US Needs New Immigration Laws
The U.S needs to adopt a new immigration law to govern all borders. What better country to start with than Mexico’s long-standing immigration laws?
Mexico has had some of the most stringent immigration laws in this hemisphere. They steadily grew out of the Battle of the Alamo where less than 300 Texans battled against a Mexican Army who outnumbered them almost six to one. In hopes of preventing similar wars in the future Mexico passed laws preventing foreigners from owning land within 100 kilometers of land borders or within 50 kilometers of the coast. The Mexican Constitution determines that illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment.
The Arizona legislation criticized by the Mexican government and illegal aliens alike, signed April 23 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, is similar to Reglamento de la Ley General de Poblacion — the “General Law on Population” enacted in Mexico in April 2000, which “…mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in that country in the arrests of illegal immigrants.”
Of course Mexico is only doing exactly what it feels is necessary to protect its own citizens, as every country has the duty and right to do. Even so the Mexican government continues to criticize Arizona’s new immigration law while not easing up on its own laws to Americans benefit. Why? Because, “Mexico wants people to come to the United States and to send their money home…”. Very hypocritical!!
None of this would be necessary if the United States Congress had done its job, when it was supposed to, by passing reasonable laws governing all our borders. Why won’t Congress do its job, the job Americans elect them to do? In fact, “Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that the Justice Department was considering a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law.” In a nut shell, the US government is more interested in cheap labor and oil than in protecting its own citizens. So we continue being invaded from the south because, “The oil industry provides one-third of the Mexican state income. More than half the crude extracted is exported, mainly to the United States.”
So We The People of the U.S can expect more of the do nothing same from Congress until there is a change in the cheap labor Mexico provides. There will also be no change in the floods of Mexicans coming to the U.S until we find our own safe oil supplies or find alternative fuels.