South Carolina’s controversial immigration is getting international attention , as well as criticism. To date, more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries have asked to join in the fight against the Arizona-style law.
Sixteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have filed papers to be a part of the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against South Carolina where an Arizona-like law is trying to be passed.
The countries, which include Mexico, Brazil, and Honduras, say they wish to join the suit because the law would allow law enforcement to racial profile.
When Arizona passed a similar law, Mexico issued a travel warning to those visiting, working, or studying in the state. President Calderon even called the law “discriminatory”.