THE NEW MEXICAN VOTER CREDENTIAL
La Opinión (the biggest Spanish-language paper in the U.S.) reported as of April 21st, 43,590 Mexicans residing in the United States obtained identification to vote in Mexican elections. [Más de 43 mil mexicanos en EEUU han solicitado su credencial para votar en México, By Gardenia Mendoza, April 25, 2016]
The Mexican government made it easier for Mexicans in the U.S. to vote in Mexican elections while residing in the U.S., including providing a special voter ID.
The article includes an example. Under “Credencial Para Votar”, it says “Desde el Extranjero,” meaning “from abroad.”
Of course, the United States allows expatriates to vote abroad by absentee ballot. I voted that way when I lived in Mexico.
But look at the big picture. Millions of Mexicans live here and the Mexican government is promoting dual citizenship. It’s securing its own interests. Yes, they are making it easier for them to vote in Mexican elections and tie them to the mother country, but they’re also telling them to become American citizens to vote against Trump. It’s so blatant that even the Main Stream Media has noticed.
NEW CONSUL IN LA
Before becoming Ambassador, Sada was Mexican consul in Los Angeles. His replacement as Mexico’s Consul in Los Angeles was another Carlos, Carlos Garcia de Alba. Judging from Garcia’s twitter photo, he’s, predictably, a Euro-Mexican.
La Opinión reports Garcia was the Mexican Consul in Dallas from 2004 to 2006. The report provides an idea of his new priorities.
The new appointment of Garcia occurs when it seems that the magnate Donald Trump has secured the Republican Party presidential nomination, after taking advantage of a discourse that frequently attacks migrants and the Mexican government.CONSULAR BIRTH REGISTRATION
[Carlos García de Alba nombrado cónsul de México en Los Ángeles, By Isaías Alvarado, April 27, 2016]
Another article in La Opinión (a paper designed for Spanish-speakers in the USA) announced on April 29th Mexican consuls in the U.S. “will have the authority to register children of Mexicans (both newborns and adults) without a birth certificate in the United States…” [Cónsules podrán registrar a hijos de mexicanos recién nacidos en EEUU, (Consuls will be able to register newborns, children of Mexicans, in the United States,) by Gardenia Mendoza, April 29, 2016]
This reform passed unanimously in both houses of the Mexican Congress. Now, Mexicans who lack birth certificates themselves can still register their children as Mexican citizens, at a Mexican consulate, if their child is born in the United States. This matters because “having to travel to Mexico to carry out the process is a complicated situation for the indocumentados [illegal aliens] in the United States.”
This is good news. We can immediately stop registering children of illegal Mexicans, and tell them, “No problem, you can go down to your local Mexican consulate and register that baby as a Mexican citizen.”
ISLAMIC STATE THREATENS HISPANICS
Are Hispanics Westerners? It’s long been debated among conservatives. [Are Hispanics Westerners, by Lawrence Auster, View From The Right, April 1, 2006]
But in the eyes of the Islamic State, the question is settled. A new fatwa declares Hispanics are Westerners and therefore targets. (Congratulations?)
One Abu Al-Baraa Ibn Malik released a message from ISIS, dutifully reported in La Opinión [Con mensaje en español, ISIS amenaza con atacar a hispanos (with a message in Spanish, ISIS threatens to attack Hispanics) June 2, 2016]
The message is entitled rather inclusively:
Message to the citizens of Spain and to all Spanish-speaking countriesIt threatens:
We are going to kill any “innocent” Spaniard infidel if we find him in Muslim lands…The article points out Mexico’s flag was among the sixty (!) targeted nations in an ISIS propaganda video last fall.
BORDER PATROL VIDEO
La Opinión triumphantly posted a video of an encounter at a checkpoint between “a Mexican origin driver” and Border Patrol Agent, in which the former supposedly shut up the latter. It’s petty but is hailed as a great triumph. And it’s revealing.
My family visits Mexico frequently so we often encounter checkpoints. I always tell my wife to get our documents in order and give my sons a little speech about how to behave at a checkpoint (no funny business).
In contrast, after being asked by the Agent about his trip, the driver here (accompanied by his sons) responds in Spanish.
“We are all U.S. citizens” the man said in Spanish, adding they were born in Galveston.
“Why don’t you speak English?” asks the Agent.
“Porque no quiero (because I don’t want to)” is the response. The Agent waves him on as the driver brags, “…no mas por mis huevos”, an obscene expression that means “I do what I want”. [La respuesta que dejó calladito al agente migratorio que cuestionó no hablar inglés, April 25, 2016]
NEWS FLASH: LA OPINIÓN CONCERNED ABOUT PROBLEMS CAUSED BY IDENTITY FRAUD
Illegal alien identity causes many problems for American citizens. La Opinión is concerned about identity fraud, not because of how it hurts the U.S. but because of how it sometimes hurts the perpetrators themselves or their families. A recent article was titled, “Cientos de migrantes en problemas por usar otra identidad en EEUU” [Hundreds of migrants having problems for using another identity in the United States, by Isaías Alvarado, May 2, 2016]
La Opinión is defending the lawbreaking fraudsters and making them out to be victims!
