Skip to comments.Foreign secretary says Mexico may ask international courts to block Proposition 200
Posted on 01/26/2005 2:37:53 PM PST by VU4G10
MEXICO CITY - Mexico may turn to international courts in an effort to block a new Arizona law limiting services to illegal immigrants, Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Wednesday. He said in a radio interview that Mexico might take such a step after it has exhausted all possibilities under U.S. law to halt Proposition 200. "We are seeking all the legal opportunities that exist, first using the legal capacities of the United States itself and ... if that does not work, bringing it to international tribunals," Derbez said. advertisement He did not specify to which international bodies Mexico could appeal. Mexico's Foreign Department and lawmakers have repeatedly complained about Proposition 200, which voters approved in November. The measure requires proof of citizenship to vote and proof of immigration status to receive some government benefits. Derbez said the government already has made a verbal protest to the United States and now will file a written protest at the request of Mexican lawmakers. He did not say when it would be issued. He expressed regret that, according to polls, about 40 percent of Mexican-Americans in Arizona had supported the measure. "It's sad and it gives an idea of how we have to work to educate even our own Mexican-Americans about why it is important that these proposals are not accepted," Derbez said. In December, the Foreign Department issued a statement expressing "complete rejection" of the proposition, calling it "a measure that could generate actions of discrimination based on ethnic profile."
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??? Huh? "International" "Law"? Excuse me, this is a sovereign country. Mexico needs to get a clue, and GW Bush needs to give them one. Soon.
In terms of international tribunals:
They can make their decisions, and then let them enforce them.
This clown needs to be educated that the people he is referring to are OUR Mexican-Americans.
I voted for Prop 200 knowing all the while it would be tied up in court for years. Didn't realize the opponents would try to have some international tribunal get involved.
I'm afraid you're living in the past, my friend.
Here we go boys!!!
The Internatioanlists are coming!!
The Internatioanlists are coming!! The Internatioanlists are coming!! The Internatioanlists are coming!!
Time to kick the Internatioanlist UN out of the Country and seal the borders!!!
Fine, Luis. We'll just round 'em up and ship 'em back to you so Mexicans can pay for Mexican welfare.
AND JUST HOW DID THEY THINK THEY WOULD ENFORCE SUCH A RULING.
Exactly how could this be a contentious issue in even the most vacuous of minds?
If Mexico's "Foreign Department" is taking the position that all people of a certain ethnic group are criminals I will have to disagree with them. This discrimination is clearly directed toward people who are violating US law. Shouldn't we discriminate against lawbreakers?
Man, I have had enough of this third world, trash heap of a country sending their refuse, their criminals, their problems up here and our government letting them do it!!
I have Mexican-American friends that feel the same way.
Stop this crap now or there will be some serious problems down the road. I for one will defend my family, my land and my country!!
This @#$(%& @#$&* makes my blood boil.
This is getting so ridiculous. What is wrong with our government?
Illegals come into our country, steal from us, commit crimes,
get paid without paying taxes, get free healthcare, free food and free housing.
Gee as citizens maybe we should all get paid and DONT PAY ANY TAXES, than lets all get FREE healthcare, food, housing!!!
We are seeking all the legal opportunities that exist<<
Oh Really? Then keep your effing, illegal, a$$es OUT of the USA!!!!!
Oh wait but maybe we need to get presidente foxy's permission first!
Right, them and who's army?
That's no joke.....wait until the FTAA is cranked up.....we're all going to get a close up view of what it's like to live in a banana republic....welcome to the United Trading Zones of America.
The voters voted, and now Mexico wants to have some magical international body impose itself against the will of the voters in this country?
I don't even know what to say about that, but I do feel a sudden urge to go to the gun range and practice, practice, practice.
"to educate even our own Mexican-Americans about why it is important that these proposals are not accepted," Derbez said. In December, the Foreign Department issued a statement expressing "complete rejection" "
Notice the term "our Mexican Americans"? It sounds like Mexico still claims former Mexican citizens as still being Mexican citizens and not Americans!