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A daily roundup (which, by no means is comprehensive) of the news regarding illegal immigrants/immigration:
- A collection of national labor unions and civil-rights groups have announced that they will be boycotting Arizona until its new anti-illegal immigration law, S.B. 1070 is repealed. The group include the Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the National Council of La Raza, the Asian American Justice Center, the Center for Community Change, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the National Puerto Rican Coalition, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
- Sheriff Joe conducted a raid of a Phoenix business today on the tip that the company was employing 35 illegal immigrants. 24 were arrested for using fraudulent documents to get jobs at the business. The wife of one of those arrested screamed “he is being a racist,” when referring to Arpaio.
- 137 people were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) in the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio areas over the weekend. All were purported to be illegals, some of which had committed crimes such as “fraud and domestic violence.”
- Supporters of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law (including a Phoenix City Councilmember) claimed today that the new law will make it safer for law enforcement officers.
- 417 people died in 2009 trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.
- New York senator, Chuck Schumer, asked Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, to delay the implementation of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, S.B. 1070 for a year to give Congress time to work on comprehensive immigration reform. Brewer didn’t waste time in answering, “no.”
- Arizona has lost 20 conventions and millions of dollars in the backlash of the governor’s signing S.B. 1070 into law.
- 14 activists chained themselves together blocked a Los Angeles street in protest of Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law. They want illegals currently in the U.S. to be legalized.
- Legislators in almost dozen states are considering legislation which is similar to Arizona’s S.B. 1070.