June 22nd, 2010
03:33 PM ET

Mexico asks court to reject Arizona immigration law

Mexico on Tuesday filed a brief in federal court in Arizona supporting a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a tough new immigration law, Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, said on his Twitter account.

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  1. Bill

    Why shouldn't Arizona have this law? I can't go to Mexico, Greece, Italy, or any other country without a passport. They are not here as a guest, they came here knowing the risk. Our country fought and is still fighting for our beliefs and why should someone take it away from us. If they want to be here, than they should come over here the right way and earn the right to stay. Also, what the diffrence? If I go to Mexico and buy land the Mexico government can take it away from me even tho I paid for it.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elay

      Yeah you need a passport but to come in US you need a visa too (if you wanna come here the right way), witch you don't have to get when you go to other countries, to most of them ... why because of blue color of Passport 🙂

      June 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      "I can't go to Mexico, Greece, Italy, or any other country without a passport."

      The problem is not crossing the border, Bill. All countries on earth have similar requirements.

      The problem with this law is that it is applied INSIDE the US, making us a police state.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dieter

      The only reason you need a passport to enter Mexico is it is now required to return to the states. This is a very recent requirement by the U.S. government, not Mexico.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dieter

      Furthermore, land in Mexico near the ocean or near the border must be purchased thru a bank trust. The Mexican government can not and will not take away the land or house. Away from the oceans or the border, you purchase land just the way you do in U.S. Please do some research before mindlessly posting an an attempt to sway anti-Mexican fervor.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      Elay, you're incorrect. In order for me to visit my family in Hungary I have to go through the motions of a tourist visa. Many countries have this particular requirement if you plan to stay past a certain number of days. The US is not unique in this requirement.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Gee Ramon, I can see that you aren't used to living in a country that has LAWS in it. So any country that has its own internal laws is a Police State? Why don't you go back to Mexico where there are no laws. Then you will be comfortable again, Mr. illegal alien.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clint

      Bill,

      Well said, if the silent majority would speak their minds I'm sure there would be millions of posts just like yours.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • PaWolf

      CARL makes it all pretty clear, above. He said it much kinder than I am about to: MEXICO has its own burden to deal with – and it is MEXICO's responsibility to do so. Mexico has absolutely NO right to demand ANYTHING of the USA – and the USA does not need MEXICO's "problems and rejects". Maybe they can send them to Afganistan and Pakistan...but that would be a tad more than a "Dirty Dozen"...

      June 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • WC530

      IF ITS LIKE THAT THEN SEND THE AFRICANS BACK TO AFRICA!

      June 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      Arizona should file a counter suit against the Mexican government for reimbursement of all the welfare and prison services their citizens receive from the Arizona taxpayers. BP is held accountable for their damages why shouldn't Mexico be accountable for their mess.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Out Side The Box

      Try to get into Germany, France, Italy, Iran, Iraq, or even Canada without a passport. Don't want to carry a passport or Visa; become a LEGAL citizen like every other immigrant to America. Illegal immigrants pay state sales tax; true. Illegal immigrants DO NOT PAY Federal Income Tax Withholding, Insurance, car registration, Medicare, school tax, State Income tax...and yet they use our schools, hospitals and other social services. It's a drain on our economy but that's beside the point. If you are here illegally you are breaking the LAW....POINT BLANK!! And Mexico....take care of your own drug problems and killings.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ana

      you don't need stupid visa to come to Europe. The US has unfair visa laws and this is why you have so many people who overstay visas or violate their visa requirements. If they could change visa type, or legally get work permit when they get jobs here everything would be fine, and the US would get richer too because those immigrants would pay taxes. There is a mess because the law does not treat people like humans, but rather like nowadays slaves!

      June 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • irlawa

      Elay is right about the visas, for US Citizens most of countries in the world do not request a tourist Visa, it is similar for European Citizens, always that you do not stay longer than the stablished period.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      did anyone check the credentials of the repesentatives from Mexico who filed the brief in Arizona courts? I bet they were illegal's too......this is getting a little rediculous.....they're ILLEGAL....nuff said....now can we kick them out and please start paynig attention to some damn oil leak here?

      June 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      This latest move proves that illegal immigrants in our country is a bad thing for America. Of course Mexico wants us to feed, house and educate their citizens for free – and have them send billions of dollars a year back to Mexico!

