Originally Posted by ogpro
I'm a legal immigrant myself, my wife is about to become one and I know we've had to jump through hoops but I think it is waaaaay out of line to say that we've gone through half the sh!t that guy had to go through to just WORK in mexico. I know people who are also here on work permits, and trust me, it's cake compared to that. Not tryin to start anything, but dude, come on, just this paragraph alone is horrible:
"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 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 Governments 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 US 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."
Oh, I hear you, man. I had considered tMexico as a possible work location, but after reading that, I am not sure that I want to keep it on my list. The process, when it works out, is not nearly as hard here in the US. This may add gas to the fire, but I will say it nonetheless: it would not surprise me if all that crap that guy had to go through happened as some sort of weird "retaliation" directed only against US citizens.
I am not trying to start anything here. I just throw stuff outthere that I suspect most people may not know.