Mexico Urges 9th Circuit Court to Overturn Part of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Illegal aliens sneak into the US near Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Mexican government wants Arizona to get rid of its law that punishes those who harbor illegal immigrants.

The Mexican government urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to block part of the Arizona immigration law. The Mexicans say it harms international relations.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported:

Saying it harms international relations, the Mexican government wants a U.S. federal court to keep in place an injunction that bars Arizona from punishing those who harbor illegal immigrants.

In legal filings Wednesday, attorneys for Mexico claim the provision of SB1070 “poses a real threat to Mexico-U.S. bilateral relations.” The lawyers also said the controversial 2010 Arizona law illegally intrudes into issues of immigration that is solely the province of the U.S. government.

The brief drew an angry reaction from Matthew Benson, press aide to Gov. Jan Brewer.

“It’s not for Mexico to interfere in a United States judicial matter, especially when Mexico’s own immigration laws are significantly more heavy handed than this,” he said. Anyway, Benson said, the Arizona statute simply mirrors federal law and is not in conflict.

The provision makes it a crime for someone who is violating any other law to also transport or harbor an illegal immigrant, or to encourage or induce someone to illegally come to or live in the state. A suspect would have to know the person is in this country illegally or recklessly disregard that fact.

The original challenge to that section was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton. She said nothing in the language infringes on the right of the United States to determine who is admitted or who remains.

Earlier this year, however, Bolton had a change of heart, enjoining enforcement after concluding this is strictly the purview of the federal government.

Attorneys for the governor are urging the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn that ruling. But the Mexican government, in its own legal filing, said the appellate judges should leave things the way they are and that Bolton got it right.

Related… More families are returning to Mexico over US immigration laws according to a recent report.

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  • When Mexico liberalizes their immigration laws…we’ll worry about their half-assed protests. Until then….screw them.

  • Granny

    I wonder what would happen to US citizens who decided to jump the border into Mexico to take advantage of the better job opportunities at the many US plants that have relocated there? Something tells me that they might be as welcome as the Marine recently released from their jail.

  • paul52

    After what Mexico did to Jon Hammar…… screw them.

  • Rachelle

    Try sneaking into Mexico and starting a business or getting a job that Mexicans won’t do.

    Straight to jail for you.

  • bg
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  • FMB42

    Try having a baby, or five, (at no hospital costs to you) while living in Mexico as an illegal immigrant.

    Voting, or collecting public assistance benefit$, or dealing drugs, or stealing Mexican citizen I.D.s, or violating just one of numerous other Mexican laws (as an illegal immigrant) will get you a lengthy sentence in a Mexican prison.

    Just drinking the water, or eating the food, in Mexico, as a legal foreign tourist, can make you very very ill.

    But then again, foreign tourists who flush their used toilet paper down the toilet, while in Mexico, can end up being sternly reprimanded for acting like civilized human beings…

  • donh
  • valerie

    #2 beat me to it.

    Unfortunately, our government hasn’t exactly been careful of the health and welfare of Mexican citizens, and has acted as the major supplier of high-powered weapons to the drug cartels. Naturally they, like the Russians, will look for alternate US interests as a means of retaliation.

  • Rose Mary Woods

    Who TF cares what Mexico wants, $hithole that it is? And the U.N too, for that matter. We are a sovereign nation and shall remain that way despite the wishes of enemies without and….within.

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  • Rose

    A huge amount of illegal aliens into Mexico FLAT DIE! Another huge amount of them pay far more dearly for the incursion than any illegal aliens into America – in terms of the treatment by the govt in question. The Second time they do it, they pay more dearly MANY TIMES OVER than for the First Time.

    America has no defended herself for many DECADES, now – from FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC – our worst enemy at this time is our own Government not only “turning a blind eye” to Destruction but not even merely condoning it, but actually, actively PROMOTING and ENABLING, AND INVITING it.

    It is time for people to STOP TOLERATING these destructions, and QUIT deciding they can MERELY “PLAN” to do something “NEXT ELECTION”!

    They better start taking a strong stand and making their WILL known to the Bureaucrats that they have obligations to the Constitution of the Untied States of AMERICA because there are MANY RECOURSES besides ELECTIONS “IN A FEW YEARS”!

    After all, LOSS OF PUBLIC OFFICE IS NO PUNISHMENT for gross abuse of Authority – and the NEXT line of National Defense is certainly TRIALS for BUREAUCRATS. And NATURALLY, when it is time for BUREAUCRATS all working in league with eachother, OUR FOUNDING FATHERS ALL HEARTILY recommended that the CITIZENS do precisely AS MUCH AND WHATEVER IT TAKES to set things right AND TOOT SWEET!

    Yet time and time again, you hear foolish talk about how it will be FINE COMEUPPANCE if they lose their job – WITH FAT TAXPAYER-FUNDED PENSIONS AND BENEFITS still attending, paying them better than the VAST MILLIONS of Americans citizens WITH JOBS!


    WAKE UP AND GET REAL! You won’t STOP such abuse by laying its perpetrators on the finest lap of luxury!

