Mexico Warns of Retaliation for New Arizona Law

Story tools

Comments

A A AResize

Print

Share and Email

 

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government warned that it would reconsider its relations with Arizona after the state's governor signed the nation's toughest bill on illegal immigration into law on Friday, reports La Opinión. "The law signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer affects relations between Arizona and Mexico and forces the Mexican government to reconsider the feasibility and utility of cooperation with Arizona," said Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa in a nine-paragraph statement. She did not take any questions from the press.

Espinosa announced that the Mexican government would provide consular protection and legal advice and assistance to Mexicans in Arizona through its five consulates in the state, and would "use all the resources at its disposal to defend the rights and dignity of Mexicans." Espinosa said the Mexican government had already taken "various measures" to convey its concerns to the state of Arizona, but that these were ignored.

On his Twitter feed, Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukan called the new law "racial discrimination." Sarukan said he recognized the sovereignty of the state to make its own public policies governing its territory, but that when it came to the violation of human rights, he could not remain indifferent.

"Criminalization is not the way to resolve the phenomenon of immigration," he wrote. "It is imperative to recognize that we face a shared challenge of a transnational nature."

He also criticized the governor of Arizona for not valuing the contributions of immigrants to the economy, society and culture of Arizona and the United States.

 

Comments

 
Anonymous

Posted Sep 6 2010

so right

Anonymous

Posted Jul 23 2011

why is everyone being so races against mexicans for there the same people as us but different color and language....lol please help mexicans not go back just the bad ones that does bad things

Disclaimer: Comments do not necessarily reflect the views of New America Media. NAM reserves the right to edit or delete comments. Once published, comments are visible to search engines and will remain in their archives. If you do not want your identity connected to comments on this site, please refrain from commenting or use a handle or alias instead of your real name.