Mexico’s condemnation of Arizona’s new unlawful entry law (Senate Bill 1070) is nothing less than disingenuous and hypocritical given the abuses their own — mostly Central American — illegals suffer. The Mexican government which is complaining bitterly about our sanctions has theirs enshrined within their Constitution, trumpeting nationalism and cultural identity, while legally segregating immigrants and naturalized citizens from native-born Mexicans.
Read Mexico’s Glass House for the astonishing facts.
And amid all of the false information regarding “papers,” try on Article 67 of Mexico’s own Population Law for size: “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal … are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”
Syndicated columnist and blogger extraordinaire, Michelle Malkin, exposes the hypocrisy of the Mexican government in her commentary How Mexico treats illegal aliens.
Malkin writes that the Open-borders protesters marched freely at the Arizona Capitol building comparing GOP Gov. Jan Brewer to Hitler, waving Mexican flags, advocating that demonstrators “Smash the State,” and holding signs that proclaimed “No human is illegal” and “We have rights.”
But under the Mexican constitution, such political speech by foreigners is banned. Noncitizens cannot “in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.” In fact, a plethora of Mexican statutes enacted by its congress limit the participation of foreign nationals and companies in everything from investment, education, mining and civil aviation to electric energy and firearms. Foreigners have severely limited private property and employment rights (if any).
Arizona’s law has engendered a firestorm from the left, while leaving truth out in the desert sun to wither and dry. This AP report is typical. Although it details Amnesty International’s exposé regarding the thousands (yearly) of Mexico’s own illegal entrants, who are frequently pulled off trains, kidnapped en masse, held at gang hideouts and forced to call relatives in the U.S. to pay off the kidnappers, and beaten, raped or killed in the process.
Reporter Mark Stevenson, AP’s Mexico correspondent, uses the word “migrant” throughout, as though the illegals were simply swallows making their annual migratory flight to Capistrano. He ends his piece saying [the new law] “makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and allows police to question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.”
Arizona’s law mirrors the federal statute, requiring that the question of status can only be raised if the person is legitimately stopped for another offense. Unfortunately, Stevenson’s article will be read by those who accept his misrepresentations as fact.
Read the entire law signed by Gov. Brewer on April 23, as Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act.