American Working in Mexico

June 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm 7 comments

From an Email from an old and good friend friend Don              Submitted by Good Ole Boy / Jim

American Working in Mexico
 
 
Before any more ‘outrage’ at the Arizona law . . .
read what it’s like from the other side of the fence…

Received the following from Tom O’Malley, 
who was a  Director with S.W. BELL in Mexico City:

“I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under  a tourist Visa for
three months and could legally renew it  for three more months. After that
you were working  illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks
waiting on the FM3 approval.

“During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys  were working to
secure a permanent work visa called a  ‘FM3’. It was in addition to my U.S.
passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country.
Barbara’s was the same, except hers did not permit her  to work.

“To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the  following notarized
originals (not copies):

1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me.

2. Marriage certificate.

3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.

4. College transcripts for every college I attended and  proof of
graduation.

5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had  worked for at
least one year.

6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating  that I had no
arrest record in the U.S.  and no outstanding  warrants and, was “a citizen in good standing”.

7. “Finally, I had to write a letter about myself  that clearly stated why
there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. 
We called it our ‘I am the greatest person on Earth’  letter. It was fun to write.”

“All of the above were in English that had to be  translated into Spanish
and be certified as legal  translations, and our signatures notarized. It produced 
a  folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side  & Spanish on the right.”

“Once they were completed Barbara and I spent about  five hours,
accompanied by a Mexican attorney, touring  Mexican government office
locations and being photographed  and fingerprinted at least three times at
each location, and we remember at least four locations where we were
instructed on Mexican tax, labor, housing, and criminal law  and that we
were required to obey their laws or face the  consequences. We could not
protest any of the  government’s actions or we would be committing a
felony. We paid out four thousand dollars in fees and  bribes to complete
the process. When this was done we could legally bring in our household
goods that were held by U.S. Customs in Laredo, Texas. This meant we had
rented  furniture in Mexico while awaiting our goods. There were extensive
fees involved here that the company paid.”

“We could not buy a home and were required to rent at  very high rates and
under contract and compliance with  Mexican law.”

“We were required to get a Mexican driver’s  license. This was an amazing
process. The company arranged  for the licensing agency to come to our
headquarters  location with their photography and fingerprint equipment  and
the laminating machine. We showed our U.S. license,   were photographed and
fingerprinted again and issued the  license instantly after paying out a six
dollar fee. We did  not take a written or driving test and never received
instructions on the rules of the road. Our only instruction  was to never
give a policeman your license if stopped and  asked. We were instructed to
hold it against the inside  window away from his grasp. If he got his hands
on it you  would have to pay ransom to get it back. ”

“We then had to pay and file Mexican income tax  annually using the number
of our FM3 as our ID number. The  company’s Mexican accountants did this for
us and we  just signed what they prepared. It was about twenty legal  size
pages annually.”

“The FM3 was good for three years and renewable for two more after paying
more fees.”

“Leaving the country meant turning in the FM3 and  certifying we were
leaving no debts behind and no outstanding legal affairs (warrants, tickets or liens) 
before our household goods were released to customs.”

“It was a real adventure and if any of our Senators or Congressmen went
through it once they would have a different  attitude toward Mexico.”

“The Mexican government uses its vast military and  police forces to keep
its citizens intimidated and compliant. They never protest at their capitol 
or  government offices, but do protest daily in front of the
United States Embassy. The U.S. Embassy looks like a  strongly reinforced
fortress and during most protests the  Mexican military surrounds the block
with their men  standing shoulder to shoulder in full riot gear to protect
the Embassy. These protests are never shown on U.S. or  Mexican TV. There is
a large public park across the street  where they do their protesting.
Anything can cause a  protest such as proposed law changes in California or
Texas.”

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jacquiefhurlbut  |  June 16, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    This does not surprise me, as a naturlized citizen I went through a rigorus time gaining entry into the USA ( and only rightly so) I am amazed at the audacity of illegals who DEMAND their rights……..It is going to take someonewith backbone to stand up to this garbage, and TELL Mexico how it is going to be with our Nation. Incredible how people want to boycott Arizona for Imaging the Federal law and implementing it, and yet we do not boycott Mexico……….Do we smell a dead rat

    Reply
    • 2. GoodOleBoy  |  June 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      What worries me is the RINO’s that are going along with the traitorous Democrats on thier plans for Amnesty for the ILLEGAL aliens. It is an insult to you and a way the Democrats plan for more votes irrespective what it does to the country. According to the Immigration Sevice it will cost the country near 3 trillion for services for them.

      Reply
  • 3. jacquiefhurlbut  |  June 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    How do we put the outrage into action

    Reply
    • 4. GoodOleBoy  |  June 16, 2010 at 11:21 pm

      There may be a time when voting is useless if amnesty goes through and patriots need to step up.

      Reply
  • 5. 1 Dragon  |  June 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The problem is our lovely government is looking for more votes and they think this is an easy way.

    Reply
    • 6. GoodOleBoy  |  June 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm

      You win a quepi doll, that is it.

      Reply
  • 7. paleryder  |  June 17, 2010 at 7:36 am

    These poor people are merely undocumented democrats.

    Reply

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