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Mexican gov’t slams immigration bill

The Mexican government is criticizing a tough immigration law approved this week by Arizona legislators, saying Wednesday it could result in rights violations and racial profiling and affect cross-border relations.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said in a statement relayed through Mexico’s U.S. Embassy that it views the measure with great concern and that it “could have potentially serious effects on the civil rights” of Mexican nationals.

“Mexico views with concern the possible negative effects the measure could have, if approved, on the development of the ties of friendship, culture, commerce and tourism that have characterized Mexico’s relations with Arizona for generations,” according to the statement.

The law has been approved by Arizona legislators and is awaiting consideration by Gov. Jan Brewer. The measure makes it a state crime for migrants to be in Arizona without documents.
Mexico also said the bill “opens the door to the inappropriate use of racial profiling.”

An estimated 11.8 million Mexicans live in the United States. A large percentage are undocumented, and Arizona has been one of the main routes for undocumented migration into the United States.

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  1. Whether you live in Arizona or not, those of us who are adamant that our immigration laws should be enforced should make our stand known? All of us who are angry and exasperated with the lies forged in Washington by both parties. Americans should be aware of the true astronomical costs that are extracted from us to subsidize the illegal alien invasion. The Arizona Senate had the courage to go up against the open-border zealots and I’m sure the business lobbyists and ethnocentrism organizations to pass restrictive laws. The politicians should be applauded on not backing down from entities that see nothing wrong with taxpayers being taxed to finance illegal aliens who settled here. Those who believe in the sovereignty of America and not being taxed to support illegal immigration, need to view what Republican Texas Representative Lamar Smith statement of the hidden outlays at

    Both Republicans, Democrats and Independents and other parties need to read this information from a Washington insider who has investigated what is taken from taxpayers to support anybody who slips across our borders, or stays after their visa has expired. Every state legislator across the country, specifically the–SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA is waiting for the outcome of this historical immigration law. It now awaits the scrutiny of Governor Jan Brewer, who will either veto it or sign it into law. Every American citizen and legal resident should call on the Arizona Governors to enact this law. Strengthen her resolve by bombarding the lady with faxes, phones, e-mailing; send a letter of even turn up at the Governor’s office to show her the huge population majority who backs this commitment to Senate bill 1070. ITS VERY LIKELY OTHER STATES WILL FOLLOW SUITE ON BEHALF OF THERE TAXPAYERS. WE NEED TO STOP THIS DRAIN ON OUR STATE TREASURIES OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. The full mailing address is: She needs to know she is not alone with this landmark immigration law.
    The Honorable Jan Brewer
    Governor of Arizona
    1700 West Washington
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007

    Telephone (602) 542-4331
    Toll Free 1-(800) 253-0883
    Fax (602) 542-1381

  2. True Americans don’t feel that way and thanks for the # I will call from Texas and let them know I am against this bill!! quit being so scared if its not the Mexicans then who will it be next some people allways need to find somebody to hate and those people pump a lot of money into the economy why do you think we went into a recession it started when all this **** started !! they quit spending it and going out because of fear I didn’t know that was what this country was about?

  3. I would have to differ with what {true american} said. The illegals sent 80% of their income to Mexico and that is what helped the recession. Mexico is mad because their workers here was their second largest influx of money. I live in AZ and I support this bill fully, wish they haden’t taken the trespassing out though. They have pesonally taken my bussines from me and driven down price for bid work. And I believe that there should be more punnishment for the slavery of them by the employeers. This movement realy is about humanity, theirs and ours.

  4. I am a Canadian. While I have always thought I would like to visit Arizona to see the Grand Canyon, I think that cannot in good conscience do that in the foreseeable future. The thought of supporting a racist state in suppressing minorities is abhorrent to me as a human being.

    I remind all arizonans that their part of the country used to be part of Mexico and consequently had a large number of hispanics long before any anglo-saxons arrived. As a result, while there may be illegal immigrants on your soil, they are difficult to differentiate from citizens just by sight or language.

    The real reason there are illegal immigrants is that there are corporations and individuals that will employ them. If the heavy hand of law was used on the employers instead of the immigrants, there would be far fewer illegal immigrants.

  5. The United States should “SLAM” Mexico for creating the horrible conditiond the MAJORITY of their citizens live under! They should be ASHAMED that SO MANY Mexicans want OUT of their own country because they CAN’T survive there!
    And the IRONY of having the RICHEST man in the world be a MEXICAN!!!!!!
    I say we Americans need to BOYCOTT Mexican vacations, Mexican products, etc. until the Mexican Government does something about THEIR people crossing our borders ILLEGALLY!

  6. I am going to AZ for a vacation very soon, in fact within the next month because I not only support them but I commend what they are doing. We need to stop sustaining illegals who cost us almost 90 billion a year. What about our school systems? What about our economic status?

  7. So hypocritical so criticize the law in Arizona, especially when his country has very strict immigration laws. How can anyone call this racist, it is illegal therefore it is against the law. I am a legal immigrant who sacrifices a lot to move here legally, I support this law and thank you Jan Brewer for caring about your citizens. I used to live in Arizona, but I still support it. Why is it a problem to carry your ID, if you’re legal you don’t have to worry about it, Right.

  8. I care little for what the Mexican government thinks or some Canadian for that matter (a country with its own immigration problems). True American might try another moniker here, because I found nothing true in that comment.

  9. I am fully supportive of the laws in Arizona. If you are in this country legally, then you have no reason to be mad that you are being stopped to have your documents checked. Who is Mexico to slam our laws? Illegal Mexicans take our health care, government assistance programs (oh yes they do) and then demand equal rights when they have no right to be here to begin with. And then they fly their flags in the US and we have to bend to them so we do not offend. Really? What about me, who was born and raised in the US? And as for Canada, what makes you think Arizona is a racist state? In what way? Is it ok with you that illegal immigrants come to YOUR country, take your jobs, use up your government assistance and then demand equal rights as you when they have no right to be there? Think about it….

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