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Poll: Was the L.A. City Council right to pass a boycott of Arizona?

City Hall did it:

The Los Angeles City Council, protesting Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigration, voted Wednesday to ban most city travel to Arizona and future contracts with companies in that state.

Boycott Council members argued that a new Arizona law, which will make it a state crime to lack immigration papers and requires police to determine whether people they stop are in the country illegally, would lead to racial profiling and discrimination. The law takes effect July 23. ...

The council also called on the city attorney's office to review all of the city's $58 million in existing contracts with Arizona companies to determine which can be canceled.

The resolution, which now heads to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, would still allow city officials to travel to Arizona under "special circumstances" that are in the city's interests. Also, existing contracts with Arizona firms would be exempt from the ban if canceling them would lead to "significant additional cost" to the city.

I can think of one contract the city won't be able cancel, let alone modify because of the boycott: service by Arizona-based airlines US Airways and Mesa Air at LAX. Federal regulations prohibit public airports from unjustly discriminating against different carriers; telling US Airways it can no longer serve LAX because of an ideological disagreement between Los Angeles and Arizona probably wouldn't fly with the feds. Then there's the issue of whether the boycott is even constitutional at all.

The Times' editorial board may weigh in on the boycott in the next few days; for now, share your thoughts by taking our poll, posting a comment or doing both.

-- Paul Thornton

Photo: Los Angeles City Council member Ed Reyes is congratulated by union members after the City Council approved an economic boycott of Arizona on Wednesday. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

 

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GordonSantaMonica


Who needs Terrorist when we seem to dislike each other enough to destroy each other. Individual by Individual ... State by State.

What a sham. What a shame.

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Alan

I have cancelled my plans to go to Los Angeles this weekend to see a rock concert. Was gonna stay the weekend, have a blast and spend some money. Now, I will fly to Arizona when the band plays their later this year. Remember LA, this is the UNITED States!!!

jsa26

I am ashamed of our City Council.

I listened to Ed Reyes try to explain this on NPR yesterday and all I can say is WOW. Did anybody on the council read the bill? He was ranting and raving about racism and Arizona police breaking the law out of spite. It was not only illogical but it was just a disconnected set of sound bites.

The Sanctuary City mindset is incomprehensible to me.

Lori

Why not just a simply yes or no. Why try to put words in your poll takes mouths - or progressively try to lessen the impact of your inquiry - by lessening the ways for respondents to CLEARLY answer yes or no.

Next time don't muddy the waters or demean your respondents by doing this "yes, but" or "No, but" in multiple different ways.

It's a NO, a big flat NO EXCUSE for our city doing so - anyway you look at it - or pose it to the rest of the world as making any sense NO, NO. NO. And shame on our city for even trying to anarchally suggest there was anything wrong with Arizona passing this law.

About time for California to do so. And we all know so. The LA Times is just not interested in listening to any of us.

Jim

Wow! Council comments prove they have a really distorted view of the law. This is a sutuation created by immigrants. They have no concept of the law, and assume our police are the same as those in Mexico. 460,000 illegals in AZ! Is there any other country we visit where we don't have to prove that we are there legally? Check the laws in Mexico! Guess we'll have to boycott CA. Thus boycott really hurts the Hispanics employed by conventions and resorts...........

100%American

Dear Los Angeles, thank you for giving the invitation to all illegal aliens and drug trafficers coming across our borders to come to your city where they are welcome. We here in AZ will profit greatly from your generous offer to these wonderful people. We are looking forward to safer streets, uncrowded schools and jails and an increase in the coifures of the welfare programs in the near future. Thank you!

DemocratJoe

How pathetic, and THESE LACC PEOPLE REPRESENT US, they give an horrible image of LA to the outside, now what if AZ wants to boycott CA back, where will this end? this is all counter productive, LA is already crumbling, are they ready for even more lack of business and possible lawsuits for wrongful terminations? LA is stabbing itself. I'm willing to hurt my own city and shop in City of Burb or city or Pasadena this is so screwed up

Kevin

Arizona's law is a mirror of US immigration law. Maybe LA should also boycott the federal government.

jagexxx

I was going to buy a new car from one of the major auto dealerships on Van Nuys Blvd. I will not now.

They can thank Mr. Reyes, Ms. Hahn and the others for that.

