Arizona immigration law: Mexico gets involved in US Supreme Court case
The Christian Science Monitor, csmonitor.com
Arizona’s tough immigration enforcement law threatens to do more than make life unbearably difficult for illegal immigrants. It also threatens to sour US foreign relations with Mexico and other Latin American nations.
That’s the message in a friend-of-the-court brief submitted in advance of Wednesday’s oral argument at the US Supreme Court over Arizona’s controversial law known as SB 1070.
“SB 1070 poses an imminent threat to Mexico-US bilateral relations,” declares the brief submitted on behalf of Mexico and 16 other countries.
An interesting look at the international foreign policy dimensions of state-based immigration laws. It’s also an interesting look at the potential difficulties federal states can face when conducting foreign policy .