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. Jim from Colorado

    This whole situation is kinda like a high school party. It is all good with 10 teenagers in the basement playing some pool drinking a few beers with the upstairs lights off. But when the whole school shows up and starts breaking bottles in the street and setting off fire works while chugging a bottle of jack the police are going to show up and stop them. Make sense?

    June 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sickofthiscrap

    Who Cares what Mexico wants!!! I work in healthcare and theie citizens are robbing the systems blind. Claim they dont work, they work for cash and then have a Public Aid card. Our Government is disgusting, all of them for wanting to just make them legal. ARIZONA SHOULD BE COMMENTED! I hope all the states take up this practice and just not for the hispanics. We in the chicago area are having a real hard time with the Polish, Russian and India citizens following in mexico's footsteps. Where was OBAMA when chicago was complaining, oh he was running for president.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alex

    Well guess what Mexico... the majority of US citizens SUPPORT SB 1070 according to the polls, so our elected officials had better wise up if they wish to remain in office. The US is in dire straights economically and can no longer support illegal immigrants, who blatantly thwart the legal process for personal gain, at the legal citizen's expense!

    We can't afford it. Sorry, but we can't. Either go the legal route or GTFO- the system of exploitation is going to change one way or the other.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AZN

    we dont need burrito here, go back to your country, get out ,, get out,, get out, job stealers

    June 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ed

    How does mexico file a brief in an American court,huh Mr jeff tubon from Cnn special lawyer for CNN.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sandra

    Legal immigration ROCKS. Illegal immigration SUCKS. Come here legally, assimilate yourselves and stop crying foul. If you want a better life, then prove it by obeying the laws of your newly "chosen" country. Yes, my ancestors were immigrants byt they adapted & assimilated themselves to their chosen country.

    And for those who don't know it, Mexico has some of the harshest immigration laws on the books. There isn't one non-Mexican that can go there and demand what these people demand. There may be other illegal immigrants, but you don't hear them demanding free everything. They should go home too, don't get me wrong, but at least they're trying to blend in and don't expect everything to be handed to them without attempting come here legally...And Jose who wrote a 4:28PM is an idiot.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sue

    What's up with these guys. This is totally ridiculous. I for one entered this country legally and paying taxes and working hard to get my kids educated.
    These illegal immigrants don't pay taxes use our schools and hospitals. They are nothing but burden to society. I think every one should show their status in the country if questioned and even for entry into our schools.
    Mexico filling this is totally insane.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael

    How about this headline: "US Citizen asks Mexico to Keep Their Citizens at Home" Mexico shouldn't be saying a thing until they can offer a better solution. To date, they haven't even tried. Heck, they can't even keep cartels from shooting their federal agents and being more heavily armed. Why do I care about anything Mexico says?

    June 22, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steve

    For anyone out there attempting to actually compare Mexico to the U.S.A, you have an impossible task. Mexico is a third world country that on average, remains intellectually far behind the rest of N. America. Mexico has numerous natural resources but has not and will not ever become a world player because of the people. Corrupt government and police force, worthless military, uneducated populace, etc. etc.. The fact is, the flow of people across the border is North, not South and that says everything about which country is more desirable. Debate the rights and wrongs of the immigration issue all you want, but do not attempt to compare that cow patty to the South with the U.S.A.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andrea

    I'm sorry Mexico... you have no say in what this country does. I am all for this law (I wish every state had it). If you are here illegally, you should be deported. It's funny how more than half the criminals in my city are latinos. They come here, get jobs & don't do it the right way. Plus, it annoys the hell out of me when they drive around or flaunt their country's flags... I'm sorry, if you don't like it here in the USA... GET OUT!!! My dad's car recently got hit and guess what... the other guy was latino and just drove off (because he was probably illegal & didn't have insurance).

    June 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Donald

    Of course Mexico wants this law stopped – $49 billion went over the border just last year!!!!! IF Mexico wasn't such a cesspool and could provide for it's own people they wouldn't have to slither across the border in the millions – and WE ARE SICK OF IT!!!!! Get rid of the illegals NOW and their anchor babies too!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jimnuthousiki

    Mexico files a brief in US Fed court asking them to repel a US law .......... what's wrong with this picture??
    Is US a sovereign nation or a puppet show? Let us see if Obama takes this on with Mexico or is he going to let them tell him how to run the country??
    If they don't like US laws, there is a way out .... don't come here!!!!!! Or teach your citizens to expect treatment according to the law!
    Well, its funny though, knowing their own lawless and corrupt state with total disregard for the law from the highest level in the govt, Mexico now wants US to learn to have just laws from them? Got to laugh at that one. No one said Mexican officials don't have a sense of humor!

    June 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bill

    Report: US files brief in Mexican court to force Mexico to stop sending criminals over the border.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Humanist

    The issue I have with this law and what Arizona is trying to do is that these laws are not fixing the problem. This law will undoubtedly lead to racial profiling and exacerbate hate in this country. As stated earlier the vast majority of immigrants in this country are here to escape the apocalyptic wasteland of an existence they face in Mexico. Their lives are ruled by fear of a corrupt government and drug cartels. If this country wants to fix immigration we should think about helping our neighbors fix their government and help rid the towns of murderous cartels. I know most of you right now are thinking why should we it’s their problem we should take care of ourselves first. Maybe we should, but you realize the drugs that are destroying America’s use come from south of the border. For this reason we have a high stake in cleaning up Mexico. If you wish to live in this country I think you should legally and I think if you were to ask most illegal immigrants they would love to become legal citizens, but the people that come here are poor labors trying escape and generally when you are in those types of position the slow moving and probably corrupt (at least on the mexican side of things) process to become a citizen doesn’t move fast enough. In the end the immigration problem is much more complex than most people want to make it, certainly more complicated than the redneck hate mongers I see on many of these sites. We need to remind ourselves that we are all carbon based life forms human beings and we all benefit more from working together and sharing talents than running each off with guns and misguided laws.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2ndgenlegaldominican

      Humanist I agree with everything you said and I understand and empathize with Mexico's problems. HOWEVER how far do you think we would get by offering to "go in and fix" Mexico's problems? Calderon wouldn't allow it and the people would probably take up arms against us "invaders".

      June 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ramon F. Herrera

    The two fundamental reason for the immigration crisis are:

    (1) America's addiction to inexpensive goods and services.

    (2) America's insatiable addition to recreational drugs.

    Being a firm believer in free markets and capitalism (long live!) I cannot honestly say that I blame (1).

    Those addictions are fulfilled by different classes of Mexicans, but many folks (out of genuine or pretend ignorance -only they know for sure) try to aggregate the two groups, and make us believe the Mexicans are all the same.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
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