Skip to comments.Immigration Reform - Euphemism for Vote Buying
Posted on 11/27/2012 12:37:27 AM PST by LD Jackson
With the Republican Party openly discussing immigration reform and changing positions on immigration as a party in order to attract Hispanic voters, I thought this would be a good time to review some immigration laws that are already enacted.
The General Law on Population enacted in April 2000 mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in the arrest of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Deported immigrants who are deported and attempt to reenter the country are subject to ten years in prison. Violation of your visa is punishable by up to six years in prison. Citizens who provide help to illegal immigrants are to be prosecuted. The law also says foreigners can be deported if they are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate the law, are not "mentally or physically healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.
Foreigners will be admitted into the country "according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress." Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa - such as working without a permit - are subject to a term in prison. Foreigners who enter the country illegally are subject to two years in prison.
There is more, but by now you're probably stunned at what you've read unless you've already figured out where I'm going with this. The General Law on Population is a law passed in Mexico, not in the United States.
This brings me back to immigration reform. The Democrats idea of 'reform' is to make all the illegals legal and put them on the path to citizenship. They know this would immediately add millions of voters to the Democratic party and it would lock up the Hispanic vote for decades to come. It's nothing more than blatant vote buying, with legal status being the payment for votes.
The Republicans idea of 'reform' is not quite as liberal as the Democrat plan, but also has a goal of trying to win Hispanic votes. The only problem they're having with it is trying to figure out how to have 'reform' without having to out-liberal the Democrats. This is poor policy, doomed to failure and is also nothing but blatant vote buying.
Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has also weighed in on immigration laws here. In an address to Congress in 2010 he railed against the immigration law in Arizona, calling it racist. Naturally, he is going to oppose any law that makes it harder for his citizens to sneak across our border and benefit from the liberal welfare programs available in the United States. He knows that most of the illegals who come here send money back to family members in Mexico.
So it seems all parties involved want some type of 'reform.' So do I. But the reform I have in mind would never have a chance of getting through Congress. The reform I prefer is to pass the General Law on Population here in the USA and then enforce it to the max. No more buying votes with immigration status. No more buying votes with welfare programs. No more buying votes with other benefits illegals receive. And no more siphoning of US tax dollars and sending them to Mexican relatives. The amount of money being spent on illegals far outweighs the amount of money it would take to round these people up and expel them from our country.
The Democrats in Washington figured out years ago that they can buy people's votes and now they have figured out a way to buy the votes of people who are not yet even citizens. Whatever it takes to keep them in power is the way the Democrats will go, no matter the financial consequences for our country. And the Republicans are not far behind. They've realized they don't have the Hispanic vote and they want it. But again, no matter the financial consequences for our country.
Both parties are essentially starting a bidding war with the highest bidder presumed to be awarded the Hispanic voting block, but the Republicans are fools to think they could ever win. No matter what kind of 'reform' Republicans offer or agree to, the Democrats will retain the Hispanic votes for the foreseeable future. Republicans are selling the country down the river in an attempt to get something they will never have. If they truly wanted to get more votes they would work toward enforcing the laws we already have and have the illegals shipped out of our country. The conservatives who abandoned the party over the nomination of Mitt Romney will never come back as long as the Republicans keep moving to the left. But apparently, the Republicans are more concerned with the votes of 11,000,000 illegal immigrants than they are about getting the votes of legal citizens. With that being the case, the Republicans should not be surprised at all when a lot of those legal citizens who used to vote for them stay home again on the next election day.
The demise of immigration laws began when the notion of the North American Union was embraced by the corporate heads and elites of this nation. NAFTA, WTO and etc integrated the trade of the US with Candada and Mexico but it did not allowed for the free flow of populations and labor. Both Dem and GOP establishment have sabotage US immigration laws by refusing to enforce it. Wall Street and corporate America won, Main Street America lost. By the time Conservatives mobilized to make this issue prominent sizeable numbers of illegal immigrants have tipped the political balance in this nation. The last resistance to the NAU have been overcome, winner will be Mexico as their standard of living will increase and the American worker must lower to make that happen, and corporate America stands to make even more. Now they must contend with the Dems who with this newfound voting bloc will try to transform this nation into a socialist one. IMHO if corporate America cannot stop the Dems, they will make sure the new socialist society will freeze economic development where the existing corporations will be the only ones on top and no new innovative company can ever grow to challenge their dominance in the market. IAW the US may not be so innovative in the future as we muddle along with few dominate corporations producing goods for us and menial labor for all.
According to an official translation published by the Organization of American States, the Mexican constitution
includes the following restrictions:
<><> Pursuant to Article 33, Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.
<><> Equal employment rights are denied to immigrants, even legal ones. Article 32: 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 in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable.
<><>Jobs for which Mexican citizenship is considered indispensable include, pursuant to Article 32, bans on foreigners, immigrants, and even naturalized citizens of Mexico serving as military officers, Mexican-flagged ship and airline crew, and chiefs of seaports and airports.
<><>Article 55 denies immigrants the right to become federal lawmakers. A Mexican congressman or senator must be a Mexican citizen by birth.
<><>Article 91 further stipulates that immigrants may never aspire to become cabinet officers as they are required to be Mexican by birth. Article 95 says the same about Supreme Court justices.
<><>In accordance with Article 130, immigrants - even legal ones - may not become members of the clergy, either.
<><>Article 27 states, Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters.
<><> Article 11 guarantees federal protection against undesirable aliens resident in the country. What is more, private individuals are authorized to make citizens arrests.
<><>Article 16 states, In cases of flagrante delicto, any person may arrest the offender and his accomplices, turning them over without delay to the nearest authorities.
<><>According to Article 33, the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.
Those anti-immigration edicts would be considered hate speech here in the US.
Yup-—and can you imagine?
In 2005 Mexico deported over 240,000 illegal non-Mexican immigrants.
How many did we deport? (/snix)
Any and all liberal policies are “vote buying”.
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