Cuba Denounces Arizona Immigration Law

Reminding us that the state itself was 'stolen from the noble Mexican people'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 9:54 AM CDT
Cuba's President Raul Castro delivers a speech during a congress of the national association of small farmers, ANAP, in Havana, Sunday May 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Prensa Latina)

(Newser) – Cuba is getting in on the outrage over Arizona's illegal immigration crackdown. A declaration from the Cuban Parliament today declared solidarity with “those who're facing the brutal violation of their human rights” at the hands of “a law of deep racist and xenophobic nature,” according to the Cuban News Agency. Lawmakers argue that the law persecutes legal immigrants too, since it demands they carry documentation (something, the AP notes, Cubans are required to carry wherever they go).

The declaration also complains that while the US is trying to turn away “immigrants from the territories stolen by force from the noble Mexican people,” it still upholds the Cuban Adjustment Act, which creates a legal migration framework for Cuban refugees—or, as the Cubans put it, encourages “disorganized migration and desertion, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of Cubans.”

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