      June 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Calvin K. Li

      Nicely said

      June 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • BAC21

      screw that! all of it. every country outside of those in the third world are having their own problems with immigration. we have laws in place inrder to control it so that things dnont get screwed up like...taxes, healthcare, education. the citizens of this country pay astronomical amounts of money every year out of their salaries so that we can enjoy the benefits america has to offer. its no wonder other people want to benefit from it too....but you have to do it LEGALLY!!! illegal immigrants are a very serious problem in border states especially and nessecity has always promoted invention. if it helps the problem then get with the program. the only people who are truly upset with this law are the people who stand to be exposed for illegally living in the country. or at least thats how i feel about it. if we dont stand for something we will continue to fall for everything.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      Mexico do not have the right to demand anything that deals with US internal affairs. Ask Mexico what they do with illegal aliens? They are such hypocrites !!!

      June 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith H.

      There is two sides to this story, the law abiding side (for it) and the Illegal Alien or Family Member of an Illegal Alien side (against it), makes it pretty self explanatory.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • BAC21

      furthermore!!!! where does the mexican government get the audacity!!!!!!! to express their opinion over a situation that they have created! i wastched the propaganda videos in college, i have seen the street rallies, they encourage their citizens to sneak across the border to earn american dollars to send back into mexico. not all, dont get me wrong....not all mexican immigrants are in the wrong, as a matter of fact most are good folks just like the rest of us and i dont blame anyone for wanting a better life. but a lvery large percentage of them come here with no intention of assimilating into our culture/society they take advantage of all of the little luxuries that we break our backs to enjoy and the first thing they do is raise a mexican flag in their front yard and talk about how strong their pride is for their country. something has to be done. raise the wall 100 ft high and pay our national gaurds and border patrol to man it....fully. put a stop to this nonesense jesus this is ridiculous.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Okie TexMex

      Enough is enough. I say adopt Mexico's laws on illegal immigrants. Look them up, you will be surprised in there laws. Equality on both sides is what I say.

      Arizona's law enforces the Federal Government laws, but they don't enforce them. So, Arizona is hanged out to dry. Now, the cartels are threatening our local officers. What are next state and federal officers? Next will be the citizens themselves. Again, enough is enough.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      was taken from them, I bet the first people to get the boot if that would to happen are those heartwarming white people that are have just given so much to others. O that’s right they just take and take, what is it call manifest destiny B**L S**T get a life it’s easier to do good than to do harm think about it people.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • mamehasan

      Bill – for many or even the majority of Mexican people who don't have family here legally already, they aren't able to qualify to live and work here legally (even if they already reside in the United States). I'm under the impression that many of the posters think that you just apply for a green card like you would for a driver's license. The process does not provide a method for many people, even if they want to become "legal" and leaves many, many law-abiding, tax-paying (granted, probably not income tax) people without any ability to reside and work here legally.

      For all of you who want all people here illegally to leave, it's your right to an opinion and certainly supported by the current law in Arizona and federal law. Please understand, though, that so many of these people from Mexico cannot come here legally due to the current immigration laws.

      For all of you who talk about "roaches," you are the lowest form of vile. You do, however, give ample support to the argument that this law is racist. If you're on the same political side with people who call Mexicans "roaches," you should maybe take a look at the side that you're on.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill 2

      Rock on, Bill. Isnt it ironic that Mexico recognizes these criminals as an unbearable burden on their own economy and will do anything they can to prevent their return? Come here legally, assimilate into our society, learn our language and you will be welcomed with open arms. Sneak in and be a parasite and you will always be unwanted.

      June 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Luana

    HELLO!! Since when does Mexico get a say?! It's just crazy, why don't we ask the Taliban what they want to blow up next!!

    June 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darrick

      With this President that may not be far off......

      June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      The fact that Mexico is opposed to the law tells you it is the right thing to do. With this law the Mexicans will no longer be able to dump their trash in America.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      "HELLO!! Since when does Mexico get a say?"

      Since 1776, and then since NAFTA.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • mik

      your are right, since when does this country let another country especially mexico tell us what they Want. also i think this arizona law is great should be passed to other if not all states. what is it that this government fears of mexico ?? they have nothing to offer us but problems. this is not a racial issue as they say, this is an illegal immigration issue. the sooner they understand that, if they ever will, the sooner this issue will be solved. now the white house reps are in an uproar ( WANTING TO SUE ARIZONA) bull crap, if you guys get off your haunches and do things the way they should be done, all would be moving right, is this what it takes to get you guys off your butts. ???

