May 23, 2011, 12:13 PM
Post #19 of 22
Norteno (excuse the lack of tilde -- I'm on a U.S. laptop right now): my remark was in reference to the post above mine, about people being picked up from work for no reason other than not having proper documentation. That is no longer a criminal matter. HOWEVER, they may be fined and their employer may have a lot of 'splainin' to do. And they may have to leave the country and re-enter on a proper visa. At any rate, no barrier to re-entry, and not a criminal matter, but a regulatory one.
The Central Americas, etc. as reported in the Milenio article were not being treated as criminals, which was the point of the article. While I'm not in favor of giving 'TMI' about other people's problems, the original post suggested the person who was deported was deported for a 'visa problem' and left out the complicating criminal matter. My point was that a "visa problem" in itself should not be a barrier to re-entry. A pattern of 'visa problems' (and/or other issues, like having been expelled as an undesirable alien) might be another matter.
As to the Chiapas professor. There are a lot of questions about his expulsion, and it appears as if a "visa problem" was used as a rationale for an apparent abuse of power... and short-cutting the legal process by which he could be expelled some violation of criminal or civil law, rather than bending the regulatory process. Whether the professor, by writing on the Chiapas situation in an Italian newspaper was also interfering in Mexican politics is open to debate. It appears he was also active in local politics.
At any rate, that was something outside the realm of a a discussion of a simple "visa problem" ,