The Arizona Legislature’s appetite for confronting border woes has waned considerably from a year ago when lawmakers passed the nation’s toughest local immigration enforcement law.
Business leaders rallied this year against legislation that they said would hurt the state’s struggling economy.
Many advocates for tougher enforcement thought that the passage of last year’s law gave them momentum to again push the bounds on what communities can do about cracking down on illegal immigration.
But the economic boycotts that came after the passage of the enforcement law cast a dark cloud over border bills considered by lawmakers this year.
The bill, SB1070, turns a year old on Saturday.