Friday, May 14th, 2010
In an unanimous vote Thursday morning, Austin joined a growing number of cities protesting the state of Arizona’s new immigration law. This vote means Austin will ask the city manager to look into its business ties with the state so that they can consider terminating them in the future.
As of now, the city has no business ties with the state of Arizona. The city will not cancel any contracts with private companies in the state.
There are already five employees with scheduled trips to Aizona. Those trips will not be canceled. However, the resolution will prevent future business trips to the state from being scheduled.
The measure comes just weeks after Arizona passed a bill that would allow police to question people they believe are in the country illegally.
Today’s resolution was introduced by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro-tem Mike Martinez and Coucil Member Bill Spelman.
This article was posted: Friday, May 14, 2010 at 6:47 am