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. st

    Unreal this is insane our own government is against what its own CITIZENS want. Vote them all out every last one of them Government doesnt work and our country is in ruins

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

      Yeah, crazy isn't it? Our government did this once before and, well...you know the rest (or should).

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

      speak for yourself.. I do not support this racist law.. Oh, I am against SB1070!! I must be illegal!!

      June 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    Hmmm....Mexico believes it can force us to take in its citizens who come here illegally. I can't wait for this to reach the Supreme Court!

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

      It won't even get past this court

      June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Heidi

    Oh stop it! You are just as bad as those that chose to ignore the laws...just stop!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Ahh, a neutral, the worst possible thing you can be. A person who won't or is too afraid to take a side. Cursed by all, loved by none.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. matt

    mexico: you're breaking my heart! of COURSE they want the law thrown out (it won't be) because they don't want them in their country, they WANT them to leave! If China can build a 'great wall', why can't we? on the mexican side place signs along the fence saying "do not climb. you will be shot" and then DO IT! we need to enforce our laws! califronia doesn't want the law to succeed because they know the illegals will then move to california! GO HOME ILLEGALS – the tide is changing! we are taking our country back and we are coming for you!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Unfortunately we would need ALOT of mexicans to build that well being that we would probably be too lazy to do it ourselves.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mamaw

      Gee Jamie, I'm sorry you are too lazy to actually do a little work.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orozco

      "the tide is changing! we are taking our country back and we are coming for you!"

      Actually Matt, by around the year 2050 research shows that the Minority will not be the Hispanic or African American. Who will it be? You guessed it, the whites...

      June 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Don't be so sure Orozco, you fukin mexican. You may have more people, but we whites have more guns, and the blessing of God and the law on our side.

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

      people like logun have no spine.. more guns? you would call anyone else with guns a terrorist but white people with guns patriots. No branches in your family tree..

      June 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Greg

    One of the most absurd things I have ever heard.

    Like anyone cares what Mexico thinks about anything.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      What I saw (and recorded) on TV, during the Congressional session was:

      – All the democrats
      – Half the republicans

      standing up and applauding Presidente Calderón.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Slobama and congress do, why else would he let that crazy president address our congress?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • the curmudgeon speaks

      Herrera; the only reason you saw the Democrats stand was to grab votes they will need to stay in power. If you actually were paying attention you would have seen the republicans sitting. When the democrats heard the true statement from Calderone they were not so sure of the standing ovation they gave.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      Politicians will salute anything, as long as it keeps them in power. When the day of reckoning comes, they know they too will be pushed out.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. STFU

    It's amazing we are still a country. Almost all comments are racist laden in some form. It's sad that people such as El Salvadorians, Guatemalans, Costa Ricans all get mixed up with Mexican. It so happens it is the country next to our boarder. I am surprised that the people commenting even read the news, so ignorant. So if you want to get into it, if black people were never brought over for slavery, would Los Angeles have it's Compton or Watts. Would the South be an all white area? My point is that you can't generalize all to Mexican. AS AMERICANS I WOULD ASSUME YOU ALL HAVE AN EDUCATION.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      Peoples ire at Mexico and Mexican illegals is warranted. Perhaps you didn't read the article....let me recap. MEXICO IS CHALLENGING OUR LAW. Oddly enough, no other boarder country is challenging this. Are there illegal immigrants of other nationalities, yes, but the vast majority appear to be from our neighbor to the south. I have NO problem with immigration, it just needs to be LEGAL immigration.

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

      try this one on for size...you are s t u p i d!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honest Abe

      its generalized because the overwhelming majority of illegals are mexican nationals! thats the reality of it.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shirt314

      Based on your well thought out and grammatically correct summation of the article and the comments, it would be safe to say that you slept through most of the English Composition courses you took during your extensive educational experience. This writer doesn't mention anything about "race" in the script, but is simply mentioning that the COUNTRY of MEXICO, wishes to challenge a LAW passed in one of the 50 United States of AMERICA!!! Figure it out.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Hey STFU, yeah you dummy. One should get ones' facts straight before accusing another. I ask that you do one simple thing, please show the correlation of racism and Mexicans.

      P.S. I'll give a hint...Mexican is not a race, now you take it from here....

