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.
Until recently, Mexican law made illegal immigration a criminal offense — anyone arrested for the violation could be fined, imprisoned for up to two years and deported. Mexican lawmakers changed that in 2008 to make illegal immigration a civil violation like it is in the United States, but their law still reads an awful lot like Arizona’s.
Canada Free Press
The Arizona immigration law has really brought to the public attention which side of legal immigration, and the Constitution, our public leaders are on. While some support the law of legal immigration, others have shown contempt for U.S. law and shown their support for lawbreakers and illegal migration in spite of their oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.
They attempt to divert attention away from the legal issue and claim that it is all about discrimination and racism. No matter how absurd this is to the vast majority of Americans, they continue to play the race card and make themselves look stupid and foolish. Are we to believe that they don’t know the difference between Hispanic U.S. citizens and illegal aliens? It would seem so.
Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states: The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.