Honduran gov't slams Arizona immigration law.


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1Honduran gov ' t slams Arizona immigration law .
2The Honduran government Wednesday voiced its disapproval of a new immigration law in the U.S. state of Arizona .
3The government said in a statement that `` the Law SB1070 , which classifies immigration as a crime in the state of Arizona , is a wrong step , and it does not offer right solutions for the immigration issue . ''
4Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Friday approved the law , which makes it a crime to stay illegally in the United States .
5Seen as the toughest legislation in the nation , the law will require anyone whom police suspect of being in the country illegally to produce `` an alien registration document , '' such as a green card , or other proof of citizenship such as a passport or Arizona driver 's license .
6The law has aroused controversy among many leaders and international organizations .
7`` We join the appeal of U.S. President Barack Obama to the U.S. Congress to realize that it is the time to boost a migratory reform to regularize the situation of more than 11 million undocumented people living in the United States , '' the statement said .
8Honduran deputies on Tuesday also condemned the new law , considering it `` cruel '' and `` discriminatory . ''
9Lawmakers said more than 1 million Honduran people live in the United States , most of whom are undocumented .
10Therefore , it was of national interest to solve the immigration issue .