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This is just getting CRAZIER an CRAZIER...Arizona Dem: Federal Agencies Nixing Conventions Over State's Immigration Law

"It is very troubling when the federal government becomes involved in a boycott against our state," Giffords (Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D) said in a written statement. "Although I personally disagree with the immigration law, it came about because of growing frustration over the federal government's unwillingness to secure the border. The federal government's participation in this boycott only adds to that frustration."

According to Giffords, the Education Department canceled a convention set for October at a Tucson resort after the Mexican government said it would not send any representatives to the meeting. The department then moved the event to Minnesota.

So now the FEDERAL govt is choosing to boycott a state and cause FURTHER economic harm to LEGAL U.S. citizens? Are we now letting MEXICO (a country with VERY VERY strict immigration laws) decide things for OUR country!!??


Asked by momof030404 at 2:26 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Mexico's opinion about where the convention should be held is, at best, irrelevant. The United States of America should not be kowtowing to any other nation in the world, including our hypocritical southern neighbor. Apparently, our current president neglected to read that memo because he certainly isn't abiding by it.

    Moving the convention at the whim of the Mexican government is hurting the people they claim they want to help. Oh, the irony. It's not about helping; it's about power, just like always.

    Answer by May-20 at 4:45 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • The irony here is they'll also be doing massive economic harm to all the illegals they're trying to protect, since so many of them are employed by service industries (aka the TOURISM industry).

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:29 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • This is crazy.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:28 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Why did Mexico need to send someone to the Educational Department convention? Why doesn't Calderon start using some of his travel money to better his own country and start handing out food stamps to his own citizens instead of recommending they come here and get them.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 2:32 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • It seems to me that Mexico is calling the shots and dictating US policy if they moved it because Mexico said they wouldn't go. Who cares what Mexico wants!!!!! I also heard a story that PBO is going to use some terminology to give 20 million illegals amnesty by embedding it in some other order. He knows he can't get it through Congress, but if he "renames" it and buries it in some executive order, they will get amnesty without anyone realizing it until it is too late (hopefully) and then a party we know will have a new surge of voters beholding to it.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • the Education Department canceled a convention set for October at a Tucson resort after the Mexican government said it would not send any representatives to the meeting.
    This is what bothers me the most! What does it matter what MEXICO does? WHY do we need a representative of Mexico to attend a convention on OUR Education? Something is really really wrong, here. And besides, wouldn't a high level diplomat of the Mexican govt be able to get a visa to be in the country for a convention???

    Answer by 29again at 2:49 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Slighly OT, but if the DoJ wants to file suit and prosecute every state that implements this kind of law at a state level, they are going to be very very busy for the next decade or so, don't you think?

    I just though of this, Have they checked out the laws in Minnesota? Are they sure that Minn doesn't have a similar law on THEIR books already?? There are a lot of states that already have laws like the one in AZ!

    Answer by 29again at 2:52 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • What a great point, 29again! There seems to be an absolute late of acceptance that 42 of our states have immigration laws that are equal to AZ's. I guess Mexico considers MN's law to only apply to Canadians.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 2:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Mexico's opinion about where a convention is held in America should not matter. The federal government is helping to make the situation even worse.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 3:07 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I agree with NP.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 9:27 PM on Jun. 24, 2010