Of course, if you try to come in from countries along Mexico's southern border, such as Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, you'll face its army and a bevy of machine guns pointed in your direction.
Assuming you come across legally, you'll then face a daunting list of conditions. You may not participate in any political action. You have no freedom of speech. You may not march, protest, wave signs and placards, or attempt to influence public opinion.
Mexican citizens are given preference in hiring over foreign nationals, even those with visas and proper documentation. Only citizens may serve in Mexico's police and armed forces, on airline crews, or at seaports and airports.
Members of both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court must all be natural-born Mexicans. Immigrants — even legal ones — may not serve in the clergy. Foreigners, legal or illegal, may not own land. Any Mexican citizen may arrest illegals and their accomplices and turn them over to the authorities. Foreigners may be expelled at any time, for any reason or for no reason.
According to their immigration laws, you will be barred from entry if your presence "…upsets the equilibrium of the national demographics."
You will not be granted legal residency unless you can prove that you and your dependents will be "…a useful element for the Country," that you will "…contribute to the national progress," and that you have "…the necessary funds for sustenance."
And once you finally get your visa, if you violate it, you're guilty of a felony, which gets you six years in the slammer. There's more, but hey, space is limited.
Well now. Calderon must believe Mexico's immigration laws are far superior to our own. Otherwise he wouldn't have shot off his mouth. It makes sense then for us to start the process by adopting his. Then, with our most excellent friend and neighbor to the south, we can work toward a mutually beneficial compromise.
Just a thought.