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The National Council Of La Raza Calls Off Their Arizona Boycott After Achieving Success!

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer National Council La Raza Ends Boycott Immigration Law

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!

[Image via AP Images.]

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11 comments to “The National Council Of La Raza Calls Off Their Arizona Boycott After Achieving Success!”

  1. 1

    If you're going to comment on politics, you should get it right. The law required police who were dealing with people on other matters to also check their immigration status. It didn't, as you imply, require them to grab random people off the street and check them.

  2. 2

    "The largest Latino civil rights advocacy group in the US"

    You mean the largest racist group in the country. The fact that they aren't white racists means it's permissible racism given our morally bankrupt times, but it is racism none the less.

    Any group whose official motto is "For those of the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing" is blantently bigoted. They're just YOU'RE kind of racists, so you support it.

    This is simply another example of "We do not have to obey laws, they do not apply to us because of our skin color". Period, end of story.

  3. 3

    Re: GG1000 – Thank you for actually knowing what the law is. I'm so tired of people assuming the law was just, oh look there's a Mexican let's see if they're legal.

  4. 4

    Hooray, For us allowing illegals to come here and leech off our tax dollars..YAY!

  5. 5

    I live in Arizona and it is the most racist state ever. Stop using Mexicans and Latinos as scapegoats. White people find something real to get angry over. Immigrants are just trying to make a better life for themselves. How about focusing on the budget cuts like the $180,000,000 cut on education. This just continues the ignorant racism because you are not teaching children facts just white racism.

  6. 6

    p.s. Arizona also outlawed ethnic studies. How about letting Latinos learn about their culture. This is not 1950 we should not be alienating any minority/ethinicity anywhere. Ignorance is not bliss.

  7. 7

    so when america tries to enforce its laws this is what happens???
    why do I get called a racist when I simply want more border control, no amnesty, deportation?
    its only the stinking peopple from down south that pull the race card on this.

  8. 8

    Re: siriasly – I live in Arizona, and it is not a racist state. If you're white and have a problem with Hispanics, you're going to lead a pretty lonely existence in Arizona.

  9. 9

    Re: siriasly – Arizona didn't outlaw ethnic studies courses, it banned courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment toward a race or class of people, are designed primarily for pupils of one ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity, i.e., racists courses. This stems from a Mexican-American studies course that taught that whites were oppressors. Google "Tuscon ethnic studies" and read the first article that comes up. If you believe that this was a good course, then YOU are the racist.

  10. 10

    If they're illegal immigrants don't they deserve to be caught? I live in Canada so the only ppl crossing the border illegally would be you Americans…which doesn't actually happen. But here, you HAVE to ALWAYS have your personal ID on you, no matter your race, religion, colour or ethnicity. If you get maimed in some terrible accident they want to be able to tell who you are.

    I think the only people complaining about these laws are the ones who are here illegally. THEY are the ones who broke the laws and THEY are the ones who DESERVE to be ousted out of the country. There is a list of people waiting to enter the country legally, why should they have to wait longer because some illegal latino stole their job?
    there are currently 15 million ILLEGAL immigrants in the USA. That's half the population of this country…I cannot even imagine the repercussions this has on the US system…

  11. 11

    Re: CarlaH – Can't we just boot out all minorities and send them back where they came from?