Local & Regional
Tue April 13, 2010
Oklahoma VS Mexico
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Mexican congressman criticizes Oklahoma law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Mexican congressman wants that country's governmental agencies to stop buying products from Oklahoma because of a law passed last year imposing new fees on wire money transfers.
The Oklahoma lawmakers who wrote the bill fired back on Monday, saying they will consider even stricter laws targeting illegal immigrants in Oklahoma.
The Mexican House of Representatives last week passed a resolution urging the Mexican government to suspend purchases of all products from Oklahoma and any other states considering similar legislation.
The Oklahoma law imposes a $5 fee for any wire transfers of $500 or less. Wire transfers of more than $500 are subject to a fee of 1 percent.
The money goes into a fund for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.