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.


If we don’t intend to enforce immigration rules and laws why do we have them? Try going to any other country without the proper papers, it won’t happen. Foreigners can’t work in Mexico unless they are self employed or on a commission only basis for the sole reason the Mexican government doesn’t want a non citizen to take a job that a local/native person could do. We need more people like the Governor of Arizona to stand up and do the right thing. Everyone has the opportunity to be in the US legally. I am not opposed to immigration/immigrants, but they should be forced to be here legally and comply with all of our laws. It is time to take back America from illegal immigrants.


We should also review the rules for US Citizens who wish to travel to Mexico:

Entry to Mexico: As of March 1, 2010, all U.S. citizens – including children — must present a valid passport, book or card, for travel beyond the “border zone” into the interior of Mexico. Entry by any means, for example by plane or car, is included in this requirement. The “border zone” is generally defined as an area between 20 to 30 kilometers of the border with the U.S., depending on the location. Stays of less than 12 hours within the border zone do not require a visa or tourist card.

U.S. citizens traveling as tourists beyond the border zone or entering Mexico by air must pay a fee to obtain a tourist card, also known as an FM-T, available from Mexican border crossing points, Mexican tourism offices, airports within the border zone and most airlines serving Mexico.

Upon arrival in Mexico, business travelers must complete and submit a form (Form FM-N 30 days) authorizing the conduct of business, but not employment, for a 30-day period. Travelers entering Mexico for purposes other than tourism or business or for stays of longer than 180 days require a visa and must carry a valid U.S. passport. U.S. citizens planning to work or live in Mexico should apply for the appropriate Mexican visa.


Perhaps Phoenix’s city fathers could return fire via an additional fee at SkyHarbor Airport for all air traffic to/from San Francisco.


Right on Cindy. I used to live in San Jose and Atascadero. Now live in the Phoenix area for last 18 years. I will take Arizona any day over the cesspool of SF. We love sheriff Joe.


Hhahaha dhdscw, I love Sheriff Joe’s signs warning criminals that he has plenty of room for them in his tent city jail. We need some of those sign’s around here. If we locked up illegals for 6 month’s and then deported them we would have a lot less illegal immigration problems.


I couldn’t agree with these posters more. San Francisco is a cesspool. Last time I was there I was afraid to walk on some of the streets down by pier 4 at 7 O’clock in the evening. Nobody cares what SF has to say or what they think, the place is crawling with disease. I’ll take Arizona anytime and I like Sheriff Arpaio’s approach to crime. We need more tent jails in this country, our soldiers live in tents, why is it not good enough for our criminals. If someone is here in this county illegally sucking up our resources and my tax $$$ they are a CRIMINAL.


After spending 3 days downtown San Fran for a software training course and being told by Hotel staff not to ware jewelry or flashy cloths when leaving the $300 a night hotel,you couldn’t get me back to that cesspool for free.Bums screaming at you when you walk by,its a dark cold wet stinking toilet.

But schedule me a trip to Sedona any day,


How bout this: Rather than sending the captured illegals to Arpaio’s tent jails, Arizona could simply buy them a bus ticket to S.F.


Holy insane childish tantrum, Batman.


City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the County Supervisors and Obama should mind their own business and let the Arizona Governor do what she must do.

Dennis Herrera is being a little too arrogant and personal, Arizona does NOT need California to survive!


I try to avoid Fricisco whenever possible…The city/ streets smell like piss/filth…I doubt anyone cares what S.F. does..