News, Analysis and Opinion for the Informed Boulder Resident
Sunday April 20th 2014

Support the Blue Line

Subscribe to the Blue Line

That's what she said

energy city council transportation xcel municipalization election 2011 climate action housing boulder county april fools open space urban planning density bicycles renewables agriculture election 2013 CU jefferson parkway local food youth Rocky Flats climate change BVSD affordable housing preservation mountain bikes GMOs development immigration farming decarbonization recreation fracking fires colorado politics smart regs new era colorado transit plutonium wildlife journalism plan boulder boards and commissions radioactive waste transit village natural gas downtown pedestrian planning board homeless commuting parking education coal rental gardens height limits election 2010 energy efficiency water supply arts election 2012 ghgs students architecture water quality taxes organic groundwater library North Boulder University Hill RTD land use planning reserve population growth diagonal plaza nutrition colorado legislature Mapleton election historic district Neighborhoods zero waste climate smart loan solar panels bus hazardous waste obama flood sprawl politics golden solar pesticide longmont league of women voters sam weaver epa county commissioners hogan-pancost electric utility bus rapid transit ken wilson conservation easement drought food PV ecocycle diversity comprehensive plan mayor david miller recycling PUC climate change deniers Newlands campaign finance wetlands daily camera mining monsanto community cycles jane jacobs community climate walmart oil measure 310 lisa morzel sustainability gun safety bike lane germany gun control bob bellemare west tsa Whittier bears arizona Orchard Grove suzanne jones zoning green points john tayer tim plass affairs of the heart kevin hotaling boulder contamination wind power bsec van jones snow removal copenhagen bike share crime ken regelson silly walks boulder creek big box matt appelbaum mobile home parks Washington al bartlett BVCP technology districting city budget historic boulder blue line blue friday public spaces marijuana

CSMonitor.com | Arizona immigration law: Can city boycotts work?


By

reprinted courtesy http://www.intoon.com

It’s a long, laborious, and ultimately costly gesture, economists warn, but more US cities are joining the pile-on of boycotts designed to sock Arizona for its tough new immigration policy.

The Arizona immigration law, requiring police to determine a person’s immigration status if there is a reasonable suspicion about the suspect’s legal status, was signed April 24 to go into effect within 90 days. Arizona lawmakers last week changed the language of the bill to require scrutiny only of people who police already have stopped, detained or arrested for other reasons.

This week, Boston; Oakland, Calif.; West Hollywood, Calif.; New York; and San Diego all passed boycotts or resolutions condemning Arizona with promises of looking into how to cut contracts with the state. San Francisco and St. Paul, Minn. – as well as Denver’s school system – have already banned employee travel to Arizona using public funds.

Within Arizona, both Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue the state, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state’s tourism industry.

Do such moves produce tangible pressure, or are they just symbolic, toothless gestures?  Read more:  Arizona immigration law: Can city boycotts work? – CSMonitor.com.

Rate this article: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

What do you think? Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.