And all the other businesses in and around The Valley that I will boycott can thank them as well.

I can buy near my office, which is not located in L.A. County. I will pay as little tax as possible to these fools who boycott Arizona. Won't contribute taxes to this sanctuary city whenever I can help it.

Don Marshall

A RESOUNDING NO! They should be concentrating on improving the lives of the CITIZENS of LA not pandering to the Illegals. This is grandstanding plain and simple. They boycott Az when they should be praising them for making strides to improve their state and cities. Oh but not LA! They praise the Illegals and roll out the welcome mat. I have worked in LA for 30 years and have seen the deterioration of the city and wonder, Have ANY of these council members EVER drove around their city? If so they really got HUGE ones to say there is no problems with Illegal immigration and AZ is wrong...Boycott L.A.!

Pat Crow

Copying existing federal immigration law is not illegal. The stupidity of the council and the protesters is laughable. Get a clue before you open your ignorant pie holes.

Ray

The city IS minding its own business. A boycott is the ultimate minding of your own business.

Anyone who chooses not to go to Arizona or affiliate with Arizona is minding their own business.

Tom Harris

As is clear from this poll and many others, Americans tend to agree with cracking down on illegal immigration. Sadly, some members of the LA ruling class are choosing tribalism or misguided political corectness over the best interests of their constituents and their countrymen. Any time you have to discuss a problem in terms of _millions_, something drastic needs done immediately.

Nemo

California Penal Code Section 834b

(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully
cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
(b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:
(1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and
place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.
(2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States.
(3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity.
(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly
prohibited.

Fred W

I just returned from a 2 week vacation in beautiful Arizona. We're going again next summer.

I'm considering moving myself and my business to Arizona because of poor management of the State of California.

I'm a 5th generation Californian. I was once proud of this State. It's time to leave.

Nemo

The city council is guilty of violation of California Penal Code Section 834b, to whit:

(c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly
prohibited.

The twelve should be arrested, charged, and removed from the City Council when found guilty.

Ruth Eresman

How can one city in the U.S. try to tear down another city of the U.S.? We are the "United States of America" and should respect one another "states rights" especially when the FEDERAL government will not secure our borders. It is not a matter of racial discrimination but of financial problems and safety for the citizens of the State of Arizona.

I sincerely hope these invaders will ONLY move to your state California and, also, Illinois and STAY within your borders and drain your coffers, which I understand is already broke. Please do not ask for a "BAIL OUT" of the U.S. taxpayers which seems to be the "popular" thing to do these day.

I cancelled my plans to spend several months in southern California this winter and instead will go to Arizona.

Lopaka Mac Makakilo, Hawaii

What a bunch of idiots. It is obvious that they were victims of media hype without really reading the law that Arizona passed. We have decided to move our family reunion this fall (125 people) from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon in support of Arizona. Mind your own business, Los Angeles. By the way, I live in Hawaii and wish our legislators had the guts to pass a similar law. So do my relatives in Texas. This is not racism. This is enforcing the already existing federal law.

Nemo

LOL.

Maybe all the Greeks can move to California, especially Los Angeles or San Fransisco so that they don't have to change their way of life.

No documentation needed for any social services.

Sam H.

We were planning to go to Disneyland for our daughter's 6th birthday. Even though Disneyland is not in LA it's still in CA. We haven't been to Orlando. Maybe it's time we check it out. CA will be hurt by the tourism boycott that the regular folks will start by themselves. And the losses CA will take will dwarf any AZ might take with the legislative boycotts. Good luck CA. Your ideology has brought down a once great state to live in.

Mark in TX

Well, I was planning on flying into LA and go to Catalina Island for my summer vacation this year. Now, I'll change my plans, boycott CA and find a nice resort in Arizona. Oh, and save yourselves some money by taking your "Visit California" commercials off TV, a lot of Americans will be boycotting CA after the rest of the USA sees what CA really stands for.

Pat

I just sent this note to the Highland Park High School prinicpal regarding his team's boycott of Arizona. Just sharing as I'm so sick of the spin. America is growing apart day by day in the absence of honest leadership. And, I don't see it getting better.

