“Police state: How Mexico treats illegal aliens”
“– The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?
– If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must…provide a bank statement proving economic independence…and prove they can provide their own health care.
– Illegal entry into the country is…a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment.
– Law enforcement officials at all levels…must cooperate to enforce immigration laws… The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens arrests….
– Ready to show your papers? Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.
All of these provisions are enshrined in Mexico’s Ley General de Población (General Law of the Population)…
… under the Mexican constitution…political speech by foreigners is banned. Noncitizens cannot “in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.”
… the Mexican government is notorious for its abuse of…illegal aliens who…violate Mexico’s southern border. The Red Cross has protested rampant Mexican police corruption, intimidation and bribery schemes targeting illegal aliens there for years.