Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want an appeals court to consider their viewpoints in an appeal of a ruling that put parts of Arizona’s new immigration law on hold.
The countries are asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to file friend-of-the-court briefs in Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal of the ruling.
The 11 countries say they have an interest in ensuring they have reliable relations with the United States that aren’t frustrated by Arizona.
Mexico is joined in the request by Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru.