Boycotts won't change law-Arizona Governor
- There is big money behind preserving chaos, anarchy and terror of Arizona residents, exemplified by Rape Trees among other barbarities.
Phoenix: "Gov. Jan Brewer emphasized Wednesday that Arizona won't back away from its tough new law aimed at illegal immigrants even if boycotts take business from the state.
- She said she is disappointed and surprised at the reaction - much of it from other states - and the calls to impose economic sanctions on Arizona.
"How could further punishing families and businesses, large and small, be a solution viewed as constructive?" she asked.
- Brewer was speaking publicly at a summit of Arizona manufacturers,
- as were legislative leaders. A participant told them customers are threatening to boycott.
"This is all about illegal immigration and we need to get our borders secured," Brewer said, adding: "Even if it means loss of business."
- She said just the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants who have violated state laws
The governor said she has personally not heard any company express concerns about moving to Arizona in the wake of national publicity about the law.
- But there have been inquiries about the new law at the Department of Commerce, the state agency charged with trying to persuade firms to move or expand in Arizona.
"We've received a fairly balanced response from businesses both concerned and supportive," said agency spokesman David Drennon, though he said the total volume has not been great.
- "None of the businesses that we have been working to attract to the state have made decisions not to come here," Drennon said. He said that, for most firms, the state's competitive and cost advantages "weigh greater" than the political fallout.
Still, firms are concerned, at least about public appearance, Drennon said.
"The only comment we have heard is that a decision to locate here may be quieter than the typical fanfare that generally surrounds these project decisions," he said.
- Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, who wrote the legislation, said those threatening to cut ties to Arizona businesses "are on the wrong side."
- "We have a buy-cott going on nationally. It's going to backfire on them," he said.
Pearce said he has "hundreds of e-mails that are canceling contracts in other states and are going to do business exclusively with Arizona."...
- Governments including San Francisco's City Council and Denver's public school district board voted to boycott Arizona travel. The Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association says 19 meetings scheduled for the state were canceled, at a projected cost to the state of $6 million-plus, in the first week after the bill was signed into law."