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June 22, 2010, 22:22
You can't make this shit up. :rolleyes:

Mexico Files Lawsuit in U.S. to Overturn Arizona Immigration Law

Published June 22, 2010
| Associated Press

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PHOENIX -- 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 are 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 July 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 has 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 will be afraid to visit Arizona for work or pleasure out of concern that they will be subject to unlawful police scrutiny and detention," the brief said.

It will be to a U.S. District Court judge to decide whether to accept the brief along with similar ones submitted by various U.S. organizations.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law on April 23 and changes to it on April 30, has lawyers defending it in court.

In a statement issued late Tuesday, Brewer said she was "very disappointed" to learn of Mexico's filing and reiterated that "Arizona's immigration enforcement laws are both reasonable and constitutional."

"I believe that Arizona will ultimately prevail and that our laws will be found constitutional," Brewer added.

Brewer and other supporters of the bill say the law is intended to pressure illegal immigrants to leave the United States. They contend it is a needed response to federal inaction over what they say is a porous border and social problems caused by illegal immigration. They also argue that it has protections against racial profiling.

Mexican officials previously had voiced opposition to the Arizona law, with President Felipe Calderon saying June 8 that the law "opens a Pandora's box of the worst abuses in the history of humanity" by promoting racial profiling and potentially leading to an authoritarian society

Calderon voiced similar criticism of the law during a May visit to Washington.

June 23, 2010, 01:41
Shit, Germany and Japan should've just sued us. :rolleyes:

June 23, 2010, 03:18
And are we supposed to give a shit what the Mexican government thinks?
They are telling their people how to invade the U.S. and many other things.
We should have kept the country when we took it in 1848.

June 23, 2010, 06:07
Originally posted by torquemada055
And are we supposed to give a shit what the Mexican government thinks?

"We" as in citizens, no.
Although Obama may join Calderon as their thinking seems in step.

June 23, 2010, 06:22
We should declare war on Mexico.

June 23, 2010, 06:25
I'd be kinda interested to hear from one of the lawyers here (now that Dumbass is gone) as to how Mexico has standing to sue.

June 23, 2010, 06:26
I don't see what standing they have to even file a case like this.

(Shlomo- this is proof that great minds think alike. And almost at the same time!)

June 23, 2010, 06:39
After reading the report more closely, it seems that Mayheeco is not a party, but rather filed something like an amicus brief in support.

Maybe somebody can clarify.

June 23, 2010, 08:25
Good point SWOHFAL.

Is it not treason for the AG/president to allow such a brief (from another country) to be filed against a state? What happened to the union?

Maybe the Taliban should sue McDonald Douglas or Colt. With this bunch in power they would have a good chance to bank.

June 23, 2010, 08:26
As owners of the largest coin operate toilet in the hemisphere they are a interested party in this crap.

June 23, 2010, 09:01
"Standing" is not a problem

Under general standing rules that apply to any case, an individual must have an individualized interest that has actually been harmed under the law or by its application that can be redressed by the lawsuit in order to bring that case to court.




All that's needed is a Hispanic that has been "injured". Arrested, killed, or whatever and an organization to finance the lawsuit. That organization can be a Hispanic right's org either based in the US or Mexico

The biggest problem would be finding the financing organization, which would be easy, not finding someone whom has been arrested/harassed/whatever

June 23, 2010, 10:10

A recent comment posted on-line concerning Arizona's new Immigration Laws:


1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
* * * * * * * *
2. All ballots will be in this nation's language.
* * * * * * * *
3.. All government business will be conducted in our language.
* * * * * * * *
4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are
* * * * * * * *
5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.
* * * * * * * *
6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food
stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will
be deported.
* * * * * * * *
7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least
equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
* * * * * * * *
8. If foreigners come here and buy land... Options will be restricted.
Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens
naturally born into this country.
* * * * * * * *
9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a
foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his
policies. These will lead to deportation.
* * * * * * * *
10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted
&, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All
assets will be taken from you.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


The above laws are current immigration laws of MEXICO !!!

June 23, 2010, 12:59
... its citizens' rights are at stake.
Their citizens' rights wouldn't be at stake if they weren't f****ing HERE in the first damn place!

V guy
June 23, 2010, 13:04
There is no Mexican government. The lawyers were paid by the Cartel.
This is no different than the Taliban suing Arizona.

June 23, 2010, 14:06
You really want to hurt Mexico, Secure the entire border with a 20 ft. wall and stop all wire transfers of funds from the US to Mexico. Then tell them all to get f****d.

Forgot to add, stop all monetary aid to that corrupt/failed government.

one hand clapping
June 23, 2010, 15:11
Alert ft bliss and park the tanks at half a click apart backed up by 4 duce mortars along the whole boarder. It drives me nuts when I hear the talking heads say " you just can't kick 11 million illegals out" Why the F**k not ???????????
We can imprision millions of US citizens who use the substances that the mules bring across from the south, but not those who bring it here. What is the $$$$ we send to DC for if not to protect the integraty of our country?

fed up
One Hand Clapping

June 23, 2010, 16:39
Originally posted by AndyC

Their citizens' rights wouldn't be at stake if they weren't f****ing HERE in the first damn place!

June 23, 2010, 17:26
Secure the entire border with a 20 ft. wall

They already have tunnels.

stop all wire transfers of funds from the US to Mexico.

This would be the crushing blow to their economy. I've seen granite fabricators working 12 hour days and sending every penny back home. Dude has a hacienda, a full blown ranch, in Mexico all paid for via his earnings here.

Jon Frum
June 23, 2010, 18:43
Originally posted by RacerRTR
You really want to hurt Mexico, Secure the entire border with a 20 ft. wall and stop all wire transfers of funds from the US to Mexico. Then tell them all to get f****d.

Forgot to add, stop all monetary aid to that corrupt/failed government.

I concur.

June 23, 2010, 20:02
Start fining Mexico $5,000.00 for each illegal apprehended here for legal costs and transportation back to Mexico.

FAL freek
June 23, 2010, 22:47
Originally posted by MtnWulf
We should declare war on Mexico. Sure Arizona could whoop the whole country by itself.

FAL freek
June 23, 2010, 22:51
Years back Vecinte Fox sat talking to some late night host about the illegals in America and how Americans wanted to pressure Mexico into tightening down on their citizens illegally entering America. Fox sat there and smugly said "It's your country enforce the laws". Now that the states are enforcing the laws Mexihole is crying foul. :rolleyes:

Right Side Up
June 23, 2010, 23:08
I'll be glad when our government finally takes the illegal immigration problem seriously. It's not the honest hard working Catholics that bother me. They're welcome AFAIC. I like them. Mostly good people. They assimilate easily. It's the drug smugglers that come through with them that need to be dealt with.

June 24, 2010, 12:55
Gov. Brewer, who has more balls than most male politicians, says "Bring it."

I like her.