      June 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • PaWolf

      Luana...that is spineless. If You feel that way, why don't you grow up and HELP them, rather than ASK THEM?! That way we can address the WHOLE problem appropriately./

      June 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • MidWestKev

      Ramon, why would the events of 1776 have any bearing on giving Mexico a say with US Policy? NAFTA also gives Mexico no recourse. Last time I checked, the US is a soveriegn country.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • PaWolf

      MEXICO: Always ready to ask, beg, and dump – never ready to be 'part of a solution'. If Mexico ever wants to become more than a '3rd-rate 3rd-world country', they have to start in their own back yard and crime fields – or, esentially become the 51st State (doesn't open any borders, initially), so WE can address the issue Calderon hasn't the balls to handle.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Ramon,
      NAFTA does not grant Mexico any voice on US immigration laws, or any US laws for that matter.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. a brown skin person

    Mexico needs to worry about their own lame country! Why should they have strict laws again our Americans but we can't have the slightest strict law? Hypocrits! O and no where in the SB 1070 does it say "brown skins" or "mexicans". People need to leart to read!!

    June 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike l

      why should we allow these people to come at random and soon as one gets shot for breaking the law or trying to hurt or kill one of our agents, all hell breaks loose. what is wrong with this government.?? we need to protect our laws and country just like joe arpaio is doing. it is beyond me that these governmet official would take sides with someone that has absolutely NO RIGHT HERE WHAT SO EVER over their own american people. this is truly amazing.if this influx of illegal immigration is not controled soon, i tell you, we will wake up to the worse man made nightmare ever.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. a brown skin person

    Oops! *learn* haha I know, learn to spell too!

    June 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Debbie

    toriram, no one I know hates LEGAL immigrants. It's the illegal ones that come and stay illegal, don't bother to learn our language and expect us to pay for their education and health care that most people have a problem with. Yes we are a country of immigrants, but our ancestors came here looking for a better life and assimilated into the american way of life – they learned the language, they paid taxes and taught their kids to respect the american way of life. If they can't do that – why should we continue to pay for them to be here?

    June 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • PRTXMEX1

      Debbie, you said,
      Yes we are a country of immigrants, but our ancestors came here looking for a better life and assimilated into the american way of life – they learned the language, they paid taxes and taught their kids to respect the american way of life. If they can't do that – why should we continue to pay for them to be here?

      Actually, most immigrants from Mexico want the same thing, but the system is way behind about 10 years on a waiting list to get naturalized. I should know, my dad was naturalized and became a citizen many years ago and taught me to respect the American way of life, but I haven't forgotten how hard my dad had to work to become a citizen and that's why I have empathy for most immigrants. If you don't want to pay taxes, then go away, but most do.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rebecca

      In reply to Doug, the US does NOT have an official language. When we go to other countries, we are not required to speak their language either. Granted, it's helpful, and should be common knowledge to educate yourself on a native language before you go to a foreign country. But NOT required!!! You think people in Paris and Cancun enjoy having people ask them where the bathroom is in a language they probably don't know? It works both ways.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      The laws that are existence concerning immigrants is the problem. If the demand was not there do you really believe that we would allow people into our country so readily. Employers love the cheap labor. Immigrants, whether or not they are from prized England or step child Mexico are all looking for better lives/opportunities. The darker the skin, the more "alien" they are.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sophia

    My problem with illegal immigrants is they don't pay taxes and have dozen of kids that "we" taxpayers pay for.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariposa

      Exactly! That's what everyone is all het up about – me, too!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chicarito

      i believe taxes are paid with every purchase made by an immigrant. whether it be sales tax, cigarette tax, alcohol tax, gasoline tax, etc... even immigrants working under false or "borrowed" social security numbers are having some income tax withheld.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • kdc

      Sophia is right,

      A lot of illegals come here and get paid under the counter and our taxes pay for their healthcare and food stamps. I have to pay for my hospital bills and groceries.

      I think you should have to have a SSN or some other leagl form of identification to take part in government assistance...

