From: Under the porch
Second, I would hardly call your bold statement "irrefutable fact." Show me INS policy to deny Europeans and allow Central Americans.
As your location is given as "Marseille, France", pardon me if I believe you have absolutely no understanding of the subject.
"Under the porch" is here in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the hispanic population has gone from zero to fifteen percent in as many years. This area is also home to several world class universities, and there are a number of foreign students attending classes here. I have known dozens of them from western Europe, as well as the foreign born spouses of American miltary personel living near the numerous military bases in North Carolina. All of them endure unending harrassment from the INS, while illegal aliens thrive here.
University graduates from western Europe find it it virtually impossible to obtain a residence visa, while computer geeks from India and Pakistan fly in on tourist visas and never leave. A European must have an international driver's license issued in his country of origin, just as I had when I lived in Europe. The State of North Carolina issues NC driver's licenses to residents of Central America based on an I.D. from the mexican consul. That I.D. card is issued on the applicant's word alone:
in some locations, when an individual seeking a Matricula Consular is unable to produce any documents whatsoever, he will still be issued a Matricula Consular by the Mexican consular official, if he fills out a questionnaire and satisfies the official that he is who he purports to be.
Nobody else can do that. I can't do that. If I lose my driver's license, I got to cough up a birth certificate, passport, or miltary I.D. before I can replace it. Only Hispanic immigrants are able to secure a legal I.D. card on their word alone. If you, as resident of France, were to be caught driving without an international driver's license and a valid residence visa, you[ would be locked up and deported at your own expense.
Illegal immigrants are simply released, like this guy
Trooper Beckley Vaughan of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said that after Vicente is released from the hospital, he will face charges of careless and reckless driving and operating without a license.
Vaughan said troopers also intend to investigate whether Vicente is in the United States legally. Vicente does not speak English and told investigators, via a translator, that he has been in the U.S. looking for work for two years.
$2,000 dollar bond means he walks after producing $200 in cash. A quick trip to the Mexican consul gets him a new I.D.
This happens every week here. Illegal immigrants, often driving drunk, kill scores of people, driving with no license and no insurance, and they are rarely deported.
But what do I know? I only live here.