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Adds 10,000 new border patrol officers, 1,250 immigration investigators, 500 adjudicators, 2,000 worksite investigators and provides anti-fraud training.
Creates a new Assistant Attorney General for Immigration Enforcement and adds 250 litigators, 250 U.S. attorneys, and 250 immigration judges over five years to facilitate litigation in courts, removal/deportation processes, employer sanctions enforcement, alien smuggling/trafficking enforcement, etc.
On Dec. 16, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that envisions building 700 miles of fences along the border with Mexico, makes illegal immigration a crime - it is currently a civil offense - and calls for prosecuting U.S. citizens who aid undocumented migrants.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Thursday night to consider erecting “physical barriers” along the American border with Canada, the firmest step yet toward building the kinds of fences now in place on the Mexican frontier to stop the northward flow of illegal aliens and smuggled goods.
The directive to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was passed by a strong majority of the House and was contained in an amendment to a controversial immigration bill working its way through Congress. The motion cleared the way for about 1,100 kilometres of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, but also urged the agency to “conduct a study on the use of physical barriers along the northern border.”
Originally posted by orionthehunter
If the Mexican president really wants to make a wall useless, all he has to do is lobby and convince people to make Mexico the 51st state. Then, all the Mexicans become US citizens. I don't think much seems to be stopping them from coming north if they want to already. Then they can vote for president of the US as well. If they don't want to become part of the US, then I think we should have the right to build fences or walls on our own land.
Originally posted by whaaa
That's right SO. As long as the politicos can get nannys and gardeners for under min. wage; nothing is gonna change. The American economy is more dependant on illegal workers than we will ever know because no records are kept. This is a cash only kind of deal on the part of employers and employed.
We should be realistic and create some sort of status for muhados so they can be accepted into the work force and be taxed and workmans comp paid by the employers.
Mexico's federal Human Rights Commission acknowledged yesterday that the country mistreats many immigrants – mainly Central Americans – and uses some of the same methods on them that it opposes in the United States.
Always nice to be lectured by hypocrites, isn't it?
"(Mexico's) population law does include prison terms for illegally entering the country . . . and this is something that has been the subject of constant complaints," said Mauricio Farah, a national inspector for the rights commission.
Article 123 of Mexico's population law states that "foreigners illegally entering the country will be subject to punishment of up to two years in prison" and fines of up to $28,220. Such prison sentences are rarely imposed in practice.
The efforts are a testament to human determination and ingenuity. They also explain Mexico's angry response this month to the U.S. House's approval of legislation that would extend the fence some 700 miles through other populated parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Originally posted by orionthehunter
If the Mexican president really wants to make a wall useless, all he has to do is lobby and convince people to make Mexico the 51st state.
"Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall,"
"Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall," Derbez said.
His government has posted more than 1,000 independent observers at major crossings and installed hot lines for migrants to report abuse.
This situation we're seeing, a disgraceful and shameful moment where walls are being built, security systems are being reinforced, and human and labor rights are being violated more and more, won't protect the economy of the United States," President Vicente Fox said.