Immigration control the Mexican Way
In the recent days since Arizona passed it’s tough new law to enforce it’s border, we have seen:
1. Rioting illegals
2. One documented case of defacing a public building with a refried bean Swastika.
3. Al Sharpton move in and claim that the Arizona law is racism, ignoring that it is poor blacks who are losing their jobs to illegal immigrants.
4. A move by San Francisco, Las Angeles, and one of Arizona’s own Congressman urging a boycott of the state.
5. Mexican President Calderon warning the Mexican people that they might face “intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse”–oh really?
The Liberal talking points are that any enforcement of our borders or scrutiny of obvious illegal immigrants is racism, violation of civil rights, and just plain not nice.
Michelle Malkin has a remarkable writeup of how Mexico treats non-citizens, and it is a worthy read.
Lets just say that if we treated illegal aliens even half as harshly as Mexico, we would not have a problem at all:
– The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics. So if there are too many “non-Latino” immigrants, they can tell you to leave? Yes.
– If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Too poor, no visible means of employment? Get out of our country.
– Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Compare this to our “catch and release” program. The worst that an illegal has to face in America is to be sent back to Mexico or their country of origin. And in most “sanctuary cities” illegals are just released back into the USA and asked to return for a trial, which they never do.
– Law enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The same as the Arizona law, but the military also can take part. Right now illegal immigrant rights groups and the ACLU are fighting a request for troops on our borders.
– Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. They know who is in their country, period.
Michelle goes on to note that illegals who try to break Mexican immigration law are treated horribly. They can basically be shot for crossing the border.
Considering the above details, can you say that the Arizona law is overly harsh? Of course not. Right now the Federal Govt already has laws on the books enacted during the Reagan era that they refuse to follow. A nation without laws or borders is not nation.