      June 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2ndgenlegaldominican

      Chicarito: you are kidding right? They pay taxes on the stuff they buy? So does every other legal citizen of this country. What they DON'T pay is income tax, SSDI, federal and state tax. They don't pay for their emergency room visits when they need medical attention to birth their 5th or 6th child. They don't pay car insurance so they put everyone around them at risk when they drive their POS vehicle with bad tires, brakes, etc. They don't pay for their children's education. The money they do make they send most of back to mexico (conoces Xoom?). IDIOT. However much it makes you feel good and morally superior to ignore the hard realities of this kind of economic drain, the bottom line is it is unsustainable and will speed up the bankrupting of our nation.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      So do Hillbillies in the Carolinas and African Americans in the ghetto. What's your point? Band wagoneer....

      June 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Vasq must be an illegal....no, really.

      Because moron, hillbillies, the ghetto or anywhere else you want to claim aren't sending money out of the country. They aren't taking jobs away from Americans. They aren't in the country illegally.

      Getting rid of the illegals will help us to deal with the issues WITHIN OUR OWN COUNTRY instead of watching it drain away at the hands of the illegals and all the whining libtards so willing to give it away.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • American Citizen

      Although I somewhat agree with you, to put such a broad blanket on all illegal immigrants in this country is pretty ignorant I think. If that's all you're concerned about, then think of all the citizens who have been on welfare for over 10 years and have more than 5 kids and have never worked a day in their life. Believe me, there are plenty of US Citizens living like that now, they never have worked, so they don't pay taxes either. What about the single illegal worker who is here working and sending all his money home, you must be ok with that? He/she is not using any services, he might not be paying taxes, but all his family is back home, so he's not using any social servics. My point here is, think about the whole situation before you get all in a tiff and spew your anger.

      My concern with this immigration issue isn't taxes or illegal children in our schools or illegals using our hospitals on our tax dollars. It's security, border security and that's about it. Both the Northern border and southern border should be secure and nobody of any race/country, Canadian, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnames, Middle Eastern..etc....should be able to come in our out without being checked.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • LB Colorado

      The problem with "ILLEGALS" is that they are NOT LEGAL. We have an awesome country and yes it takes some effort to become a citizen, sorry we want to keep what we have and not give it to ILLEGALS. Arizona – HANG TIGHT, Mexico, treat your people better and allow them to be free as well and they won't want to come here, and you can do with what you want with your laws, but stay the heck out of our laws and the way we run AMERICA.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      American Citizen is correct. Do you realize that approximately 47% of US citizens pay NO income tax? Illegal aliens pay sales taxes, property taxes, and federal excise taxes just like anyone else. Schools are generally funded by property taxes and sales taxes, so the fact that someone does not pay income taxes doesn't matter. Illegal aliens pay these taxes, yet have no access to benefits that US citizens do (i.e., welfare, unemployment, disability, Medicaid, Social Security), so they are not getting the free ride that you think they are. There was a study done a couple years ago by the University of Arizona that shows that states actually make money off of illegal aliens. Here is a link: http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/immigration/publications/impactofimmigrants08.pdf. The real problem as far as a drain on our resources is the lazy US citizen who doesn't work yet collects a welfare check or has some fake "disability". Those are the people who contribute nothing to our society yet are being funded by our tax dollars.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike l

      i again, agree with you. as long as the government keeps supporting them and their kids, why should they go away.i'm sure the government can find a legal way to say SORRY, WE RAN OUT OF MONEY. no more (BENEFITS).

