Tourism groups in Las Vegas filed a joint legal challenge this week to an initiative petition in Nevada that would enact immigration-reform legislation similar to Arizona's controversial new immigration law. Fearing the kinds of widespread boycotts and canceled conventions that have dogged Arizona since the law was signed, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Nevada Resort Association vowed to fight the measure, saying "We cannot afford to give people a reason to choose other cities for business or leisure travel. Lost business would translate into lost jobs. As the tourism sector has shown some evidence of stabilization, cancellations of future business would be devastating."

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