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Immigration Reform – Euphemism for Vote Buying

With the Republican Party openly discussing immigration reform and changing positions on immigration as a party in order to attract Hispanic voters, I thought this would be a good time to review some immigration laws that are already enacted.

The General Law on Population enacted in April 2000 mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in the arrest of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Deported immigrants who are deported and attempt to reenter the country are subject to ten years in prison. Violation of your visa is punishable by up to six years in prison. Citizens who provide help to illegal immigrants are to be prosecuted. The law also says foreigners can be deported if they are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” violate the law, are not “mentally or physically healthy” or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents.

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