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We enthusiastically encourage a boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed.


Los Angeles Approves Boycott of Arizona

–via The Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, will boycott the state of Arizona. As Vice President Biden might put it, 'This is a big f*cking deal." Here is an excerpt and a link to the L.A. Times article. Considering Jan Brewer's signing of the sister law to the racist SB 1070 banning ethnic studies in Arizona, this action by Los Angeles comes at a perfect time. Hopefully many more will follow.

"Members, arguing that the new immigration law could lead to racial profiling, also vote to bar future city contracts with companies in that state...

The Los Angeles City Council, protesting Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigration, voted Wednesday to ban most city travel to Arizona and future contracts with companies in that state...
uring a morning-long debate on the resolution, council members compared Arizona's action to those of Nazi Germany and the beginning of the Holocaust, as well as the internment and deportation of Japanese Americans during World War II.

"Los Angeles is the second-largest city in this country, an immigrant city, an international city. It needs to have its voice heard," said Councilman Ed Reyes, one of the resolution's sponsors. "As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be … deported, no questions asked. That is not American.""(READ MORE)