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More Monday, but press notices have gone out on the formation of the Arkansas Friendship Coalition. This will be an advocacy group that will work to counter efforts to pass punitive local and state measures that harm immigrants -- and the rest of us in the process. (Think, for example, of the cost of filling county jails with landscaping crews, bricklayers, plasterers, etc. in the name of local enforcement of federal immigration laws.) There will be news conferences in Springdale and Little Rock. Participants will be somewhat unusal allies -- churches, the ACLU and some of the most powerful businesses in Arkansas.

Mayor Womack will be too busy hassling Mexican restaurants to attend, I presume.

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