Mexican President Felipe Calderon slammed Arizona's tough new immigration law, saying it "opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement."Is this the kind of intolerance and hate Calderon is referring to?
Calderon vowed to help protect the rights of Mexicans living in the United States, offering lawyers and immigration experts."
"Nobody can sit around with their arms crossed in the face of decisions that so clearly affect our countrymen," he said.
The new state law, which makes it a crime to be an illegal immigrant, is set to take effect this summer.
Tensions are already simmering along the border.
For the first time in 40 years, the Mexican state of Sonora, which borders Arizona, canceled a joint meeting of the Sonora-Arizona Commission in Phoenix.
"This is not about a breaking of relations with Arizona, but rather a way to protest the approval of the law," government officials said.
Some Mexican legislators have urged a trade boycott against Arizona.
"In Congress, we support any trade and transport boycott necessary to reverse this law," said Oscar Martin Arce, a lawmaker from the president's National Action Party.
If Calderon is busy with boycotts, maybe it'll occur to him millions of Americans won't be visiting Mexico any time soon since they're afraid of drug gangs beheading them.