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Pasadena Approves Resolution Against Arizona Immigration Law

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In a 5-2 vote yesterday, Pasadena's City Council approved a resolution lending support to a call for immigration reform on a national level and to delay the implementation of Arizona's SB 1070 until the issue is handled by the courts, reports the Star-News.

While some cities, like Los Angeles, have voted to restrict business dealings with the neighboring state, Pasadena's leaders "opted to take a more moderate stance" with their resolution, proposed by Councilman Victor Gordo. Gordo says:

"We should not remain silent when a law anywhere in the United States has the effect of stigmatizing any Americans. In this case, Senate Bill 1070 has the effect of stigmatizing American Latinos and I think that's wrong."