Monday, May 24, 2010

A Day Without Mexicans

Mexican citizens were asked to stay home today and boycott the United States as a response to the Arizona immigration law.  Chamber of Commerce officials on the Mexican side wanted to send a message to people on this side that discriminatory practices were not going to be tolerated.

Joe Rutland (LMT) interviewed local businessman Les Norton to get a sense of what was happening on the ground today.

KLDO spoke with Miguel Conchas, Director of Laredo's Chamber of Commerce.  He said that we've always had a good relationship with our neighbors to the South, and that the law passed in Arizona really doesn't have anything to do with us.

People who cross into Laredo to come work on a daily basis probably did so like they've always done.  They can't be taking part in any silly boycott.  They've got families to support and bills to pay.

What would be more interesting to find out is if locals even knew about this boycott possibly taking place.  

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