Mexican president: Arizona law discriminatory

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says Arizona's new immigration law is discriminatory and warns relations with the U.S. border state will suffer.

Calderon says the law "opens the door to unacceptable racial discrimination."

The Arizona bill will make it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in the state and requires police to question people about their immigration status if they suspect they are there illegally.

Calderon says trade and political ties with Arizona will be "seriously affected," although he announced no concrete measures.

Mexican lawmakers, church leaders and others have criticized Calderon for not taking a tough enough stance against the bill. Mexican lawmakers have urged a trade boycott against Arizona.

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