In the article “Arizona border businesses lose key Mexican clients,” Tim Gaynor examines whether the overall trade between the United States and Mexico, valued at around $1 billion a day, will suffer from the passage of Arizona’s SB1070 bill signed into law in April 2010 that requires state and local police to check the immigration status of those they reasonably suspect are in the country illegally.
"Once you work so hard to get a business enterprise up and operating, how much are you willing to reverse that based upon something that someone relatively remote from you does?" said Rick Van Schoik, director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. "Life goes on regardless of the newsy political conversation that's going on," he added.
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