      June 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • common sense

      Sophia, use your brains and not stereotypes.. dumb chic

      June 22, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • angelmom1

      American Citizen: “ My concern with this immigration issue isn't taxes or illegal children in our schools or illegals using our hospitals on our tax dollars. It's security, border security and that's about it”
      and
      Nancy: “Schools are generally funded by property taxes and sales taxes, so the fact that someone does not pay income taxes doesn't matter. Illegal aliens pay these taxes, yet have no access to benefits that US citizens do (i.e., welfare, unemployment, disability, Medicaid, Social Security), so they are not getting the free ride that you think they are”
      I totally, agree. Welfare already existing in the US is a mess. It’s ridiculous that we have allowed generations to use it as a way of life. It needs to be fixed. But, to compare it to illegals? I wouldn’t be so quick to call others ignorant. First, are we talking about the same illegal aliens? According to you, Nancy, they pay property taxes (true, there are some illegals that are home owners, but not where I live) and do not have advantages such as the services you listed. WHERE DO YOU LIVE? The illegal aliens that I see (thousands) every day, most certainly do have access to all those services. Apparently, you missed what part of this debate is about. American Citizen, I’ve seen hospital after hospital close down because they cannot keep up with the costs of supporting illegal aliens. This, then in turn, creates more costs for the state and citizens that pay into our systems. This is not a concern for you? Doesn’t bother you that millions of American citizens are being pushed out of available, close for emergency locations? How about the people that lost their jobs due to pay cuts. Second, neither of you are parents yet, correct? Because, if you were, and your property taxes on the home that you busted your butt to get, in a nice neighborhood, was supporting the local school housing all of the illegal aliens, then my hunch is you might feel very differently. Why? Because if you live where I live, I cannot send my daughter to her home location school. I could if it didn’t bother me that 92% of the class was entering kindergarten with NO ENGLISH language skills, and that 30 kids will be in her kindergarten class, and well, the teachers will spend all day being forced to teach those kids here illegally to speak English – while my daughter sits and waits? Don’t think so. So, on top of my property taxes – which I assure you is much more in total than the taxes any illegal pays for whatever – I’m not forced to come up with money for public school. Something I never thought I would consider since I went to a wonderful public school when I was young.
      This is very sad to me. Sad to hear that things that are important to any community are no concern of yours. Security is first, I agree with that. There are more threats out there that trump the social/tax issues – but that doesn’t mean that while we’re trying to prevent someone from bombing our country we just turn our backs to the slow destruction that is taking place before our eyes? This is self destruction. I can’t think of a better word for it.

      June 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jk

    Of course Mexico wants the law repealed, they encourage their people to come to America, therefore less people for them to take care of. The U.S. is in "out of control debt" – supporting millions of people who don't have health care and don't pay taxes, and providing bilingual teachers, social workers, etc – is a large burden that we all pay for. The Federal Government needs to do their job – then the states wouldn't have to. The Federal Government has turned the other way for far too long. Obama wants to waste more of our money to sue Arizona – what an idiot! Personnaly I wouldn't follow him anywhere!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      It’s actually even more insidious than that. The revenue that illegal aliens send home makes up a large part of Mexico’s GDP. They are worried about their cash cow.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • RETIREDARMY

      To paraphase an old Army Evaluation Report joke..... The only reason I would follow "the chosen one" into combat is out of idle curiosity.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      jk you are a joke....you have no idea what taxes illegal "aliens" pay....in fact, its easier for you to decry the issue at hand then to actually move forward with your own life.... these people are just scapegoats to your insecurities/failures.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      @Vasq – Spoken like a true fukin illegal meskin.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JASON

    Good luck with that Mexico....so lemme get this straight. You are trying to dispute a law...that was passed to enforce legal residency and curb illigale immigration...riiiight.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariposa

      Seems to be a lack of inteligence level showing, what?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. J

    Mexico needs to take a tall glass of Go-To-Hell when it comes to American court systems and how our states run their governments.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sly

    I don't think Arizona law is open to a challenge from the Mexican government.

    Not saying I agree with the Arizona laws, but still – stay out of our business.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mariposa

      The only U.S. law the Mexicans should be concerned with is adhering to our policy of legal immigration and/or any other entry into this country. So there!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Well, Sly, now you can see what its all about. Its not about Laws, its about their Invasion Plans.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Touch of Reality

    You are a bunch of racists in cases like this i regret born American now this is CNN for Christ sake you might think you are funny making this kind of comments on your social activities(believe me i have heard a lot of jokes) but in here there will be a lot of cult people trying to see the world situation, this is not the place for this behavior.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      How does wanting to enforce LEGAL immigration make one a racist?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality check

      Democracy is based upon 51% of the people telling the other 49% what it can and can't do. If you denounce your US citizenship, then please do so legally and go live in another country that you think will accept you. Try visiting other countries before you decide to be anti-American. They immigrate because they recognize the USA as being the best country on earth (far from perfect, but still the best). They would love to have your citizenship.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meggie

      Im thinking you need a touch of reality. There are so many things wrong with your comment that I will only concentrate on one thing. You need a English lesson and a touch of reality

