On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Janis Brewer (R) signed Senate Bill 1070, the most radical immigration legislation in the United States, effectively permitting racial profiling in the state of Arizona. The law requires police to demand immigration papers from anyone who they have a "reasonable suspicion" is in the country illegally. This blog will chronicle the major events regarding this racist and inhumane law.
We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Protestors With Star Power Act Against Arizona

-via TheBoomBox.com
"Public Enemy rapper, Chuck D, has released a new song, 'Tear Down That Wall,' along with a joint statement from his wife -- a professor of Black and Chicano studies at UC Santa Barbara -- expressing their outrage at the law.

"Jan Brewer's decision to sign the Arizona immigration bill into law is racist, deceitful and reflects some of the most mean-spirited politics against immigrants that the country has ever seen," Chuck D and wife Dr. Theresa Johnson said in a statement. "The power that this law gives to police, to detain people that they suspect to be undocumented, brings racial profiling to a new low."" (READ MORE)

–via The Daily Mail
"Colombian pop-star Shakira to campaign against it"(READ MORE)

-via The Chicago Tribune
"Immigration activists to rally outside Wrigley Field before game with Arizona Diamondbacks" (READ MORE)(PHOTOS GALLERY)

–via WPIX
"The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York-area Hispanic leaders vowed Sunday to fight Arizona's new immigration law..."We will go to Arizona when this bill goes into effect and walk the streets with people who refuse to give identification and force arrest," Sharpton said..." (VIDEO)

-via NBC Bay Area
"Shakira and Linda Rondstadt are in Arizona today, leading rallies against the new law." (READ MORE)

-via The Calgary Herald
"Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to reconsider their travel plans to Arizona as a protest against this legislation and I would like to encourage Calgarians to heed this advice as well.

I know that many Albertans enjoy vacationing in Arizona due to its relative proximity, cheap consumer goods, and balmy weather; however, we also have a responsibility to promote human and civil rights. I suggest people consider visiting any of the other 49 states..."(READ MORE)

"Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he supports a proposal by two Los Angeles City Council members that calls for an economic boycott to protest Arizona's new immigration law..." (READ MORE)

-via Pasadena Star-News
"San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday imposed a moratorium on city employee travel to the state of Arizona for official business and announced the creation of a task force to determine how best to extricate the city from its Arizona-related contracts." (READ MORE)