Mexico on Tuesday asked a federal court in Arizona to declare the state’s new immigration law unconstitutional, arguing that the country’s own interests and its citizens’ rights were at stake.Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of one of five lawsuits challenging the law. The law will take effect June 29 unless implementation is blocked by a court.The law generally requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people about their immigration status if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” they’re in the country illegally. It also makes being in Arizona illegally a misdemeanor, and it prohibits seeking day-labor work along the state’s streets.Citing “grave concerns,” Mexico said its interest in having predictable, consistent relations with the United States shouldn’t be frustrated by one U.S. state.Mexico also said it had a legitimate interest in defending its citizens’ rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling, hinder trade and tourism and strain the countries’ work on combating drug trafficking and related violence.Mexican citizens should not be working in the United States in the first place (sans greencard), that is the point. Don’t want to be “scrutinized”? Then don’t break a law because you’ll only be asked for identification at that point — just like American citizens are asked for their identification when stopped by officers investigating the commission of a crime
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Darleen Glick Calls it Chutzpah
In Protein Wisdom. I think she's right. Now if Mexico would just use that Chutzpah on the drug dealers and coyotes who bring their fellow citizens over to die in the desert, that would be a good thing.