      June 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • sday

      Bill- the problem is not whether or not people from Mexico and other countries should be able to move here, but they need to do it legally, its the people here illegally who need to be controlled and kept from coming here! They are getting health care without paying taxes, they get all sorts of benefits but don't contribute to our taxes, and they didn't more here the right and legal way. That is most people's problem, not them actually moving here... but mostly, that the country of Mexico thinks they have the right to tell Arizona what laws should pass and what shouldn't.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Logan9773

      @STFU – "it's sad that people such as El Salvadorians, Guatemalans, Costa Ricans all get mixed up with Mexican"

      Oh please, they are all as just as illegal as the rest of them. Show me anyone from middle america, and I'll show you an illegal.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. rick


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

      Dear Son Rick,

      Your proposal that we toss our laws and use those of Mexico is kindly denied.

      Any other idiotic suggestion?

      Signed: America The Beautiful (if you'll pardon my lack of modesty)

      June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      @ Ramon

      Actually, the Mexican illegal immigration laws are tougher than the ones in the US. As far as emigration, we know that's a different story.

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

    Many of you will see the truth as we start to crumble.............America was made through cheap labor and continues to live off its cheap wager...........Mexico survives because it provides cheap labor and the dollar is worth more than the peso..........well thats how it was until good ol bush jr ruined it all

    June 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      America was made through hard work and creative people taking responsibility for themselves and building their dreams. These illegals are a drain on our society. They come here demanding healthcare, food stamps, government dervices, but add very little to the fabric of that structure. You simply can not just walk into someones house and help yourself to what's in the fridge and the cupboards. You should know that.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Oh, so what you are saying there Mrpoliceman, is that until Bush enforced the laws and cracked down on the ILLEGAL goings on, it was a party for you? So what exactly were you doing illegally that you benefited so much from and are crying the blues now that it's over?

      June 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark B.

      Mrpoliceman, Your points are cliche and I 'd like to see you back them up with fact. We are NOT beholden to illegals.
      Yoor point blaming Bush Jr. is rediculous. Better to blame Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for lending sheenanigans that were started during the Clinton years. If you're going to blame, at least get those responsible. Read some history, dudue.

      June 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Opinionated

    You have to be joking. Mexico needs to keep its thugs, drug dealers, punks, thieves and drunks. Mexico needs to take care of its own and let Arizona alone. This is the United States. Obama needs to realize he is part of the United States and took an oath to the effect. More people need to pray. The USA is in deep trouble.

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

    there is no reason we should in any way consider this appeal. i find this law to be one of the smartest thingsd we have done to stop the influx of illegals into this country. whether it has helped any yet is yet to be seen. Why should we be changing OUR laws and regs to suit these other countries? If they cant come legally then they dont need to be here!!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mrpoliceman

    United we stand, divided we fall................divided we stand, united we fall

    June 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bleacherbum

      Uh... what?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JS

    How dare Mexico stick its nose into the United States business! Do we ever tell Mexico how to run its country? Hey Obama! Wake up and start taking care of your United States citizens first, And quit trying to kiss the rest of the World's ass instead!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      "Do we ever tell Mexico how to run its country?"

      Yes we do. Not only that, we tell every country in the world how to run their countries, one way or another.

      Are you even aware of the American influence (mostly positive, but not always) all over the world?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      And are you aware how many countries ASK us for the help? Are you aware of the various treaties, pacts and agreements we have to provide various forms of relief, protection and so forth to these countries?

      Stop trying to take your opinions and make them into facts.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TEXMEX

      The US has done it for hundresds of years in Mexico.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jamie

    F Mexico already.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kahlan

    Why does Mexico care what laws Arizona has? Mexico has problems of its own it should be dealing with.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      Because illegals in Arizona send back millions of dollars, the drug trafficers send back millions of dollars. It's all about the Benjamins.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christine

      They care because illegal and legal mexicans in the US provide 1/3 of the mexican GDP every year through the form of income earned in the US that is then sent back to Mexico.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      "Mexico has problems of its own it should be dealing with."

      Mexico's tragedy is being next door to the largest and richest consumer of drugs on the planet.

      Every time a US teenager decides to experiment with drugs, another kid is decapitated in Guadalajara or Medellin.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Brad

    Does this mean that Mexico will repeal the same law on their books?

    June 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      Dear Son Brad,

      Your proposal that we toss our laws and use those of Mexico is kindly denied.

      Any other idiotic suggestion?

      Signed: America The Beautiful (if you'll pardon my lack of modesty)

      June 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      Ramon – don't be stupid. Brad is simply pointing out the hypocracy of any Mexican official who would make such a request while his own country enforces laws as harsh or harsher. And why not adopt Mexico's imigration laws? Every other country on the planet has imigration laws far stricter than the Arizona law. We should be no different. It's only prudent to protect your nation.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
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