Mexico Criticizes New Texas ‘Sanctuary City’ Law

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The Mexican government is expressing regret over a new Texas ban on so-called sanctuary cities, saying the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live just across the border.

The Secretary of Foreign Relations on Monday said in a statement that the Texas law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott “criminalizes even more the phenomenon of immigration.” It says the law foments racial discrimination and will reduce collaboration between police and immigrant communities.

Mexico is Texas’ largest trading partner and shares close ties with the state.

Abbott on Sunday night signed the bill that allows police to ask a person about their immigration status during routine traffic stops. He says the law does away with those who “seek to promote lawlessness in Texas.”

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One Comment

  1. Last time I checked Texas isn’t in the Republic of Mexico, fortunately.

  2. Shaune Stark says:

    Who cares what Mexico likes? It is none of their business! I don’t recall Mexico asking Texas or the US about how it should process/treat illegal aliens within it’s borders…

    1. Dan Young says:

      Well said… Mexico doesn’t allow people to enter it and get jobs and stay at will, yet they expect us to. Well… actuall they expect liberals to allow law breakers in. They just don’t allow liberal to run anything in mexico except American border policy.

    2. John Dendy says:

      Mexico can go o hell.

  3. Kurt Smith says:

    If it PO’s the Mexican government, then it’s got to be good for the US.
    Unfortunately, it won’t be long before another lib O-Judge puts this one down. The part about requiring LEO’s to report criminal illegals (I hate we have to use that redundancy) seems like it’d pass muster. But I’m sure the part about inquiring about immigration status will be the Achille’s heel.
    Libs – always paving the road to destruction and chaos with their ‘feel-good’ intentions.

  4. Even the Secretary of Foreign Relations doesn’t understand the difference between Legal Immigrant and Illegal Immigrant.

  5. Unfortunately, Mexico does not make the laws and rules in the United STates of America. And Texas, last I looked, was part of the United States of America.

    1. Tim Spake says:

      Why is it unfortunate? I am glad they don’t make our laws.

  6. Dan Payne says:

    Mexico is mad? Why don’ they get mad at all their drug cartels and police corruption first.

    1. Takit Itzfre says:

      My guess is because they are aiding and abetting el Presidente with cash and protection. Consider it similar to one big circle jerk.

      Consider this…every Mexican citizen that leaves said country is one less person that the government has to worry about in it’s effort to promote a kind, gentle, and friendly Mexico. The affluent are not leaving. If that were the case, the Mexican government would have solved the border issue already.

  7. Tommy Lewis says:

    I have news for the Mexican Government. Your citizens do not have a right to “choose” to live in the USA. Its not your Country. Go home. Pathetic.

  8. Jack Inmanz says:

    “the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live just across the border.” Its citizens. In their country, not in the U.S. If you (Mr. Mexican President) took better care of your people, they wouldn’t risk life and limb trying to leave.

  9. Don to you (Bcc)show details

    1 There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.
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    3.. All government business will be conducted in our language.
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    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.
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    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.
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    6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps,
    no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    8. If foreigners come here and buy land… Options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted & when caught,
    sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you..
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Harsh, you say?…….

    The above laws are current immigration laws of MEXICO.

    1. Sounds good to me but will never happen in America. Congressional legislators of both parties are tolling for future voters and don’t want to be mean to future constitutes when the amnesty is passed. Heck we don’t even have an official national language!

    2. Tim Headrick says:

      All True…I have lived in Mexico for six years and am a permanent resident….it is also unlawful for any foreigner to hold a civil service job such as fireman or policeman…these jobs are reserved for native born Mexicans only

  10. Illegals have said in the past “We’re trusting in God that He would help us, guide us to make the right decision,”

    According to Romans 13, we are to obey government – as long as it doesn’t contradict God’s Word – because government was set up by Him as His authority on earth.

    Illegals have no right to expect that He will help them disobey the law – in fact, they have every right to believe that “whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” – Romans 13:2.

    If they want God’s blessings, they need to go back home, and pray that God will open up a door for them to come here legally.

