An immigration enforcement advocacy organization says the
Mexican government has no business meddling in the internal affairs
of the United States.
The Mexican government is reviewing a labor union's complaint
that Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants violates an
international trade agreement.
An official with Mexico's labor department confirms the review
in a letter released by the Service Employees International Union
The labor organization and a Mexican attorneys group filed a
complaint that contends Alabama's immigration enforcement law
violates protections guaranteed to migrant workers under a side
agreement to the North American Free Trade
But Ira Mehlman, a
spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration
Reform (FAIR), says the labor union is seeking to
abuse the principles of NAFTA.
"They are meddling, and our country has consistently failed to
tell them, Look -- immigration is a domestic matter here
in the United States, and we don't need the Mexican government to
run things," he declares.
And Mehlman notes that the SEIU is one of the most forceful
advocates for illegal aliens in the United States.
"This is a union whose workforce had been decimated by illegal
immigration," he tells OneNewsNow. "The union had failed to stand
up for its American workers, and now it finds that a very large
percentage of the workers who are doing the jobs that Americans
used to do are illegal aliens. And the union has decided if
we're going to have any relevance at all, we're going to have to
start representing the illegal aliens, and they're doing
precisely that with a vengeance."
The FAIR spokesman adds that NAFTA does not mean that the
United States has to accept workers from Mexico or Canada.