Protesters blast AZ gov. at Boston meeting

Protesters march during a rally against Arizona's immigration law, Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Boston. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association this weekend in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Protesters march during a rally against Arizona's immigration law, Saturday, July 10, 2010, in Boston. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association this weekend in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Immigrant advocates and their allies are protesting Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer as she attends the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.

A coalition of immigrant groups bused in advocates from around the East Coast for a rally Saturday to protest Arizona’s controversial immigration law, recently signed by Brewer.

Protesters in Copley Square said Brewer was a bigot and called for the end of what they said was “racist deportation.” They later marched to a hotel where Brewer was attending the annual governors meeting.

The Arizona law, which is facing a U.S. Justice Department challenge, requires police to question people about their immigration status while enforcing other laws if there’s reason to suspect someone is in the country illegally.

Brewer has said Arizona had to act because the federal government isn’t doing enough border enforcement.

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  1. Everett Wells says:

    It’s not racism, it’s economics !!! Pure and simple.

  2. Patty says:

    Again, I very disappointed in both Boston, and WBZ
    -fir this ridiculous boycott, and the medias biased reporting of the AZ law. when you showed the protestors, three of those against the law were interviewed while only one for the law was interviewed. Voice over commentary explaining the law does not in ant way make up for this 3:1 representation. You must also remember that most of this country not only approves of this law, but applauds it. Illegally immigration weakens our already weak econoomy by taking jobs and overwhelming medical services. Illegal immigrants DO NOT have the same rights as American citizens-to give them the same rigghts would be unconstitutional. If we were to go to another country, we would be expected to show proper identification, end of story. Anyone who is a legal citizen should not worry as long as they have the proper identification to show they have a right to be here. Arizona law is very constitutional and anyone who questions that should read both the us constitution and the AZ state contstitution in their entitety

  3. wellsef@comcast.net says:

    It’s not racism, it’s economics

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