Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation

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Arizona policymakers have achieved notable success in their objective of deterring illegal immigration. Their achievements include a reduction in the illegal alien population and, as a consequence, a saving in related state and local expenditures.

Census data and federal government estimates reveal a major shift in recent arrival and departure of aliens with related drops in low income families, births, limited English speakers in school and in crime — to name just a few of the changes. I encourage you to read our latest report Recent Demographic Change in Arizona: Anatomy of Effective Immigration Reform Legislation which documents these changes.

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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).

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    THE NEW YORK TIMES IS NOW 10% OWNED BY THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD!!!

    NO, NOT BILL GATES!

    HE IS MEX CARLOS SLIM!

    THE RULING CLASS OF NARCOMEX KNOW THAT KEEPING THEIR GRIP ON MEXICO’S ECONOMY REQUIRES THAT THEY EXPAND THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE IN OUR BORDERS!

    MEXICO’S BIGGEST EXPORTS NEXT TO DRUGS, IS CRIMINALS, POVERTY, AND PREGNANT WOMEN!

    WHILE YOU DID NOT VOTE FOR THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE IN OUR BORDERS, YOU’RE STILL PAYING FOR IT.

    IT STARTED WHEN YOU HANDED YOUR JOB TO A “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGAL.

    NOW PUSH 2 FOR ENGLISH!

    POVERTY IN AMERICA SOARS AS THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE GROWS EXPONENTIALLY.

    “What’s needed to discourage illegal immigration into the United States has been known for years: Enforce existing law.” CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    *
    AMERICAN POVERTY AS LA RAZA LOOTS ALL 50 STATES!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/01/poverty-in-america-as-la-raza-mexico.html

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      Until the wall is completed on the Mexican boarder nothing will be passed to change our laws that are not enforced to stop illegal Mexicans from entering our country. 49 Percent of legal an Illegal immigrates don’t pay taxes and we legal Americans are going broke as tax payers. 2012 with be the election year when elected officials will learn how being voted our of office feels like.

      We need a monument in DC that lists all the incompetent Congressmen who have served for the last 35 years. We need all pension paid retired Congressmen reduced in half with the proceeds used to reduce our national debt. NO ELECTED OFFICIAL CAN REPRESENT ILLEGAL MEXICANS IN OUR COUNTRY. ANY OFFICIAL WHO SPEAKS FOR THE CAUSES OF THE ILLEGAL MEXICANS NEEDS TO RESIGN BEFORE THEY ARE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE IN 2012.

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    This has been a difficult road for Arizona and the primary sponsors of this legislation, Russell Pearce and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Democrats who want illegals to vote for Obama got a lot of out of state money to buy the recall election of Russell Pearce, and the extremely weak citizens of Mesa, AZ helped them a whole lot. Obama and Napolitano sicked the corrupt Justice Department on Joe, and with equally corrupt Federal judges are making life difficult. Now they are trying to legislate a repeal of SB 1070 to attract even more illegals and their drug and smuggling dealers. Fortunately, they are a big minority in the legislature and the legislature is aware that 75% of legal Arizona citizens support 1070, which mean political death to any legislator that supports the repeal. We really need to get rid of Obama, Holder and Napolitano and every illegal, from whatever country, living in this state. We do not need more weed pickers here.

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    Barbara Griffith on

    Now if the supreme court sides with the AZ law the illegal aliens still living in AZ will leave and the state can get back to normal.

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      Well, we still have the problem of issuing a million visas for workers to come work in the US. We should also demand this be stopped. Obama’s job creation = a million jobs – the million visas for workers = 0 jobs total for American workers. Then adding the million illegals who arrive every year = Americans not having jobs. Dictator Obama is destroying the US..

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    It all seems to be true. Against continuing pressure and effort by an administration to hinder U.S. Immmigration law, Arizona’s leaders have been lions. People like Sheriffs, Joe Arapio, Paul Babeu, Governor Jan Brewer, school district officials like Tom Horne, John Huppenthal, Russel Pearce, and thousands of other tough minded people that have decided to take a stand and uphold existing U.S. and therefore, Arizona immigration law. Then you have States like California, which seem to have become a mere satelittle of Mexico’s, so much so, that California’s leaders have allowed the state and its citizens to become “third world” entities. broke and disfunctional. At least this is what I’ve come to conclude.