Re: “Tacoma board may encourage Arizona boycott” (TNT, 5-14).
I am deeply embarrassed for the great City of Tacoma. The City Council’s desire to boycott Arizona is ridiculous for two reasons:
First, Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law is a perfectly reasonable and constitutional attempt to handle the crime and social service crises which plague that state significantly due to illegal immigrants.
Second, Arizona was forced to do something because the other Washington has largely shirked its responsibility to secure our borders.
Until the Tacoma City Council has a better plan for problems its members cannot fully appreciate, they would do well to tend to their own business. Otherwise, may I respectfully suggest that Tacoma voters boycott them in the next election? This example of the Tacoma City Council’s poor judgment says much about their potential judgment in other areas.