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 June 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.
Mexico doesn't want to have to go through the painful process of cleaning up corruption and fixing their economy, so instead they use America as a release valve. The population has a place to escape, money flows back to Mexico, and you don't have to deal with silly things like fixing your country. If at any point those gringos up north start getting uppity, you call em racists and watch white guilt set in. Not a bad plan.
Whenever Mexico says stuff like this I can't help but grin. It's so laughably transparent. For example there's this little bit from the same article:
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.
So where was Mexico's interest in having predictable, consistent relations whenever President Chalderon blamed his country's drug war on us?
In an editorial printed in newspapers nationwide Monday, President Felipe Calderón defended his drug war as vital to the country's security. More than 23,000 people have died in drug-related violence since December 2006, when Calderón first sent the Mexican military into the streets, according to a government report.
The president directly blamed the United States.
"The origin of our violence problem begins with the fact that Mexico is located next to the country that has the highest levels of drug consumption in the world," Calderón wrote. "It is as if our neighbor were the biggest drug addict in the world."
Now that I think about it this does fit in the "predictable, consistent relations" category, doesn't it? It's OUR fault that your country is filled with corrupt government agents who allowed drug cartels to get powerful. So does this mean Mexico punishes drug users more harshly than the drug dealers? Is that what this drug war is about, seeking out the users?
If Mexico wants to get involved in our court system maybe we should get involve in their drug war. After all the violence is bleeding over the border. Perhaps another expedition is in order?