Skip to comments.Delegation of Mexican lawmakers denounces employer sanctions law
Posted on 01/16/2008 4:20:22 AM PST by radar101
TUCSON, Ariz. - A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora traveled to Tucson to make the case against Arizona's new employer sanctions law,
The lawmakers say it will have a devastating affect on the Mexican state.
At a news conference Tuesday, they said Sonora cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools it will face as illegal Mexican workers in Arizona return to their hometowns without jobs or money.
The law, which took effect Jan.1, punishes employers who knowingly hire individuals who don't have valid legal documents to work in the United States.
Businesses found violating the law face suspension or loss of a business license.
The lawmakers were to travel to Phoenix Wednesday for a breakfast meeting with Hispanic legislators.
They're expected to tell them how the law will affect Mexican families on both sides of the border.
"How can they 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," Amparano said in Spanish.
Amparano said the Sonoran legislators are already asking the federal government of Mexico for help.
Rep. Florencio Diaz Armenta, coordinator of the delegation, represents the agricultural rich San Luis, Rio Colorado, area south of Yuma which employs some 28,000 legal Mexican workers.
"What do we do with the repatriated?" he asked. "As Mexicans, we are worried. They are Mexicans but they are also people's fathers and mothers and young people with jobs who won't have work in Sonora."
Diaz said the Arizona law will lead to the disintegration of the family, as one legal Mexican parent remains in Arizona and the other returns to Mexico.
Oil is $100 a barrel. Maybe Mexico should concentrate on cleaning up the corruption in their own system and allowing that oil revenue to help improve things in their own country... and let us run our country the way we want.
Go, Arizona! Keep those sanctions alive!
Mexican lawmakers can go to hell.
Try creating jobs in your corrupt country,
Try standing up to the narco mobs
Try taking care of your Mexican citizens so they don’t have to look elsewhere for job and life security.
Did these moonbats enter the country legally? Do they have travel visas? If not, throw their arses out!
Mexico should create jobs for those returning folks by looking for more oil and pumping faster.
Mexico insists upon blaming every country but themselves for their problems. Their immigration laws are harsh and punative compared to ours. If we were to apply their laws to their citizens they would squeal bloody murder. These are the actions and attitudes of the guilty and the criminal who never accept responsibility for the consequences of their behavior.
Hey Leticia, Arizona is part of the United States, not Mexico. Get your people back south of the border and get them to FIX Mexico's problems. In short, STFU.
Keep them on YOUR side of the border?
Not our problemo, Pedro. Fix your damned rathole of a country and quit destroying ours.
Our politicians should ask those mexican: If an american crosses into Mexico illegaly, what rights does he have under the mexican constitution and how will you treat him.
Maybe they should elect Hillary President of Mexico! She'll fix all their problems. :0)
Surely, these folks just headed the wrong direction to make their claim...right? Try Tom-Tom, next time.
Yo, numbskull! Your capital is south, not north.
Now, to the substance of your whining... Perhaps, you should concentrate on correcting the rampant corruption in your own government that keeps you from creating jobs and opportunities that would obviate the need for your people to illegally enter this one, for any reason.
With your riches of natural resources, you should be an economic powerhouse, not the enfeebled money slug into which you’ve devolved.
But, on the main, that’s your issue, not ours. Stop whining and get to work in your own country.
Boo (bleeping) Hoo.
That’s the best idea I have seen on this web site ever.
Count me in...
HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT (of Mexico)!!!!!
I guess some people believe in the concept of self-deportation. They fear the dreaded double- whammy. The money being sent home dries up AND they get the people returning to use up resources.
Meanwhile, half way around the world;; Irans sends a delagation to Isreal saying it will hurt our ecconmy if you defend yourself, See? Lock up the goveror of Ariz. till the scaffold is completed, then hang her!
Well, if they're Mexicans then it's Mexico's problem, isn't it? Take care of your own!!!
Which Mexican state are they referring to, Sonora or Arizona?
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