Subject: Arizona
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 1:02 PM

http://www.cis.org/announcement/AZ-immigration-SB1070

Sadly, the spin by the politically correct or political opportunists has wrongly depicted the intent of the new Arizona law regarding illegal immigration. Creating boycotts to hurt Arizona's economy fails all of us. The only message it sends is one of ignorance. The civil rights and very lives of the citizens of Arizona are at risk. Does America care about that? This ballooning and emotional reaction to punish a people let down by the Federal government simply isn't fair.

I live in the Los Angeles area and I am greatly disturbed by what the Los Angeles city council has just done to Arizona. LA hardly deserves to bring judgment upon Arizona as its own house is a complete and total mess. LA, and California in general, is on the verge of bankruptcy, our schools which used to be wonderful are now a disgrace, our state congress is the perfect example of dysfunction, and we would rather save a small fish in the Sacramento delta than support our own Hispanics who work, or did work, in the agricultural region allowed to go dry. As we seem unable to offer any affordable solutions to our own legal and illegal population, we should not criticize. The Democratic council in Los Angeles is simply playing to the unions and political base it depends on and sadly, in doing so they cast further shadow over a matter that has been left in the dark for far too long already. This is not leadership but I guess it's easy to do when one isn't living in the Kidnap Capital of America, Phoenix.

By allowing your young people who have worked hard at their sport to miss a game in Arizona, under the misguided pretense that Arizona stands against the civil rights of people, is a missed opportunity to educate and illuminate your students. What message is that sending? Does your school teach intolerance and hate rather than educate students on the truth of what Arizona is facing? Do you embrace political spin rather than fact? Whatever message your team is sending, it's based on delusion. Your job is to teach, not enable delusion.

Shame on all those who would rather turn on Arizona rather than realize the border situation. Offer help; don't kick them when they're already bleeding. People in Arizona are living on the front lines of a real and violent border war; you in Illinois are not. Arizona has cause to feel afraid and unprotected. They have been failed twice, once by the Federal government, and now, by other Americans who want to boycott them.

Arizona is not saying, nor have they said, that they want to target Hispanic citizens. The Hispanic influence is a wonderful part of the Arizona culture as well as entire culture of the Southwest. THAT is not the issue. No civil rights are being targeted by this law. Do not allow the detractors to inflame what's not real. Believe me, the Arizona people care about others and in addition to the growing violence of the border crime, they also have compassion for the abuse many crossing the border illegally suffer from the coyotes (I'm not talking about the animals). The safety of illegals is as much a concern to people in Arizona as their own safety. To turn a blind eye to the crime and burden affecting Arizona, . . . putting them on the level of racists, etc., . . . only allows ignorance and violence to grow. Boycotting supports ignorance and divisiveness. And, it does nothing to protect the legal or illegal population.

It's time for Americans to come together to help each other. Yes, we need to rethink how we handle immigration. But, we don't do that by turning our backs on those who live in a border state, particularly a state that is on the front line of a war that is devouring Mexico, rolling heads and spilling over into the lives of fellow Americans.

It is my hope that you will take this opportunity to embrace the understanding and truth students deserve to learn. Arizona could use some compassion. As you are already a national news story, it would go along way to helping America get back on track if your school would rethink its decision to boycott Arizona. Maybe then other groups would stop their emotional reaction based on spin to realize that Arizona isn't trying to hurt anyone; Arizona is trying to keep people from getting hurt. And, with a stroke of luck, maybe even Washington, D.C. will get the message that the security of America was/is their job. It's that failure which should be on trial here, not Arizona.


Anonymous

I work in LA and I live in a nearby city. Still I'll be boycotting LA. It may be a bit inconvient to avoid spending in the city, but I'm committed to it. The city response to Arizona wanting to enforce the same laws that exist on the Federal level is an obviuos disguise to the real desire to support illegal immigration. Laws don't matter to LA. - enough!

Dean Wilcox

Is the City of Los Angeles so stupid as to beleive that Arizona's law is any different that the Federal Law on Immigration which California is bound to. It is exactly the same as the Federal Law.

I live in New Mexico and am proud to have Arizona as a bordering state and am proud that they choose to enforce the Federal Law on illigal immigration.

Do you not realize that Arizona is a part of the United States of America and by protecting the U.S. from illegal aliens they are protecting the city of Los Angeles as well.

The first step a person takes into the United States illegally defines them as criminals.

If they knock down your front door and illegally enter your house would you welcome them in, feed clothe and give them health care and money? I think not. There are legal means by which a person can enter the United States, it is less costly and easier than entering illegally.

I had a trip planned to Disneyland this summer, but now I plan to boycott Los Angeles and spend my vacation in Arizona instead.

Neill T. Keller

I've just canceled my trip to LA for the end of this month. Canceled my mid July vacation to the beaches of San Diego, and canceled an August trip to LA. My several thousand dollars might not be much, but at least my money is staying in Arizona where it belongs! The backlash against LA has only just begun! Viva ARIZONA!!!

Aztec75

LA should be following AZ. Keep up the good work AZ. I'll be vacationing in Arizona and boycotting LA.

Eddiespaghetti

Soooo, let me get this straight! LA will only boycott certain situations that will not hurt them?.......That's freakin' hilarious!!! That's not a boycott at all!

.....Do you in LA realize how this is making you look to the rest of the country? Have you gone to any sites and read the vast amount of posts that are going to be boycotting LA now? And it also appears that most people in the country are going to take this out on the whole state of Cali and stay far away from it.....just watch!

..You have quickly become a major target to the rest of the country that support the actions of Arizona. You have no idea the repercussions that are about to take place due to the actions of the LA council. They have put you in a situation that will ripple for many years through the thoughts of people that are going on vacation or whatnot! I'm sure many are already altering their future plans if they involved that state!

.....I work for a major restaurant in Miami and the establishment has already begun getting their produce from different states than Cali, and are about to change the whole wine menu and are taking ALL California wine off the list. I assume that many are to follow suit very soon! And what will your council do when another 10-15 states follow in the path of Arizona by the end of the year? Did they even think of that? Your council has slapped a hornets nest and is not prepared for the response that is about to take place!

.....What was that old song by the 'Eagles' "Call some place paradise and kiss it goodbye"?

FROM THE ARTICLE UP TOP
"The resolution, which now heads to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, would still allow city officials to travel to Arizona under "special circumstances" that are in the city's interests. Also, existing contracts with Arizona firms would be exempt from the ban if canceling them would lead to "significant additional cost" to the city."
............IT IS JUST ABSOLUTELY FREAKIN' HILARIOUS TO READ THAT!!!!!

(Good luck out there California...there's a storm abrewin', and it's heading your way. That state is about to collapse under the weigh of politicians that are catering to their own agendas!)

Arlo

Being an ex-California resident of 35 years and a Nevada resedident for another thirteen, I applauded so much of Arizona's decision to solve their ILLEGAL immigration problems that I e-mailed their governor and suggested that all the ILLEGALS that are acquired within the constraints of their new laws be transported to the friendly confines of Los Angeles. I only hope that my state of Nevada has the guts to do the same thing. Upon reading the polls in the LA Times, I am noticing that nearly 80% of the Angelinos are in favor of the new laws. California, what part of ILLEGAL don't you understand. The only support california has is its IILLEGAL population and the relatives of the ILLEGAL population. It's a shame that Angelinos are still incapable of knowing right from wrong.

Maria

Despite the attempt to manipulate the poll's response by giving readers three chances to answer yes, the poll is now showing 78.3 percent of respondents voting "no."

Think that will influence the Open Borders Times to actually listen to its readers' overwhelmingly negative opinions about illegal immigration ?

Of course not. The Open Borders Times never listens to its readers -- which is why it is losing them at a record pace.

Rog

I love that the Los Angeles city council spends some of it's WAY, WAY too high salaries on their politically motivated hatred of another state. GOVERN YOUR OWN FIEFDOM!!!! What a bunch of losers.

Heather

In a city with 12% unemployment, our City Council must have SOMETHING better to do ...

LA Citizen

LA City Council,

Facts not being on your side of the argument is not a problem for you. You just make up your own as you go.

I am Hispanic, union, a Democrat and I support Arizona seeking enforcement of Federal laws on their own.

The spin of the city council is so full of lies it is shamefull.

Sue C

Jews, Catholics, Blacks, gypsies and mentally challenged - they were murdered by Nazi's. They were CITIZENS of their own countries. You cannot compare them with the issue of ILLEGAL immigrants!! NO ONE has even thought of killing illegals.

