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Mayor Gordon and Gov. Brewer Divided Over New Arizona Immigration Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 @ 12:08 PM

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon argues that the tough new immigration law will have an adverse impact on the state's safety by diverting police attention away from dangerous criminals toward anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.  He says that police are in a quandry because enforcing a law under a new standard of "reasonable suspision" that has yet to be defined opens them up to lawsuits from both the State and civil courts. 

He also expects potential economic fallout citing potential boycotts and cancellations of conferences and sporting events.

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