(Associated Press) - One of the nation's most prominent Hispanic groups
is calling off a boycott of Arizona it imposed in May 2010 over the
enactment of a controversial immigration law.
National Council of La Raza says it's canceling the boycott because it
successfully discouraged other states from enacting similar laws.
The Washington-based group says it and two associated groups will ask other organizations to suspend their Arizona boycotts.
Raza says the boycott spurred political results in Arizona. That
included an increase in Latino voters and defeat of a measure that would
have changed how U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are granted
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/oev88V)
says Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's office sent La Raza letters last month
asking it to end the boycotts and work toward immigration reform.