Thursday, April 06, 2006

Mexican law makes it a felony to be an illegal alien (in Mexico)

Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien.

Illegal immigration into Mexico is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

Mexico's legal system is different from that of the United States, but is a combination of American constitutional law theory civil system, and its punishment of criminals is generally more lenient than in the US.

Which makes it all the more significant that Mexico considers illegal immigration into the country to be so serious that it is a felony.

Mexico prefers not to burden its prison system with illegal aliens, so it prefers to deport those illegally in the country.

However, Article 123 of Mexico's General Law on Population (Ley General de Poblacion) states, “A penalty of up to two years in prison and a fine of three hundred to five thousand pesos will be imposed on the foreigner who enters the country illegally.”

Another good idea from our neighbors south of the border.


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