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Mexico urges US court to block part of Arizona law

Home - by - December 28, 2012 - 09:30 America/New_York - 16 Comments

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PHOENIX (AP) – The Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing a minor section of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits the harboring of illegal immigrants.

Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Wednesday to uphold a lower-court ruling that blocked police from enforcing the ban. Mexico argued the ban harms diplomatic relations between the United States, undermines the U.S.’s ability to speak to a foreign country with one voice and encourages the marginalization of Mexicans and people who appear to be from Latin America.

“Mexico cannot conduct effective negotiations with the United States when the foreign policy decisions of the federal governments are undermined by the individual policies of individual states,” lawyers for the Mexican government said in a friend-of-the-court brief.

The harboring ban was in effect from late July 2010 until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton blocked its enforcement on Sept. 5. Two weeks before Bolton shelved the ban, she said during a hearing that she knew of no arrests that were made under the provision.

The prohibition has been overshadowed by other parts of the law, including a requirement that went into effect on Sept. 18 that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the questioning requirement earlier this year, but also struck down other sections of the law, such as a requirement that immigrants obtain or carry immigration registration papers. The nation’s highest court didn’t consider the harboring ban.

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  1. Diann

    December 28th, 2012

    This is reason enough to let the law stand.

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  2. Tim

    December 28th, 2012

    Hey Mexico!

    Pound sand!

    Mexico is one gigantic criminal enterprise, just like we’re trying to become.

    Sheesh! My wife says this is why we get old and die.

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  3. The Finisher

    December 28th, 2012

    When oh When, will some one, anyone who has an ounce of courage in the US government stand up and tell those disgusting, soulless parasites that they cannot and will not have any say what so ever in America’s laws or anything else that is in this country!!!

    And no more foreign aid to any country, starting with Mexico!

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  4. Houston

    December 28th, 2012

    I have not, and hopefully never will go to Mexico. Not only do I have no reason to, it is not safe, corrupt and they just tick me off.

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  5. eternal cracker p

    December 28th, 2012

    Hey, mexicans! Arizona law has nothing to do with your piece of shit country. And, assuming Az law does have something to do with your piece of shit country, then go try to sneak your feral citizens into Texas. Either way, if you are here in any one of our 57 states illegally, you are breaking US law and your piece of shit country can’t say anything about it, regardless of state.

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  6. Poonces

    December 28th, 2012

    Is this the same Mexico that held one of our marines who was just visiting, for months for no reason?

    I suggest that we shove illegals up the ass of the Mexican President, along with the entire 9th circuit court.

    Is that diplomatic enough for them?

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  7. Carlos The Jackal

    December 28th, 2012

    You want something from US?
    Try keeping your citizens on your side of the border, first.

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 28th, 2012

    Lawyers representing Mexico asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals…

    Amendment XI:

    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.

    So why is this suit taking place?

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  9. Buffalobob

    December 28th, 2012

    This has all to do with the fact that Mexican citizens send back money to Mexico in the form of remittances. Last year alone they sent back a whopping 21 Billion US dollars to their home country. These remittances are second only to the oil revenues that fill the Mexican coffers. The crocked bureaucrats do not want to lose this golden goose.

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  10. Jack Daniels

    December 28th, 2012

    Hey Meh-ee-ko

    Tell you what, change your laws to allow visiting or permanent foreigners in your country ONE QUARTER of the rights that the US allow your illegal immigrants, then we’ll stop laughing long enough to listen to you….mind you, no promise that we will seriously listen, only that we will stop laughing.

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  11. Unslung Hero

    December 28th, 2012

    Ifn I was prez (instead of the candyass we got) I would send troops across the border and the first ten miles south of the border would be seriously shut down.

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  12. J Frank Parnell

    December 28th, 2012

    Mexico? Burn it. —Curtis LeMay

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  13. Xavier

    December 28th, 2012

    Jail all Mes’cans in America on trumped up charges for four months. Then we’ll be on equal diplomatic ground, eh amigo?

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  14. Ricky

    December 28th, 2012

    I’ll say it again: Jan Brewer for Preisdent.

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  15. Dadof3

    December 28th, 2012

    Finisher…

    The problem as I see it is those “disgusting, soulless parasites that they cannot and will not have any say what so ever in America’s laws or anything else that is in this country” were elected to said government.

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  16. TacobellgivesmeDiareiah

    December 28th, 2012

    @Stranded Because of who is in the White House.

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