Sonora governor cancels Ariz. meeting with Brewer, cites immigration law

2010-04-27T13:37:00Z Sonora governor cancels Ariz. meeting with Brewer, cites immigration lawBy Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 27, 2010 1:37 pm  • 

The backlash over Arizona's new get-tough against illegal immigrants law continues.

The governor of Sonora has canceled an upcoming meeting planned between officials in Arizona and Sonora that has been held each of the past 50 years.

Sonora Gov. Guillermo Padrés Elías canceled the event - planned for June 3-4 at Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz. - as symbolic protest of the Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's passage of the sweeping law that will give police more authority to arrest illegal immigrants.

On the Arizona-Mexico Commission's website, the event was billed as "Two leaders, shared vision," with pictures of Brewer and Padrés clapping side-by-side.

The commission, formed in 1959, brings business and political leaders together from the border states to enhance binational trade and foster relationships between the public and private sectors.

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