  11. Mexico, it’s time to get your house in order!

  12. Yeah, those pesky laws always seem to get in the way. How dare they enforce the laws of the land, north of the border. Especially, considering how well Mexico treats those in their country illegally. Hypocrites.

  13. Jim Wharry says:

    Does that mean if people sneak into Mexico, for who knows what ungodly reason, they will be allowed to stay and given support for themselves and their families?

  14. Jack Cooper says:

    Mexico is yet another failed Socialist State that if I lived in that cesspool I’d want out to…

  15. Dusty Rhodes says:

    Why does the Mexican government think their citizens have a right to move here unimpeded by law, yet don’t allow US citizens the same privilege regarding their sorry country?

    1. Takit Itzfre says:

      Apparently what you describe is the Mexican version of compromise.

  16. Bill Lewis says:

    When I go to Mexico I am expected to follow the their law and that offends me.

  17. mikey0 says:

    Well, then, don’t move to Texas. It’s called sovereignty. Maybe too many illegals are involved in drugs, gangs, and general law-breaking to suit Texas. If Mexico took care of the drug cartels, maybe we wouldn’t have to.

  18. Greg Coe says:

    Mexicans from Mexico fckn hate us. Remember they chanted 9-1-1 shortly after the event, at a US vs Mexico soccer game. They imprisoned one of our PTSD veterans in one of their most dangerous and notorious prisons. We owe Mexico nothing.

  19. Jimmy Chonga says:

    Mexico is hardly in a position to dictate what this country should do with Mexico’s strays.

  20. Floyd Martin says:

    How many Sanctuary Cities does Mexico have? None
    So STFU!

  21. jcx2 says:

    Some people who left Mexico were like the designated worker bees, bees supporting the many family members who could not or would not work in Mexico. The worker bees sent money back to Mexico which lined the pockets of the tax collectors, in Mexico. Some people left as if they were leaving a sinking ship. Mexico should be ashamed for how they used their citizens. I do not think all Mexicans who came here were solely seeking ways to take care of their families, nor to make them valued Americans….after all, how can a parent who is illegal urge the legal way to live for their children…children who can simply say “hey Mom, everyday you wake up in this Country, you are trashing its laws, you are taking from an taxpaying Citizen”. How is that a “good” person?

  22. Are they kidding me? No one has a right to illegally live in another country. Just have Mexico check their own laws, which include a long prison sentence and huge fine. What’s really at stake here is the Central and South Americans who are now stopping their migration in Mexico and they now have to deal with it.

  23. Mexico sends as many here as possible. They live 20-30 to a single family home, collect benefits, work for cash on the black market and send it back to their family. Facts are:

    51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, food stamps, school lunches and housing assistance, compared to 30% for native-led households, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies.

    Those numbers increase for households with children, with 76% of immigrant-led households receiving welfare, compared to 52% for the native-born.

  24. Samuel Green says:

    If Mexico wants an opinion, they can pay for the costs of kicking out their citizens from the USA.

  25. I don’t care if Mexico is “furious.” I am tired of paying for illegal immigrants using all of our facilities, i.e., Medicaid, schools, parks, food stamps, social services, on the US taxpayers back. They need to go back to their countries. Mexico is so disingenuous chastising Americans for wanting to have borders and legal immigration. If you sneak into Mexico illegally, you will be thrown into jail. Between drug money, drug cartels, murder, kidnapping, human slavery, and freeloading off of other countries, Mexico is a burden on the world. A wall should be built around Mexico until they clean up their own country.

  26. The law ”
    criminalizes” what is already against the law in this country, cupcake.

  27. Jack Riley says:

    Too funny. Mexico does not want sanctuary cities to end. Could it be because the money the illegals earn in the USA but send down to mexico will hurt the mexico economy if the illegals are not here?

  28. Harry Buskin says:

    “…saying the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live just across the border.”
    OK, just what rights do those who enter this country illegally possess? Your people who violate our border controls are criminals or an invasion force. You have no rights. Mexico is no friend of the U.S., so long as they conspire to destabilize our government and try to institute a Nova Mexico within our borders.

