Governor: Boycotts disappointing but won't change new law

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    :clap2:PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer emphasized Wednesday that Arizona won't back away from its tough new law aimed at illegal immigrants even if boycotts take business from the state.

    She said she is disappointed and surprised at the reaction - much of it from other states - and the calls to impose economic sanctions on Arizona.

    "How could further punishing families and businesses, large and small, be a solution viewed as constructive?" she asked.

    Brewer was speaking publicly at a summit of Arizona manufacturers, as were legislative leaders. A participant told them customers are threatening to boycott.

    "This is all about illegal immigration and we need to get our borders secured," Brewer said, adding: "Even if it means loss of business."

    She said just the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants who have violated state laws costs taxpayers $100 million a year.

    The governor said she has personally not heard any company express concerns about moving to Arizona in the wake of national publicity about the law.

    But there have been inquiries about the new law at the Department of Commerce, the state agency charged with trying to persuade firms to move or expand in Arizona.

    Governor: Boycotts disappointing but won't change new law

    You go girl!!!
     
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    She's got real guts!
     
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    Good for her! Each state should run it's own affairs in the best interests of its citizens.
     
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    I wonder how she will feel when she finds out how much money this place will lose because we will lose the all star game next year.

    MLK birthday all over again and we know how that turned out. She is so done.
     
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    I predict that all this talk about boycotting this or that will not come to pass. Arizonans should work towards kicking out the Shaptons and the Jacksons out of the state. That would be a great start! It's people like those two who exploit the illegals most of all.....without realizing or caring that illegal migration take jobs from the black community also. Turning latinos against latinos is not too bright. AZ has approximately 1,950,000 latinos and if these boycotts take place, it will hurt them the most!
     
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    Silly little angel ,

    Thiks boycott hurts the republicans and the people in Arizona who like the law.

    The Latinos are standing up for themselfs.

    You just dont care about the latinos in your state even the MANY latinos whos familys have been Americans longer than your own.

    BTW this is still America and you cant KICK people out of your state because you dont like their ideas.
     
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    What about "Illegal" Immigrant don't you understand?
     
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    Boycotts don't work.

    How long has the U.S. been boycotting Cuba?
     
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    Again let me say this, okay your against SB-1070, one of the things that makes this nation so great is our ability to disagree and yet remain a nation. So if your on the side of those that tend to an excuse me if I say this (wrongly) disagree with the new Arizona law and advocate for boycotts then what you are basically saying is the following. I disagree with the law so therefor I have decided to support those states and companies, take you pick that wish to cause harm to the very people I and claiming to support because of they will be the first ones to suffer in a boycott. Who exactly do you think cooks those hotdogs at that All-Star game, and passes out that popcorn, and sells those T-shirts, and cleans those hotels rooms that will not not be filled because of a boycott? Some counties and cities that have called for a boycott of Arizona I find rather amusing , why because it would seem that they would be more interested in ficing their own mess for their citizens than a state that is miiles away from them. Take for example California, let's see, isn't this the state that the city of Berkley supported kicking the US Marines out ? or perhaps San Francisco, you know them, thats the city that did not want the USS Iowa as a memorial to the tens of thosands of Americans who gave their lives in WW2 because it represented something bad, or perhaps making an attempt at a ban on the Blue Angels because of the same argument, so yes, when I hear these sorts of things from California especially I tend to take into consideration the source and look at it this way. The boycott they speak of would be the same if Arizona passed a law that allowed for it's officers to arrest for any number of Federal crimes, among them, Murder, White Collar Crime, RICO violations, etc. Oh I almost forgot they already do that and do that in the same states that are advocating a boycott for Arizona. I do hate to keep pointing this out, but illegal immgration is a FEDERAL crime if the issue is with the crime itself then direct your efforts to changing the law not the states that wish to enforce the law and stop punishing the people you claim to support with boycotts as an attention getter.
     
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    Super Bowl XXVII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The NFL, which had an increasing percentage of African American players, and urged by the NFL Players' Association, voted to yank Super Bowl XXVII from Arizona, and awarded it instead to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. A citizens coalition called 'Arizonans for a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday,' lead by Reverend Warren H. Stewart Sr., organized to bring all sides together in a campaign call 'Victory Together One Clear Choice.' Two years after the loss of more the $350 million in major convention business and the 1993 Super Bowl, Arizona became the first and only state to popularly vote for and pass a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday.
    loss of more the $350 million in major convention business and the 1993 Super Bowl
    Faced with the boycott, Arizona voters finally approved the holiday by ballot in 1992, and on March 23, 1993, the NFL awarded Super Bowl XXX (1996) to Tempe.
     
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