits racial profiling.
Mexican law, however, requires law enforcement officials "to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country before attending to any issues."
Amnesty International recently issued a report claiming illegal immigrants in Mexico -- typically from Central America -- face abuse, rape and kidnappings, and that Mexican police do little to stop it. When illegal immigration was a criminal offense in Mexico, officials were known to seek bribes from suspects to keep them out of jail.
But Mexico said it has a legitimate interest in defending its citizens' rights and that Arizona's law would lead to racial profiling, hinder trade and tourism, and strain the countries' work on combating drug trafficking and related violence.
Lets look at the Mexican law on immigration shall we:
Arizona's new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States.
But in Mexico, illegal immigrants receive terrible treatment from corrupt Mexican authorities, say people involved in the system.
And Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona's that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally.
"There (in the United States), they'll deport you," Hector Vázquez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, said as he rested in a makeshift camp with other migrants under a highway bridge in Tultitlán. "In Mexico they'll probably let you go, but they'll beat you up and steal everything you've got first."
Mexican authorities have harshly criticized Arizona's SB1070, a law that requires local police to check the status of persons suspected of being illegal immigrants. The law provides that a check be done in connection with another law enforcement event, such as a traffic stop, and also permits Arizona citizens to file lawsuits against local authorities for not fully enforcing immigration laws.
Mexico's Foreign Ministry said the law "violates inalienable human rights" and Democrats in Congress applauded Mexican President Felipe Calderón's criticisms of the law in a speech he gave on Capitol Hill last week.
Yet Mexico's Arizona-style law requires local police to check IDs. And Mexican police freely engage in racial profiling and routinely harass Central American migrants, say immigration activists.
"The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else's," said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico.
In one six-month period from September 2008 through February 2009, at least 9,758 migrants were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico — 91 of them with the direct participation of Mexican police, a report by the National Human Rights Commission said. Other migrants are routinely stopped and shaken down for bribes, it said.
Foreigners are admitted into Mexico "according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress."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.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."The Secretary of Governance may "suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest."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 to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants.A National Population Registry keeps track of "every single individual who comprises the population of the country," and verifies each individual's identity.
A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number.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.Foreigners who sign government documents "with a signature that is false or different is subject to fine and imprisonment.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.Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years.Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison . 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 States… "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."
Now it is amazing that not only is the Mexican law similar to Arizona's law in allowing for Police to demand proof that the person is legal in this country, but in that its treatment and punishments of illegals is much much worse.
Well enough is enough. We as Americans need to demand that Mexico keep out of our business and worry more about the issues inside of their own country. We need to let them know that if they are so worried about our "racist" law, they need to then set the example and fix their even more "racist" law. We need to tell them to keep their people out of our country and then there will be no more issues. But more importantly, we need to tell our leaders to respect our sovereignty and keep our business between us, not other countries. We need to tell our courts that Mexico has no business speaking in our courts unless we are suing them for all the money we have wasted on their escapees!
You may have already seen this video, but watch again and look at the party that applauds a foreign leader insulting our people!
Now watch Rep Tim McClintock's response to the Mexican presidents speech.