Arizona Governor Jan Brewer listens to a question from a media member about the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070 in Phoenix, Arizona, June 25, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Darryl Webb)
The Arizona immigration law SB 1070 has received the attention of the Mexican government.
According to the Associated Press (AP), the Mexican government has urged a U.S. court to stop Arizona from enforcing the law pertaining to the prohibition of protecting undocumented immigrants.
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Lawyers of the Mexican government has asked the U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals to uphold the ruling that blocked the police from enforcing the ban. Mexican officials stated that ban impairs the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and those speaking a non-English language.
Mexican lawyers stated in a brief, according to the AP, "Mexico cannot conduct effective negotiations with the United States when the foreign policy decisions of the federal governments are undermined by the individual policies of individual states."
The Mexican government has previously commented on the law back in 2010 stating the law was unconstitutional along with 10 other Latin American countries also opposing the law.
The ban was first implemented in July 2010 but was revered by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Sept. 5.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer nor her spokesperson Matt Benson commented on the Mexican government's filing.