The state of Arizona is now under siege by two of its own cities due to the passage of the Arizona immigration law.
The cities of Tucson and Flagstaff have voted to sue the state of Arizona over the Arizona immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state’s tourism industry.
An Associated Press article updated today (5/05/10) was published and carried on foxnews.com entitled: ‘2 Ariz. City Councils Vote to Sue Over New Law.’
Phoenix proposed a legal action earlier, but needs the support of the City Council to move forward.
The vote of the City Council in Flagstaff was unanimous. They can now either pursue their own lawsuit or do that jointly with Tucson or other cities.
Tucson’s City Council vote was not unanimous as a ‘no’ vote was cast by one council member.
Other lawsuits filed
The Associated Press article states that four other lawsuits challenging the law were filed last week. One was by the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, a second by a Washington-based researcher who plans to visit Arizona, and two lawsuits were by police officers, one from Phoenix and the other from Tucson. The officers filed the lawsuit as individuals and weren’t challenging the law on behalf of their employers.
All of these legal activities are in response to the Arizona immigration law which is due to go into effect mid-summer. Whether or not these lawsuits proceed through the courts and if there will be legal standings for their complaints against the Arizona immigration law remains to be seen.
For more articles by this writer, click here.
Arizona Immigration Law: Sheriff Babeu Describes Intense Gun Battle
Arizona Immigration Law: Illegals Vow to Keep Coming
Arizona Immigration Law: Hillary Clinton Speaks Out
Arizona Immigration Law: Manhunt for AZ Deputy Attackers Yields Captures
Arizona Immigration Law: Tom Tancredo is for the Law (Video)
Arizona Immigration Law: AZ Deputy Shot by Illegals?
Arizona Immigration Law Takes on Broader Perspective
Arizona Immigration Law: Gov. Jan Brewer in New Videotaped Interview
Arizona Immigration Law: Obama, Holder, McCainandPalin Offer Viewpoints
Arizona Immigration Law: Pros and Cons Vigorously Debated
Arizona Immigration Bill Sparks Heated Controversy
New Arizona Gun Legislation Passed
Mexican Drug Violence Becomes More Deadly