People told not to come to Arizona. It was part of what they called the national boycott against a racist state. Yeah, the enactment of SB1070—a law that allows local police to question for immigration status if they have reason to believe a person is in the country with no documents among other things—is an extreme measure that speaks very bad about this state. But I also know there are people here organizing around this and other issues and tonight I will be meeting a bunch of them. Sandra and Diane are my contacts there. They seem good people. I’m also excited because I will see my old friend Sonaí, who recently moved to this area y ya está en la lucha. ¡Así que bienvenido a Arizona!
PS: I might come back later tonight to add links to this and talk more about the other welcoming I’ve had. The media is playing its game.