NM to host governors’ meeting AZ called off
PHOENIX - Border governors are going ahead with their annual conference - without Jan Brewer and not in Arizona.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday that he is putting together a meeting for Santa Fe in late September, which is close to the same time Brewer was planning to host the event in Phoenix.
Brewer canceled the annual meeting after the governors of the six Mexican border states refused to come to Arizona in protest of SB 1070. Chihuahua Gov. Jose Reyes Baeza Terrazas, said the law is “discriminatory, racist and violates the International Civil Rights Agreement established in 1976.”