New York Times reports on a fledgling movement that calls for an economic boycott of the State of Arizona in response to that State's sweeping and controversial immigration legislation, signed into law last week:
- Requires officials and agencies to reasonably attempt to determine the immigration status of a person involved in a lawful contact where reasonable suspicion exists regarding the immigration status of the person, except if the determination may hinder or obstruct an investigation.
- Stipulates that a law enforcement official or agency cannot solely consider race, color or national origin when implementing these provisions, except as permitted by the U.S. or Arizona Constitution.
- Specifies that a person is presumed to be lawfully present if the person provides any of the following:
- A valid Arizona driver license.
- A valid Arizona nonoperating identification license.
- A valid tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification.
- A valid federal, state or local government issued identification, if the issuing entity requires proof of legal presence before issuance.
Full text of Arizona's Bill 1070 is here.
Also see: Boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks from C&L; Legal Battles Expected over Arizona’s New Immigration Law from ABA Journal
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto