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Immigration & SB 1070

Mayors' group condemns Arizona immigration law

A mayor's group approved two resolutions that condemns Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070.

The Associated Press reports:

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon sponsored the first resolution opposing the Arizona law that makes crossing the border illegally a state crime and requires police to verify people's immigration status. The law goes into effect July 29.

A second resolution by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for the repeal of the Arizona law and for Congress to pass comprehensive changes to immigration law.

The U.S. Council of Mayors approved the resolutions by voice vote during a conference in Oklahoma City. About 200 mayors attended the meeting.

Gordon said big-city mayors like Michael Bloomberg in New York and Richard M. Daley in Chicago were supportive of his resolution, reports Fox News.

"That's not only a powerful message, but it's a powerful lobbying group now," Gordon said.

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