Arizona’s New, Anti-Immigration Law is Proving Costly

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Less than a week after Gov. Jan Brewer signed Arizona’s new anti-immigration bill, the cost is already proving steep.

Last night on Countdown with Keith Oberman, the top issue was the Arizona’s new law and here’s a list of what their new law is costing them thus far:

· San Francisco debates canceling all contracts with Arizona.

· Los Angeles’ city council introduced a boycott resolution similar to San Francisco’s.

· Washington D.C.‘s city council is expected to consider one as well.

· Mexico has issued a travel alert warning that it might be unsafe for its tourists to travel in the United States of America, specifically in the state of Arizona.  Mexico is Arizona’s top source of tourism.

· The Mexican state of Sonora pulled out of its annual meetings with Arizona.

· Mexican legislators are pondering a trade boycott with Arizona which sends nearly a third of its exports to Mexico.

· At least six conventions have canceled plans to conduct their business in Arizona.

According to Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ):

“Governor Brewer signed that law, she dragged the state of Arizona into a bigger dark hole economically than any one convention or San Francisco not doing business with Arizona [but] billions of dollars of trade, billions of dollars of retail sales, visitation, tourism, all from Latin America.”

Hope it was worth it, Arizona.

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14 Responses to Arizona’s New, Anti-Immigration Law is Proving Costly

  1. lea-lea says:

    This is shaping up to be a repeat of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday debacle. Arizona paid dearly.

    My prediction is, they will rescind this racist law very soon. Especially, of the MLB pulls the All Star Game scheduled for later this year.

  2. Matteo says:

    Read This!

    From Credo:

    Ask Eric Holder to block Arizona’s racist law

    http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/holder_stop_az_law/?rc=tw

    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits unreasonable government search and seizure. But Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law SB 1070, legislation that that effectively mandates racial profiling and police harassment of Latinos.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    GOP lawmakers in Arizona will pay a huge price in the next election for passing this law.

    Gov. Brewer will be sent packing.

    My wife and I have retired friends in Scottsdale, AZ and they’re utterly horrified at what’s happened. Yes, border crime is a big problem they say but, this law basically deputizes school teachers, hospital workers and social workers, and requires they rat out anyone who vaguely “looks like an illegal.”

    This is a very serious mess Arizona has perpetrated on their citizens.

  4. Massagatto says:

    If the Federal government would at last revisit and reform our immigration laws, enforce them, redeploy the troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and Iraq and station them along the border as they serve in Japan and Germany, and finally, the Congress must strike down NAFTA, ending globalization, laws such as the one passed in Arizona would not happen.

    The Arizona law is a failure at the Federal level.

  5. fran says:

    I’m not willing to give Arizona a pass, saying their racist profiling law is justified because the Federal government failed to protect them.

    Saw a good editorial cartoon yesterday- 2 Arizona cops saying-
    Hey~ That guy looks like an illegal alien–
    the other says:
    I thought he looked Canadian as well.

    This new Arizona law is a racist witch hunt.
    I hope the Feds shut it down as discrimination/Unconstitutional.

  6. DMason says:

    I heard a Texas lawmaker says he will push for passage of a similar law to Arizona’s. I am stunned at the degree of xenophobia and nationalism taking hold in America today. It’s all very Germany, circa’ 1939.

  7. HalfGay says:

    We have cancelled a trip to Arizona because of this for a wedding. Our friends who will be wed are considering moving the wedding due to this ridiculous law and the strong feelings around it (even though they live in Az). We have to be socially collective on this so other states do not think about doing the same.

  8. bradfrmphnx says:

    I read where there are 10 million Canadians in the USA illegally. Many of them live here in Arizona. Wonder what Brewer and her Klan will do to them? This is a humiliation for the state of AZ.

    Don’t expect the GOP to take a hit for it in state elections though. This is redneck-teaparty-racist country by 55-60%. The 40-45% of us that are appalled can’t do didley squat about it.

  9. Aunt Peg says:

    I don’t understand such a thing.

    This is America and you can’t be asked to prove you belong here. Sure, it’s reasonable to be asked if you have a valid operating permit in a traffic stop but not one item more. Not one item.

  10. chlost says:

    I am afraid that 30 years from now, the question will be asked of us all…..”What did you do to try to stop it?”-just as the Germans have been asked about the Nazis taking power.

  11. bradfrmphnx says:

    Aunt Peg, there is federal law that says you don’t have to prove your citizenry by producing identification. This bill will be challenged on that and a host of other issues. It is not lawful in my opinion. When asked, all you have to do is say you are a U.S. citizen and that is it. No police officer can ask you to produce more than that, at least in my understanding. There are all kinds of laws that say you have to be able to prove identity, but not citizenry.

  12. Shadow-Wolf says:

    Deputize the average citizen? Sign me up! It’s about time something was actually done though so much more needs to happen to fix this country.

    On the other side, just giving cops the power isn’t enough; they need to be regulated to ensure that the number of totally uncalled-for incidents is reduced. It’ll never be zero but doesn’t mean we need to not try to do without an ideal.

    This is the kind of law which needs to be phased in as opposed to minute-of empowerment.

    Finally, no other state should be saying one boo about this as long as this law is counter-constitutional.

    Jane Brewer, my hat’s off to you. Keep strong and good luck.

    God Bless you and the good state of Arizona!

  13. Shadow-Wolf says:

    …not counter-constitutional, sorry.

  14. miranda says:

    the arizona law is a stupid hitler law this is just pure racisim and so many people are against it spanish people shouldnt be treated like animals they say they are criminals but they dont take a look at their own kind this is just ridiculous after this many people of differnt cultures will not step foot in arizona no one told hitler to come back n put a ridiculous immature law

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