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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/ 4/2010

D.C. Council moves to oppose Arizona law

By Washington Post editors

The D.C. Council on Tuesday sponsored a bill forbidding the police chief from sharing arrest data with federal immigration officials and also announced its unanimous support for a resolution calling on the city to stop doing business with the state of Arizona, reporter Tim Craig says.

The move comes after the decision by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to sign into law the most restrictive immigration bill in the country. The bill requires police to question anyone who appears to be in the country illegally.

The D.C. Council resolution calls on the city government and the employee pension fund to “divest’ from all Arizona state and municipal bonds and ban city workers from traveling to that state on official business.

The resolution, which will be voted on at a later date, does not appear to prevent the city from doing business with Arizona-based companies, as some Hispanic activists had proposed.

It’s unclear how much business the District does with the state of Arizona.

"The District’s General Fund and the District’s Retirement Board had no exposure to Arizona bonds or other types of securities issued in whole or in part by Arizona," according to a spokeswoman for the city's chief financial officer.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 4, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  Arizona, Jan Brewer, Police  
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The city council obviously has an affinity for ILLEGAL immigrants and disdain for the laws of our once-sovereign nation. Sad.

Posted by: John74 | May 4, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Yeah! They got all upset about congress wanting to "interfere" with their draconian (and illegal) gun laws, claiming the need for "home rule". Now these idiots want to interfere in another state's affairs! What a bunch of hypocrites!

Posted by: gjdagis | May 4, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

DC Government: Dumb and Dumber.

Posted by: bryan2369 | May 4, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

How very stupid..but then it is DC, not known for it's high intellect..and it's home to the worst Congress and Administration we have had in a long no loss for us here in AZ.

Posted by: Gypsy1 | May 4, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse


Throw out--ALL --promoters of illegal immigration in Washington, but that includes Governors, Mayors, judges and officials. We elected them and we can dump them in the midterm and November elections. Remember Nevada is a bastion of a very large illegal alien population and many will try and vote for Sen. Harry Reid? Just like the refuge state of California. Both are being crippled by the foreign national with their hands outstretched for free welfare benefits. Learn who is your immigration nemesis at NumbersUSA. IT'S NO WONDER ARIZONA IS IS CRIPPLED BY A BUDGET MELTDOWN AND CRIMINALS ACTIVITY RUNNING RAMPANT. THEY SHOULD HAVE BUILT THE WALL CORRECTLY AND NOT CUT CORNERS. INSTEAD WE PAY A TRILLION DOLLARS FOR TWO FOREIGN WARS, AND OUR COUNTRY IS WIDE OPEN TO THE CRIMINALS WHO ENTER HERE. PUT THE NATIONAL GUARD WITH WEAPONS ON THE BORDER--NOW.

We are fighting to stop any more AMNESTIES & to unite the American people--for--a moratorium on--ALL--immigration.There should be no restraints on funding any of these measures when it comes to the American people's protection, for jobs, taxes, infrastructure, ecosystem, population growth and more. Go to NumbersUSA website to learn more about the illegal immigration welfare costs, statistics and the battle for our survival of our language, our flag and constitution. View the video of the single fence from a small aircraft and wide open regions at American Patrol site

Posted by: infinity555 | May 4, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

The Dc Council is scum. Liberals in control means a sewer for a city.

Posted by: cleancut77 | May 4, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone blaming Gov. Jan Brewer and Arizona when the federal government started this mess over sixteen years ago? What's even stranger is they are attacking existing federal law.

Posted by: Campbell3 | May 5, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

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