(Burlington, Ky.) - Boone County’s Fiscal Court has approved a resolution supporting the State of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports the members voted 3-1 Tuesday evening to approve the resolution which was first brought to them by the Boone County Tea Party in July.
Commissioner Terri Moore was the lone dissenting vote.
There was debate and public input for about an hour and eventually an amendment was added saying Boone County is an inclusive community and not discriminatory.
The resolution will have virtually no effect on Boone County citizens as it was meant as a symbolic gesture on the Fiscal Court’s support of local government and state’s rights.
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 went into effect last month, but some key provisions have been blocked by a federal judge. Arizona Governot Jan Brewer has already pledged to appeal. The case is expected to advance all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.