Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Mexico has urged its nationals to carry proper documentation with them to Arizona in response to a tough new immigration law in the US state.
In a travel alert, the foreign ministry says there will be a “negative political environment” for Mexican visitors and migrants.
The law, signed into law last week, requires Arizona police to question people on their immigration status.
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The Mexican government has condemned the legislation as “discriminatory”. The law is due to come into effect in 90 days despite strong criticism from President Barack Obama and protests.
The alert recommends Mexicans travelling to Arizona to ensure they “act with prudence and respect local laws”.
“As long as no clear criteria are defined for when, where and who the authorities will inspect, it must be assumed that every Mexican citizen may be harassed and questioned without further cause at any time,” it reads.
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 7:46 am