Posts Tagged ‘illegal aliens’

Illegal Aliens. They’re American.

October 6, 2010

Illegal Aliens.They're American.

Mexico has an illegal alien problem. Most of Mexico’s illegal aliens are from the United States.

But it’s not really a problem. Despite what you read in the Washington Times and hear from Tea Party hate mongers, illegal immigration is a civil offense in Mexico, not a criminal one.* People who cross the border illegally or over-stay their visas are told to pay a small fine and fill out their papers. No one in Mexico goes to jail for simple immigration violations, and no one is deported.


“Mexico’s illegal immigrants? Americans.” Meghan Collins Sullivan, GlobalPost.


*Fact: It’s also a civil offense in the U.S., but you wouldn’t know that from all the rhetoric, detention centers, and deportations.


Image (“¡Cuidado!”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Celebrities Slam Arizona Law

April 30, 2010

Celebrities Slam Arizona Law

Arizona has a new law. Now police can stop you just because you look like your family lived there before Arizona was the USA.  People everywhere are upset: