May 5, 2012, 2:26 PM
Besides being based on nothing except "opinions", legal or otherwise, this particular column adds nothing to our knowledge of what the changes under the new immigration law will be, nor how they will be handled and enforced. Actually, the very first item, #1, is probably flatly wrong, as INM has told a number of folks, semi-officially, that the new "temporary resident" visa, formerly known as the FM3, will no longer be issued at Mexican Consulates in foreign countries, and every newcomer must enter on a "visitante" visa (formerly called FMM or FMT), THEN apply at the nearest INM office for temporary resident status.
Besides, saying that these are changes in May of this year is misleading, as there hasn't been a hint of when the final rules and regulations (necessary before the law itself goes into effect) will be officially published. A lot of folks don't think it will happen until after the new president is sworn in on December 1.
(This post was edited by mazbook1 on May 5, 2012, 2:32 PM)