Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The SB1070 bamboozled shuffle

I tried not to wade into the great debate on immigration, but after seeing Lady Gaga rant and protest on the evening news the other day, I can not hold my peace. First and foremost, most Americans don't have a clue about Arizona's immigration law SB1070 and what immigrations means to Americans and the nation. What those in the streets protesting are doing, is showing that they have no civic pride and allegiance to America. They have been bought out and sold out by the current administration, hood winkled and bamboozled if you will. The Federal Government turned the issue into a black and brown issue, walking while Mexican and driving while black is a slight of hands trick that made Harry Houdini and David Copperfield green with envy, and amplifies P.T Barnum statement "There is a sucker born every minute", and the proof is in the streets, just watch the evening news. What is lacking in the grand scheme of things is the remembrance of 9-11 and how it occurred and how can the next one be stopped. I will ask that people read, and think about the original intent of the 14Th amendment to the Constitution. Then have a good read of the immigrations laws of other countries. There are three Americans citizens in jail in Iran. They were on a walk or hike in Iraq and supposedly drifted across the border into Iran, now they have been sitting in an Iranian jail for a year. The real, here in America if you are driving and run a stop sign, a red light of just speeding, it does not matter if you are black, white, pink, plaid, or polka dotted, the first thing the police ask when they pull you over is for your diver license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration, if you don't have any of the requested documents, then you have problems, if you don't speak English, then that is another problem. If you are traveling outside the U.S.A and do not have a valid passport, you will have problems more ways than six. So the question to be answered, are these incidents racial profiling? Now, lets look at Mexico's immigration law, yes the country that have America in such unrest and distress.
the General Law on Population enacted in Mexico in April 2000, mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in that country in the arrests of all illegal immigrants. Now, lets have a look see at some Illegal Immigration Laws.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals.
The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.
Lets say this again with clarity:– The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?
– If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam and prove they can provide their own health care.
– Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in Mexico. (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim).
– Law enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.
– Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’ identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.
While we fret over asking people for photo ID before voting, Mexican laws stipulate that. Mexican authorities must keep track of every single person in the country:
…A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity.
Mind you, this is applicable to every person in Mexico, not just aliens of legal or unlawful status. Civil rights? Right to privacy? Not in Mexico.
And then there’s the Mexican undiplomatic diplomats:
Mexican officials here and abroad are involved in a massive and almost daily interference in American sovereignty. The dozens of illegals milling in the consulate’s courtyard as Velázquez-Suárez speaks, and the millions more radiating outward from Los Angeles across the country, are not a naturally occurring phenomenon, like the tides. They are there thanks in part to Mexico’s efforts to get them into the U.S. in violation of American law, and to normalize their status once here in violation of the popular will. Mexican consulates are engineering a backdoor amnesty for their illegal migrants and trying to discredit American immigration enforcement—activities clearly beyond diplomatic bounds.
LAW OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON ENTRY AND EXIT OF ALIENS(Adopted by the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People's Congress at its Thirteenth Session on 22 November 1985.)
General Provisions
Article 1 The present law is enacted for the purpose of safeguarding the sovereignty and maintaining the security and public order of the People's Republic of China and facilitating international exchanges.
The present Law shall apply to aliens entering, leaving or passing through the territory of the People's Republic of China and to aliens residing or traveling in China.
Article 2 Permission must be obtained from the competent authorities of the Chinese Government by aliens for their entry, transit and residence in China.
Article 3 For entry, exit and transit, aliens shall pass through the ports open to aliens or other designated ports and shall be subject to inspection at border check-posts.
For entry, exit and transit, aliens' means of transport shall pass through the ports open to aliens or other designated ports and shall be subject to inspection and supervision at border check-posts.
Article 4 The Chinese Government protects the legitimate rights and interests of aliens within Chinese territory.
The personal freedom of aliens shall be inviolable. Aliens shall not be liable to arrest unless a warrant or decision is made by a people's procuratorate or a decision is made by a people's court and such a warrant or decision is executed by a public security organ or state security organ.
Article 5 Aliens in China shall abide by Chinese law and shall not endanger the national security of China, harm its public interests or disturb its public order.
Saudi Arabia
ENTRY / EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport valid for at least six months and a visa are required for entry. Visas are issued for business and work, to visit close relatives, and for transit and religious visits by Muslims. Visas for tourism are issued only for approved tour groups following organized itineraries. Airport and seaport visas are not available. All visas require a sponsor, can take several months to process, and must be obtained prior to arrival. Effective May 2008, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to issue 5-year multiple-entry visas to American visitors and students. All Saudi Embassies have the authority to issue the 5-year visas, but only the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. appears to be doing so at this time. In the past, American citizens have reported being refused a Saudi visa because their passports reflected travel to Israel or indicated that they were born in Israel, although this has not happened recently. Women visitors and residents are required to be met by their sponsor upon arrival. Women who are traveling alone and are not met by sponsors have experienced delays before being allowed to enter the country or to continue on other flights.
Women considering relocating to Saudi Arabia should be keenly aware that women and children residing in Saudi Arabia as members of a Saudi household (including adult American-citizen women married to Saudi men, adult American-citizen women who are the unmarried daughters of Saudi fathers, and American-citizen boys under the age of 21 who are the sons of Saudi fathers) require the permission of the Saudi male head of their household to leave the country. Married women require their husband's permission to depart the country, while unmarried women and children require the permission of their father or male guardian. The U.S. Embassy can intercede with the Saudi government to request exit permission for an adult American woman (wife or daughter of a Saudi citizen), but there is no guarantee of success, or even of timely response. Mothers are not able to obtain permission for the departure of minor children without the father's agreement.
Lastly, here in the US the signs at the pro-illegals protests are mostly ignored by the mainstream media, which is too busy looking for Tea Party misdeeds to bother with national security issues such as borders and immigration. Most Americans know our basic laws regarding illegal immigration and that it is not enforced and thus the reason for Arizona immigration law 2010. Simply put, it is illegal to enter the United States without permission. The first time an illegal immigrant is caught in the US it is a misdemeanor civil offense. This is because we want to be able to quickly return illegal aliens to Mexico or Canada, when they are caught at the border without the rigors of a jury trial.
After the first offense, being caught a second time is a felony!
It is also against the law to overstay a visa issued by the US Government and illegal for an employer to knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Our volunteers have compiled this list of illegal immigration laws for your review.
It is Illegal To Bring Illegal Aliens Into US under current Laws
It is unlawful for any person to bring aliens into the United States. Fine: $3,000 for each alien (Sec. 273. [8 U.S.C. 13230). Now I hope this cleared up somethings about the need for Arizona's immigration law SB1070