Boeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2964 times:
Interesting info. Methinks that the problem has not yet reached a climax where immediate and desperate actions must be taken. I think the US should play it out for a little and let someone with a bit more common sense than US Prez Bush tackle this issue, not problem.
Just my $0.02 (CDN)
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Something tells me their take on the Mexican constitution might just be a little bit warped.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
"Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters. The State may grant the same right to foreigners, provided they agree before the Ministry of Foreign Relations to consider themselves as nationals in respect to such property, and bind themselves not to invoke the protection of their governments in matters relating thereunto; under penalty, in case of noncompliance with this agreement, of forfeiture of the property acquired to the Nation. Under no circumstances may foreigners acquire direct ownership of lands or waters within a zone of one hundred kilometers along the frontiers and of fifty kilometers along the shores of the country." (Emphasis added)
Article 32: "Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable. In time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces."
"In order to belong to the National Navy or the Air Force, and to discharge any office or commission, it is required to be a Mexican by birth. This same status is indispensable for captains, pilots, masters, engineers, mechanics, and in general, for all personnel of the crew of any vessel or airship protected by the Mexican merchant flag or insignia. It is also necessary to be Mexican by birth to discharge the position of captain of the port and all services of practique and airport commandant, as well as all functions of customs agent in the Republic."
An immigrant who becomes a naturalized Mexican citizen can be stripped of his Mexican citizenship if he lives again in the country of his origin for more than five years, under Article 37. Mexican-born citizens risk no such loss.
Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (Article 55), cabinet secretaries (Article 91) or supreme court justices (Article 95).
Article 130 says, "To practice the ministry of any denomination in the United Mexican States it is necessary to be a Mexican by birth."
Article 33, "the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action."
Looks pretty well backed up to me. I admit I don't speak Spanish though.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9087 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 13): And the liberal Dems (such as Kennedy) are selling out our citizens on the lower rungs by flooding the country with those willing to undercut them.
Erm... the flooding itself is pretty much in Mexican hands, I assume? Anyway, with no party really doing anything (or knowing what to do) about illegal immigration, it's a bit out there to say the Democrats are allowing it to empoverish their own voters.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Interesting how it appears to be okay for our Mexican friends to break the law and illegally enter this country - and we actually attempt to 'protect' them constitutionally . . . . were it reversed, there'd be hell to pay under the Mexican Constitution.
The law regarding illegal immigration must change.
I found it utterly nonsensical that the immigrants in this country protested against the Immigration Law being bounded about (and eventually shelved) in Congress . . . they were protesting because the US wants them to be legal! Not break the law? Even gave many illegal persons an opportunity to gain legal entry?
The reason this law didn't get passed: Bi-Partisan effort to kill it . . . the illegal immigrants are to valuable to big business for cheap labor. . .
AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20): the illegal immigrants are to valuable to big business for cheap labor
Yes, that is part of the reason. But unspoken is the fact that the 'native' American population is not reproducing enough replacements (2.1% pop. growth just to remain stable) to keep this economy running. As I always use as an example, if the population of city xyz decreases by x%, how many housing units do you build for the demand?
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
Slider, get a current Mexican Constitution and read it before you post excerpts from websites with agendas.
In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that:
-Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
Right, and I'm certainly glad of it.
- Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights.
Depends on the type of immigrant. A legal one has no problem with basic
property rights, neither do foreigners, as long as they are in Mexico legally
- Immigrants are denied equal employment rights.
Illegal immigrants do. As well they should. Legal ones have no issue
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated as real Mexican citizens.
Define "real". The above statement is absolutely false. Legal immigrants
have no problem at all. Naturalized citizens are equal, under the law,
as "real" mexicans
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens are not to be trusted in public service.
Legal immigrants and naturalized citizens can hold any executive or
judiciary public service position. Legal immigrants and foreigners are not
allowed to run for nor hold any position given by popular election
- Immigrants and naturalized citizens may never become members of the clergy.
Legal immigrants can become members of the clergy, even it it's one
worshipping freaking Satan. Naturalized citizens, I've already mentioned,
have absolutely the same rights as "real" Mexicans.
- Private citizens may make citizens arrests of lawbreakers (i.e., illegal immigrants) and hand them to the authorities.
True. I guess it's the same in any country. However, by law, no one can
ask you anything in the street without cause. (i.e., no policeman can come
without cause and ask for an ID, and believe me, that policeman will have a
lot of trouble explaining to his bosses after you are let go, what is it that
made him ask for your ID) So, how is a private citizen to know that he has
an "illegal" in sight?
- Immigrants may be expelled from Mexico for any reason and without due process.
Correct, illegal immigrants can be subject to that. Where else are they not?
Legal immigrants are not.
