D.C. Council Opposes Arizona Illegal Immigration Law | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

D.C. Council Opposes Arizona Illegal Immigration Law

Play associated audio

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown has introduced a resolution to oppose Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Brown and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray co-introduced the bill on Tuesday and the other 11 council members joined them.

The resolution urges the D.C. government and the D.C. Retirement Board to divest in state and municipal bonds issued by Arizona. It also calls for blocking city funds from being used to support participation at any conference or event held in Arizona.

The Arizona law requires police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. It also makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally.

Brown say it encourages racial profiling.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

Host Steve Inskeep explores modern-day humiliation with writer Jon Ronson, whose new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed digs into the lives of people who've been raked over the coals on social media.
NPR

Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
WAMU 88.5

Q&A: Maryland State Sen. John Astle On 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law Monday evening declaring every March 30 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." WAMU spoke with Astle at his office in Annapolis.
NPR

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.