How dare City Hall disrespect the memory of these people!

What's funny is that City Hall has no problem with Mexico's abuse of illegal's in their country.

LA Native

I've lived in the city of Los Angeles for seven years now (was born/raised in LA county). But I have always been painfully and angrily aware of the illegal immigrant problem, just waiting, waiting, ... patiently waiting for officials to do something about it.

And I have always done the bulk of my personal spending outside of Los Angeles, because prices/taxes are just too damned high, no doubt due to all the illegals this city supports. I will continue to live here, continue to wait, hope, pray, chant, blog, and vote for change to occur in the form of illegals being pressured to leave, and return to their own country (who SHOULD be footing the bill for them, not US). And I will continue to make my purchases, especially major ones, beyond the boundaries of the city (and county) of Los Angeles, because frankly, it does not serve me nor my interests, and does not deserve my support.

LA Native

I've lived in the city of Los Angeles for seven years now (was born/raised in LA county). But I have always been painfully and angrily aware of the illegal immigrant problem, just waiting, waiting, ... patiently waiting for officials to do something about it.

And I have always done the bulk of my personal spending outside of Los Angeles, because prices/taxes are just too damned high, no doubt due to all the illegals this city supports. I will continue to live here, continue to wait, hope, pray, chant, blog, and vote for change to occur in the form of illegals being pressured to leave, and return to their own country (who SHOULD be footing the bill for them, not US). And I will continue to make my purchases, especially major ones, beyond the boundaries of the city (and county) of Los Angeles, because frankly, it does not serve me nor my interests, and does not deserve my support.

The Old Chip

Well, what do we have here; 14 of the 15 members of the L.A. city counsel led by Hahn and Reyes voted to boycott Arizona because of an alleged anti immigrant bill signed by Arizona’s governor, Jan Brewer. They should be thanking Arizona because it has given us a great opportunity, by biting the bullet and fighting back. Arizonans and Gov. Jan Brewer deserve our support; at least 10 other states are looking to enact similar laws; they are fed up with illegals, and the people that support them. According to a Rasmussen poll, over 60%, some polls are 70%, of American voters (More than voted for Obama), support a law like Arizona’s; even Utah, one of the most generous states toward illegals, is done and looking to tighten up its laws.

What should happen first is for Hahn, Koretz, and Reyes, and the twelve others, to personally look Mrs. Danielle Bologna, and Mr. and Mrs. Jamiel Shaw Sr. in the eyes. Each counsel member individually, not as a gaggle, where they can hide behind each other. But individually! Mrs. Danielle Bologna the wife and mother of three slain San Francisco family members; the cold blooded murders by an ILLEGAL alien gang banger. Mr and Mrs. Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose 17 year old son was murdered in Los Angeles; the cold blooded murder within a block of his home; by an ILLEGAL alien gang banger. YES, explain to them WHY they do NOT support an anti ILLEGAL alien law.
Pedro Espinoza, the 19-year-old ILLEGAL alien gang banger suspect in Shaw's death, was released from jail without police questioning his citizenship status on March 1, 2008, the day before he allegedly shot Shaw to death!
Mrs. Danielle Bologna lost her husband and two sons, Michael 20, and Matthew 16, when they were driving home from a family barbecue when they had the tragic misfortune of encountering Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien gangbanger who allegedly slaughtered the Bolognas with an AK-47. Had the San Francisco authorities reported Ramos to ICE agents on any number of previous encounters and incarcerations, he would not have been in San Francisco to commit these horrible murders,
This year we can vote out “Madam” Boxer, Loretta Sanchez, the whole L.A. city counsel, and any other politician with an anti citizen bent; I believe that Mayor Villaraigosa is already targeted for a recall.

In 2008, ICE agents in the Los Angeles area arrested 1,970 gang members for immigration law violations. Of those, 850 are being prosecuted for state or federal charges, and the remaining 1,120 are being deported.

BTW: Mrs. Anita Shaw was serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army deployed to Iraq when she received the call of the murder of her son. How do you think she felt when returning home??

Kay

We cancelled our plans to go to the Indy 500 and instead we are going to spend a week on vacation in Arizona. Seems if we are going to ignore these laws we should just ignore all laws. Why arrest anyone for breaking the law. Couldn't the bank robber/rapist plea discrimination. The illegal’s get to break the law why can't I. You're treating me unfairly!!!!!!!

