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. Avec

    Is the Mexican Govt out of its mind. By being a party to this opposing law suit, what it is saying is that Mexican's should leave Mexico for the US, drain the US coffers instead of Mexico's. I juts can't see how these people believe it's okay to eneter and stay in a country illegally and sponge off of others without paying. No one asks them to come. If they do so, just come legally and speak the language. I am so sick of the US govermnet caving into such crap.

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

    Mexico has no standing to comment or file a brief or anything else in a US court in a lawsuit between the Federal Government throwing its weight around against its own state. However, why am I not surprised since our own president invited the president of mexico into our white house (not his) and allowed him to publically critize an American state and then our traitor congress gave this same FOREIGN leader a standing ovation when he bad mouthed the said state. Mr. Mexico go back home, stay home and take your countrymen and women with you. If you provide for them we will not have to. I personally am tired of mexican men making obscene comments and obsene gestures toward my seventeen year old daughter. Of course, they changed their tune when confronted by her six foot brother. I'm not against immigration or entering the courtry legally. I've represented americans of mexican decent and will zealously represent them in the future, but illegal means illegal. The FEDs need to do their jobs so the states will not be forced to do it for them. The Feds should be organizing with the states to stamp out the problem rather than turning on our own countrymen.

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

    Does the influx of millions of people into a country without the intent of leaving considered an invasion of said country? If so, the influx of illegal immigrants of any decent is an invasion of the United States. We should be able to protect our borders. On a lighter note, if I were to go running into Mexico with the intent of not leaving, I would be caught and deported. Yet they balk at the US when we deport their citizens back to their country. Talk about hypocrisy.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      We should just give the land back to the Indians and let them decide what’s the law of immigration of their own land that 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 live it’s easier to do good than to do harm think about it people.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ramon F. Herrera

    Hugo Chavez has 3 rings of security, composed by Cuban agents. The USA has 2 layers of defense; the first layer is Puerto Rico and Mexico. People cross the Canal de La Mona from Dominican Republic to PR, and sometimes drown or are eaten by sharks.

    We all know that the Guatemalan peasant crossing the southern Mexican border traveling north is not interested in staying in Mexico. The US has long pressured Mexico to take good care of its borders.

    Let's pray that Mexico is strict and takes care of its borders!! They are, after all, our first line of defense.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      It turns out that Mexico has become sick and tired of being the bad guy and getting all kinds of cr@p from all over. Therefore they decided to liberalize their immigration laws. This was told by Calderon to Wolf on CNN. It is not a crime being without papers in Mexico anymore.

      So, to the anti-immigrants (or is it anti-Hispanics) I ask: How would you like that Mexico becomes nice and kind to people trying to get into their territory (as a penultimate stop)?

      We should be kissing Mexico's feet or other parts of their anatomy.

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

      I'll let you in on a secret... Everybody doesn't love Ramon. Aside from that I'd also like to say you are full of crap on your essays, which to you are apparently so important that you respond to yourself.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      What is the rationale of bringing the topic of Mexico's policies and practices?

      There are only two logical reasons for bringing up the Mexican immigration topic:

      (1) "Since Mexico has such strict and bad treatment of its illegals, in retaliation we should treat ours just as bad or worse"

      (2) "Since Mexico is such as worldwide leader, the USA will abandon its leadership role and become an imitator, a follower of Mexico's immigration policies"

      So people: Which one of the 2 arguments do you espouse? Perhaps both?

      I am not sure which of them is more idiotic and imbecile.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brother John of Dallas

    Hmmm, didn't realize Mexico was a tax-paying U.S. citizen that could file suit against a state in a U.S. federal court.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      Never heard of NAFTA, have you?

