Bloomington joins boycott over Arizona immigration law

Elected officials in the city that hosts the main campus of Indiana University plan to boycott Arizona businesses over that
state's new immigration law.

In a recent letter to Arizona's governor, the city of Bloomington said it will not purchase goods or services from businesses
headquartered in Arizona or send city officials to conferences there. The letter was signed by Mayor Mark Kruzan, the city
clerk, and eight city council members.

Other cities, businesses and organizations have taken similar steps.

Kruzan said it's unlikely Bloomington will end any existing contracts. A subsidiary of Phoenix-based Republic Services
provides Bloomington's trash service.

The Arizona law taking effect July 29 requires police enforcing another law to question people about their immigration status
if there's reason to suspect they are in the country illegally.

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