The PJ Tatler

Mexico suing to stop Georgia's immigration law

This isn’t very neighborly behavior, if you ask me.

Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia’s new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced.The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.Besides Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru filed amicus briefs on Wednesday in support of the plaintiffs.

The Georgia law is similar to Arizona’s. And these countries’ interference in what American states do to secure themselves from unlawful incursions by foreign nationals on their territory is outrageous. Even more outrageous, of course, is that the Obama administration is taking these countries’ side against the states, which are only trying to do what the federal government stubbornly refuses to do: Secure the border.