Arizona’s Hospitality Towards Foreigners

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Advocates for illegal aliens have tried to portray Arizonans as ‘anti-immigrant’ or even ‘racist’ for adopting legislation aimed at discouraging the settlement of illegal aliens in the state. But new data from the state’s universities compiled by the Institute for International Education indicate that the negative portrayal is not only unfair but also that it apparently has not harmed the state’s reputation with international students. The foreign student enrollment in the state’s higher education system increased in the past year from 10,676 to 11,398 – a 7 percent jump.

That is not the only manifestation of the state’s hospitality towards foreigners. Recent data on refugee resettlement in the United States show that Arizona has the second highest rate of refugee placement per capita in the nation. That statistic should be understood in the context that the refugee placement program is the only immigration program that relies on the states to indicate the level of refugees that may be sent.

So, despite the state’s clear message of not wanting illegal aliens – which has been effective as we recently documented (See FAIR’s “Recent Demographic Change in Arizona”) – that policy is entirely distinct from the state’s openness to foreigners who come legally.

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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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    Excellent, “Guest” (at 3:14 p.m.)! Just right.

    As the late columnist Sam Francis wrote,, “If the only problem with illegal immigration is that it’s illegal, if you’re not willing to say mass immigration by itself is a problem, then why should we have any laws against it at all?”

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    OBAMA WAS BOUGHT INTO OFFICE WITH THE LOOTING OF HIS CRIMINAL BANKSTER DONORS!
    IT WAS LA RAZA MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY THAT VOTED HIM THERE!
    WE GET THE TAX BILLS FOR THE MEXICAN OCCUPATION, WELFARE STATE, AS LA RAZA GETS OUR JOBS.
    IT WILL TAKE US A CENTURY TO PAY OFF WHAT ONE MAN, BARACK OBAMA HAS DONE FOR HIS BANKSTERS, LA RAZA AND THE WARS TO PROTECT SAUDI BOARDERS AS HE LEAVES OUR OPEN AND UNDEFENDED!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-kisses-his-criminal-banksters.html

    Records show that four out of Obama’s top five contributors are employees of financial industry giants – Goldman Sachs ($571,330), UBS AG ($364,806), JPMorgan Chase ($362,207) and Citigroup ($358,054).
    The terms of the agreement are entirely favorable to the banks, while doing little or nothing to aid the millions of people who have been devastated by the collapse of the US housing market.
    UNFETTERED IMMIGRATION MEANS POVERTY FOR AMERICANS… AND THEN WE GET THE BILLS TO PAY FOR THE LA RAZA WELFARE STATE!
    *
    Part 1
    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/unfettered-poverty-poverty-for.html

    Part 2
    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/unfettered-immigration-poverty-for.html

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      Yes, I do. Why is immigration inherently good, so long as it’s legal? How much legal immigration do we need? Why should legal chain migration be the guiding force and foundation of any nation’s immigration policy?

      Illegal immigration is a symptom of massive, out of control, LEGAL immigration. The idea that, “Hey so long as you’re legal, come on in!” will eventually destroy this great nation. The lifeboat is only so big.