    How pathetic. Similar to making RAPE VICTIMS put their rapists up in the best mansions in town at the rape victim’s expense!


    I’m totally fed up with such idiocy on the part of folks that DARE call themselves CONSERVATIVE.

    I call them ENABLERS.

    Get these abusers back down out of Public Office and work in your own community to RALLY FOR JUSTICE – you cannot expect it FROM a Government that YOU REFUSE TO SEE TO IT THAT THE BUREAUCRATS THEMSELVES will RECEIVE Justice from WE THE PEOPLE when they have so richly worked so hard for it.

    INSTEAD of telling your neighbors that so-and-so has BY TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES earned certain FELONY CHARGES, when you meet said politician in the street, YOU TIP YOUR HAT so to speak, offer them the best seat at gatherings, Parade Marshall at the community festivities, PAY THEM SPEAKING FEES to speak to your community organizations and PAY INTO THEIR RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN COFFERS – AND WOULD NOT DARE to so much as tell them face to face how EVIL their actions affect the community.

    HINT: “you are hurting me!” NEVER HAS BEEN any railing charge to bring against another person. Tell them what they did wrong AND WHY IT IS WRONG.

    SAY: “Taking TAX DOLLARS to pay for your personal projects IS THEFT. YOU ARE A THIEF!”
    DO NOT LET IT CROSS YOUR LIPS to say, “~~I don’t think what you are doing is right~~”!

    Of course, it isn’t right – NO THINKING about it. SAY SO! Quit shilly-shallying! Just say: “You are doing WRONG and you ought to do RIGHT! BUT SINCE YOU WON’T DO RIGHT, get out! Leave Office! SHAME ON YOU! SHAME SHAME SHAME!”

    And it doesn’t have to be by riots in the streets or vigilantism or anything of the kind – BUT IT HAS TO BE DETERMINED AND UNSTOPPABLE AND CONSISTENT. And the only anchor for Consistency is to get everyone squared up again on the CONSTITUTION and the FOUNDATION of each Principle of it.

    And STOP being so suicidally NICE to EVERYONE out there you have a fundamental disagreement with over these issues.

    NOBODY is entitled to actively pursue their own uneducated ideas of Policies that FUNDAMENTALLY DESTROY that Constitution AND ALSO, SEPARATELY, are even more destructive to the Bond of Community any HEALTHY community is based on.

    You have to STOP THE BLEEDING of Healthy resources to meaningless Bureaucratic bottomless pits of spending designed for NOTHING so much as for draining NEEDFUL RESOURCES away from the Citizens, so they are TOO POWERLESS to resist pure dictatorships.

    You wait on these BUREAUCRATS to do the right thing, you will have NOTHING in another few MONTHS. AND DESERVE IT, because you won’t stand up and DO AS MUCH AS IT TAKES! Now, get out there and FIND WAYS to put SERIOUS PRESSURE on the bureaucrats and make sure they are rattled seriously enough to DO THE JOB RIGHT. And don’t settle for LESS!

    You have INOCULATED these bureaucrats. NOW you have to scare the Dickens out of them and EMPTY THREATS won’t do it.

    but PROSECUTIONS FOR SERIOUS AND REAL CRIMES will do it. ANd quit excusing the GUILTY just because of Party Affiliation.

    Like right now. Hanoi John for Secretary of State, and Hawaii’s Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz – in 2008, the HAWAII DIM CHAIRMAN, a few months later, the Hawaii Lt. Gov – NOW the Hawaii SENATOR…

    GRUMBLING won’t change anything. IT IS NOT THE LEAST YOU CAN DO. TODD BEAMER deserves more from you than THAT!

  • Buffalobob

    Mexico wants 9th circuit Cort to block AZ illegal immigration law, Saying it harms international relations. Ya have to love those smiling Mexican politicians. If you read between the lines you will realize that the remittances sent back to Mexico by Mexican citizens last year was 21 Billion. That is Billion with a B. This is a huge part of the Mexican economy. There are a lot of bureaucratic living large off the fees of these transfers.

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  • Freddy

    Mexico is now using the US Courts to PROTECT their ‘5th column’ in America.

    This is exactly why there are laws to prevent FOREIGN governments from sueing US states in any form.

    The judge(s) that have allowed ANY of these foreign governments into their courtrooms should be removed from the bench for their traitorous actions.

  • Francesca

    Who do these Mexicans think they are in trying to tell us what to do? If you have time, Google the (mis)treatment illegal immigrants get in Mexico, especially if they are caught in the south of Mexico. Terrible, brutal treatment.

    They have their nerve complaining about our treatment of their illegals: free education complete with free breakfast and lunch, free medical care, welfare, citizenship for their babes born here and so on.

    Whoever brought up all the money illegals send to their families in Mexico brought an important point which is that all that money saves Mexico from having to pay welfare to their needy people.

    We are fools.

  • the government of mexico trying to make the laws of the united states hurts international relations.

  • GP Fan

    #16 December 28, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Freddy commented:

    RIGHT ON!!! It should NOT BE ALLOWED!!!

