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Does it ever stop? The Irish are back with yet another plea for legalization for their tribe. There’s a new ambassador from the Emerald Isle, and one of the early actions of Anne Anderson for US-Ireland relations has been to endorse amnesty for Irish lawbreakers.
You're not as tight with your peeps as you think
Now, I know you are not for it but, you can stop making it sound like the hispanics are the only ones pushing for it.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I'm willing to bet that what you know is outdated. It is know about the same.
edit on 28-1-2014 by daskakik because: Fixed date
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Really, dude- you’re going to use Mexico for your example on immigration law comparisons? You do know Mexico had open borders in area now called the American Southwest? You do know Mexico allowed American settlers into the Mexican territories first? So why oh why did Mexico change its laws? Did it maybe have something to do with losing half its territory --- yeah deny ignorance, right.
You need to re-read my post? I said "safety net"...as in SS Medicaire...not "safety"
The main thing is that being illegal is no longer a crime and there is no more jail time.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.
The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” violate Mexican law, are not “physically or mentally healthy” or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents.
Is Mexico, then, a model of immigration tolerance?
Far from it. Until 2011, when it passed reforms, Mexico had among the most draconian immigration laws in the world. Guatemala has criticized Mexico for initiating construction of a fence along its southern border.
Mexico has zero tolerance for illegal immigrants who seek to work inside Mexico, happen to break Mexican law or go on public assistance — or any citizens who aid them.
Penalties for Unlawful Entry and Overstays
Mexico’s Migration Law provides that undocumented aliens who enter the country without authorization may be deported. Aliens who overstay their visas or engage in activities different from those authorized may apply for legal status, provided that applicable requirements are met. Those requirements include paying a fine ranging from twenty to one hundred days of the general minimum daily wage in force in Mexico’s Federal District. As of March 2013, the general minimum daily wage in the Federal District was $64.76 Mexican pesos (approximately US$5.20).
reply to post by Horatius
Well then why would an American employer hire undocumented immigrants over “perfectly suitable Americans” and if they were “perfect” why did the American employer not hire them? They get paid the same, so why?