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Tucson passes resolution, officially ‘immigrant welcoming’

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson City Council has passed a declaration to oppose the remaining parts of the controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

The idea behind the vote is to unite the community and to reiterate to residents that they don’t have to live in fear.

“It’s a good thing that the city of Tucson wants to be welcoming to immigrants, especially in light of the kind of environment we’re under where immigrants are under attack,” said Phoenix attorney Daniel Ortega.

He said he’s fully supportive of Phoenix City Council members and they are extremely fair, but said that Tucson lawmakers are more progressive.

He added that the City of Phoenix is making progress in making Latinos feel at ease, thanks to the efforts by new Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia.

“[He’s] making a very strong effort to let the Latino community know that under his administration the Constitution will be followed to the letter of the law,” said Ortega.

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