Saturday, March 12, 2011

Current immigration reform

Here is where we currently stand on immigration.  Faced with federal inaction and knowing they need to regularize their workforce, state governments like Utah are trying to forge their own guest worker programs.  Whether or not the Utah plan passes constitutional muster, or works in practice, remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, the federal government raids Chipotle restaurants.


Vicente Duque 6:17 PM  

Arizona Republic : 60 Great Arizona Businesses protest against Russell Pearce : US Airways, PetSmart, Sunbelt Holdings, Intel Corp, The Arizona Republic. The Who is Who of Arizona Business against Racism and anti-Hispanic Bigotry

Read the letter of the 60 CEOs to Russell Pearce, President of the AZ Senate -
60 executives say 'no' to more immigration bills - This is the beginning of the end of the Political Bigotry of Russell Pearce and Jan Brewer.

The Letter says this ( an excerpt )

"Arizona’s lawmakers and citizens are right to be concerned about illegal immigration. But we must acknowledge that when Arizona goes it alone on this issue, unintended consequences inevitably occur. Last year, boycotts were called against our state’s business community, adversely impacting our already-struggling economy and costing us jobs. Arizona-based businesses saw contracts cancelled or were turned away from bidding. Sales outside of the state declined. Even a business which merely had “Arizona” in its name felt the effects of the boycotts, compelling them to launch an educational campaign about their company’s roots in Brooklyn. It is an undeniable fact that each of our companies and our employees were impacted by the boycotts and the coincident negative image."

"Tourism, one of our state’s largest industries and employment centers, also suffered from negative perceptions after the passage of SB 1070. The fact Governor Brewer directed $250,000 to repairing Arizona’s reputation strongly suggests these efforts – whether fair or unfair - are harmful to our image."

The Arizona Republic
60 executives say 'no' to more immigration bills
March 16, 2011

Some excerpts :

More boycotts, more protests, more lost business. Arizona doesn't need this.

The state Senate is looking at a reckless, costly and counterproductive package of immigration bills.

document The CEOs' letter to Russell Pearce

Senate President Russell Pearce said, in a meeting with the Editorial Board, that he saw no downside to last year's misguided Senate Bill 1070.

Sixty top Arizona executives know the reality. In a virtually unprecedented move, they sent a joint letter to Pearce urging him not to pass any more immigration bills.

These are the leaders who cross the economic spectrum in Arizona, from health care and development to tourism and automotive. Their company names are familiar: US Airways, PetSmart, Sunbelt Holdings, Intel Corp. They include The Arizona Republic.

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