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Immigration Law Backlash: Austin City Council Bans Official Travel to Arizona

Posted by Michael Pollak on May 14, 2010, 11:14:00 AM

The Austin City Council has just passed a resolution banning official travel to Arizona, in protest to a recent immigration law just passed in that state. The resolution also states that the city will investigate any current business dealings with the state for potential future action. Austin is the latest in a growing list of cities that are boycotting Arizona in some capacity over the new law, which - among other things - makes it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona and requires local law enforcement to check papers of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

For more on the story, click here: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/politics/austin-arizona-resolution

Tags: sb1070, Arizona Immigration Law, Immigration, Immigration Law

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