    And here a PERFECT EXAMPLE of the insanity today:

    “…however, Bolton had a change of heart, enjoining enforcement after concluding this is strictly the purview of the federal government.”

    Excuse me? A “change of heart”? Since when are our courts, judicial systems, enforcements, laws, constitution, etc, based on EMOTIONS? CHANGING EMOTIONS for crying out loud!! That is the SAME as WHIMS!!! How can anything be run that way? What kind of system is that?

    … Oh yeah, a DICTATORSHIP. That’s right.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    I would be interested to know if the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals would actually accept an “amicus curiae” (friend of the court) filing from a foreign country.

    I’m no lawyer, but it certainly seems to me that Mexico would have no standing to interject itself into this case.

    … Well, y’know… if we were still a nation of laws and stuff. That’s no longer the case, is it? Guess I was just imagining for a few seconds there that we were still a sovereign nation. Sorry. Carry, on.

  • shadow

    … Well, y’know… if we were still a nation of laws and stuff.

    Well here is the law concerning amicus briefs:
    Rule 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae

    (a) When Permitted. The United States or its officer or agency or a state may file an amicus-curiae brief without the consent of the parties or leave of court. Any other amicus curiae may file a brief only by leave of court or if the brief states that all parties have consented to its filing.

    (b) Motion for Leave to File. The motion must be accompanied by the proposed brief and state:

    (1) the movant’s interest; and

    (2) the reason why an amicus brief is desirable and why the matters asserted are relevant to the disposition of the case.

    (c) Contents and Form. An amicus brief must comply with Rule 32. In addition to the requirements of Rule 32, the cover must identify the party or parties supported and indicate whether the brief supports affirmance or reversal. An amicus brief need not comply with Rule 28, but must include the following:

    (1) if the amicus curiae is a corporation, a disclosure statement like that required of parties by Rule 26.1;

    (2) a table of contents, with page references;

    (3) a table of authorities—cases (alphabetically arranged), statutes and other authorities—with references to the pages of the brief where they are cited;

    (4) a concise statement of the identity of the amicus curiae, its interest in the case, and the source of its authority to file;

    (5) unless the amicus curiae is one listed in the first sentence of Rule 29(a), a statement that indicates whether:

    (A) a party’s counsel authored the brief in whole or in part;

    (B) a party or party’s counsel contributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting the brief; and

    (C) a person—other than the amicus curiae, its members, or its counsel—contributed money that was intended to fund preparing or submitting the brief and, if so, identifies each such person;

    (6) an argument, which may be preceded by a summary and which need not include a statement of the applicable standard of review; and

    (7) a certificate of compliance, if required by Rule 32(a)(7).

    (d) Length. Except by the court’s permission, an amicus brief may be no more than one-half the maximum length authorized by these rules for a party’s principal brief. If the court grants a party permission to file a longer brief, that extension does not affect the length of an amicus brief.

    (e) Time for Filing. An amicus curiae must file its brief, accompanied by a motion for filing when necessary, no later than 7 days after the principal brief of the party being supported is filed. An amicus curiae that does not support either party must file its brief no later than 7 days after the appellant’s or petitioner’s principal brief is filed. A court may grant leave for later filing, specifying the time within which an opposing party may answer.

    (f) Reply Brief. Except by the court’s permission, an amicus curiae may not file a reply brief.

    (g) Oral Argument. An amicus curiae may participate in oral argument only with the court’s permission.

    I don’t see where is specifically excludes foriegn countries.

  • Dave Francis



    PRIME EXAMPLE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Year-end closing 2011 figures from the Department of Public Social Services reported that over $646 million in welfare and food stamp benefits were issued to illegal alien parents for their native-born children, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The $646.2 million consisted of $258 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $388 million in Food Stamps) — a $21 million increase over the previous year. “With the $550 million for public safety and nearly $500 million for healthcare, the total cost for illegal aliens to this one County taxpayer exceeds $1.6 BILLION dollars a year,” said Antonovich. “These costs do not include the hundreds of millions of dollars for education.” Each of the 50 states citizens and legal residents need to contact their Representative, specifically the governors, state Senators and the Liberal State assembly and demand no more illegal alien pandering, or State taxpayers will be taxed even more from now to doomsday.
    Why are the politicians who are supposed to have our protection in mind, for the people who pay their salaries not voting for the LEGAL WORKFORCE BILL, which is part of the E-Verify Provision? We must eliminate this fiat BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP, by the enacting an Amendment to Senator Kings 14th Amendment bill. Only offspring with a parent, who holds a legal right as a citizen, will be able to gift citizenship to that baby. Not satisfied with the amount of free money they receive, food stamps, vouchers for housing and a whole list of other freebies, including cash money they are even cheating the taxpayers using their own child tax credits. The IRS estimates the amount of 7 Billion this year. It’s laughable that a jerk like Senator Harry Reid and his subordinates are ignorant of the fact, that even children outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S. are collecting this fraudulent money.


  • Fido

    The U.S. has millions unemployed and is facing severe budgetary restraints,


    potential obama voters are granted amnesty in their millions.

    If someone deliberately designed to destroy the U.S. economy and culture,

    they could no better than obama.