View Full Version : AZ State Legislators Team W/Mexican Counterparts To Challenge SB1070 in Int'l Court

05-30-2010, 12:31 AM
As one of my favorite bloggers would say, it’s come to this (El Semanario via Google Translate):

NOGALES, May 25, 2010 .- To reverse the effects of SB-1070, legislators in Mexico and the U.S. (EU) have agreed to submit an appeal to the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), since this initiative criminalises migration with racial profiling in the state of Arizona.

Amanda Aguirre, state Sen. governed by Jan Brewer, read-after a closed-door meeting in the City of Nogales, “a joint statement announcing the promotion of comprehensive immigration reform” before the U.S. Congress- to enable the safe and orderly flow of migrants, in response to the reality of both nations in labor.

“We will seek to denounce the SB-1070 to the Organization of American States (OAS) through the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (…) in order to determine if the imminent implementation of this legislation violates the human rights of residents Arizona, regardless of their immigration status, “he said.

So not only will Eric Holder and the Justice Department be challenging SB 1070 in federal court, but the law may also be challenged in an international court (IACHR) with the participation of a group of elected officials from Arizona.

There may be precedent for something like this, but if there is I sure can’t think of it. Sure, there were a bunch of anti-war activists who would have loved to bring charges against the Bush Administration at The Hague, but I don’t remember any members of Congress signing up as parties to the complaint.

And where is the U.S. media on this!? This story is in several Mexican news outlets, but I wasn’t able to find a single mention here.

Here’s the full list of conspirators from both sides of the border:

The conclave was attended by U.S. lawmakers: Amanda Aguirre, Linda Brown, Linda Lopez, Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Manny Ruiz, Martin Porchas, Rick Flores and Rudy Molera.

Representing Mexico: Alfonso Elijah Corichi Claudia, Emma Larios, Ernesto Saro, Guillermo Anaya, Luis Alberto Villareal and Silvano Aureole.

And conservatives are the ones accused of sedition?

Update: It looks to me like this action may have violated the oath of office required of all elected officials in AZ.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of ______________ according to the best of my ability, so help me God (or so I do affirm).

What do you think?

Update 2: Turns out the Nogales International ran a short blurb on this yesterday, and State Sen. Amanda Aguirre’s leadership role in this is also highlighted on the AZ State Senate Democratic Caucus blog. Which is all the more reason to question why the AP or other media did not pick up on this story.

I haven’t yet been able to locate a full copy of the resolution signed by all the parties, but I will post it when I do.


05-30-2010, 12:51 PM
So they're going to use the International court against a sovereign nation who wants to enforce it's own laws? This is kind of funny. And what if AZ tells the Intl court to pound sand?

05-30-2010, 01:03 PM
So they're going to use the International court against a sovereign nation who wants to enforce it's own laws? This is kind of funny. And what if AZ tells the Intl court to pound sand?

Ah - but the Obama administration would use a ruling by the ICJ to justify moving against Arizona.

05-30-2010, 02:05 PM
I am sure that Arizona will win out in the end. I also believe that everyone who sided with Mexico and Mexican illegals against their own nation and countryman should be shunned and have every right of theirs revoked, their citizenship renounced and deported. Yes, I said it. Collaboration with a foreign power should have revokation of their citizenship as a penalty. They choose to side with another country, let them fucking live there.

05-30-2010, 05:34 PM
A US law challenged in an International court. Anybody want to bet what the big O's response will be?

05-30-2010, 06:54 PM
Another example of WE THE PEOPLE are too stupid to know what's right....