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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


NYT: Diamondbacks Face Backlash Over Law

The fight over Arizona’s illegal-immigration law came to the sidewalk outside Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon, in the shadow of a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs.

And at least one member of Congress, Representative José E. Serrano, Democrat of New York, was urging Major League Baseball to change the site of the 2011 All-Star Game, now set for Phoenix; Mr. Serrano likened the circumstances to the early 1990s, when the National Football League rescinded an agreement to hold the Super Bowl in Arizona during a period before the state accepted Martin Luther King’s Birthday as a holiday.

...Dozens of protesters waved signs and chanted “Boycott Arizona! Boycott Arizona!”...

Mr. Bicchieri and others here contended that it was reasonable to make the Diamondbacks a boycott target because the team’s ownership had — through contributions to political leaders in Arizona — indirectly supported the immigration law. (READ MORE)