Mexico is not a banana republic. This is another idiotic thread looking to initiate a biased semi-racist discussion.
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): Under no circumstances may foreigners acquire direct ownership of lands or waters within a zone of one hundred kilometers along the frontiers and of fifty kilometers along the shores of the country." (Emphasis added)
Has anyone heard of local firms specializing in acquiring the land under their name for a comission? Plus, this law is rooted in history, as a way to prevent any foreigner in aiding battleships from his country coming in through the ocean, or infantry through the borders. It's an anachronic piece of rethoric.
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): "Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable. In time of peace no foreigner can serve in the Army nor in the police or public security forces."
The key words being "of the Government" Now, the second part, well, doesn't it make sense?
Quoting Aloges (Reply 7): In order to belong to the National Navy or the Air Force, and to discharge any office or commission, it is required to be a Mexican by birth. This same status is indispensable for captains, pilots, masters, engineers, mechanics, and in general, for all personnel of the crew of any vessel or airship protected by the Mexican merchant flag or insignia. It is also necessary to be Mexican by birth to discharge the position of captain of the port and all services of practique and airport commandant, as well as all functions of customs agent in the Republic."
Nah, law changed in 1992. Naturalized Mexicans can now do it too. And even before the law changed, when Allende was overthrwon, the thousands of Chileans that immigrated to Mexico, got a lot of jobs in the customs area, through a decree granting them "refugee status"
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): An immigrant who becomes a naturalized Mexican citizen can be stripped of his Mexican citizenship if he lives again in the country of his origin for more than five years, under Article 37. Mexican-born citizens risk no such loss.
Nah, changed, not anymore
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): Foreign-born, naturalized Mexican citizens may not become federal lawmakers (Article 55), cabinet secretaries (Article 91) or supreme court justices (Article 95).
I am not sure. I will have to check, but I am pretty sure it does not apply anymore.
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): Article 130 says, "To practice the ministry of any denomination in the United Mexican States it is necessary to be a Mexican by birth."
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 8): Article 33, "the Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action."
Yes, absolutely true. And I am glad it exists. It is very rarely, though, when it's applied except as a way to extradite terrorists or dug kingpins wanted in the US on a fast track way.
: I beg to differ. here is the full text of the Mexican Constitution, as amended. http://www.ilstu.edu/class/hist263/docs/1917const.html
: Then it must pain you to see illegals marching in our country and not being rounded up and sent home. Again, it must kill you to see Gov. Arnold, Aus
: Please read the footnote. The translation is from a 1966 edition. Since then, the Mexican Constitution has been changed so many times, it hardly rema
: Whatever happens in the US with your laws (and mine) is the problem of the American constituents. I am only referring to my Constitution. And to bite
: See my previous answers. I don't give a flying dingo what goes on with the laws in the US, and whatever these laws allow.
: AR385-how many legal immigrants does Mexico allow each year? Over a million on this side of the river, just last year.
: They are Mexican Nationals (except for the occasional group of Chinese or Central Americans) until they cross half the river. Then, according to your
: Which takes a whole hell of a lot and is not likely to happen. Also, it would significantly reduce the rights of many great Americans, like my father
: But one can dream. By trying to get costs under control?
: Ignorance is bliss. I don't blame you for ignoring some facts from our southern neighbor, but at least don't make false statements out of thin air. M
: I was wondering as I read your interpretation of your constitution how many legal immigrants Mexico allows in each year to make your points relavent
: Mham001, I am truly sorry, I did not understand your question. I thought you were referring sardonically to the people who cross into the US border.
: I would suggest that some of the restrictions on non-Mexicans as to certain rights (like of property in frontier and coastal regions) are there to pre
: Costs under control? It was his friend Kenneth Lay that screwed our economy to begin with. Also, you don't control costs by screwing hard working Fir
: While in principle you are right, and I am glad you did some research before posting anything, the 50.1% ownership varies on the industry. Some indus
: I do. My family already did and they have started a new life in Monterrey. Mexico has been a very welcoming country for my family which is fleeing th
: You need to read some of those pensions. Over the last decade or so, the Ca governments completely caved to the unions. Some municipalities are at or
: Nice try, everyone now knows that it was CA that screwed themselves by forcing an agreement that did them no good in the end. Just another fine examp
: Still a US Citizen holding a US passport just like you. He isn't a foreigner as the user I quoted pretended to say. Saludos desde Caracas, Luis
: Actually, it had nothing to do with the state government. The people of California voted in the measure that allowed Enron to rape our state based on
: As a Houston based ex-Enron employee, I can tell you that no matter what California did, Enron screwed them up with their electricity prices and dist
: Our culture extends for more than 8,000 years ago. The millenium was a nice event, another millenium for us, interesting but, overall, we've there, d
: Those prison guards did get a huge raise as compared to others, I believe 30% might be close to the ballpark. As regards to Enron, I deal with electr
: Pacific Gas & Electric was a wholly owned Enron subsidiary
: Are you sure or are you pulling my leg? I mean, I dont discount what Enron did.
