Chula Vista Condemns Arizona's Immigration Law

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    John Moore
    Opponents of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law protest.

    Chula Vista's City Council passed a resolution condemning Arizona’s SB 1070, the state’s new controversial immigration law. Part of that bill requires police investigating an incident to ask a person about their immigration status, if they suspect the person is in the country illegally.

    City clerk Donna Norris says the City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night protesting the law. Norris says the resolution passed 3-1 with Mayor Cheryl Cox dissenting.

    Other cities that have passed resolutions to protest the law include San Diego, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas. Los Angeles' resolution says the Arizona law encourages racial profiling and is unconstitutional.

    Chula Vista's City Council also passed a resolution calling for a comprehensive national immigration reform and affirming current police duties, which do not include asking for a person's immigration status.