Indigenous Opposition to Arizona Immigration Law Hot Topic of Debate
A May 5, 2010 article in Indian Country Today, ‘Arizona law draws widespread indigenous opposition,’ is itself drawing a lot of comments.
The piece quotes Inter Tribal Council of Arizona director John Lewis:
“This impacts all indigenous people, and the lawmakers need to know it,” Lewis said. “America’s boundaries are not tribal boundaries.
Our tribes [e.g., the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, on and near the U.S.-Mexico border] have much interaction with Mexico, through culture and life, and I’m not sure people realize that there’s an economic impact involved as well.”
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