Arizona Senate Rejects 5 Anti-Immigration Bills in 1 Day Last Week

Arizona Senate Rejects 5 Anti-Immigration Bills in 1 Day Last Week

by Chhayal on March 24, 2011

Arizona Senate rejects 5 anti-immigration bills in one day last week, after sixty chief executives signed a letter to the Legislature saying the harsh immigration measures were having “unintended consequences”. The letter cited unintended consequences to include boycotts, lost jobs, canceled contracts,  and publicity so bad that businesses with Arizona in their names were suffering.  Glenn Hamer, chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the reaction to Arizona’s anti-immigration bills had already cost the state $15 million to $150 million in lost tourism revenue.  

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/opinion/22tue3.html

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