In the Arizona state legislature, a group of state senate Republicans joined Democrats in defeating a series of anti-immigrant bills.
Leading the drive against the bills were many of Arizona’s largest employers, who signed a letter to a top Arizona legislator explaining their opposition to the bills.
“Arizona’s lawmakers and citizens are right to be concerned about illegal immigration. But we must acknowledge that when Arizona goes it alone on this issue, unintended consequences inevitably occur,” the letter states.
“It is an undeniable fact that each of our companies and our employees were impacted by the boycotts and the coincident negative image.”