FRIEND OF THE COURT As you may have heard, the Mexican government two days ago filed a "friend of the court" brief in U.S. District Court demanding the federal judge declare SB 1070 unconstitutional. By doing so, the Mexican government has sided with the ACLU, MALDEF, and other radical interests who've filed a lawsuit designed to strike down SB 1070 and leave the people of Arizona helpless to protect themselves and their loved ones. As you know, FAIR's legal affiliate, the Immigration Law Reform Institute, helped write SB1070. And my staff at FAIR has burned the midnight oil to defend SB1070. And let me tell you, my jaw dropped as I read the Mexican legal brief: * The Mexican government brazenly argues that the court should strike down SB1070 because it will "derail efforts towards comprehensive immigration reform." You and I both know "comprehensive immigration reform" is nothing but a buzz phrase for amnesty for illegal aliens used by open borders interests like the ACLU, MALDEF, La Raza and their allies on Capitol Hill and in the media. * The Mexican government demands that the court declare SB1070 unconstitutional. . . and has the gall to quote James Madison to back their claim! Somehow, the Mexican government thinks quoting James Madison from the Federalist Papers gives the Mexican government the right to dictate U.S. immigration policy. (They quote Madison from No. 42 -- "If we are to be one nation in any respect, it clearly ought to be in respect to other nations." ) * The Mexican government argues the court should strike down SB 1070 because it harms relations between the U.S. and Mexico. "As a foreign nation," Mexico argues, "[we have] a compelling interest in maintaining its bilateral relations based on respect for the constitutional law of the United States, and in the invalidation of SB 1070," (emphasis added). Arizona's "unilateral" action, the Mexican Government says, "burdens Mexico enormously." * The Mexican government argues that as a sovereign, "Mexico needs to protect its people" and that "SB 1070 endangers this goal." Apparently, Mexico doesn't care whether the State of Arizona needs to protect its people or whether illegal immigration and violent drug cartels spilling over the border "endanger" this goal. But there's more. Outrageously, the Mexican legal brief goes on to claim that SB1070 will undermine the war on drugs, when it will actually make the drug trade more difficult. . . that it will lead to racial profiling, when the law specifically forbids racial profiling. . . and it even claims that SB1070 will hurt trade, using the veiled threat of lost business income to pressure the court to derail SB1070. You and I simply cannot let this stand. You see, Arizona is the flashpoint for making common-sense immigration reform a reality. SB1070 will work if it's given a fighting chance. That's why the Mexican government, the ACLU, MALDEF, the SEIU, and other radical, anti-border security groups are determined to wipe SB1070 from the books. And these groups don't know or don't care that SB1070 is urgently needed to save American lives and American jobs: * Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has declared that Mexican drug cartels now control parts of Arizona, including the "smuggling corridor" that stretches from Mexico's border to metro Phoenix. * Mexican drug cartels have threatened to use snipers to murder police in Nogales, AZ if they interfere with the drug trade. * Local rancher Robert Krenz was brutally murdered a short time ago. Law enforcement officers tracked the killer's footprints back to the Mexican border. * Phoenix is now the number one city for kidnapping in the U.S -- and number two in the world. * Drug cartel violence is growing much worse in northern Mexico and spilling over the border. My staff and I are hard at work right now to do two crucial things: 1. Defend the people of Arizona and SB1070. 2. Extend Arizona-type, common sense immigration reform to cities and states across the country. But we simply can't do it without you. It takes money for my media team to get on TV and radio across the country to cut through the clutter and refute the lies and half-truths of the special interests who want to sink SB1070. It takes money for my government relations team to keep on top of legislation and warn you about what's coming down the pike. It takes money for my field staff to educate and mobilize grassroots volunteers from coast to coast to fight for Arizona-type reform, along with E-verify and other commonsense immigration measures. If you've never given to FAIR before, now's the time. Convio: Site Not Found..