Chicago is my hometown, but I have lived in Arizona for 5+ years now. I vote, I petitioned the honorable Gov’nor Brewer to kindly fuck off and veto SB1070. Alas, the yokels have taken the day- for now. Frau Brewer’s favorability rating actually went up in the wake of this ridiculous and obviously unconstitutional development.
Boycotting Arizona is not the answer. Economically strangling an already struggling part of the country is not the answer. Mocking Arizona is easy- hell, I do it all the time! But some of us have to live here and not everyone in Arizona is a racist asshole.
For the record, I am in favor of fair immigration policies for all people. I am against the militarization of the border. I am in favor of documenting everyone who wants to work here in the Unites States- holding open the gate for law-abiding citizens and keeping out the crooks. Guest workers should be welcomed and taxed. Fundamental human rights dictate and I am in favor of all people having access to public facilities, hospitals, the streets at night, schools, immunizations, etc I believe that borders are arbitrary designations.