7 Latin American nations join Mexico in challenging Arizona law
- Latin American nations bid to join Mexico in Arizona case
The Associated Press
July 19, 2010
PHOENIX - Seven other Latin American countries want to join Mexico in
supporting a lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru
filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexico's legal brief
supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other advocacy groups.
A federal judge formally accepted Mexico's filing July 1 but did not
immediately rule on the latest motions filed late last week.
Mexico says the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade, tourism
and the fight against drug trafficking.
The law is to take effect July 29. It requires that police conducting
traffic stops or questioning people about possible legal violations ask them
about their immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that
they're in the country illegally.
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