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    The Buzz: Undocumented immigrants honored in California Assembly

    The Buzz: Undocumented immigrants honored in California Assembly

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    Five undocumented immigrants who plan to walk
    to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the federal
    DREAM Act, accompanied by supporters, are
    recognized Monday in the California Assembly.

    Five undocumented immigrants received a standing ovation on the Assembly floor on Monday for their campaign to prod changes in federal immigration law.

    The immigrants are walking from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to lobby for the federal Dream Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for longtime residents who immigrated illegally and later graduated from U.S. high schools.

    No lawmakers protested Monday's recognition – almost all Democrats stood to applaud, but many Republicans stayed in their seats.

    "These are young people exemplifying true leadership and commitment to civic engagement," said Assemblyman Ricardo Lara, a Bell Gardens Democrat who chairs the Latino Legislative Caucus.

    The five walkers are Alex Aldana of Southern California, Lucas Da Silva of Orlando, Fla., Jose Gonzalez of San Diego, Nicolas Gonzalez of Chicago and Jonatan Martinez of Georgia.

    Martinez said their goal is to show that undocumented immigrants can be contributing taxpayers if given the opportunity.

    Martinez came from Mexico on a visitor's visa when he was 4. He graduated from college, but federal law bars employers from hiring him, he said.

    "As much as I love America, I'm not able to give back because of the fact that I'm undocumented," Martinez said.

    source: The Buzz: Undocumented immigrants honored in California Assembly - The Buzz - The Sacramento Bee





    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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    Wow, now I've heard it all! Recognizing and honoring illegal aliens seems to be in vogue these days ......... for many of the folks on the left.
    "Too bad ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation." Henry Kissinger

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    Wow, now I've heard it all! Recognizing and honoring illegal aliens seems to be in vogue these days ......... for many of the folks on the left.
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    Nothing can surpass this one ..



    I say we play by Mexico's own rules ..

    Mexico's Tough Laws

    That the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) member nations standardize their immigration laws by using Mexico's own law as a model.


    What say you, Mr. Calderon?


    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 3

    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).

    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 11

    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)

    Mexicans who help illegal aliens enter the country are themselves considered criminals under the law:

    A Mexican who marries a foreigner with the sole objective of helping the foreigner live in the country is subject to up to five years in prison. (Article 127)

    Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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