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Mexico Issues ‘Travel Alert’ Over AZ Law

From a similarly incensed Associated Press:

Mexico issues travel alert over new Arizona law

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s government is warning its citizens about travel to Arizona because of a tough new immigration law there.

The travel alert from the Foreign Relations Department urges Mexicans in Arizona to "act with prudence and respect the framework of local laws."

Shouldn’t the Mexican government encourage its citizens to “respect the framework of local laws” all the time and in all countries?

(Just kidding. The Mexican government even passes out comic-book style guidebooks to help their citizens live illegally in our country.)

It says that the law’s passage shows "an adverse political atmosphere for migrant communities and for all Mexican visitors."

The problem is not with the “visitors.”

It says that once the law takes effect, foreigners can be detained if they fail to carry immigration documents.

According to the US State Department, Mexicans visiting this country need a passport and visa. We strongly suspect that those would be enough to keep any tourists or visitors from being wrongfully detained.

While enforcement details are not yet clear, the alert says "it should be assumed that any Mexican citizen could be bothered and questioned for no other reason at any moment."

Actually, the enforcement details are clear. And no will can be bothered or questioned simply on suspicion of being an illegal alien. It’s just that now their immigration status will no longer be ignored if they are stopped for another infraction.

But when did the Mexican government ever let such details get in the way of one of their country’s primary sources of income?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Mexico Issues ‘Travel Alert’ Over AZ Law”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    I would venture to say that a Mexican with a valid passport would get a “thank you and have a nice day” from a cop in Arizona.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    So, the same government that goads them into crossing illegally warns them to be careful and follow the laws?

    Once again, I am absolutely appalled at the apparent ignorance of the press and conservative politicians and pundits for ignoring Mexico’s laws concerning treatment of illegals and the actual treatment illegals suffer when caught in Mexico.

  3. proreason says:

    Arizona must be heartbroken over this.

    Imagine the Mexican travelers who might be impacted by this.

    It could be as high a number as 2, or even 3.

  4. Right of the People says:

    I bet someone in the Mexican government probably sees this as a chance to make some money selling “travel” documents under the counter so to speak. I’m sure a market will spring up soon.

  5. Rusty Shackleford says:

    As for the person holding the sign in the photo, let me address each of your points.

    Don’t look at my color We don’t. In fact, it has nothing to do with anything.

    Look at the great potential I could give America that my own nation. Mexico, could not take advantage of Hey, if I understand this misconstructed sentence correctly, you want me to appreciate the hard work, dedication and ability to reach for a better lifestyle. Nobody wants that more than a conservative American. We’re behind you all the way on that. But we want you to do it legally.

    I Love USA, God Bless America Yes, so if that is correct then you’ll hustle down to the immigration office, apply for citizenship, get a sponsor, take the required courses and pass the test and EARN it. If you’ve been here and love it so much then you MUST, at some point have learned to appreciate the fairness of the application of our laws, especially when compared to that of Mexico.

    So, as I see it, I’m on your side. The only place we differ is that you want citizenship to be given to you whereas I expect you to earn it. You know, put some effort towards it besides just toiling and allowing us to take advantage of your “potential”.

    This is a diametric opposition. You will never see my point of view and I vehemently disagree with yours based on our laws and what makes sense.

    If you love the USA as much as your sign implies, then you would do everything you could to become a citizen legally. Otherwise, they’re just words on a cardboard sign.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Mexican Migrant Guide to Breaking our Laws: (I have screen shots of this, I took about 5 years ago, can’t find them online now) http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-11157769.html

    COST PER STUDENT IN ARIZONA: http://www.epodunk.com/top10/per_pupil/

    There is NO WAY anyone picking fruit, or is an illegal immigrant, can possibly pay enough taxes in a year, to justify even 1 child attending a public school.


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