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. PDXSerric

    This is actually fascinating. Does a foreign country have any legal rights to challenge the laws of another country?

    I’d say this is an EXCELLENT opportunity to negotiate with the Mexican Government to proactively secure their borders on their side and lend an actual hand in limiting the number of immigrants crossing into the US from Mexico illegally. If they’re not willing to met us halfway, as much as I oppose the Arizona law, I say let it stand until it is fully challenged by the US court system.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joseph

    How many people reading this can say they have been stopped / frisked / detained because of their race or nationality ?

    People come here illegally because it takes years to come here legally. Im not condoning "hopping the fence" without permission, although i somewhat understand why these people do it. They are a victim of their government and its corruption. Perhaps the laws need to change in this country for those who are productive and contribute.... allow people to come to this country and PROVE themselves by holding a job for several years or perhaps getting an education. Yes, I know the next question..... whos paying for all of this ? Yes, we the taxpayer foot the bill..... which leads to another question.... Why are we OK when our government blows our money on special interest projects, but not OK if the money were to be used to better the quality of someones life ?

    I think many of you have an issue with their appearance, rather than who they are. I personally know of many illegals who are from europe who came here on a travel visa, but never went back when it expired. France, Portugal, Itlay, Swiss, etc. Law enforcement would need to stop EVERYONE to prove citizenship, not just those who have dark skin.

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

      Yes, nationality should not matter. You should call ICE or INS on any illegal you know about, regardless of their country of origin. I would and I do.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    Yes, we should all be taking advice from a country that is impoverished due to its control by the drug cartels. Great idea. Hey Mexico! Fix your own problems then maybe you can give us some advice. Until then, shut up...

    June 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel

    Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukha, has no standing to either support or oppose ANY American law or proposed law in the US Federal realm or in any state of the union.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Carl

    Most importantly, we are a country of laws. Laws that were designed to protect our civility and sovereignty. Without the enforcement of these laws we will become like Mexico. Acontrol controlled by gangs and drug lords with the blessing of a corrupt government. Do break our laws to come here. Stay in Mexico and take back your country.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. real american

    all that I know is that you had better start learning Spanish

    June 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Liz

    Mexicans wore out their welcome to this country a LONG time ago. MSNBC ran an online poll last week and 96% of those who voted were on Arizona's side. CHEW ON THAT MR. MEXICAN AMBASSADOR.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AZProud2Be

    Arizona and ALL STATES Need to send Mexico a BILL $$$$ for the COST TO American Taxpayers for Supporting CITIZENS of MEXICO in OUR Country. A Trash clean up bill to for the filth that is left destroying OUR Desert Landscape.
    Our Federal Tax dollars spent on Illegal Immigrants should be REPAID

    June 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. In Texas

    Neither party is going to fix the problem. The Democrats don't want to get rid of any future voters, or their children. And the Republicans want cheap labor. Also they are paying in tons of money to Social Security and taxes that they can't get it later and neither can I. So the government is making money of them also. Close the border, give the ones that are here now a guest worker card, tax them and track them just like me. If they want citizenship put their name on the list on the bottom and let them wait just like everyone else. If they commit a crime, ship them back immediately.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bailoutsos

    related story - "Cartels making death threats" to Arizona police

    June 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Legal Alien

    Dear Mexico: STFU!!
    Get your house in order.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    I'm of American Indian and European decent. I'm an American and my ancestors came here legally. All I want foreigners to do is to also come here legally. Those who are here illegally are by definition criminal and they should leave or be deported. If America needs more workers, we can open the doors to millions who have applied and are in line to come to the USA legally. After the illegals are gone, we can open our doors wider.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. faithful1953

    You need to get a life.l Your the bad nightmare. Stop blaming President Obama for everything that goes wrong in the country. Where does President Bush fall into all this mess? ***** off IDIOT

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

    I'm also a bit tired of the lack of use of National Guard. I'm done with the wonderful land of Afghanistan. Throw armed NG units regardless of state (rotational basis of course) in the South and the North (pesky Canadians and their wonderful beer and hockey–jk of course for you without sense of humor), couple of active subs to sink drug runners on the coastlines and problem will go away. Now bring your little armed cartel across the border to kidnap people. Please.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Veracity888

    If our current immigration laws were enforced none of this would be necessary.
    But, the laws have not been enforced so new extreme measures are now necessary.

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