We’ve heard of millions of illegal immigrants streaming into the United States; immigrants who arrive relatively broke and without any real skills that would make them financially independent, let alone upwardly mobile.
But if any one of us wanted to immigrate to one of our neighbors south of the border, what would be required to enter legally?
To apply for and be granted a permanent resident visa, the applicants must:
— have certain close family connections in Mexico, or
— apply for retirement status and prove they have sufficient monthly income (or substantial assets) to support themselves, or
— have 4 consecutive years of regular status as Temporary Resident, or
— have 2 consecutive years of regular status as Temporary Resident where that Temporary Visa was issued through marriage to a Mexican National or a foreign permanent resident, or
— meet a minimum score under the Points System*, or
— be granted residency on humanitarian grounds or through political asylum.
How many Mexicans come into the United States and have enough money to support themselves of meet any of the “status” requirements?
If you have a regular source of income from abroad (e.g. investments, savings, pension, etc.) then a Permanent Resident Visa will be the most straightforward route. By law, you need to prove that you have sufficient funds or investments to sustain yourself, and the income criteria has been tightened up under the new laws which came into effect in 2012.
Obviously, not many at all.
How you go about applying for your visa will depend on your circumstances, how much Spanish you speak, and how much time you have to deal with the bureaucracy involved in the application process.
In the United States, the American taxpayer or advocacy nonprofits take care of any inconvenient language barriers encountered.
According to the left’s ethnocentric advocacy groups, entering the United States is a human right. But when you observe the expectations Mexico imposes on anyone entering, their reasoning is logical.
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)
Anyone living in a border state sees how few Mexican immigrants have any intention of assimilating into American society, thus aside from physical labor jobs and restaurant cuisine, they have little possibility of contributing anything of value to “national progress”. In fact, too many want America to be like Mexico.
— 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)
All one need do is go into any American welfare office and see the amount of Mexicans, especially women with children and elderly seeking monetary, food, and housing benefits; it’s obvious how few arrived with any “necessary funds for their sustenance”
— 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)
Thanks to the Democrat Party, illegal Mexicans are being welcomed into the United States with the hope that some will assimilate enough to become Democrat voters, which artificially upsets “the equilibrium of the national demographics” and also affects Congressional representation in affected districts.
Judging from the high levels of crime committed by illegal aliens from Mexico, they are detrimental “when they do not behave like good citizens… broken laws”. And judging from the levels of diseases recently reintroduced into American society after the influx of “undocumented immigration children”, many entering are not physically healthy which has resulted in yet another negative affect on the American population.
— The Secretary of Governance may “suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest.” (Article 38)
President Trump is trying to do what our politicians have failed to do for decades and look what’s being said about him and those in his administration.
— 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).
We really have NO idea how many illegals are in the United States.
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)
In the United States, many state and local municipality are actively working against our immigration enforcement agency, some even going as far as declaring “sanctuary” areas where illegals are told they will not be detained by local law enforcement or handed over to ICE for deportation proceedings.
— 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)
In order to function in the United States, one must have a driver’s license or identification card, a birth certificate, and a Social Security card. While illegals can purchase all of these and in some American entities, asking for one or all of these can be considered a form of racial discrimination.
— 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). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico — such as working with out a permit — can also be imprisoned.
Just want would illegal immigration into the United States look like if we enforced our laws like the Mexicans enforce theirs?
— “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)
Well, that’s just plain mean and would be considered discriminatory against almost every ugly male in the United States.
And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.
— Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican presidential candidate
Of course, thanks to the Democrat Party and American left, Mexicans assume we want their uneducated poor.
If more who politically advocate for illegals entering or currently in the United States knew how lax our requirements (when observed), expectations, and enforcement is compared to Mexico, the discussion would be a whole lot different… which is why they NEVER bring it up.