More support, boycotts for Arizona over immigration reform

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PHOENIX (AP) _ A new poll shows that 59% of Americans approve of Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants while only 32% disapprove.

Specific provisions of the law enacted last month draw even more support: 73% endorse its provisions requiring people to show police officers documents proving their legal status when asked.

And 67% approve of police detaining anyone who can't prove their legal status.

The telephone poll by the Pew Research Center was conducted on May 6th-9th.

It surveyed 994 adults and has a margin of error plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The law has been heavily criticized and prompted calls for tourists and businesses to boycott Arizona.

Los Angeles has become the largest city in the country to call for a boycott against Arizona businesses.

The Arizona law takes effect July 29th unless legal challenges are sucessful.


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  • by KaDe Location: laquinta, ca on May 14, 2010 at 09:35 AM
    MANY, MANY people support Arizona. What is it the people do not understand about "illegal"? The city of Los Angeles should do more to educate about 'illegals" and do more about insisting they become citizens and PAY taxes!
  • by Lee Location: San Antonio on May 14, 2010 at 03:31 AM
    Here's an idea: boycott all hispanic business everywhere, and all states and cities opposing the Arizona law. Like Los Angeles, and San Antonio. Instead of illegal Mexicans, let's petition China to send us a couple million Chinese. They'll be legal, and they can pick our fruit, clean our hotels, and open more Chinese restaurants. And work for less than the Mexicans. About 3 or 4 hundred million Chinese ought to do it. With 1 1/2 billion people, China would never miss them.
  • by Susan Location: GJ on May 13, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    Just remember when you have everyone deported, all of you will have to clean your hotels/motels & pick your own fruit. Americans complain about illegals taking jobs away. Illegals only take jobs that no one else wants. No American wants to work as hard as they do in the Orchards, for as little as they are paid. Most Americans don't want to clean hotels/motels or work hard for their money. There are alot of Americans who would rather sit back & collect public assistance than to work hard. Americans seem to forget how free they are to come & go into other countries. Most illegals try to come here legally but the government makes it so hard for them to do.
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    LA can have all the illegals fleeing Phoenix if they don't like the law in Arizona. Besides what business is Arizona law to Los Angeles.
  • by donna on May 13, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    Who cares about LA?
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