As a citizen of the United States, I am outraged that the Senate is rushing ahead with an amnesty bill. I want you to know I oppose any Senate bill that gives amnesty to illegal aliens, including the newest version to be voted on this month. So join me and other and contact your local Senator and express how disappointed you are with them!
I’m seventh generation Spanish-American and am not for Spanish speaking Illegal Mexican immigrants getting a free ride.
You want to become legal, do it the right way…
Learn English, adapt and then stand in line and become American!
Drop the Flag of Mexico and pick up an American Flag, show you really care about America…
If you care so much about your country and the ways of your country, then you need to stay in your country!
They can call the bill what ever they want, if you read it… It’s amnesty!
How can the government pardon so many criminals ? The laws have been on the books for years. Use some of the 2.5 trillion this proposal is going to cost US the AMERICAN taxpayer, and ENFORCE the law as it is written. This is a repeat of the 1988 proposal..it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now. LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ! ARE WE NOT SHOUTING/ SCREAMING LOUD ENOUGH FOR YOU TO HEAR US in Washington ? Or maybe it’s just that you are so out of touch with the rest of us you really don’t care ?
Can’t this Government hear anything but the sound of cash registers ??
I call for a VOTE of NO CONFIDENCE in the Untied States Government !
They have asked the people of the Untied States for suggestions to the immigration problem. Well here is my suggestion…
Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:
# in the country legally:
# have the means to sustain themselves economically:
# not destined to be burdens on society:
# of economic and social benefit to society:
# of good character and have no criminal records: and
# contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
The law also ensures that:
# immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor:
# foreign visitors do not violate their visa status:
# foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics:
# foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported:
# foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported:
# those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
Who could disagree with such a law? It makes perfect sense. The Mexican constitution strictly defines the rights of citizens — and the denial of many fundamental rights to non-citizens, illegal and legal. Under the constitution, the Ley General de Poblacion, or General Law on Population, spells out specifically the country’s immigration policy.
It is an interesting law — and one that should cause us all to ask, Why is our great southern neighbor pushing us to water down our own immigration laws and policies, when its own immigration restrictions are the toughest on the continent? If a felony is a crime punishable by more than one year in prison, then Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.
If the United States adopted such statutes, Mexico no doubt would denounce it as a manifestation of American racism and bigotry.
We looked at the immigration provisions of the Mexican constitution.  Now let’s look at Mexico’s main immigration law.
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:
# Federal, local and municipal police must cooperate with federal immigration authorities upon request, i.e., to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants. (Article 73)
# A National Population Registry keeps track of ":every single individual who comprises the population of the country,": and verifies each individual’s identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
# A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
Foreigners with fake papers, or who enter the country under false pretenses, may be imprisoned:
# Foreigners with fake immigration papers may be fined or imprisoned. (Article 116)
# Foreigners who sign government documents ":with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses": are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
Foreigners who fail to obey the rules will be fined, deported, and/or imprisoned as felons:
# Foreigners who fail to obey a deportation order are to be punished. (Article 117)
# Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
# Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. The General Law on Population says,
# ":A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.": (Article 123)
# Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
# Foreigners who ":attempt against national sovereignty or security": will be deported. (Article 126)
Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:
# A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)
# Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
All of the above runs contrary to what Mexican leaders are demanding of the United States. The stark contrast between Mexico’s immigration practices versus its American immigration preachings is telling. It gives a clear picture of the Mexican government’s agenda: to have a one-way immigration relationship with the United States.
Let’s call Mexico’s bluff on its unwarranted interference in U.S. immigration policy. Let’s propose, just to make a point, that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member nations, and the United States Government, standardize their immigration laws by using Mexico’s own law as a model
Me, I even emailed Arnold but he’s an immigrant and thinks we need all these people here because bi-golly no one else will do their jobs….Oh and the white house also! With little luck.. I think the American people that oppose amnesty should march like the Mexicans do .. But how do you convince them to drop what they are doing and march?
I remember a time when I was a kid and we did those types of jobs for extra pocket money! We now live in a predominantly illegal Mexican town and they don’t trust us white folk for nothing…My kids lives don’t even come close to the way I was raised and the opportunities I had…Sad sad day in America when there isn’t any balance..
Educate others. I have shown people who are on the fence or leaning towards the pro end the consequences of what would happen with amnesty and the problems illegals bring them and I have seen these people turn around and become anti amnesty/illegal so show people the facts,get the word out.
I just read the Washington’s times blog all but one spoke to not to grant amnesty. It also said when amnesty is granted the 12 million ( I think it’s more like 20) will be able to give their families, so that means at least 50 million people add to the welfare rolls. Yes, I have called my senator, but I live in south Florida and their bread and butter comes from the immigrates
My senators from NY-Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer would agree with the amnesty bill so it dosent make sense for me.
We closed the border on 9/11 with 95% illegal traffic stopped so it can be done.
Congress doesn’t have the WILL to enforce the laws on the books!
Wow! You do have the right Idea over the issue. I think I should contact my senator over this issue because it is somthing I do have an opinion on and I should voice it.
I posted this link in another question, but I think others might find it useful: http://www.immigrationcounters.com/
Worthwhile to see what the real cost of illegal immigrants has been to American taxpayers.
my senators are as useless as the president on this issue . they are all pandering to the illegals and it makes me sick!
What good would that do? Senator Larry Craig tells his constituents what HE will do…..not the other way around. He represents no one but himself.