The City Council of Los Angeles has come to a 13-1 decision to ban any official city-related travel to Arizona in protest of Arizona's new bill which is intended to target illegal immigrants. The City Council has also decided to cease all new contracts with the state, though keeping the current contracts with Arizona state companies. City Council members said that it could affect about $8 million in new contracts with Arizona, subsequently creating more money and jobs for California companies when possible.
L.A. Councilman Ed Reyes stated:
"As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be … deported, no questions asked. That is not American."While Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved a similar travel ban on Tuesday, as did Boulder, Colorado.