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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


AZ Boycotts Having Impact

–via Latina Lista

"Arizona boycotts appear to be working before they've begun...

It's understood that boycotts hurt the most vulnerable that can least afford it. Some Latino organizations are working to help minimize the boycott impact on Latino businesses, but in this case, while most Latinos don't like that it's happening, they like less the idea that in their own state, for many their birth state, they are subject to random inquisitions by law enforcement officers who will question their right to be in this country.

With talk of other states emulating this law, it's clearly a situation that calls for drastic measures since non-Latinos just don't get why it's such an offensive act to put into practice.

If ever there was a time to walk in someone else's shoes, this is it. Then maybe, there would be more understanding and less condemnation.

A good place to start that walk is tomorrow when people answering the call for a "National Convergence to Stop the Hate" descend on Phoenix in a five-mile Human Rights march to show state legislators how disgustingly insulting this law is to Latinos everywhere.

Chances are opponents of the marchers won't feel the necessary empathy to call for a repeal of SB 1070, so that leaves only boycotts to underscore how unfair this law is for the Latino community.

And from what we've seen, people get that." (READ MORE)