      June 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirt314

      How about changing your on-line name to "completely out of Touch with Reality". Did you even bother to read the subject matter of the article? Where in the article or in any of the others comments was "race" even mentioned? It's people like you that can turn issues such as "Global Warming", Foreign Trade, and Off-shore oil exploration, into "racists" issues. Get over yourself!!!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • big d

      Illegal is ILLEGAL, so if you came here illegally then get OUT or we will throw you and your anchor babys out with ya

      June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      There is nothing racist about this law. Americans don't mind Legal Immigrants. It's the illegals who live like leaches off of the system that we do mind.

      I don't understand why every one is opposed to this law – well, all the guilty ones are opposed. I have to be ID'd to get liquor, when I get pulled over, entering certain establishments, applying for a job, and many other things. So why can't they? B/c they want to keep riding the free horse is why. Well, sorry, even baby birds must learn to fly and these people got to learn they can't get a free ride.

      Oh, by the way, I'm from South West Louisiana. My grandparents spoke nothing but French growing up and when they went to school, had their hands slapped with rulers until they learned to speak English. French wasn't allowed to be spoken any where near the school. So I don't see the problem as to why their children can't learn English but I have to learn Spanish. I think not.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2ndgenlegaldominican

      Touch of Reality: you might want a "touch of english education" so that when you post, the rest of us can make any sense of your run-on, unpunctuated, grammatically incorrect blather.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • the curmudgeon speaks

      So, you are sad that you were born as an American, that is fine renounce your citizenship and I will buy your plane ticket to Mexico.
      I have been reading these posts here and see that a lot of Hispanic named people are agreeing with the illegal immigration problem, they do not want them either.
      So stop calling people racisit fool, look at the hypocritical mexican immigration laws before you blow grabage out of the side of your neck

      June 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Lol, racist? How so Touch?

      Here, let me give you an E ticket ride on the clue bus lil' buddy....Mexican isn't a race!!! That's right, it's NOT a race!!
      Now that you've learned something, go stick your little liberal head back in the sand and just think and do what the dumbwhackocrats tell you to.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Hey Touch, if you don't like it here, please haul your worthless carcass out of our country. Then we won't have to worry about feeding and clothing you anymore. It will be a burden off of us. And take your 10 fukin illegal kids with you.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      To Maggie: It's "an" English lesson. Maybe you should invest in a couple of them.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike l

      how did you come up with a name like that touch of reality. you are kidding are you not. you sound like you know nothing about reality.this issue being discussed in case you don't know, is reality friend.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Observer

    Wow...................mind your own house before trying to take over ours. F'n mexico = joke

    June 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark

    Hey Mexico! Bite my burrito!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      Mark you are an idot...why do you even bother?

      June 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • bart

      yeah Mark you "are an idot" ... no wait ... i don't know what that is ...:)

      no you shut up

      June 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Yeah, God knows it's "Bite My Big Hairy Chalupa"....sheesh, some people just can't get anything right....

      June 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      No Mark you are an idiot...you lack any substance, much like your newly acquired friend, to make any argument that makes sense. Or to even post one...back to nud licking you go.....

      June 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Well, Vasq, at least he's got an SSN, unlike you. Get out of our country you stinkin roach.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • common sense

      logan, How do you know anything about Vasq? You are pretty ignorant.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Don

    Mexico should keep to it's own business and solve there financial problems so their people would stay there instead of coming to the US and causing havoc. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS and stay out of our courts as you have NO rights in this country.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC

      The Mexican government should take care of there own people and quit making drug deals with the cartels. It's pretty sad that my tax dollars are going to support illegals that come here and make babies here and take advantage of my country. Ileegals are not stupid, they know what they are doing when they come here to the U.S.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sagebrush

    How dare they meddle in another nation's affairs. Who do they think they are, the USA?

    June 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • YadaYadaYada

      LMAO!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • vasq

      Excellent sagebrush!!

      June 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TEXMEX

      SO TRUE. BUT THE US CALLS POLICING.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • housellyrandor

      Oh? Maybe we should have a Mexican Genocide here in the US, because somebody will step in to stop it, right? Like the US, right? Oh wait . . .

      June 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Absolutely perfect. Love the comment!

      June 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
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