Sectoral Reciprocity

Sectoral reciprocity is a polite term for mirroring another country’s laws. In this case, Mexico’s immigration laws and practices, albeit, not as harsh.

Mexico joins legal fight against Texas’ sanctuary city crackdown

The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if implemented, would crack down on sanctuary cities, arguing that the state’s action hurts Mexico’s relationship with Washington.

Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that Texas Senate Bill 4 creates unnecessary tension in relations between Mexico and the United States. It forces Mexico to treat Texas differently from other states and interferes with diplomatic interests and ongoing negotiations on a range of bilateral matters, from trade to security.

“Given the importance of the international relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, it is essential that Mexico be able to approach its discussions with one consistent negotiating partner rather than having to enter into 50 different negotiations with each state regarding the type and extent of immigration enforcement that will occur in that state,” the Mexican government wrote in an amicus brief filed late Thursday night. [snip]

Try entering Mexico illegally. Tell them you’re only looking for work. Write when you get out of prison. Let me know if you get back any of your belongings or cash. Tell us how nice prison life is there .

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law in May. It would prevent municipalities from adopting their own policies to limit enforcement of immigration laws and empowers police officers to question people about their immigration status when they are detained.
Civil rights activists in Texas and around the country say the law will promote racial profiling. Some call it the “show your papers” law. [snip]

Leon Fresco, a lawyer representing the government of Mexico, argues in the brief that SB-4 has already harmed the relationship between Mexico and the United States. Mexican consulate officials in Texas have been flooded with calls from scared Mexican nationals. Fears are so widespread that Mexican nationals were afraid to seek government assistance during Hurricane Harvey. [snip]

Isn’t that terrible. Try this! They’re not suppose to be here in the first place.
The only reason they are here is to be exploited:

  1. The Democrats want them for votes.
  2. The unions want them for dues and shut mouth labor.
  3. Business wants them for cheap labor who won’t quit for fear of being turned in to ICE.

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Historical happenings

7/6/1776 ~ Congress issues “Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms,” listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

7/6/1798 ~ US law makes aliens “liable to be apprehended, restrained, … & removed as alien enemies”

7/6/1848 ~ Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo