Monday, May 24, 2010

Mexico's Tough Immigration Laws

Mexican President Calderon is good on some issues, especially in his fight against the drug cartels. He is, however, way off base in his criticism of Arizona's new immigration law, given his own country's draconian immigration statutes. Mexico also has troops protecting its southern border.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals. The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to "economic or national interests," violate Mexican law, are not "physically or mentally healthy" or lack the "necessary funds for their sustenance" and for their dependents.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer for once escaped the liberal cocoon and politely calls out President Calderon on his hypocrisy--starting at the 4-minute mark:

Another usually reliable liberal voice, CNN's Jack Cafferty, blasts the administration's failure to enforce immigration law: