Dear Readers: This post will essentially be a link-fest, as I have been doing a bit of research on immigration policy to prepare an article for the San Diego News Network tomorrow. It has been most illuminating.
The discoveries I have led me to the conclusion that Janus, the two-faced God of ancient Rome, rules our immigration policies. I have not seen such schizophrenia since I watched the movie “Sybil” years ago.
Now, if the police can’t enforce immigration rules, then why should we expect employers to do so? I came across this San Diego News Network story last week: PB bakery accused of hiring undocumented workers.
An indictment handed down by a federal grand jury last week and unsealed Wednesday accuses Michel Malecot, president of the French Gourmet, and Richard Kauffmann, a manager of the Turquoise Street establishment, of “engaging in a pattern” of employing and harboring illegal aliens.
Malecot, 58, and Kauffmann, 57, kept the non-citizens on staff even after receiving letters from the government advising them that the Social Security numbers provided by the workers did not match their names, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego.
It seems that the Feds are poised to seize the French Gourmet. First Chrysler, then the banks…now, a bistro! Soon we will all be drones for the federal government.
I also came across more proof that Janus rules immigration enforcement. Two of the biggest double standards I have seen are:
- Comparison of how the open-borders protesters are covered by the mainstream media, in comparison to the Tea Party Protests; and,
- Comparison of US Immigration Enforcement vs that of the Mexican Government.
One of my kind Facebook commentors provided a wonderful summation of Mexico’s immigration policy from this source: MEXICO’S IMMIGRATION LAWS & ILLEGAL ALIENS by John W. Slagle.. Some of the highlights:
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.”
- 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.
- 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.”
- The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.”
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 to assist in the arrests of illegal immigrants.
- A National Population Registry keeps track of “every single individual who comprises the population of the country,” and verifies each individual’s identity.
- A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number.
- 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.
- Foreigners who sign government documents “with a signature that is false or different is subject to fine and imprisonment.
- 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.
- Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years.
- Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison . 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 States…
- “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.
I also came across this site, that provides up-to-the-minute immigration statistics: http://immigrationcounters.com/
Janus is the god of beginnings and endings. I hope that we are ending a phase of immigration insanity, and that America’s citizens can unite to protect our borders and citizens and focus on real immigration reform that clears the path for legal immigrants to contribute to the greatness of this country.
In related news, Hot Air posts: Rasmussen: Majority of Latinos in Arizona support letting cops check for immigration status?Also, Michelle Malkin has this report: Obama: Make Illegals Register and Learn English
San Diego Local Order of Bloggers:
Beers with Demo also opines on the Arizona law: Some thoughts on the Arizona illegal immigration bill As does The Liberator Today: Systemic Thinking About Illegal Immigration .
I also wanted to that TLT for giving Democrat Mickey Kaus a Shout-Out in this gem of a post: My Enemies List – Public Employees Unions.
So as the unofficial chief ideologue, I am asking the Tea Party movement to not vote for those candidates endorsed by the public employees unions. Along those lines, I would ask that Democrat readers of this blog give serious consideration to supporting Mickey Kaus for U.S. Senate against Barbara Boxer. Nice article on Kaus at Politico.
Speaking of Boxer, W.C. Varones has this piece: Barbara Boxer’s Google Ads to Nowhere
Finally, the Anchoress has some compelling reading that would be a good compliment to the Liberator’s Today excellent piece regarding how the Tea Party movement should not be “Played” in the immigration debate.