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.