The Corner

Sovereignty or Submission Update

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sixteen Latin American and Caribbean nations have asked to join in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against South Carolina’s new illegal immigration law, citing concerns for their citizens.

Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Ecuador and Chile and other countries filed papers Tuesday, asking to join the Justice Department’s litigation in Charleston.

The law would require law officers who make a traffic stop to call federal immigration officials if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. Opponents say the measure would encourage racial profiling.

The 16 nations state in their filings that the law would lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against their citizens.

But hey, if the Supreme Court is citing Zimbabwean court rulings, why not let foreign nations sue an American state? Sovereignty? We don’t need no stinkin’ sovereignty!

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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