: The man is of Irish and Spanish descent, partly because of this he is not in touch with everyday problems faced by our society, nor is he identified
: But he is way better than Lopez Obrador. I have my fingers crossed for both the PAN and PRI to agree on a single candidate so that AMLO doesn't win t
: You went too far there. Mexico is well known for its caste system and its oppression of its indigenous. Don't get carried away with the rhetoric.
: Amen to That Luis! Lopez would make Chavez very happy and would ruin 10 years of slow but sure growth. One thing ...The illegal status in Mexico is no
: There wasn't any hesitation, Sacramento's hands were tied because the legislation was voter-approved, not a legislative process thing. They couldn't
: But they did have a cause. PG&E was forced to sell power at a loss, and if action had been taken, I believe it was a 10% fee increase, the crisis wou
: Fully agree, I think the point is, is that Mexico has no right to lecture and push the US about its own immigration policies.
: I agree with you. The problem is is that many pro-illegal immagration advocates are trying to confuse the issue and lump all who oppose illegal immag
: They comitted a civil offense or misdemeanor. I ain't no layer but their "crime" is comparable with possession of marijuana. If all illegals get jail
: Yeah... why does the United States make it so easy for illegals? I work with Mexicans and Guatamalans. I don't know if they are fully legal or not, b
: What caste system? Our population is more than 90% mestizo 5% indigineous and 5% white. The indigienous population is not oppressed, to the contrary,
: I apologize, I got confused with Portland Gas & Electric, which "we" owned.
: Yea right, how many dark skinned folks will you see on the TV? Virtually none, the lighter your skin, the higher up the ladder you are-in most facets
: The whole point of deregulation was to decrease fees, not increase them. That was the problem. They sold the voters one thing and gave them another.
: Wrong again. Many programs in TV feature dark skinned people. I wonder which channels you watch. Maybe in the circles of the Mexican society where yo
: Mexico is a great country. I have been living here for about 10 months and knew nothing about the country before I came. My family lives in NY, and sa
: I tell, my wife's family is from Mexico, and they are still very proud of their country, even though the live in the USA.
: Great. Be proud of who you are and where you came from. But, there comes a point where the United States has to say "We can no longer afford to take
: The people i spoke of as being proud actually live here.... Living in another country doesn't diminish your pride either. You know the Mexican's that
: So what's your point? Yes people who have smoked marijauna or bought it are criminals based on the the laws of our country. As I mentioned before, I
: You have a functioning democracy or (corporocracy) with a Congress and a Senate. Legislators and Senators. Why don't you write to your representative
: See how can you have a debate when I speak of real issues and you rant about artillery. And yes I do have access to my legistators but apparently the
: "They"? You make like the marchers were solely undoccumented. How compeletely wrong you are. Terrorists? The only significant terrorists in US histor
: No you just read what you want to read. So if our intelligence manages to make the legal routes tougher the terorists will...what give up trying to g
: The law doesn't work when it comes to unskilled labor, which is the thing most needed in the US that the US cannot make enough of.
: Please read my reply no.24 You'll find a lot of answers to your questions. As for the needing to speak Spanish, well, I dunno, hand gesturing would p
: Mham001 has got a point. Sadly, Juarez is an exception.
: And demand that which they have no right of claim to whatsoever. Fallacious nonsense that's been proven wrong. And even if you're right, that compone
: You keep sounding like a Chavista or Resentido Social, the ones running the regime here. I guess that makes one more vote for AMLO. Saludos desde Car
: Proven wrong by who? Right wing front groups? Let's see, if we are all paying 20% more for produce at the market (Economist), then you end up driving
: I'll respectfully disagree with you. From Mexico City to the North, people are not dark skinned. That's about half the pop. of Mexico. A lot of these
: The unemployment rate in the African American community is around 25% if I remember my stats correctly. I think there are plenty of workers already i
: You remember wrong. In 2002, when unemployement rates were higher, the rate was 11%. Additionally, 88% of African-Americans live in urban areas, mean
: I can tell you with certainty the lower prices we pay in produce are a pittance compared to the cost borne by the American taxpayer, social servicess
: I've posted this before, but it bears repeating, so that the repetition of the lies about illegal immigration don't take hold. http://www.nationalrev
: You ever see what construction workers make? Addtionally, insurance regulations limit the amount of undocumented labor that is actually able to work
: If you can't acknowledge FACT, then there's no point in trying to have an intellectual argument. That was not an editorial, it was an economic breakd