Mexican Officials Angered by Arizona Immigration Law – Truth! & Outdated!
Summary of eRumor:
A chain email claims that an Arizona law that punishes employers who hire undocumented Mexican employees has made Mexican officials angry.
This one is true, but it’s not new.
The chain email says, “Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns,” because of an Arizona law that punishes employers who hire undocumented workers from Mexico.
The email talks about Arizona’s Legal Arizona Workers Act, which was signed into law in 2007. Under the law, companies that hire undocumented Mexican employees could have their business licenses revoked by the state.
The law angered officials from Sonora, Mexico, which is just south of Arizona. As the eRumor claims, nine legislators spoke out against the law in 2008 and said that it would have a “devastating effect on the Mexican state,” the Tucson Citizen reports.
The Legal Arizona Workers Act faced legal challenges, and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld it in a 2011 decision.
Arizona lawmakers tried to go a step further in 2010 and make it illegal for undocumented Mexicans to seek employment in the state under Senate Bill 1070. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down that provision of the law in a 2012 decision.