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5/12/2005 - Arizona Boycott kicks off

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  • Al Soto
    Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 06:04:52 -0700 (PDT) From: Blazingstar Subject: Arizona boycott kicks off Hispanics use boycotts, marches to
    Message 1 of 1 , May 12, 2005
      Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 06:04:52 -0700 (PDT)
         From: Blazingstar <changingworks@...>
      Subject: Arizona boycott kicks off
       
      Hispanics use boycotts, marches to protest immigration proposals


      PHOENIX -- About 300 people gathered at the Arizona Capitol while others boycotted work
      Tuesday to protest state laws and proposals that they say make life difficult for illegal
      immigrants.

      The work boycott affected some businesses in the Phoenix area, including restaurants that either shut down or offered limited fare because of staff shortages. It wasn't clear how many
      business were involved, though the effects appeared limited.

      "We don't want to break anybody's back," said boycott organizer Elias Bermudez. "We want to make sure that if the sales went down 10 percent or 15 percent, that means that there can be consequences if we continue to have, unfortunately, these type of laws against us and
      against the poor people."

      Bermudez said Americans have essentially invited immigrants into the country by offering them
      construction, agricultural and service industry jobs in the state.

      "Every time you allow somebody to mow your lawn and you don't ask for papers, you have invited them," Bermudez said. "Every time you allow somebody to bus your table, you have invited them."

      Bermudez said he doubts the boycott will change minds of lawmakers who support anti-immigrant proposals.

      Arizona lawmakers are considering a proposal to prohibit illegal immigrants from attending adult education classes, receiving child care assistance and having in-state tuition status at
      public universities. Another bill would bar local governments from putting taxpayer money into day labor centers that assist in finding work for illegal immigrants.

      The bills followed on the heels of a ballot initiative approved by voters in November that
      requires proof of immigration status when obtaining certain government services, and proof
      of citizenship when registering to vote.

      The ballot measure was aimed at cutting back on illegal immigration in Arizona, the busiest
      illegal entry point on the U.S.-Mexico border.

      Among the protesters who spent much of the day at the Capitol were people wearing uniforms from fast food restaurants. One man carried a sign that read, "Mexicans are necessary."

      The group also chanted in Spanish: "The people united, will never be defeated."

      [Found 5/12/05]
       
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      Associated Press Writer Sandy Yang contributed to
      this report.

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