Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Include the Right to Work in Mexico?

The long awaited comprehensive immigration reform, said to be 1,500 pages long, will be unveiled on April 16, according to AP. On April 17, Vermont Democrat Sen. Patrick Leahy will hold hearings with one witness, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano.

Sen. Robert Menendez confirmed that Sen. Marco Rubio had an instrumental role in the effort of four Republican and four Democrat senators nicknamed the “Gang of Eight.” The bill includes a pathway to citizenship (amnesty) for 11 million illegal aliens, which the MSM calls “undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.”

Apparently the cut-off date, April 15, was intended to allow only illegals who “already assimilated into communities to stay.” Illegals who were caught crossing the border from Mexico must not have gotten the memo because, as they were arrested in Texas, one said in Spanish, “Obama’s gonna let me go.” Border Patrol agents report that illegals crossing the border have surrendered while asking, “Where do I go for my amnesty?”

The Senate Judiciary Committee will have hours to read and review such a huge legislation. Americans would like the hearing to be shut down until the legislation can be read, understood, and debated. Immigration, police, wage and labor experts should be allowed to testify on the impact of the bill on the U.S. labor force and the labor market. We cannot afford to have a repeat of the unfortunately named the Affordable Care Act that nobody can afford when we had to “pass the bill in order to find out what’s in it.” The fact that illegals will be first legalized then the border will be secured is troublesome to many Americans. The 1986 amnesty under President Reagan promised such border security that never came.

The American Border Control, the formerly U.S. Seaport Commission, a project of the U.S. Public Policy Council is demanding that United States citizens have the right to take jobs in Mexico under Sen. Rubio’s comprehensive immigration reform.

Mexico’s General Law of Population of 1947 which was revised in 1974, “promotes an
immigrant population that demonstrates good mental and physical health, economic
solvency, poses no threat to Mexican labor, and shows a desire to assimilate.” (p. 5)

Foreigners, immigrant and non-immigrant, must register with the National Registry of Foreigners (Registro Nacional de Extranjeros) and report any change in their status and residence. “No Mexican company or individual may lawfully hire a foreigner unless the foreigner proves that his or her stay in the country is lawful and that he or she has authorization to work. Under equal circumstances, Mexicans will have employment preference over foreigners.” (p. 6)

The fact that illegal immigrants in general do not wish to assimilate or learn English, will change the tapestry of our country. Eleven million newly amnestied residents and potential Democrat voters will alter our country irreversibly, creating a new power structure, with a single party and no separation of powers. The financial liability will be enormous.

We can accept illegals but they are not accepting us, our culture, our language, they are not coming here to help our culture grow, they behave as entitled occupiers. Illegals swell the numbers of the prison population around the country. Gang violence, drug cartel violence and murder are rampant around the southern border.

Illegal aliens are not “undocumented workers,” they have broken the law by crossing our borders without a passport and a visa. We must enforce the rule of law. Without the rule of law, whether the law is broken by ordinary citizens or by those in power, we are a lawless country and our civilization will turn into chaos.

The Washington Times reported on May 3, 2010 that illegal immigration is a felony in Mexico, with a punishment of up to two years in prison. If an immigrant is deported and is caught re-entering Mexico, the punishment is 10 years in jail. Those who violate visas by over-staying, are sentenced to six years in prison. Any Mexican aiding or abetting an illegal immigrant is a criminal.

Foreigners can also be deported for discretionary reasons such as “economic or national interests,” those who violate Mexican law, those who are not “physically or mentally healthy,” or those who do not have the financial resources and income to care for themselves and their dependents.

USA Today reported on May 25, 2010 that “Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona’s that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally.”

American Border Control’s Executive Director Jonathon Moseley explained, “The error of amnesty is the myth that Mexicans are in financial trouble. Yet Mexico’s December unemployment rate at 4.47% is lower than the U.S. unemployment rate that was 8% for years.”

Moseley commented that “we are gullible suckers.” While a record 89 million people are either unemployed, underemployed, or out of the labor force, and the Black population experiences 14.1 percent unemployment in the U.S., Mexico’s unemployment rate averaged 3.68 percent from 1994-2012.

“Adjusting for purchasing power – converting dollars into pesos – the average salary in Mexico is $49,574 per year. According to the IMF, $1 USD converted into pesos will buy the equivalent of $8.07 within Mexican society. So the nominal average Mexican salary of $6,143 per year in pesos actually can purchase as much in goods and services in Mexico as a $49,574 per year salary in the U.S. economy.” (Jonathon Moseley)

While the U.S. economy is stagnant and anemic, Mexico’s economy grew by 5.4 percent in 2010 and 3.85 percent in 2011. (CIA’s World Fact Book)

American Border Control is “demanding that any compromise include a right for unemployed U.S. citizens to find jobs in Mexico after losing their jobs in the United States as a result of Sen. Marco Rubio’s policies.” Executive Director Jonathon Moseley concluded that “Those who showed contempt for our country by violating our laws and crashing the gate should not be also stealing jobs from U.S. citizens.”

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