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Illegal Alien Amnesty, Guest Workers, International Law and Politics

By John W. Slagle
January 28, 2006

I love this nation. I believe the United States was once a sovereign republic with policies that were not directed by Mexico or any foreign nation.

For over three decades, political apathy regarding Immigration and Naturalization Laws has resulted in a very serious problem within this country.

In a quest for " cheap labor " and illicit votes, both political parties have condoned the violation of laws established by Congress, 8 USC 1324,1325, and 1326 INA.

The issue of illegal immigration is not a matter of race, creed or color. Laws which govern the orderly flow of legal immigrants and non-immigrants is very similar worldwide. In most nations, national security, public safety, and economics are all linked to Immigration standards of admission.

Stateside, non enforcement of Immigration statutes have resulted in an enept, now defunct govenment agency, INS. The President of the United States is very proud that any foreign national who can walk across the Rio Grande is welcome, dispite violation of law, 8 USC 1325. Catering to Mexico's policies, demands also seem to be a priority in Washington with most elected officials.

Special Interest Groups consider U.S. Immigration laws racist,inhumane and unjust. A possible answer to the problem would be abolishing all U.S. Statutes and adopting "word for word " Mexico's standards and law per their govenment constitution. How could any group in the United States including LULAC or ACLU be offended?

Contrary to popular belief, Mexico has very strict immigration laws which are enforced by every police agency in the country. The Bureau of Immigration can call upon any law enforcement officer to assist in their mission. Citizens from the United States traveling in Mexico without proper documents are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

Mexican law requires proof of citizenship, passport, photo I.D. destination and purpose of travel for any foreign national entering the Country. The foreign national cannot work and must have monetary funds to support their stay in Mexico.

Non-Immigrants, FM-3s must provide proof of identity as well as a financial statement, proof of income. This income must be 250 times the minimum wages paid in Mexico City.

To fully immigrate as an FM-2, proof of income required is 400 times the minimum wages paid in Mexico City.For some reason, the elite ruling class of Mexico does not appreciate immigrants that are not self-supporting or illegal aliens competing for jobs. Amnesty for law breakers is not an option.

Voting regulations in Mexico are very strict to prevent voter fraud in elections. What an amazing concept.Proof of identity with a government issued photo voter ID is required to vote within a polling district. A fingerprint is also taken. Elections are serious business in Mexico compared to the United States of America.

Mexico controls their Borders with military troops. The fact that many military or police units are corrupt and 65 percent of cocaine and marijuana seized in the U.S. comes from Mexico is not on the political "radar" in Washington D.C.

In 1989, the U.S. Government had armed squads of U.S. Marines as well as Army National Guard air support wings assisting in narcotics interdictions along the Arizona Border. It was a very effective operation, perhaps too effective. Politicians in Mexico were "outraged" that U.S. Marines were deployed along high intensity smuggling areas.

Very specific rules of engagement were in place for our Marines. If fired upon by armed smugglers, they returned fire ending the situation. Mexican military incursions on U.S. soil was not a factor and for a brief period of time, the U.S. Border Patrol regained control along the Line.

John W. Slagle

Tucson, Arizona