Next week, it looks like the face-off between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns won't be the only source of tension between California and Arizona. The Los Angeles City Council has voted to end all business dealings with the Grand Canyon State. The boycott stems from Arizona's controversial new legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, which many say promotes racial profiling.

LA now has the distinction of being the largest city in the nation to launch a boycott against Arizona, following in the footsteps of major American cities such as Washington D.C. and Boston. The Reyes-Hahn motion calls for city officials to stop traveling to Arizona to do business, to refrain from entering into any new contracts with Arizona companies and to identify any existing contracts with Arizona businesses that can be terminated immediately.

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Are you boycotting Arizona due to its new immigration laws?
Next week, it looks like the face-off between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns won't be the only source of tension between California and Arizona. The Los Angeles City Council has voted to end all business dealings with the Grand Canyon State. The boycott stems from Arizona's controversial new legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, which many say promotes racial profiling.

LA now has the distinction of being the largest city in the nation to launch a boycott against Arizona, following in the footsteps of major American cities such as Washington D.C. and Boston. The Reyes-Hahn motion calls for city officials to stop traveling to Arizona to do business, to refrain from entering into any new contracts with Arizona companies and to identify any existing contracts with Arizona businesses that can be terminated immediately.

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12 yrs ago - Monday 5/17/10 - 7:51:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't feel like looking up the companies that come from Arizona. Even if I knew which ones to boycott, I wouldn't boycott them, I would make a point of supporting them, just to be different.
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/18/10 - 10:09:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm boycotting Arizona the same way I am boycotting Ferrari.
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/18/10 - 10:55:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
No I'm not in elementary school. Plus, Arizona shouldn't be boycotted for doing something that the rest of America is too cowardly to do, enforce laws.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 1:29:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Kind of hard because I live here. Besides, I completely agree with the Immigration laws, it's what the whole country needs to do.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 1:53:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
This reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once...

"ABOLISH LAND MINES"

Verbs, people. Understand them.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 3:21:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sigh... here we go... I wished for excitement, now the state I live in is getting yelled at by all the other states, lol...

I only have one thing to say to those who oppose it though:
You don't live in one of the states directly above Mexico.

(Not that I have anything against Mexicans, but seriously, you get a bit sick of seeing illegals all over the darn place...)
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 12:12:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No absolutely not. The worst kind of hypocrisy and stupidity is leading our country. They are simply enforcing a law that's been on the books for 50 years.
If you're against it, i submit that i wish drunk drivers received only a fine. It's the exact same type of logic.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 3:08:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
"The Gubernator" Arnold S said he wouldn't go to Arizona, for fear of getting in trouble because of his accent.
I like that guy
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/19/10 - 4:27:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I gotta say, I think I support the law...

Obama ramps up criticism of Ariz. immigration law
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/10 - 12:03:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm boycotting Arizona because it's a big dry a**hole.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/10 - 12:06:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't give a sh*t about Arizona, politics or not.

But honestly, I'll support almost anything that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to live in this country.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/10 - 9:37:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I can't say I'm boycotting Arizona. I have no reason to go there and I honestly don't know what products mainly made in Arizona, so maybe I've been "avoiding" AZ for years.

That said I don't like this law but I don't think boycotting a state is effective.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/10 - 6:08:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
keep the illegals we have and build a better fence with land mines and sentry guns
12 yrs ago - Saturday 5/22/10 - 11:54:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I think the law is completely heinous and it angers me that something like that could even happen in this country, but boycotting the entire state is not effective. I still hope to go to the Grand Canyon and visit some family friends in Flagstaff later this year.
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/24/10 - 3:43:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
How the HELL is this law "completely heinous"? All we're doing is making a Federal Law a State Law as well.
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Writing discrimination into the law goes against everything the United States was founded on. Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/24/10 - 9:53:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
Writing discrimination into the law goes against everything the United States was founded on. Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?


Are most people in Arizona blond haired and blue eyed?
12 yrs ago - Monday 5/24/10 - 11:23:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?

Them Scandinavians need papers, same as everyone else!
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/10 - 1:48:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 3:43:59 AM cszulins wrote:
How the HELL is this law "completely heinous"? All we're doing is making a Federal Law a State Law as well.

In this you are mistaken. The Arizona law does nothing whatever about immigration, legal or illegal, which is, in any case, a Federal prerogative. Rather, it enables a greater degree of police harassment of minorities than has been the case hitherto. And when I lived in Arizona, the situation in that regard was not good.
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/10 - 8:54:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'm not boycotting AZ..that's almost like, my leg keeps twitching so let me stab it...

i don't blame AZ for what it is doing. illegal immigrants are hurting the US Economy, any way you slice it.

on the flip side, I don't blame immigrants for wanting to come to the US..it's an honor that so many flock here for jobs and safety and better quality of life.

the problem, however, wont be fixed this way. the US needs to reform it's immigration laws, so that it doesn't take 25 years and $15,000 to become a citizen.
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/10 - 8:57:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
or the US should just annex Mexico and make it a protectorate..similar to Puerto Rico..and western Canada
12 yrs ago - Tuesday 5/25/10 - 8:29:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
Writing discrimination into the law goes against everything the United States was founded on. Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?


How is there any discrimination written into the law? If you had ACTUALLY READ THE BILL you would see that it does not target any particular race. Also, it's Arizona. Just about everybody out here has tinted windows on their cars. You can't tell if they are black, white, brown, or purple.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/26/10 - 12:25:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
Writing discrimination into the law goes against everything the United States was founded on. Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:53:05 PM CowDung wrote:
Are most people in Arizona blond haired and blue eyed?


This is a red herring. Raw numbers do not matter in this case. The important thing is not whether most Arizonians are Caucasian or Hispanic. but which group holds more power and which group was responsible for this law.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/26/10 - 12:27:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 5/24/10 - 9:15:15 PM LushusPigeon wrote:
Writing discrimination into the law goes against everything the United States was founded on. Does anyone honestly believe that most of the people getting pulled over will be blond haired and blue eyed?
On Tuesday 5/25/10 - 8:29:00 PM cszulins wrote:
How is there any discrimination written into the law? If you had ACTUALLY READ THE BILL you would see that it does not target any particular race. Also, it's Arizona. Just about everybody out here has tinted windows on their cars. You can't tell if they are black, white, brown, or purple.



It does not matter if the bill specifically refers to any ethnic groups or not. It is still discriminatory and absolutely invites and condones discrimination.
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/26/10 - 12:33:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
as if boycotting would change anything..........

if anything, i'd boycott LA

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