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Mexico’s Constitution and their Harsh Immigration Laws

Posted by FactReal on November 19, 2012

Mexico’s long history of dealing with illegal immigrants in a much harsher manner than the United States. Don’t be fooled by Mexico’s immigration reforms.
Mexico is touting their latest reform to their immigration laws as a way to pressure the U.S. to open its border and pass an amnesty to benefit illegal immigrants living in the U.S. (nearly 60% are from Mexico).

For decades Mexico has been calling our immigration laws unjust and immoral, while their own Mexican immigration laws have been tougher than U.S. law as demonstrated by their 1917 Mexican Constitution which is the one that is still in force today despite the many amendments/reforms.
(http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2011/02/the-history-of-the-mexican-constitution/)

1917 Mexican Constitution as amended (English)

Mexican Constitution as published in 1917: (Español/Spanish)
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THE POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE MEXICAN UNITED STATES
(CONSTITUCIÓN POLÍTICA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS)

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U.S. Border Patrol Agent Killed near Major Drug Corridor in Arizona, Other Injured (Video)

Posted by FactReal on October 2, 2012

Via AP video: FBI talks about Nicholas Ivie, a Border Patrol agent, who “was shot to death Tuesday near the U.S.-Mexico line. Ivie and a colleague were on patrol in the desert about 100 miles from Tucson, when shooting broke out shortly before 2 a.m., the Border Patrol said.”
Fox News reports:

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in an area in south Arizona known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, authorities said.

Border Patrol identified the slain agent as 30-year-old Nicolas Ivie.

The shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. local time and about 8 miles from the border.

The agents who were shot were on patrol with a third agent, who was not harmed…

The shooting occurred after an alarm was triggered on one of the many sensors along the border and the three agents went to investigate, said Cochise County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas.

MORE
- Is Border Patrol Shooting Connected to Fast and Furious?

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“U.S.-Mexico Border Safest Area in America,” says U.S. Customs and Border Director

Posted by FactReal on May 3, 2012

ILLUSIONISTS AT WORK
U.S. Customs and Border director (CPB) "U.S.-Mexico Border safest area in America”

Left: Gene Garza, director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Laredo, Texas. Right: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (Photos: CBP, AP)

Via CNSNews.com:
The U.S. side of the southwest border is home to “some of the safest communities in America,” Gene Garza, the director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Laredo, Texas field office, told lawmakers on Tuesday. [...]

However, the U.S. Attorneys’ Annual Statistical Report for Fiscal Year 2011 paints a different picture, showing that 80 percent of all cases filed against criminal defendants in U.S. Magistrate Courts were filed in districts along the U.S.-Mexican border. [...]

There were 71,387 cases filed in U.S. Magistrate Courts against criminal defendants between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 20, 2011 (FY 2011), according to the Attorneys’ latest statistical report. Among those cases, 57,310 (80 percent) occurred along the southwest border.

Despite the U.S. Attorneys’ data, DHS Secretary Napolitano echoed Garza’s claims that the border communities are among the safest in the country, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 25: “Violent crime in U.S. border communities has also remained flat or fallen over the past decade, and statistics have shown that some of the safest communities in America are along the border.”

Do you feel any safer now?

UPDATE
- “U.S.-Mexico Border Safest Area in America,” says U.S. Customs and Border Director in Laredo, TX

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Arizona Law is Not Anti-Immigrant (Read SB1070 Here)

Posted by FactReal on April 26, 2012

ARIZONA SB1070: Links to Bill Text, Chronology, Guide

ARIZONA SB1070: Short Analysis

Mexican Immigration Laws are Tougher than U.S. Laws

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