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 & Outdated!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.
MEXICO IS ANGRY!
Three cheers for Arizona
The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico doesn’t like it. Can you believe the nerve of these people? It’s almost funny. The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico. Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona’s new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico.
It seems that many Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off.
A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona’s new Employer Sanctions Law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.
At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora — Arizona’s southern neighbor, made up of mostly small towns — cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money.
The Arizona law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States. Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license.
The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government. ‘How can Arizona pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales.
‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona,’ she said, speaking in Spanish. ‘Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their home-towns in Sonora without jobs,’ she said. ‘We are one family, socially and economically,’ she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona.
The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico, and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico’s citizens.
It’s time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of its/their own needs.
Too bad that other states within the USA don’t pass a law just like that passed by Arizona.