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. Bob

    I don't understand what the big deal is here. America has had laws forbidding illegal immigrants for years. It's in efforts of ensuring that these immigrants understand and abide to American laws. At some point in our blood lines, we are all immigrants. That is what has built America. Thus, these laws aren't in put in place to stop immigration or even to limit it. It's so that everyone living in the United States is held to the same state of responsibility as an American citizen. As for cheap labor, there are a lot of legal citizens that perform work "under the table" which is also illegal. The reason that you must be "on the books" is so that employers abide to the fair labor laws.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Austin

    In my opinion, people need to educate themselves prior to posting on this site. read the bill people. Just because you yell loudly doesn't mean that your right. Read the bill, there is nothing wrong with it. Heaven forbid we enforce a few rules in our country. Plus, who the heck cares if the illegals don't like it, their illegal.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jojo

    I say, if it hasnt been said already, that the best way to bolster up job numbers and improve America, just go ahead and build a wall ro fence along the border to Mexico. It will bring about tons more jobs and will give us a better sense fo security.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jim


    Mexico continues to look towards its citizens fleeing poverty in Mexico by entering the U.S. illegally. It is clear that Mexico views the U.S. as a major solution for its own social and economic problems. On the other hand, the U.S.'s push for the NAFTA trade agreement has resulted in the impoverishment of many thousands of Mexican farmers, for example. For them it is better to risk the hazards of leaving Mexico for the U.S. illegally rather than starve. (Corrects error in my previous post)

    June 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Logan9773

    We should all just organize a big meskin hunt.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. adampeart

    Um, screw you Mexico, last I checked you aren't the 51st state so where the hell do you get off challenging a sovereign nation's laws?! Impetuous.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick

    Mexico needs to clean its own house and mind its own d@mn business.
    They have no legal standing from which to file a complaint.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Butch71

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    June 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AngelicaS

    Jack Cafferty asked in his blog today "Will lack of immigration reform hurt Democrats in the November elections." Cafferty has been very good and direct on this issue. However, I think the more apropos question would have been something more like "HOW BAD ARE THE DEMOCRATS GOING TO BE HURT IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION FOR SUPPORTING AMNESTY AND FOR STANDING AND CLAPPING FOR CALDERON'S BLISTERING CRITICISM OF THE ARIZONA LAW IN THE HALLS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS."

    June 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. USMC

    The Mexican government should take care there own, instead on relying on our government to take care of them. These illegals are draining this country. They don't pay taxes and they know that having more kids, the bigger there welfare check gets and the more our government has to support them. I say if the mother is illegal,deport her and put the child in a home. I'm tired of seeing a mother that's pushing a stroller and a newborn baby in it, and there are 5 more kids tagging along, and whats worse that lady can't speak english, i see it and hear it.....

    June 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. American People

    The Mexican government is interested in this for 2 reasons: (1) the people who come here illegal are the dregs of their society (2) the money are sent back to the families remaining in Mexico from the illegal pigs who come here

    We need to lock down the border and ship all the illegals back, the Mexican government will collapse

    That Calderon has not been beheaded by the cartels yet shows you that he's on their payroll

    June 22, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Barbara Reitz

    Mexico should drop dead. It's none of their business. How dare they even think they have a right to file a brief. Do they even have a legal right to submit a brief to our federal court? It should be thrown out. Look at the problems they are having in Mexico with drug cartels. Do the think we want that here? How would they like it if the shoe was on the other foot and they were being invaded by thousands of illegals.... oh, I forgot, they'd be arrested.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Steph

    Amazing comments...love the interaction... I for one totally agree with the Federal law that Arizona is only trying to re-enforce... Don't forget that if you are caught in Mexico illegally, on the second offense, you will be put into jail for 10 years. I for one am very tired of watching my parents/grandparents struggling to afford their bills while illegal immigrants get free medical, prescriptions, food, education, and hand outs. What about all the veterans? Elderly? People who have a lot of love and respect for this country? You don't see us going to Mexico flying our American flag above theirs and putting Mexico's flag upside down.... Enough is enough... HELLO Syphon Filter...how dare you call us cry babies....

    June 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. justcheckin

    This is not about taxes or being here illegally... This is about accepting jobs that Americans will not do because they are too proud to do it and/or will not accept the pay. Would you go pick oranges for $5/h? No, because you are legal and 5/h is below any minimum-wage. The problem in all this, is not the people that accept these jobs, it's their boss who know very well they are here illegally, but don't want to pay more for an American to do it. Education should start for these entrepreneurs.... If they didn't hire illegals, there wouldn't be a way for illegals to stay here... No job, no money, go home.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. michelle

    Mexico would do well to stay out of this. By filing this brief, they have ruined any chance of turning this around in their favor. In fact, if anyone was neutral on this issue before, they are most likely absolutely infuriated by Mexico filing this brief. Not wise....not wise at all.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
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