HR5523 Seeks to align US immigration laws with Mexico's!
H.R.5523 , a recently introduced bill in the U.S. Congress attempts to make U.S. immigration laws more like Mexico's highly "U.S. citizen" discriminitory immigration policies, commonly referred to as Mexico's General Population Act.
The more you read, the better it gets! What's good for the gringo, is good for the Mexican, one could say. Interesting concept and a great reference, although we haven't heard much about the idea. But then the media isn't too hip on telling us what a bigotted country Mexico really is.
There is a plentiful amount of social engineering included in the wording of the bill indicated in the summary below, to cause concern, but all in all points out the unbalanced way Mexico expects US to accomodate their citizens.
Title: To align the immigration laws of the United States with the Mexican General Population Act.
Sponsor: Rep Linder, John [GA-7] (introduced 6/6/2006) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 6/12/2006 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 6/20/2006
Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] - 6/6/2006
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] - 7/28/2006
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 6/29/2006
Rep Myrick, Sue [NC-9] - 6/13/2006
SEC. 506. REENTRY AFTER DEPORTATION.
- Any foreigner who, after being deported, enters the country again without having obtained readmission authorization shall receive up to 10 years in prison and be fined up to $9,000. The same penalty shall be imposed on any foreigner who fails to report or hides his or her deportee status in order to obtain a new entry permit.
SEC. 507. UNAUTHORIZED OVERSTAYS.
- Any foreigner who, after initially having legally obtained authorization to enter the country, remains in the country illegally due to noncompliance with or violation of the administrative or legal provisions upon which his or her stay was conditioned shall receive up to 6 years in prison and be fined up to $9,000.
SEC. 508. UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES BY FOREIGNERS.
- A fine of up to $6,000 and imprisonment of up to eighteen months shall be imposed on any foreigner who performs activities for which he or she is not authorized in conformance with this Act or the entry permit granted by the Department.
SEC. 509. CRIMINAL OR DISHONEST ACTS DURING.
- Any foreigner who violates the terms governing his or her stay in the country by performing unlawful or dishonest acts shall receive up to 2 years in prison and be fined up to $17,000.
SEC. 510. FALSE CLAIM REGARDING IMMIGRATION STATUS.
- Any foreigner who maliciously makes use of or claims to hold an immigration status different from that granted to him or her by the Department shall receive up to 5 years in prison and be fined up to $9,000.
SEC. 511. UNLAWFUL ENTRY.
- Any foreigner who enters the country illegally shall receive up to two years in prison and be fined between $600 and $9,000.
SEC. 528. PERMITTING FOREIGNER TO ESCAPE IMMIGRATION CONTROLS.
- A fine of up to 1,000 times the general minimum daily wage in effect at the time the violation is committed shall be imposed on any person who takes custody of a foreigner and then allows said foreigner to escape immigration controls, without prejudice to such penalties as may be incurred in the event such action constitutes a criminal offense.
U.S. General Population Act - Directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement or promote measures to: (1) influence population dynamics through education systems, public health systems, professional and technical training systems, and child protection systems, and encourage the participation of the collective populace in solving the problems that affect it; (2) regulate immigration and ensure immigrant assimilation and distribution into the national environment; (3) restrict U.S. emigration when national interests so require; and (4) stimulate the establishment of strong population cores of U.S. citizens and nationals in low population density border areas.
Sets forth provisions respecting: (1) migration; (2) immigration; (3) a national population registry; and (4) immigration-related penalties.