Sunday, April 29, 2007

Immigrations Double Standards

If there is one thing that really got me upset, I think it would have to be double standards, rules that apply to some and not to others. Rules should to everyone equally, and that is why the whole issue of immigration and multiculturalism has got me so upset. People are dead wrong when they say that I am racist or xenophobic. I am about following rules, rules that should be applied equally to all.

America has been called the melting pot. People from all nations came to this country and became Americans. These people did not give up their cultural heritage, but they did assimilate into society in a way that produced citizens that were able to work and communicate together. That meant that they would all have to speak a common language and follow common laws.

People came to this country to partake of the opportunities that abounded within our borders. However, they did assimilate, they became Americans in every sense of the word. Their loyalty was to this country, not their native land. That is what made the concept of the melting pot so great, we took members from all races and nationalities and combined them all into a diverse, yet unified citizenry.

In 1782, Hector St. Jean Crevecoeur wrote a book entitled, Letters From An American Farmer. In it he states,

"…whence came all these people? They are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes... What, then, is the American, this new man? He is neither an European nor the descendant of an European; hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. . . . The Americans were once scattered all over Europe; here they are incorporated into one of the finest systems of populations which has ever appeared."

That is the melting pot which made America so great. All that has changed with the politically correct concept of multiculturalism. While multiculturalism may sound good, the application of its principles in America has done nothing but fragment society, dividing it along ethnic and racial lines. So instead of being a united people, we are a people divided by race. Again, I do not wish to imply that we are to forsake our cultural heritage, but for this country to survive, those who wish to reside here in America must, above all, agree to abide by the cultural and social rules and laws that made this country what it is.

Think about it for a moment. American cultural and social rules were followed by the people who made America such a great place to begin with. If those common cultural and social rules had not been followed America would not have become the great country it is, and no one would want to come here. So why the desire to do away with the very principles that made this country what is so appealing to people all over the world?

Getting back to my point, multiculturalism may sound great since it says that all races and cultures have something good to offer. Then, without being labeled racist, may I ask the following? Why is it that every race has some group or organization that promotes their culture, the advancement of their people, except for the white Anglo-Saxon Americans?

There is the National Council of La Raza for the Hispanics, the NAACP for the African Americans, the National Association of Arab Americans, the Hmong American Partnership, the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans, and the India American Cultural Association, just to name a few.

Yet I dare you to deny that if I were to start a national organization called the Society for the Preservation of White American Values I would be attacked and labeled a racist and my organization would be picketed and protested until I was forced to close it down.

Is that equal treatment for all? It is clearly a case of double standards, and remember, I don’t like double standards under any circumstances.

Now this is where the subject of illegal aliens comes into play. These folks from Mexico that violate our immigration laws, then demand citizenship and all the rights that being an American citizen entails really get my blood boiling. It is not because I don’t think people should not be allowed to migrate to America, if they assimilate and become 100% American. No, I get mad because of the double standards. These people break our laws by entering this country illegally. They do not even have the decency to respect our law and yet they want to be treated as equals and given the same rights that people born here or naturalized receive? Why don’t we take a look at how we would be treated if we wanted to migrate to Mexico.

The following are all actual law in regards to immigration and naturalization in Mexico.
-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)

-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)

-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).

-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)

Those are the laws regarding illegal immigration to Mexico. What is their law regarding becoming a citizen of their country?

Immigrant Permits are for people who wish to live in Mexico, short or long term.
You do not have to surrender your natural Citizenship to be granted full resident status in Mexico. Full resident status entitles you to all rights and benefits of a Mexican National (live, work, claim state benefits and to pay taxes) but you cannot vote in Mexican elections.

The following describes the different types of Non-Immigrant and Immigrant Permits.


If you want to study in Mexico, a non-immigrant permit which enables you to live and study in Mexico can be granted by the Consulate. You must be able to prove your ability to be self-sufficient by showing a certain amount of funds in a bank account.

Listed below are the kinds of people who can apply for Immigrant Permits, with a view to taking up permanent residency in Mexico:

If you are over 50 years of age, and want to engage in "non remunerative activities" and you are receiving funds from abroad (from a pension or other investments or fixed income) at least to the value of 400 times the daily minimum wage per month* and a further 200 times daily minimum wage per month for each dependent (e.g. spouse, children) then you can apply for a Retiree Immigration Permit.

You can receive an immigration permit if you are willing to invest your capital in Mexico. You investment can be directed at industry or services, and must equal a minimum of 26,000 times the minimum daily wage in Mexico City

If you are a qualified professional, you can have your certificates validated by the Mexican Consulate and apply for an immigration permit to live in Mexico. You must be sponsored by a company who must satisfy the authorities that you are essential to their operative requirements.

Immigrant, Economically Active
(When you want to acquire permanent residency AND you want to work there)
You will need to satisfy the requirements for entry (e.g. professional, sponsored by a company, etc), or be able and prepared to invest at least 40,000 times the minimum daily wage in Mexico City (see above).

Immigrant, Not Economically Active
(When you want to acquire permanent residency but DO NOT want to work there)
If you are of retirement age (50+), and have at least US$1,500 or equivalent income per month, then a Retiree permit will be your easiest route.

So, you see that Mexico applies much more stringent immigration laws upon people wishing to reside in their country, then the illegal aliens, and even Presidents Fox and Calderon are demanding of the United States government. DOUBLE STANDARDS AGAIN!

I hope I have been able to explain that I am not against legalized immigration if those who come here truly wish to become Americans. I am against anyone who comes here and does not want to become American, anyone who comes here illegally and then demands all the rights and privileges of citizenship when all they deserve is to be sent home.

Illegal immigration is about the law, and double standards. If you cut through the emotional nonsense and examine the facts you will see that the citizens of this country who want our immigration laws enforced and no benefits for illegal aliens are only asking our government to apply the same rules the government of Mexico applies to people who violate their laws. This issue is not about race, although those who favor amnesty and open borders would tell you otherwise. If any charge of racism is to be leveled against anyone, it would be to all the groups and organizations which cry racism when Anglo Saxons stand up for their rights and privileges while these same groups are free to promote the benefit of their race and their culture.

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