  29. Why do we need a law to make law enforcement enforce the law? Why aren’t they charged and tired?

  30. Mexico are experts in Sanctuary, actually the whole country is a Sanctuary …… To the drug Cartels.

  31. Rich Hamrick says:

    Who cares if it upsets Mexico? Their citizens are not our responsibility. And if they’re here illegally, they have no rights except to be deported.

  32. Hats off to the great state of Texas, its governor and state legislature for protecting its residents, tax payers and enforcing the law. Hoping the federal government will eventually have the same guts?

  33. Carter Gwynn says:

    Mexico does not want a bunch of Mexicans sent to their country. They just celebrated throwing out the French immigrants.

  34. Can someone tell me why we are bombing Syria and not these parasites?

  35. Dear Mexico, please punish us. Boycott the USA! Keep your trade and ALL your people on your own side of the border. Refuse to have anything to do with us, ever! Hit us where it hurts. Treat us like a plague, rogue, enemy state. Make crossing the border into the USA a capital offense in your country. I think we can work with that here, too. AMF! Adios…MF…my friend(?)!

  36. Too bad! Just look at the requirements to settle in Mexico…

  37. Dear Mexico, please send us a translated copy of your complete immigration law for your country. We’ll enact it here in the USA just as you wrote it for your own country. Read it lately? A great piece of legislation, if you ask me. Very strict, very firm, and you don’t have any provisions for sanctuary cities. I say you have a winner set of immigrations laws, and I hope we’re smart enough to copy you!

  38. Obama habla “Yo soy El Diablo”

  39. Troy Dynes says:

    Maybe the Mexcans should stay home and help make Mexico great again.

  40. iratenate says:

    I wouldn’t stand for this insult. I would boycott the United States entirely, just to show them how angry I am that they won’t let me waltz into their country.

  41. Troy Dynes says:

    The Mexcans will retaliate by boycotting Texas.

  42. Emily MWade says:

    Just continue one step further besides outlawing all sanctuary cities. Demand eVerify for all employers who will pay big fines.and hopefully go out of business. Thats a good start.

  43. So let them be mad…this is still OUR country.

  44. “criminalizes even more the phenomenon of immigration.”

    The phenomenon of ILLEGAL immigration? It doesn’t criminalize it. It’s already a crime. It just assists in enforcement of existing law with those who otherwise are fine with providing aid and comfort.

  45. Why wouldn’t the corrupt Mexican Govt be furious? After all they expect the US to be their de facto welfare system and major source of hard currency. If the sanctuaries are eliminated they might actually have to care for their own citizens. Imagine that!

  46. Ken Kaufman says:

    Texas should have passed a law offering a $500 reward for every Mexican thief/illegal Dead or Alive. These thieves need to be deported as soon as found, and anyone aiding and abetting them should be jailed and if in public service fired and stripped of any pensions.

    We grow tired of supporting these parasites. LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WELCOME, illegals should be deported at once, and Mexico should be charged for every nickel they stole from US taxpayers.

  47. The madder these pro immigrant a holes get the better we are doing.

  48. Earl Turner says:

    Mexico take back your killers and meth dealers (one and the same). One, from Ackley Iowa, shot up a car in Ankeny, in front of witnesses. Lucky for him media and/or law enforcement tries to hide such crimes. The state of the victims has never been released. Several illegals dealing meth got caught in Marshalltown, IA. They had an arsenal that included “assault rifles” and “sub machine guns”. AR15 type rifles and Tec-9 pistols. The Tec-9 is easily restored to original design as a sub machine gun.

  49. Bob She says:

    I feel that the wall on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala could step on the rights of Guatemalan citizens who choose to live just across the border.

  50. Earl Turner says:

    Remember that encouraging illegal immigration is a cruel in inhumane act. Hundreds die every year trying to reach corrupt employers and their jobs. Hundreds die every year in the desert. More are maimed or killed riding the “death train” across Mexico. Women and girls are raped by human smugglers and other illegals. Look up “rape trees”. Those who encourage illegal immigration through sanctuary cities have blood on their hands. As to corrupt greedy employers who don’t care about the deaths and suffering their greed causes.

  51. Robin Morris says:

    Lol, Suck it mexico!!!

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