Will Arizona’s Immigration Law Lead to a Travel Boycott?

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  04.27.10 | 11:52 AM ET

It’s starting to. Some groups are already canceling meetings there. San Francisco supervisors are expected to vote today on a resolution that would go well beyond travel and cancel all contracts with companies based in Arizona.

And in a man-bites-dog kind of twist, Mexico has issued an alert for Arizona, warning that “any Mexican citizen could be bothered and questioned for no other reason at any moment.”

12 Comments for Will Arizona’s Immigration Law Lead to a Travel Boycott?

Carlos 04.27.10 | 6:46 PM ET

I’m going to Arizona, I just changed my Vacation plans from California Disney to Phoenix, that will be 7 rerouted to Arizona.. Go Governor….youll get a lot of support watch and see

Subir 04.27.10 | 11:07 PM ET

I’m definitely not going anytime soon. There are a lot of other states that are worth visiting.

Erosion of civil liberties is something everyone sorta takes for granted, and that’s what concerns me, more so than the immigration law. I doubt there’ll be any significant decrease in illegal immigration, just more harrasment of legal immigrants.

Snoozeman 04.28.10 | 12:03 AM ET

I’m making a point to visit Arizona this year.  I haven’t been there in a while anyway.

TambourineMan 04.28.10 | 1:23 AM ET

Wow. I had no idea Arthur Frommer had been elected to the SF Board of Supervisors.

I’ll be in the Grand Canyon state next month, and will be reporting Snoozeman and Carlos to the first officer who pulls me over.

Roberta 04.28.10 | 11:43 AM ET

I’m making a point of taking my vacation there this year too.
Go Arizona!!

David Frey 04.28.10 | 6:25 PM ET

I wanted to show my girlfriend the Grand Canyon this year, but I’m crossing Arizona off my list. Good thing, too, seeing as my girlfriend is from Mexico (legally, I might add, though I shouldn’t have to).

Carlos 04.28.10 | 6:32 PM ET

You didn’t so why did you ??? like anyone cares !!!!!

coffee fan 04.28.10 | 9:41 PM ET

Any states that really want to help out the poor beleaguered illegals, they should invite them all to migrate over ASAP

maria altobelli 04.29.10 | 11:32 AM ET

It’s amazing to see the changes that have occurred in the U.S. in the ten years since my husband and I left. One does get a different perspective viewing the States living in the country so maligned of late by so many. Not to say Mexico is paradise—- a lot of very heavy stuff goes down here.

But I’ve always been amazed at the general graciousness of people in this country in their treatment of foreigners in their midst, even when the foreigners come from the U.S. where reciprocal treatment is not often the case.

As daughter of immigrants, I’ve always felt that America’s strongpoint was the way she has always been like a beacon of hope for people from other countries. Hard work in your country of birth might get you squat but in the States, it gave you a chance. It would be a shame to see that virtue disappear in a cloud of hate. To me, the Arizona governor’s ruling will accomplish little more than fuel that hate.

I’d guess that about the same number of people will be drawn to Arizona as will be inclined to stay away. Which could be a good thing.

Carlos 04.29.10 | 11:57 AM ET

Some people just don’t get it.. we are all sons and daughters of immigrants Maria, but “Legal” immigrants not “ILLEGAL” immigrants, no one has a problem with the legal immigrants, If I enter any country in the world Illegally (including Mexico or Canada) I would be arrested and deported with in days, so don’t cry on our shoulders and say Mexico is more tolerant than the USA, if it was your citizens would want to stay in their Mother country, remember Mexico is still a 3rd world country..Sorry but the truth speak louder than words…

maria altobelli 04.29.10 | 10:26 PM ET

Respectively have to differ from your viewpoint, Carlos. For one, we are not ALL sons and daughters of immigrants. Native Americans were encamped before the first immigrant came.

I have to say I know and read of many people who have a great number of problems with legal immigrants.

In addition, I know or have heard of many people who live in Mexico illegally without a hassle. Not to say I would advice it but it happens just like in the States.

The big point of disaggreement lies in the fact that it is not lack of tolerance in their Mother country that makes Mexicans want to go north. It comes down to the fact that anyone who works stateside can get paid more. It’s economics, pure and simple.

We just see things from a different perspective, just like the governor of Arizona.

RR Cox 05.02.10 | 5:09 PM ET

Wouldn’t it be ironic if Mexico issued a travel ban on its citizens to Arizona.  It would be like watching the movie, “A Day Without Mexicans!”

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