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While Mexico demands rights for immigrants in U.S., it works to bar non-natives from jobs North County Times – North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News – – — FYI.

Even as Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of undocumented Mexican migrants, its officials at times calling U.S. policies “xenophobic,” Mexico places daunting limitations on anyone born outside its territory.

In the United States, only two posts —- the presidency and vice presidency —- are reserved for the native born.

In Mexico, non-natives are banned from those and thousands of other jobs, even if they are legal, naturalized citizens.

Foreign-born Mexicans can’t hold seats in either house of the congress. They’re also banned from state legislatures, the Supreme Court and all governorships. Many states ban foreign-born Mexicans from spots on town councils. And Mexico’s Constitution reserves almost all federal posts, and any position in the military and merchant marine, for “native-born Mexicans.”

Recently the Mexican government has gone even further. Since at least 2003, it has encouraged cities to ban non-natives from such local jobs as firefighters, police and judges.

  1. FriedTurkey says:

    Mexico presses the United States to grant unrestricted citizenship to millions of undocumented Mexican migrants?? Uh really? Why would they do that? They want to lose citizens? How would that benefit Mexico? Less people to deal with? There are no Mexican officials asking for illegal immigrants to become citizens. That would be like a Mexican official saying: “Hey our country sucks”.

    John – You do realize there is more than one Mexican right? If one Mexican says one thing and another Mexican says something else it doesn’t make it hypocritical.

  2. Roy says:

    And just how many non-native Mexicans are clamoring for these jobs? Much to do about nothing… And, except for the military, I don’t see many Mexicans taking those positions in the US. Wow, talk about making something out of nothing…

  3. forrest says:

    Since when did this country let Mexico tell us what to do…? Didn’t we take Texas and the rest of the territories west of it away from them?

    WE only let corrupt politicians from the U.S. dictate U.S. policy, not corrupt politicians from other countries. There’s nothing worst then that, it’s the sort of thing that unites people in the U.S.

    What if this country rounded up all of the undocumented people and deported them back into Mexico? How would this affect their economy, which also relies on these people sending money and goods back to Mexico?

    How about the U.S. just annexes Mexico and makes it another one or two more of the states or a commonwealth like the bankrupted Puerto Rico?

  4. Angel H. Wong says:

    And that’s the reason why everyone is leaving to the USA ladies and gentlemen.

    Remember, there’s always a good reason for ppl to risk their lives crossing the desert and into the states because the real crooks just go past through the gates.

  5. malren says:

    “Uh really? Why would they do that?”

    Because BILLIONS of American dollars get funnelled back to the Mexican economy, genius. That’s such a basic, commonly-known thing not a lot of people bother to spell it out constantly. It’s something you shold really know offhand if you are going to participate in a conversation about Mexican immigration

    How you didn’t figure it out and still managed to type somewhat coherently, I have no idea.

  6. meetsy says:

    Roy, you aren’t getting it. There ARE Americans who have moved to Mexico (water, beaches, taco’s..I don’t know…but they do), and the problem is..if you are a gringo and open an business….your business could be seized, as well as any assets. As for jobs…literally any job you might have as a naturalized citizen…can be taken away at any time by a Mexican born saying “I want that job”.
    Now, what is the issue? Well…gee, we have people protesting in OUR streets who are illegal aliens…. demanding concessions from US that are not given in their country to LEGAL aliens. You tell me, what’s wrong with this picture?

  7. James, age 14 says:

    When speaking of an immigration bill, Hillary said, “This would criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably Jesus Himself.” That is not true, because people who hire illegals are nothing like Jesus Himself. They hire these people because they can EXPLOIT them. Employers BLACKMAIL illegal immigrants to prevent any fair-worker protests that might result from their illegally overworking and underpaying them. In addition, since illegals cannot open bank accounts, they must carry cash and are often mugged. Also, they bring illegal drugs to this country which can be bought and sold for outrageous gain. Illegal immigrants are very profitable here, in some very illegal ways.

  8. Angel H. Wong says:


    Ask yourself why would someone risk their lives to go to the USA?

    And James: you’re right, and they should criminalize the companies who hire illegal immigrants for hunger salaries.

    If you guys think that kicking all the illegal immigrants will boost salaries think again, what can be outsourced will be outsourced.

  9. Gary Marks says:

    #9 James, you’re mistaken about the basis for Senator Clinton’s assertion. It does not refer to the hiring of illegal aliens, as you claim. She is referring to the specific portion of the bill that provides for up to 5 years imprisonment and a possible fine for anyone who “assists, encourages, directs, or induces a person to reside in or remain in the United States, or to attempt to reside in or remain in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such person is an alien who lacks lawful authority to reside in or remain in the United States.”

    The key word there is “assists,” which some Catholics have agreed could require them (under penalty of imprisonment) to verify the legal status of anyone they assist with food or first aid. Cardinal Roger Mahony has already written a letter to the President echoing these concerns on behalf of the Catholic Church.

    James, if you really are 14 years old, homework is a concept with which you should be familiar. Do your homework on the issues before you insert your foot into your mouth. I don’t mean to pick on you James, but I’ve seen this lie repeated in other blogs, and it’s getting old. And why pick a false issue when there are so many valid points on which you could challenge Hillary?

  10. AB CD says:

    They probably put all these bans in after people in the US started getting elected in Mexico.


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