Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mexico complains. I don't care.


Mexico issues travel alert over new Arizona law


The travel alert from the Foreign Relations Department urges Mexicans in Arizona to "act with prudence and respect the framework of local laws."

Well, this is a good thing. We should all be expected to respect the framework of local laws. And this?
It says that the law's passage shows "an adverse political atmosphere for migrant communities and for all Mexican visitors."

"It says that once the law takes effect, foreigners can be detained if they fail to carry immigration documents. While enforcement details are not yet clear, the alert says "it should be assumed that any Mexican citizen could be bothered and questioned for no other reason at any moment.""

Give me a break. Ask anyone who has traveled in Mexico about being bothered, questioned and yes, shaken down for cash. Perhaps the Mexican government should spend a little more time dealing with its own law enforcement problems before criticizing the US.

Being lectured by Mexico about respecting the rights of foreigners is like being lectured by Jesse James and Tiger Woods on respecting your wife.