Randal C. Archibold
The New York Times
April 27, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A spreading call for an economic boycott of Arizona after its adoption of a tough immigration law that opponents consider racially discriminatory worried business leaders on Monday and angered the governor.
Several immigrant advocates and civil rights groups, joined by members of the San Francisco government, said the state should pay economic consequences for the new law, which gives the police broad power to detain people they reasonably suspect are illegal immigrants and arrest them on state charges if they do not have legal status.
Critics say the law will lead to widespread ethnic and racial profiling and will be used to harass legal residents and Latino citizens.