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Sacramento joins cities weighing Arizona immigration boycott

Ryan Lillis
Sacramento Bee [1]
May 27, 2010

The Sacramento City Council moved Tuesday night toward enacting a boycott of Arizona over that state’s tough new immigration law. City staff will begin drafting a resolution outlining a city boycott of Arizona companies and defining the city’s official position on the immigration law after several council members said they supported that move. The council could vote on the resolution as early as next week.

Councilman Rob Fong, who asked that Tuesday’s discussion take place, said it was the city’s responsibility to be heard on what he described as a “misguided and ill-conceived law.”

Fong asked that his council colleagues join him in directing city staff to “draft a resolution condemning the law and instituting all boycotts that other cities have done and for us to take a very strong look at taking the most definitive position possible of opposition.”

“We have an obligation for our voices to be heard,” he said. “If enough voices are heard, I believe we can get the law in Arizona repealed.”

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