MEXICO VS. UNITED STATES: MEXICAN IMMIGRATION LAWS ARE TOUGHER
Posted by FactReal on May 8, 2010
|UPDATE – July 28, 2010: Audio: Mark Levin reading from this article.
UPDATE – Nov. 19, 2012: English translation of the Mexican Constitution
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|Mexico has stricter immigration laws than the United States of America.
Here is a summary of two excellent 2006 research papers exposing how Mexico discriminates illegal and legal immigrants.
|MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAW:
(a.k.a. General Law on Population)
• Mexico welcomes only foreigners who will be useful to Mexican society:
– Foreigners are admitted into Mexico “according to their possibilities of contributing to national progress.” (Article 32)
– 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. (Article 34)
– 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.” (Article 37)
– The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)
• Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
• Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
• Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
• Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
• Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
• The Mexican constitution expressly forbids non-citizens to participate in the country’s political life.
• The Mexican constitution denies fundamental property rights to foreigners.
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. The State may grant the same right to foreigners, provided they agree before the Ministry of Foreign Relations to consider themselves as nationals in respect to such property, and bind themselves not to invoke the protection of their governments in matters relating thereto; under penalty, in case of noncompliance with this agreement, of forfeiture of the property acquired to the Nation. 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.” (Emphasis added)
• The Mexican constitution denies equal employment rights to immigrants, even legal
ones, in the public sector.
“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. In time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces.” (Article 32)
• The Mexican constitution guarantees that immigrants will never be treated as real Mexican citizens, even if they are legally naturalized.
“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 practique and airport commandant, as well as all functions of customs agent in the Republic.”
• An immigrant who becomes a naturalized Mexican citizen can be stripped of his Mexican citizenship if he lives again in the country of his origin for more than five years, under Article 37. Mexican-born citizens risk no such loss.
• Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (Article 55), cabinet secretaries (Article 91) or supreme court justices (Article 95).
• The president of Mexico must be a Mexican citizen by birth AND his parents must also be Mexican-born citizens (Article 82), thus giving secondary status to Mexican-born citizens born of immigrants.
• The Mexican constitution singles out “undesirable aliens.” Article 11 guarantees federal protection against “undesirable aliens resident in the country.”
• The Mexican constitution provides the right of private individuals to make citizen’s arrests.
• The Mexican constitution states that foreigners may be expelled for any reason and without due process.
1. ^ Mexico’s General Law on Population (Ley General de Poblacion) accessed in 2006.
Website: Mexican Congress: #http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/index.htm
2. ^ Mexico’s Constitution accessed in 2008. [English translation] UPDATE: [English translation]
5. – Mexico’s Law of General Population [current version] #http://www.diputados.gob.mx/LeyesBiblio/pdf/140.pdf
6. – Mexico’s Constitution of 1917 (PDF):
– MEXICAN HYPOCRISY: They abuse illegal immigrants in Mexico but demand citizenship for Mexicans living in USA (video)
– Mark Levin linked and read from this article. Here is the audio (5/19/2010).