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. Lisa

    Chicarito wrote: "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."

    My brother was the victim of having an illegal trespasser from Mexico use my brother's (you say "borrowed" I prefere "STOLEN", but let's not quibble) social security number and ID to get a job. My brother was unaware his number was being used until the IRS came after him for back income TAXES which were NOT PAID in Texas (we live in Oregon). My brother had to prove to the IRS that he could not possibly work two full time jobs and be in two places at once, and jump through various government hoops so that he was not liable for those charges.

    So yes, they are having some income tax withheld, but at an American citizen's expense!
    Hopefully that Mexican can "borrow" your ss# next time, as I'm sure YOU won't mind.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Good stuff

    This gets better every time I read this.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dave

    Who the hell does the Mexican government think it iis anyway? Let's just hange our laws regarding illegal immigrationn to reflect the same laws thatMexico has and be done with it. Tell Mexico to go piound salt for my Margarita!

    June 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. alleycat

    Keep em out. ILLEGAL IS JUST THAT ILLEGAL. They don't belong here.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 2ndgenlegaldominicantoo

    Hey Mexico! Why are you encouraging your own citizens to leave your country?

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

    Now why in the hell is Mexico getting involved with laws in the United States??? Where is this a problem for Mexico?? Are they trying or wanting to get rid of their people and now this law prevents them from doing this? Oh I see Mexico's government doesn't want the responsibility for the people of Mexico, so pass it on to the United States or someone else!! What a joke!!! Mexico needs to butt out of the business of the United States and worry about their own crap!! I think the law in Arizona is great and needs to be enforced across the entire United States!!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Aaron

    Hey Mexico, Shut your burrito hole.

    You have no say when it comes to American law and rightfully so. Your immigration laws are far worse than anything in America. Just shut up and know your role.

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

    Once Mexico stops exploiting their own people then they call start telling the US what to do. Today Mexico gladly exploits the 'lower class', drug dealers and addicts have more power than the govt, and women and children have no rights.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mike

    BRING IT ON BARRY AND VICENTE...you are going DOWN...America is AWAKE AND I LOVE IT

    June 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vikes

    I am so sick and tired of Mexican Americans saying "we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us". Nobody stole the southwest from you...You lost it in a war...let me repeat "YOU LOST IT IN A WAR!!!!...a war for the most part MExico instigated. Countries all throughout the world have lines establishes by war. You lost it...it doesn't belong to you...we fought the Indians, we fought the Mexicans...and we won by being smarter than the next man. Name one country that isn't a murderer? Name one who didn't f*** over another people to expand itself? Start with Asian and work westward!! Mexicans saying the southwest belongs to them is like the English saying they have a say in what goes on in Deleware.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Aaron

    Hey Mexico SHUT YOUR BURRITO HOLE!!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. joeblack

    Mexico should stay out of American politics and deal with their drug cartels. Mexico wants to send their criminals to the
    U.S. so they don't have to deal with them. Illegal immigrants pay no taxes or into social security because most of them are paid under the table. The U.S. allows them to use our social programs (welfare, hospitals, etc.) and they strain the school system to the bursting point. And after all that, the cops are not allowed to ask them if they are illegal immigrants. What's wrong with this picture?

    June 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Confused

    1st...I do not support the AZ law...2nd I believe like the vast majority of people that we need immigration reform.

    The simple answer is to fine businesses or anyone who hires illegals...The fines must be substantial enough to deter hiring them...This is why they come here $$$/JOBS...The vast majority of them don't come here to harm anyone – Man I swear some of you are scared of your own shadows....BOO!
    What people don't realize is who is going work for what those who cross our borders are willing to work for? Americans will expect to be paid more for the very same labor...This in turn will drive the cost of those goods UP!
    The law is flawed – because it allows for law enforcement officers to manipulate the law to suit them. HOW? if you have to ask you're blind as a bat.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kevin

    What is the fine for breaking federal laws in the USa. If an Illegal Alien can break the law then why dont we all start to break any federal law that we voted for and if they try to arrest us then wecan site other federal laws that were broken by 12 million = individuals in this country illegally

    June 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Vikes

    I am so sick and tired of Mexican Americans saying "we didn't cross the border, the border crossed us". Nobody stole the southwest from you...You lost it in a war...let me repeat "YOU LOST IT IN A WAR!!!!...a war for the most part MExico instigated. Countries all throughout the world have lines establishes by war. You lost it...it doesn't belong to you...we fought the Indians, we fought the Mexicans...and we won by being smarter than the next man. Name one country that isn't a murderer? Name one who didn't get over on another people to expand itself? Start with Asian and work westward!! Mexicans saying the southwest belongs to them is like the English saying they have a say in what goes on in Deleware.

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