Mexican hypocrisy: Abuses of their own illegals enshrined in Constitution

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.

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8 Responses to Mexican hypocrisy: Abuses of their own illegals enshrined in Constitution

  1. Ross Wolf says:

    It has been reported 230 U.S. Cites are proliferated with street gangs that support Mexican Drug Cartels—selling their illegal-drugs in America. Mexican Drug Cartels among other acts of terrorism are now deploying (roadside bombs) in Mexico to maim and kill police and military personnel to further their Narco-Terrorist-Enterprises—that extends into the United States. It would be naive for Americans to believe Mexican Drug-Cartel terrorism won’t cross the border spreading into U.S. communities.

    U.S. Street gangs that market illegal-drugs for Mexican Drug Cartels are effectively agents of Foreign Terrorists. The “Patriot Act” defined “supporting terrorism” as any criminal activity that “participates” in “World Markets” terrorists may use or depend on for their support. It is obvious U.S Street Gangs sanctioned by Mexican Cartels to sell their illegal drugs in the U.S., are participating in “World Markets” Mexican Cartel Terrorists use and depend on for their support. U.S. Government should charge gang members arrested in the U.S., caught selling Cartel illegal-drugs, with aiding and supporting foreign terrorists—that might interrupt the flow of illegal drug money to Mexican Drug Cartels and other terrorists they network with globally.

  2. Hank W says:

    The left is feeling very possessive of their undocumented Democrats. A point that is lost on groups like Americans For Prosperity which chanpion entreprenuership but look the other way on illegal immigration.

    It feels great to strike a blow against the short-term profits over patriotism crowd.

    Brewer blew it by not signing SB 1070 the day it got to her desk. Brewer’s five day hold out is to thank for the carnival that exists today on our state capitol grounds. (Well…not “our” state capitol grounds…the grounds we are renting, thanks again to Brewer.)

  3. Standing Tall says:

    AP’s Mark Stevenson should know that racial profiling is expressly prohibited in our new law. he should also know that 70 percent of Arizona voters favor it! Count me among them!

  4. cara f says:

    great article..
    the standard mexican law is FAR HARSHER and beyond any civilized standard than the AZ/US law could ever hope to be..

    under article 67 a illegal woman raped in mexico could not receive any police assistance at all until AFTER the issue of her illegal status was legally dealt with..

    this is total insanity- we should at this point simply hold that mexicans are restricted from entering or obtaining US residency at ALL since their own law is so brutal and merciless..

  5. Doc says:

    nightcrawler…uuuhhh…are you there, nightcrawler? I believe you’re getting my point. The hypocracy is the Mexican Government’s. And many members of our own…

  6. Doc says:

    This also from Michelle Malkin:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2010/04/29/arizona-rep-calls-for-targetedboycott/

    Perhaps a boycott of Mr. Grijalva’s district.
    Major League Baseball’s been asked to re-locate the all-star game from Phoenix. If they do, BOYCOTT M.L.B….Little league has better games, anyway.
    San Franscisco wants to boycott Arizona…Let’s have Sheriff Joe round up as many as he can, give ’em all the addresses of all the services the city & state offer. AND 1 way bus tickets to San-Fran!

  7. Kimball says:

    What do you expect from AP? Objectivity is not their forte.

  8. C. Martinez says:

    Im a police officer here in Las Vegas NV. Our illegal population is killing us financially, overcrowding our schools and filling up our jails. Responded to a citizen calling in last week 2 Hispanic women driving a white SUV with a toddler on passengers lap. Did a vehicle stop on the vehicle and found inside 7 children all under the age of 6-less than 60lbs (the legal age/law to have to be in car seats), only one child in car seat. No seatbelts on any of the kids-kids crawling around in the cab of the suv (as the back was filled with property),both women were the mothers-and sisters ages 26, and 25. Neither working, Mexican id’s, no insurance, suspended plates since 2008, both had outstanding warrants and when we took them out of the vehicle, they were both pregnant each with yet another child our taxes will pay for. Arrested for their warrants and one of them laughed and spit out her gum before being transported. This, is not unusual. This is a pretty regular occurance. The dui rate, assault rate, welfare rate and public assistance given to illegals is through the roof. Yet our governor (Jim Gibbons) states he will not enact a law allowing us to do anything about this out of control problem because he states,”we are not a boarder state like Arizona and our problems are not as bad.” Yes Govenor, they are. And now that we are aobut to pick up a huge surge of illegals coming from Arizona, they are only going to get worse. I am sick being called a racists-based on zero evidence or behavior on my part as a conservative or as a police officer. They “say” they dont want the bill passed for fear of profiling that MAY happen-yet NO ONE is doing anything about the multitude of CRIMES that HAVE and CONTINUE TO HAPPEN by a LARGE section of the illegal population. We are getting largely the ‘worst of the worst’ of Mexicos population-the poor and the criminal. Due to stealing their citizenship-we loose the ability to check their criminal status, their contageous disease status and their desire to truy become (and value) becoming American Citizens. We have to hire translators just to talk to most of them-as they refuse to learn English as they know we WE will adapt. They are NOT fearful of being profiled-this is just to distract from the bottom line which is; they do not want to stop doing what is illegal. And what is the best way to get eyes off the true issue? Cry racism-shame the law makers, the law enforcers and the American public as a whole. And its working. There are a thousand more stories that the media does not report on-the media and the “community organizers’ are flaming the fires of this issue-that should not be an issue.
    Article 67 of Mexico’s Population Law says, “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal … are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.” Wow.