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. AmericanIdiots

    If any of you idots had a high school education you would understand that of course foreign countries can't file in federal court due to serious sovereign immunity issues...in fact it's hard for US citizens to sue any government state or federal...Mexico filed a brief!!! You can too if you want (not that it would add much). All their brief does is allow them to express how the law may affect relations with Mexico or whatever they want to...it's called an amicus brief (friend of the court)
    As for illegals not paying taxes...you people are idots...if they are "stealing your jobs" then they are paying taxes...its taken out of illegals' paychecks just like yours...if they aren't working (there actually are lower unemployment rates among illegal imm. than citizens) then they don't pay just like you wouldn't

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

      Except in the case of the illegals that get paid "under the table".

      Maybe time to start holding American business owners accountable for hiring illegals. Take away the market and they might not be so anxious to get over here.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • bleacherbum

      Unless they are being paid in cash...

      June 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dianvill

    Its funny, If one wanted to buy land in mexico you would have to show your a citizen born there. You certainly cant stay there as long as you want either without getting into trouble. I f you as an amercian have a kid while in mexico, that doesnt mean they are a mexcian citizan. So why should it be any different for them coming here?? I am not racist but it seems mexico has a double standard here!!

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

      There is nothing racist about it as "mexican" is not a race.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. eric

    hey!! mexico just might have a chance with this one. yeah, i know. sounds pretty absurd, but think about it. if this is held in federal court, in arizona, and it's a jury trial. what better place sit a "jury of your peers"??

    oh...........sure, there might be a couple of dozen other states where that might be the case!!

    GO 'ZONA!!!!!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PAT S

    America needs to start taking care of Americans, whether born here or becoming one legally. Nothing is getting better and we need to stick together and not fight amongst ourselves. Other countries have proved they won't take care of Americans, why do we do for them? We are sinkiing and the President and most politicians aren't making American lives any easier, but their doing wonders for the "ILLEGALS

    June 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. realist non american

    Mexicans aren't doing jobs no one wants. They are flooding markets in such numbers that jobs that once paid livable wages to Americans are no longer doing so. Instead they are paying illegals to do the work. An amount that no one who pays taxes could live on. So the industry becomes worthless to the town is is located in. You used to make enough money working in a food processing plant to have a stay at home wife and 2 kids, now it's only enough to lure those who aren't supposed to be there. It is the fault of the illegals crossing borders and flooding markets with cheap labour, it is their parents fault for not creating work in their home country, wherever that may be. The rest of the worlds needs to pressure the U.S. into action. Mexico needs to be dissolved and sold off to countries who could use the land and create jobs in Mexico. As the governments best plan is to hope the States doesn't stop them from destroying the blue collar way of life that America worked hard to create. From Canada by a legal Finnish immigrant. Note you don't have to be proud of your country if they fail you. It's wrong to be prideful when it is not merited.

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

      Actually, it's also the fault of the American business owners who hire the illegals knowing they get to pay cheaper wages so they make more money. No different than the Corporations taking their plants overseas for cheap labor. Some of this is tied to our wonderful unions, demanding outrageous wages for unskilled labor so the average joe can sit and wonder why the few American made products left around are so expensive, or why prices for things like shipping a package via UPS is so expensive.

      Don't get me wrong, I don't want the illegals here either, we need to follow Arizona's example and crack down on this, but please be sure you place blame where it belongs.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sagebrush

    Good fences make good neighbors.

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

      HAHAHA. Grass is greener on the other side...

      June 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Shea

    Wow they don't even want their own people

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

    Keep Coming Mexicanos!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Smallhaven

    As a LEGAL resident of Arizona... I reject Mexico!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rtw24

    Mexico get your s*** together first in your hole and stop sticking your nose to USA!!!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. real american

    either way you are still going to pay taxes. I dont want to pay taxes for people being overwieght,. obesity high blood pressure etc. or to build bombs creating death showers. point is you are still going to pay taxes. what happens when goods go up because employers have to pay more money to the(legal) employess, you will then complain about the prices of your goods. Illegal immigration benefits us all!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. concern Latino

    Why can the USA government make the Mexican government pay for all our illegal immigration related cost ? Maybe then, they will think twice about promoting illegal immigration. With a friend like that who needs enemies. Can someone answer my question, please ! Remember, this is not a Latino issue, it is an illegal immigrant issue. Unfortunately, the Mexicans are making it a Latino issue in order to create allies. Shame on them.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MartinSA

    there's an incident that happened in Texas recently where it was found out a guy graduated from high school from the top of his class and snagged a full ride to Harvard. turns out, the kid was an illegal immigrant and his parents never told him. it gets worse, pro-illegal immigration supporters argue that this kid is trying to contribute positively to society. that this is the type of quality an illegal immigrant can develop.

    what they fail to mention is that all the opportunities that this kid got were at the expense of American citizens. sure, the kid might've been smart and deserves a chance like this, but what about the time and effort that could've gone to an American Citizen from a disadvantaged home? what about the American kid that can't get a full ride to an ivy league school because this illegal immigrant pushed him out?

    that's something that seems to get glossed over or not even covered by the press.

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


      In Harvard and elsewhere, there are plenty of seats and financing for ANY kid that is Harvard material.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MartinSA


      Apply that logic if he was student going to a Mexican public school. What would be the chances of him getting into Harvard without influence or afluence?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack W

      What they fail to mention is that although this kid did well, worked hard, and achieved something, there are a hundred thousand in American prisons that chose a different path. Isn't it interesting that of the 16 men on Californias most wanted list, 9 are illegals?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Eddie Garcia

    Are you kidding me? The Mexican government NEEDS to be more concerned with the crime, killings and fleeing of its own citizens THAN meddle with the USA.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Wake up America

    We need to enforce our borders, not have men on horseback with their hands tied behind their backs that doesnt have the government behind them to ENFORCE our laws. Maxico needs to keep their own country in check NOt ours.

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