I measure this a 12.5 on the 1-10 audacity richtor scale. Prop 200 has taken effect in Arizona, which would require that all individuals show proof of citizenship before they can register to vote, or receive certain state benefits. Apparently, this doesn’t sit well with Mexico (Free registration required).
MEXICO CITY – Mexican officials said Thursday they may complain to an international human rights tribunal if U.S. courts fail to overturn Arizona’s Proposition 200.
Proposition 200 requires Arizonans to prove their U.S. citizenship when registering to vote, and to provide proof they are legal residents when applying for certain state benefits. State employees who fail to report undocumented immigrants face a possible $750 fine and four months in jail.
By most standards, I am a social liberal, but even I agree with Prop 200. Is it just me, or do you also find Mexico’s insistance of dictating the domestic policies of a soveriegn nation a little on the “they must have some balls” side, even if they aren’t likely to succeed? Should American citizens go to Mexico and demand the right to vote in Mexican elections and receive benefits from the Mexican states?