How many SF city officials, from a bankrupted city, had a legitimate reason to travel to Arizona on business,?
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those...
City workers banned from official travel to Arizona
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today a moratorium on official city travel to Arizona after the state enacted a controversial new immigration law that directs local police to arrest those suspected of being in the country illegally.
The ban on city employee travel to Arizona takes effect immediately, although there are some exceptions, including for law enforcement officials investigating a crime, officials said. It's unclear how many planned trips by city workers will be curtailed.
The move comes amid a cascade of criticism of Arizona's law, which has been denounced by civil rights groups, some police officials and President Obama, who said it threatens to "undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans." Legal challenges are being weighed to overturn it.
San Francisco's move comes as the Board of Supervisors introduced non-binding resolutions calling for comprehensive immigration reform and a boycott of Arizona because of the new law, which requires police to try to determine the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being in the country illegally. There are also online boycott campaigns calling for everything from a boycott of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team to the Grand Canyon.
Begs these questions… San Francisco is riddled with unemployment, debt, and crime (and its own illegal alien woes), so why does ultra-progressive Newsom grandstand and spend precious elected-official working hours on this issue and not on the gargantuan problems of the city of San Francisco? Since the AZ law mimics current federal law, why is Newsom trying to find ways to break AZ contracts (again, being paid for by SF taxpayers) and excoriate a state out of his jurisdiction for trying to protect its citizens from the ravages of illegal immigration (Lord knows, the federal government was given ample time to enforce its own federal law). And how many people will now, on gutsy principle, boycott San Francisco for the mayor’s idiocy and will purposefully travel to and purchase from Arizona?
Lastly, why are city workers traveling, on SF citizens’ dime, to Arizona in the first place? State workers, perhaps, but CITY workers? SF is nearly bankrupt… have they not heard of teleconferencing? Frivolous out-of-state travel to all states should be quashed, so having city workers not rack up unnecessary travel and lodging expenses may help San Francisco with its bleeding budget.
Despite the huffing and puffing of liberal politicians and illegal alien lobbyists (haven’t heard Sen. Babs “Call Me Senator” Boxer nor SF Nancy “I Have No Reflection” Pelosi’s take on this), a majority of Americans think the illegal immigration law should be adopted by other states. Again, liberal politicians are clueless and deaf to the majority of Americans who want secure borders, national security, and LEGAL immigration.
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- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
This "Boycott" Is Moot
A Scare Tactic
It's Not Working
Arizona Ain't Scared
- 1 decade ago
It's like starting a fad. Oh so-and-so does it likes it. And a very good tactic is to publisize that the event has already taken place. All moratorium on the AZ bill have been halted, because they know it won't even get into court. So that means there are some judges in AZ that are sympathetic to the citizens plight in AZ.
if Gavin won't to go to AZ., what is the consequence? Nothing.
As for O'Bama's comment, about fairness exposes how slanted he is against Americans.
- Liberal FascistLv 71 decade ago
Actually we discourage them from coming...we don't want their infected life styles here.