April 29, 2010

Aeromexico cuts flights to Arizona in response to immigration reform

Aeromexico announced a reduction in flights between Mexico and Arizona in response to the new immigration reform signed by Governor Jan Brewer last Friday. The law effectively allows police to detain and question anyone they believe may be an illegal immigrant, without prior suspicion.

“We’ve lowered the number of flights there significantly due to the way our compatriots are treated,” CEO Andres Conesa said. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the law was “racial discrimination” and even California lawmakers called for a business boycott with Arizona and President Obama expressed his criticism of the law.

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3 Comments on “Aeromexico cuts flights to Arizona in response to immigration reform”

  • Posted by J-Man on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Good riddance Aeromexico…
    Oh and JetBlue, please get your facts correct. The law only allows police to question someones immigration status during the process of investigating another crime.

  • Posted by J-Man on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Also I’m not sure what Mexico President Calderon is complaining about, his own Country has a much more strict law:

    Article 67 of Mexico’s Population Law says, “Authorities, whether federal, state or municipal … are required to demand that foreigners prove their legal presence in the country, before attending to any issues.”

  • Posted by Ls on May 8, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Art 67 mention only, Mexican authority needs to requests status if you request some service, an not mention tha you will be arrest if you fail to present your status, the autority need to notify SEGOB about the incident.
    But no arrest will be perform

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