San Francisco calls for boycott of Arizona over immigration law
April 26, 2010
Top city officials in San Francisco are calling for a boycott of Arizona to protest the state’s new law regarding illegal immigration. [Associated Press]
Arizona’s governor signed a new law last Friday, making it a crime to be in the country illegally, punishable by six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Local police will now be able to stop citizens at will and ask for proof of citizenship.
San Francisco officials responded by urging a boycott of Arizona and businesses based there. City Attorney Dennis Herrera has asked his staff to review contracts between the city and county of San Francisco and Arizona to see which ones could be severed without penalty.
City supervisors also announced that they are calling for a boycott of Arizona.