Mpls. Mayor Rybak urges no city travel to Arizona

Published 2:50 pm Saturday, May 1, 2010

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is joining his colleague across the river by calling on city officials to avoid official travel to Arizona in the wake of that state’s tough new immigration law.

Earlier this week St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s banned St. Paul employees from traveling to Arizona on the city’s dime. Rybak’s mayoral powers are more limited, but he is urging city department heads and employees to stay away from Arizona.

Rybak tells the Star Tribune he thinks Arizona’s law is “terrible,” and says he’s worried city employees who travel there would be at risk of being racially profiled, detained or harmed.

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