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Boulder bans travel to Arizona

9:22 PM, May 5, 2010   |    comments
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Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 calls for police in that state to use "reasonable suspicion" to question and detain possible undocumented immigrants.

"The city is taking this action to demonstrate our opposition to Arizona's new public policy, signed into law April 23, to require documentation for all persons who may be suspected of being in that state without official status or approval," Boulder City Manager Jane Brautigam said. "Such a policy is contrary to Boulder's commitment to diversity and is a violation of our community's core values."

City officials say the city council asked the Human Relations Commission Tuesday night to examine the issue and make a recommendation regarding other actions that may be taken by the city, including how the city conducts business with Arizona-based organizations.

"We do not want to subject our staff to the potential of being stopped in Arizona based on their appearance - and the assumption that they may or may not be an illegal immigrant," said Patrick von Keyserling, city of Boulder communication manager.

Last week, the Denver Public School District prohibited employees from taking work-related trips to Arizona due to the state's crackdown on illegal immigration.

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