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Mexican Senate urges U.S. president to stop Arizona immigration law

05-03-2010 15:01 BJT

MEXICO CITY, May 2 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican Senate on Sunday urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take measures to impede the enforcement of the SB1070 Law in Arizona state.

"The Mexican senators are concerned about the anti-immigrants actions in Arizona, which we consider against the human rights," said Carlos Navarrete Ruiz, president of the senate, in a letter to Obama.

The so-called Arizona Law, approved last week by Arizona's governor Jan Brewer, will be put into force in August 2010. The law authorizes U.S. policemen to detain any person suspected of being an illegal immigrant.

The letter said the Mexican Senate considered the U.S. government as "an ally to face together these unfair and inhuman measures."

The Mexican senators "value Obama's recent declarations about the SB1070 Law, which considered it a wrong and bad-directed measure", Navarrete said.

Some Mexican senators are planning to travel soon to the United States to meet with the governors of that country and tell them the threat the law represents for thousands of Mexicans living in that country.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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