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


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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.

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