      The Mexican-American tax payers contribute billions to the treasure, BTW.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Becky

    Mexico can go pound sand.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jjeff

    When you unlawfully enter this country, procure employment with false I.D., fill out government tax forms using false I.D. fail to pay your fair share of taxes, secure a loan of any type including credit cards using false I.D., receive any government assistance using false I.D. or lying to procure it ,you have committed various crimes and felonies. The very existance of Illegal Aliens in Our Country is built upon lies and deceit !!!! If an American citizen were caught committing these same crimes we would be sitting in some prison. Why is our government turning a blind eye to these crimes,and treating these Illegals better than our own citizens.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Slarty Bartfast

    Just wondering if Arizona's new law would still be racist & fascist if it were Iowa's new law? Or Vermont's? Or the Federal Government's? (..wait...)

    June 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and other states have similar laws. Why, one wonders, not only the White House, but the US Chamber of Commerce, the ACLU and others have chose to attack Arizona? What is unique about the Grand Canyon State?

      Why have several dozen cities (3 of them in Arizona) chosen to boycott Arizona?

      Your answer is right here:



      The above factor is the only logical explanation for AZ being singled out and specially for all those boycotting cities being in perfect agreement. Since the Civil War we haven't had this phenomenon.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    Why does any American care what the damned Mexican government wants and who is surprised by this? I am sure they would like use to take their incarcerated criminals off their hands just as we do their unincarcerated criminals. Personally I'd like the Mexican government to work harder keeping their people in Mexico, but I guess that makes me a proponent of a police state doesn't it? Go Arizona!!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tamblyn

    Good For Mexico!! It's about time they got involved in this fight and fight it to the bitter end to end discrimination through racial profiling which this Arizona law perpetrates. The innocent are going to be/are stopped along with illegals due to this law so there is clearly a hole in the law and it needs to be repealed. Nothing good can come of it and Mexico needs to stand their ground and fight it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court or even better to the World Court to end this battle.

    We even heard on the radio that there is a new law being proposed to mine the border between Arizona and Mexico. Not only is this insane but it is grossly inhumane to even entertain such a thought. These are human beings we are talking about who work hard and pay taxes while in this country. It is time that common sense took precedence over putrid air expelled from the rear of those who support this egregious piece of trash and poor excuse for a law.

    June 22, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Paul Cooper

    Why should any U.S. court care at all what a foreign nation thinks about laws passed within the U.S.? Mexico's brief amounts to an admission that its citizens are here illegally, and that it wants them to be here illegally.

    June 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jesus

    Mexico should focus their attention on their own internal problems like rampant corruption and the fact that the country is virtually run by the drug cartels. Maybe if they fixed their economy and made the country safe their people wouldn't have to flee by the millions. People in glass houses...

    In case anyone said or is going to say that most of the southern US belongs to Mexico, no, it doesn't. The US defeated Mexico in a war and then paid them $20 million (US of course). Texas won it's own independence and then joined the United States of their own accord. This makes idiotic hyperbolic comments about how only Native Americans should be allowed in the US irrelevant.

    I understand that the US has royally screwed Mexico and most of South America through NAFTA, but that doesn't excuse the Mexican government from dropping the ball by allowing the country to turn into a war zone with a crippled economy.

    June 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff


    If everyone quit buying produce from Mexico this would have an instant impact with all their produce rotting on the trucks.

    Also boycott any products on the shelf with "Spanish", Procter & Gamble is one of the worst. This type of marketing is irritating to most American consumers and it only perpetuates more bad behavior.

    June 22, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Jeff that’s impossible America is too much of a crack head

      June 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    We should just give the land back to the Indians and let them decide what’s the law of immigration of their own land that 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 live it’s easier to do good than to do harm think about it people.

    June 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Janoa

    Mexico has no right to try and amend our laws!!! Sounds as if Mexico wants the riff-raff to leave their country – that would certainly take a large burden off their country.

    Why should we allow illegals into our country???? No other country in the would allows such actions....and we can't afford to keep supporting the illegals that slither into our country from Mexico and South America....they pay nothing into our system, but drain it dry....then go back home.

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