Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Side by Side, but Divided Over Immigration



Officials on patrol near Columbus, N.M. Migrant workers and immigration authorities say New Mexico has fewer problems with the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants at the border than neighboring Arizona does. Although the two states have much in common, their laws and their residents show different attitudes on immigration.
By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
Published: May 11, 2010

The New York Times

ALBUQUERQUE — As the Arizona Legislature steamed ahead with the most stringent immigration enforcement bill in the country this year, this state’s House of Representatives was unanimously passing a resolution recognizing the economic benefits of illegal immigrants. While the Arizona police will check driver’s licenses and other documents to root out illegal immigrants, New Mexico allows illegal residents to obtain driver’s licenses as a public safety measure.


And if Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, a Republican, has become, for now, the public face of tough immigration enforcement, Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, a Democrat, has told any interviewer who will listen about his effort to “to integrate immigrants that are here and make them part of society and protect the values of our Hispanic and multiethnic communities...link to complete article 

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

AZcentral.com
The Arizona Republic
Phoenix loses 2012 GOP convention to Tampa
by Jahna Berry, Michael Ferraresi and Ginger Rough
May 12, 2010

Phoenix loses 2012 GOP convention to Tampa

http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2010/05/12/20100512phoenix-GOP-convention-2012-tampa.html


CNN : Arizona Boycott gains Momentum - Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved the Boycott on Wednesday May 12

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/12/los-angeles-passes-arizona-boycott-over-immigration-law/


In my site RACIALITY.COM I am keeping the scores of this game of the BOYCOTT.

I also keep track of all the Cities, City Councils, Education Boards, County Supervisors, etc ... that are boycotting Arizona.

And don't forget lost conventions and tourists.

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque