Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mexican ID legalized

Yes Yes boys and girls. In the county of Sonoma in the utterly insane state of California; Mexican ID cards are now legal and recognized forms of ID

"The idea is to reduce the immigration-related duties of local cops.

Oh god forbid the cops should do their jobs and arrest people who need arresting.

Accepting Mexican consulate-issued cards will reduce the number of people booked into jail for lacking ID, and ergo, will reduce deportations from Santa Rosa County Jail, the newspaper reported.

Oh no! We can't POSSIBLY book people into jail for not having ID's because they're not supposed to be here in the first place. No why that would be a positively earthshattering and wrong concept! Nope we can't possibly be finding these people because lack of ID and then deporting them back to their own country because they broke the law in crossing the border anywhere they pleased instead of at a manned border crossing.

Mexican nationals will need to apply to the consulate for such a card. The consulate will likely set up shop in the area to both issue cards and instruct people how to do so, the newspaper reported.

So. In a move that boggles my mind Sonoma county is going to let another COUNTRY issue it's ownID's to people that are criminal to begin with\, and this is a sane immigration policy? Oh THIS makes sense? I don't think so junior.

Let's look at the Mexican Laws in regards to immigration shall we?

Oh wow we have to have PROOF that we have the funds to support ourselves if we go down there to retire, oh and we aren't allowed to WORK. Just live off our money already in the bank, social security what have you.. If you're a tourist..your not allowed to engage in anything that might make you money.
If you go down as a student you must actually take the courses, show proof of same, oh and you have to renew your status every 12months., WOW..that's a tad more restrictive than our own laws don't you think?

Oh wait here's some more:
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).

Mexico’s Immigration Law
(General Law on Population)


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)

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)

There's actually some points of congruity there but by and large...


No? didn't think so.


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