Mexico challenges Arizona's immigration law

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    Mexico has waded into a legal challenge to a new immigration law in the US state of Arizona.

    In papers submitted to a US federal court, the Mexican government argues that the law is unconstitutional and would damage bilateral relations.
    It says it is concerned that it could lead to unlawful discrimination against Mexican citizens.

    The law - which comes into force on 29 July - makes it a state crime to be in Arizona without immigration papers.

    It also requires police to question people about their immigration status, if officers suspect the person is in the US illegally, and if they have stopped them for a legitimate reason.

    The Mexican government submitted arguments as a "friend of the court", or amicus curiae, meaning it is not a party to the case, but is offering a legal opinion which it believes has bearing on it.

    It is in support of a case brought by a group of civil rights organisations, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Immigration Law Center, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

    'Discriminatory acts' It urges the federal court in Arizona to declare the law unconstitutional and stop it coming into effect.

    "Mexico has a duty to protect its citizens and ensure that their ethnic origin is not used as a basis for committing discriminatory acts," the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement.

    Arizona's governor says the border is not secure It said it would respond forcefully to any violation of the fundamental human rights of all Mexicans in Arizona, independent of their immigration status.

    The action is one of five separate challenges to the Arizona immigration law.
    The measure has widespread support in Arizona, where there is growing concern at the flow of illegal migrants across the border from Mexico.

    Arizona governor Jan Brewer has said she was forced to act because the federal government had failed to tackle illegal immigration.

    Other states are considering similar moves.

    President Barack Obama has called the law misguided.

    He has made immigration reform a priority, amid pressure from US border states for action to help curb illegal immigration and drug violence.

    Last month, he said he would seek more funding and deploy up to 1,200 extra troops to help secure the US-Mexico border.

    BBC News - Mexico challenges Arizona's immigration law

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    When will America tell Mexico to butt out or else!
     
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    I suppose the left will side with Mexico on this one

    Mexico is full of it, their citizens coming here to work, take that money back to Mexico. That is why they are challenging the Arizona law

    Seeing our own federal government saying they will challenge the law, just emboldens the mexican government

    Disgusting
     
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    How can Mexico challenge Laws in the US?

    Especially when Mexico's Immigration Laws are a Lot More Severe.

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    I don't think they can. This story sounds like a lot of BS. Besides any lawyer worth their salt would wipe the floor with Mexico. All one has to do is reveal Mexico's own immigration policy, which makes the Arizona law look like a walk in the park.
     
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    Mexico can go fuck itself.
     
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    Mexico should worry about their Southern borders.

    link: Kidnap, rape, murder: the dangers...

     
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    They should put that in the vacation brochures!!:eusa_drool:
     
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    it is against federal law to to be in arizona without papers....wonder when the will file that lawsuit......

    it is against mexican law to be in mexico without papers.....

    try sneaking into iran.....
     

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