GO ARIZONA

Randy

L.A. should worry about their OWN backyard......employee unions, school district pensions....and lack of funding yet, they refuse to lay off......
doesn't make fiscal sense.....

Diana

LA needs to concentrate on their own city, Hollywood Blvd is full of homeless and druggies that hang in the streets. I commend AZ for their actions and instead of boycotting AZ I will boycott LA. Clean up your own stinking town before you stick your nose in where it does not belong, get the facts before you vote in a boycott that you know nothing about the new AZ law, you are an embarassment to all of us that reside in Calif.

Alex

I'm boycotting Los Angeles!

Tom

Out of curiosity, what city of LA issue could have been resolved during the time spent on an Arizona issue?

steve

I honestly can’t think of a bigger group of elitist idiots than the LA City Counsel. How can you honestly say that this counsel speaks for the citizens of LA County? Let me rephrase, the “tax payers” of LA County. A word of advice would be to fix the budget mess they (the counsel and mayor) got us into. The budget mess that illegal immigrates helped us get into and are in no position to get us out of. See, illegals don’t pay taxes, don’t own property, don’t buy car insurance and don’t pay for their medical bills and don’t pay for their kids to be educated. If I were you (thank God I’m not) I would reevaluate which side the County of LA wants to be on, Americans (i.e. taxpayers) or illegal’s (i.e. tax takers).

Steve Volz

LA

steve

I honestly can’t think of a bigger group of elitist idiots than the LA City Counsel. How can you honestly say that this counsel speaks for the citizens of LA County? Let me rephrase, the “tax payers” of LA County. A word of advice would be to fix the budget mess they (the counsel and mayor) got us into. The budget mess that illegal immigrates helped us get into and are in no position to get us out of. See, illegals don’t pay taxes, don’t own property, don’t buy car insurance and don’t pay for their medical bills and don’t pay for their kids to be educated. If I were you (thank God I’m not) I would reevaluate which side the County of LA wants to be on, Americans (i.e. taxpayers) or illegal’s (i.e. tax takers).

Steve Volz

LA

Vance White

Passing a boycott of Arizona just shows how badly out of touch these folks really are. Personally, I think it is time for the voters to remind these people they work for US and any poll in the United States show that WE overwhelmingly approve of what Arizona passed. Wake up, smell the coffee and stop the nonsense.

JM in San Diego

Alien-tolerance is a sickness. This city is already so overrun with illegal aliens it may be beyond the tipping point. Mexification seems to be a universal evil. Despite some attractive tourist areas, most of Mexico is not a nice place -- that's EXACTLY why the human tide is flowing so strongly in this direction and not the opposite.

Ken

LOL LOL LOL It’s just not fair. Once an illegal alien has successfully eluded the Border Patrol and has circumvented the lawful checkpoints, he/she should be home free. That’s the rule. Just like robbing banks or shoplifting if you don't get caught while you're in the act you should never be arrested.

What's next LA? Are you going to stop airplanes flying in from Arizona? How about trains and buses? Oh and no more imports from Arizona either.

What a bunch of lunatics.

I think in retribution Arizona should raise the price of the electricity it sells to California.

Anon

Disneyland had better come up with a new slogan. How about "Come to Disneyland. We are in Orange County, not in LA."

Yan Silva

I hope L.A. passes this measure! THEN, all businesses and anyone affected by the loss of business should sue L.A. for breach of contract. THEY WILL WIN! L.A. will lose so very much money that the ones who passed the measure will be kicked out of public office for the rest of their lives!

Iym Urs

Critical thought does not exsist with our (LA) city council as well as the other elected fools who feel AZ law re illegals is racist. No reality among CA politicians- local state and federal

Ron

What Arizona does is none of LA's business. The arrogance of their action is reprehensible. Additionally, comparing the LEGAL action Arizona took to the holocause is dispicable. When are these self-proclaimed "champions of the oppressed" going to realize that they do NOT represent those of us who work, follow the law and respect each other. This is not an issue of race, but one of legality.

I, personally, am looking for ways to spend money in Arizona. Grand Canyon vacation? Hmmmmm.

 
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