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article imageCalderón advises Mexicans against travel to Arizona

By Igor I. Solar     May 3, 2010 in Politics
Bonn - Mexican President Felipe Calderón advised Mexicans to avoid travel to Arizona, in protest of the controversial anti-immigrant law recently passed in that U.S. state. The Mexican Senate also recommended cancellation of purchases from Arizona.
Felipe Calderón informed reporters in Bonn, Germany, AP reports, where he is participating in a climate conference, that Mexico has issued a travel alert to "our fellow citizens to be aware of the scope of legislation SB 1070 and avoid suffering harassment or discriminatory treatment" in Arizona.
"We stress the need to act safely, and omit as much as possible any unnecessary trips to that state," Calderon said, as reported in Mexico by the Presidential Office.
The president said that the Mexican government has been emphatic in condemning this legislation, “which violates human rights provisions, discriminates in terms of race and threatens the rights of immigrants in the United States and of the Hispanic-American population of that country”.
"We note with appreciation the concern that president Obama has expressed about this wrong law," of which "great rejection was shown in the protests in that country on Saturday," he added, as reported by ANSALatina News Agency.
Furthermore, the Mexican Senate announced on Friday a plan of action to protest over the next 90 days against the controversial legislation and asked the federal and state governments to cancel all purchases from Arizona.
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