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. Jaime Greer

    When did Mexico have a say in what we do. How about we pattern our immigration laws after Mexico's if they want to be involved. I think it's 3 years in prison for illegally being in Mexico.

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

      Jaime: "When did Mexico have a say in what we do."

      That is the definition of being a leader.

      The US knows very well that leadership is not taken by force, but earned through respect.

      The little secret about far conservatives is that they don't really want the US to embrace its leadership position in the world.

      If Jaime Greer were elected president, he would not take the concomitant job of being (close to, anyway) the president of the world. That is the reason Jaime will never be anything more than a condo supervisor, if at all.

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

      LOL, Ramon, you are so funny, you should be a standup comedian. Yes, Mexico's leaders are just superb examples of people to be respected .....NOT!!!

      June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      [sarcastically]: "Mexico's leaders are just superb examples of people to be respected "

      I cannot recall a foreign leader having the kind of respect that Fox and Calderon have had, not only in the USA but in Europe, the OAS and the UN.

      10 to 1 says you have no clue what the OAS is.

      When was the last time Congress stood applauding a foreign president? It was a long, bipartisan ovation.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karen

    All Mexico's challenge is saying is they admit they encourage border jumping, and don't want this 'right' hinders by crazy things like the laws of the country they want to use.

    This is Arizona's issue, and that is where it should stay. It is the citizens of that state that ultimately pay, no matter how much non-Arizonan's whine. No one wanted to help them curb the problem, so stay out of their solution.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      Well said.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MikeInOrlando

    Shut up Mexico! We wouldn't be in this mess if it wasn't for YOU and your crappy illegals. STAY in your OWN country and stay out of ours!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TampaMan

      Agreed. Well said. Amen. Way to go.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      Agreed. You are the one in charge. You are the one that provide the money to finance narcoterrorists.

      Just stop consuming drugs – That's all!

      June 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jack W

    Shut up Arturo. Talk about the paramount of hypocrasy. Mexico's imigration laws are far more strict than Arizona's law. Why don't you just say it – illegals send hundreds millions of dollars down to families in Mexico. That money props up the economy of your sham, corrupt nation. You want that money. That's what it's all about.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TampaMan

    Now we get to bend over and let Mexico have their way with us. Doesn't America have a back bone any more?

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      Not since Obama was elected and began his world apology tour.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sickofthishockey

    Talk about cajones!!!This swill should not be allowed to clog a system already overloaded with cases.Many of which involve illegal aliens.If Nobama allows this to go unchallenged,and even berates Arizona hmself,we need to think"impeachment" for High Treason.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sagebrush

    Why are we surprised by this? One of Mexico's largest sources of currency is the money sent back to relatives from illegals here in the USA. All the major banks and even Wal-Mart offer money transfer and/or money orders to illegals.
    Money talks, always has, always will.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Beth

    I think, as Americans, we should be scared that the government can create the kind of law that Arizona is enforcing. You can be detained simply based on they color of your skin and whether or not you have paperwork with you that says you belong here. What's next? If they can make a law like this, who else can they decide to harass? On what other grounds will police eventually be able to detain someone? Think about it! "You look Hispanic so I can detain you." People should enter the country legally, but think about what this type of law may do to YOUR freedom someday down the line...

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sagebrush

      Have you even read the law?

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

      It's not about color or race, Beth. IT'S ABOUT BREAKING THE LAW. It's about law abiding citizens paying for benefits to these law breakers that they have neither paid for nor deserve. It's about a lack of respect for this country and its citizens AND THE LAW. You want to talk about color? How about red, white and blue?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Come on People...

      Beth, good point...people that do not live in Arizona do not understand what this really means for our economy. If this law goes into effect our state is going to end up more upside down, with higher unemployment ,than it already is. Like it or not, these people are part of our community and we need to work towards making them citizens (tax payers) instead of running them out of town!

      Arizona already has a an extremely high (and violent) crime rate and if our tax payers dollars are spent towards finding and shipping out working class immigrants, who are trying to make a better living for themselves and families, we are never going to get a grip on the real problems our state has.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • bleacherbum

      You do realize, Beth, that this law simply allows Arizona to enforce a federal law that is already in existence, right?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Beth, If you went to Mexico for example, I am sure you would carry you papers (passport or legal ID) at all times. Heck even as an AMERICAN I carry the proper ID with me at all times when I am out. Its called a drivers licence. So that way when I get pulled over for ANY reason I can prove that I am who I am. Plus I dont mooch of any country not even my own.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGoober

      Good lord, running out the illegals isn't dealing with the real problem...hellllllllooo, McFlyyyyyy!!!!! Time to wake up from dreamy liberal land and get with reality. Your crime is so high because the illegal population is so high, get the correlation?