The main human interest story is the sad saga of a 52-year illegal alien who committed suicide after he was arrested for driving drunk (and without ID) and crashing into two vehicles in front of a Los Angeles bar.
This individual had at least three identities.
His wife, who resided in Mexico, has no pension or any inheritance.
It’s sad and I don’t rejoice over suicide. But yes, having multiple identities can get you into trouble and hurt your family.
The article reports the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles deals with one such case very day. Some are “so complicated that they have put the migrants at risk of being deported”. Imagine that!
The article declares forthrightly “…to use another name or birthdate is common among migrants” (which of course means illegals.)
The consulate reports, “There have been cadavers that have been stranded in this country [the U.S.] or children who have not been able to receive the Mexican nationality for this reason.” Sometimes, illegals use birth certificates belonging to relatives in Mexico.
One sick woman stayed in the hospital under a false name so she wouldn’t have to pay the hospital. She died owing money, was cremated under a false name, and the Mexican consulate won’t authorize sending her ashes back to Mexico, not yet anyway.
Consulate employee Georgina Marina said:
“We cannot authorize the movement [of remains] with the death certificate of a person who is possibly alive in Mexico,” said Marina, arguing that in this way somebody could commit fraud, such as illegitimately claiming a life insurance payment.How scrupulous! Somebody in Mexico might get defrauded! They show no such concern for our citizens of course.
MEXICO ABANDONING NON-INTERVENTION? IN THE CASE OF THE U.S., THEY’VE BEEN INTERVENING FOR YEARS
At a recent conference entitled México Global: intereses y principios de política exterior (Global Mexico: Interests and Principles of Foreign Policy), Mexico’s Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu said that Mexico must adjust to the new international reality. Mexico, she claimed must abandon its traditional noninterventionism.
She said: “It’s more and more difficult to draw a line between the domestic and the international. Climate change is a clear example.” She also cited the possibility of humanitarian intervention.
[SRE: adiós a la no intervención; México debe cambiar política exterior, dice, By Ivan E. Saldana, Excelsior, May 3, 2016]
Of course, when it comes to American immigration policy, Mexico has been meddling in our affairs for years. It’s just that our political class has no problem with it.
WHY A MEXICAN JOURNALIST IS BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN
Ruben Dario Cevallos is the editor of “Nuestra Comunidad” (Our Community), a Hispanic newspaper/website in Oklahoma. “Our Community,” doesn’t refer to “the Community of People in Oklahoma” but “Hispanics in Oklahoma City.”
Cevallos has lived here since 1968 (!) but never felt the need to be a citizen until this last year.
His new editorial is entitled ¿QUIERE CAMBIOS POSITIVOS PARA SU COMUNIDAD? !HAGASE CIUDADANO DE ESTE PAIS! (Do you want positive changes for your community? Become a Citizen of this country!, May 3, 2016]
Accompanying a picture of Cevallos receiving his citizenship documentation are the words:
The most important reason I decided to become a citizen, now that I do not need the benefits of receiving jobs reserved for citizens nor of claiming a member of my family to come to this country, is that I have felt the civic call of contributing my vote to elect a candidate that will not be so hostile as the anti-immigrants Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.So after decades of living here, Cevallos wants to naturalize to stop Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. After the usual slams against Trump and Cruz, Cevallos calls indocumentados “the engine of this country.” This is a typical premise of Hispanics–our country just couldn’t make it without them.
Incredibly, Cevallos admits his acquisition of American citizenship is essentially a hostile act against his adopted country in defense of his Raza.
I think that all the Mexican and Latin American brothers who are rooted in this country or that intend to obtain benefits and defend our dignity, we are obligated to acquire the United Statesean (estadounidense) citizenship, which will not affect at all the citizenship we have. We will continue being Ecuadorians, Colombians, Mexicans, etc.Cevallos writes that it’s their civic duty to “defend our Hispanic communities”. Let that sink in. They’re living in the United States, some of them for decades, but their civic duty is to defend Hispanic communities.
What do they owe the United States then? Well, Cevallos does say Hispanics should show appreciation to the United States “for having taken us in and having given us the opportunities that our own countries denied us.” How do we make sense of this? They still consider themselves as “Ecuadorians, Colombians, Mexicans,etc.” even though they take the U.S. citizenship oath renouncing their former citizenships. So they’re saying the oath doesn’t matter. They feel a civic duty to “Hispanic communities”.
Oh, but they also appreciate the United States for all the good things they get, including things that Cevallos thinks they can’t get from their home countries.
We already have millions of dual citizens in the United States. What percentage of them think like this?
How about those of us who only have one nationality – the American nationality? What’s in this massive demographic transformation for us?
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A. in 2008 after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here ; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.