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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Austin Boycott of Arizona Letters to Editor

Austin American Statesman ran a number of its letters to the editor regarding their city's official boycott of Arizona in response to Arizona's SB 1070 law. It is definitely worth a look.

"Conservative-minded individuals favor a law-enforcement approach to everything, which is what got us into this mess. Nobody is pro-illegal immigration; we're just anti-police state. If we want to solve the illegal immigration problem, we have to practice fair trade and end drug prohibition...

I support Austin's stance on boycotting Arizona businesses. The law is aimed at one group of people. That makes it discrimination. I am not willing to lose the liberties that so many have suffered and died to build and protect. I am proud to live in Austin...

I refuse to even drive through Arizona on my way to Nevada or California. I think it's sad that the Civil War is still being fought in the hearts of so many. The hatred displayed by supporters of the immigration law is unfathomable. Please know that my family and I are in complete support of the boycott..." (READ MORE LETTER via Austin American Statesman)