Regional
12:00 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Mexico Sends Human Rights Inspectors To The Border

El Paso – Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Monday that it's sending inspectors to U.S. border crossings.

The commission says its inspectors will monitor deportations that might result if Arizona's new immigration law takes effect Thursday as planned.

The law is being challenged by the U.S. government in court, but the federal judge hearing the case hasn't indicated whether she might agree to the government request that the measure be put on hold.

The government's rights commission said monitors will be stationed at border gates in Tijuana across from California, Nogales next to Arizona, and Ciudad Juarez and Reynosa across from Texas. There, the commission says the monitors will ensure migrants are treated properly.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.