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West Hollywood Considers Arizona Boycott



    West Hollywood Considers Arizona Boycott
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    NEW YORK - MAY 01: Hundreds of activists, supporters of illegal immigrants and members of the Latino community rally against a new Arizona law in Union Square on May Day on May 1, 2010 in New York City. Following the state of Arizona's passage of a new immigration law which requires individuals suspected of being illegal immigrants to show proof of legal residence when asked by law enforcement, immigration supporters have been protesting across the country. The law has become increasingly divisive, with Mexico's president issuing a travel warning to Mexican citizens in Arizona. Thousands of people are taking part in similar protests around the country on May Day, a traditional day of protest around the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    There are already boycotts aimed at Arizona, until the state’s anti-illegal immigration law is repealed.

    Tonight, West Hollywood may be added to the list.

    The West Hollywood City Council will consider banning official travel to Arizona, until Senate Bill 1070 is pulled from the books.  The city council meets tonight at 6:30, in the auditorium of West Hollywood Park, to discuss the issue.

    Arizona's new law makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to live or work in the state, and gives police new powers to demand proof of citizenship.

    President Barack Obama and numerous civil rights groups have condemned the law, and lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to have it declared unconstitutional.

    A survey found nearly two-thirds of Arizona voters support the law. 

    "Arizona is acting responsibly to address a border security crisis that is not of our making," says Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  She also said she will not tolerate racial discrimination or profiling.

    Will L.A. be next on the boycott list?  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa backed a call by council members Janice Hahn and Ed Reyes for an economic boycott of Arizona.