According to The Washington Post, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who is against the new immigration law, is trying to reconvene the conference in another location — because it offers a valuable forum to hash out the issue:
“I feel very strongly, and so do the Mexican governors, that we need to have the conference because this is a conference that has been going for 30 years,” Richardson said. “It’s a conference that diffuses a lot of problems.”
Naturally I am disappointed by your decision, as I sincerely believed the gathering of the Governors in Arizona would have presented a great platform to initiate dialogue about the legislation and other topics of great importance to the border region.