This is even sweeter than San Francisco's mini-boycott, thanks to L.A.'s growing reputation as a city destroyed by leftist orthodoxy. There are a million jokes that could be made but I'll stick with this one from Arizona resident Exurban Jon: "They can only pay us in IOUs anyway."
Los Angeles on Wednesday became the largest city yet to boycott Arizona over its tough new law targeting illegal immigration in a move that likely will affect some $8 million in contracts with the state.
The City Council voted 13-1 to bar Los Angeles from conducting business with Arizona unless the law is repealed. The vote followed an emotional council discussion during which many members noted that their ancestors were U.S. immigrants.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa already has said he would approve the boycott.
"Los Angeles the second-largest city in this country, an immigrant city, an international city. It needs to have its voice heard,'' Councilman Ed Reyes said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be … deported, no questions asked. That is not American."