The largest Latino civil rights advocacy group in the US has officially called off their Arizona boycott!
Imposed in May 2010, The National Council of La Raza began their boycott on the state after Governor Jan Brewer enacted the extremely controversial immigration law Senate Bill 1070.
The law required law enforcement to question those looking suspicious of being an illegal alien within the state of Arizona. This caused jaws to drop because it basically meant police had the right to profile.
But NCLR has cancelled their boycott because it has succeeded in discouraging other states from going into similar effects. They also believe the boycott was a catalyst for positive political results, specifically an increased number of Latino voters.
There was defeat in legislature of more proposed immigration laws, including one Michele Bachmann favors — a measure to change how US-born children are granted citizenship with illegal immigrating parents.
The Center for American Progress estimated that all of the boycotts ended up costing Arizona up to $750 million in total economic losses.
Yikes! We hope everything ends up working peacefully for our neighboring state. It's too beautiful a state (what's up Sedona) to be filled with such ugliness within its politics!
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