      Ah well, what do you expect from feel-good liberals that are clueless. Just like the gun debate where they all predicted blood in the streets and mass killings when carry laws were enacted. Funny, in all of those cases crime has gone down...significantly, but hey, don't confuse their fantasy dreamland with the facts or anything.

      Good on you Arizona. I hope other states follow your example.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2ndgenlegaldominican

      Beth: get a grip! The law (if you would but ONLY read it) says that anyone encountered during contact with the police may be asked to supply proof of citizenship IE: identification. EVERY OTHER citizen of the US has to do that already. How is that wrong? And if you still "feel bad" about the poor illegal alien then please tell us unenlightened "racists" how to fix the problem. Beth? anyone? anyone? Buehler? Buehler????

      June 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • J G

      You really should at least try to educate yourself on an issue before you talk. It's better to be silent and thought a fool then open your mouth (or your computer in this case) and confirm it.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jason

    Mexico: Please strike down this Arizona law so that the illegal immigrants can continue to send money back home into the Mexican economy.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bob in Baltimore

    It's come down to votes not rule of law. This is idiocy on the first order. The courts should overwhelming throw out this suit and all others like it. There is no case law to support it. But it's typical of the Mexican way to stick their noses loudly into what they should be told by OUR GOVERNMENT to butt out and the softees of congress are cowering for their political lives......America should be the land of the free not the land of the illegals!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • sagebrush

      Absolutely! It's like the United Nations trying to force us to adopt their gun laws. Of course President Obama has been quite receptive to this idea.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. phay

    toriram: my grandparents were LEGAL immigrants to the USA and they learned to speak English, worked & paid taxes. The illegals from Mexico want everything handed to them without taking any responsiblity to earn benefits of being American. I am so sick and tired of the cry-babies who think that American tax payers are responsible for everyone else in the world! Let them come here legally, get a job, pay taxes and pay for their own medical care, then let's talk!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOB

    I was in Mexico two weeks ago. The policia had a road block set up with machine guns and solders. Everyone in the car had to produce identification. I don't understand the difference. They do it, but they tell us we can't do it? BS! Keep up the good work AZ!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      Bob publicly acknowledges that he cannot tell the difference between Mexico and the US:

      "I don't understand the difference"

      Bob, click on Mexicana de Aviacion, then on "International Travel" and then on "One way".

      Send us some chimichanga recipes and Tequila Cuervo, will ya'?

      June 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Ramon....Now let's see if I can explain this to you in terms you may understand, Ramon. I have seen your posts, over and over again, where you ridicule someone for just pointing out that Mexico has stricter laws than the US. Is that too hard for you to understand? Or are you trying to be snide? If it is the latter, then why? Simply pointing out that the country which is trying to sue us is extremely hypocritical because they have far stricter laws for the same issue they are protesting is too much for you? No one here is confused where the border is, or what country Mexico is or the US is. If you need more clarification over this so you don't repost rambling replies that make no sense, by all means, please ask! I am sure that anyone here would be glad to help you understand what it is you don't quite understand.

      June 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Stella

    Who the Heck is Mexico to have any right to file anything against any state in the USA. Mexicans(No not Mexicans-Americans don't get your panties in a bunch) and Mexico should mind their own business!!!!!!

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

      As far as I'm concerned there is no such thing as "Mexican-American". You are either an American or you are not. You might have a Mexican heritage, but then again, so do I have a heritage, so what. I am American. If i didn't want to be an American, I'd immigrate somewhere else and be whatever that country is. Being Mexican, or English, or Scottish, or African descent means diddly. When you immigrate to America, or you are born here, you are American...period. Stop shoving your damn heritage in my face and trying to make something of it. You aren't the first person with Mexican heritage to exist in this country, who cares.

      I just want to know when are we going to have White-Anglo Saxon Heritage month, or Miss White Anglo-Saxon USA contests? Wehave Hispanic Heritage Month, Miss Black USA, so what's the problem?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jimmymack

    Keep Coming Mexicanos! (we got them confuzed)

    June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. K

    Why Mexico? Why do you care about our immigration law so much? Do you enjoy letting the US feed and cloth your citizens so you don't have to? Or do you enjoy all the money payoffs you are getting from the illegal drug industry?

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