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Will all these Arizona Bans Work?

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Some hotels are already feeling the pain over Arizona's new immigration law SB 1070, but some believe those effects won't last long, NPR reported yesterday. One example is the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix where 80 rooms--about $8,000 worth--were canceled in one day last week. At the Arizona Inn in Tucson, the owner had a stack of e-mails requesting cancellation. "The small role I can play is not to add my presence as if everything in Arizona is fine. I shall miss visiting the Sonoran Desert and the Arizona Inn," one e-mail read.

A recent Gallup poll, however, may tell a different story. It found last week that more Americans favor the Arizona law than oppose. NPR says some people are now considering moving to the state. And Economist Elliot Pollack told the radio outlet this: "And you know what the long-term impact of those things were? Zero!"