Tucson, Boston hotels open in US as US government tries to ban them
Tucsson, Arizona – The city of Tucson is one of the few US cities to be allowed to open a hotel.
The city and its surrounding areas have long been a popular tourist destination, but its now become a major target for anti-discrimination laws as the Trump administration tries to shut down hotels and strip malls in a bid to limit immigration.
Local media reports suggest hotels in the Arizona city of Tucotango are among the first in the country to be opened to the public.
Tucson is the only US city to be permitted to open hotel rooms to the general public in an attempt to combat what it says are rampant immigration frauds.
“We’ve been working with the federal government to address immigration fraud and discrimination and we are extremely pleased that the federal office has issued an order to allow us to reopen our hotels,” Tucson Mayor Eddie Garcia said on Monday.
“This is a good first step, but we’re not finished yet.”
Garcia told reporters that the mayor had been in touch with the Office of Management and Budget and had requested the city’s federal funding be extended.
“It’s very important for us to have that support and that funding because if we don’t, we’re going to lose that support,” Garcia said.
Todays ruling could have repercussions for Arizona tourismA federal judge has blocked the Trump Administration from blocking the opening of hotels in Tucman and the surrounding towns.
The ruling from US District Judge Stephen B. Williams, issued late on Monday, was part of a ruling issued by US District Court Judge Charles J. Stewart last month that blocked the President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries from taking effect.
Trump’s order also blocked the state from providing financial aid to the cities of Tucson and Tucon.