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Goddard rips SB1070 in Washington

Terry Goddard (File photo)

Terry Goddard (File photo)

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says Arizona’s immigration enforcement law has been an albatross for the state.

Speaking at the Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University on Tuesday, Goddard says the Arizona law has hurt the state’s economy. And he says “the business community knows it.”

Goddard says the agriculture industry has been particularly hard hit, due to the lack of migrant workers.

The Democrat tried unsuccessfully to unseat Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed into law SB 1070, which created the controversial law.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff met with an assistant attorney general in Washington on Monday in hopes of heading off a Justice Department lawsuit over Utah’s recently passed immigration reform package, which is similar to Arizona’s. He also attended the conference.

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