Saturday, May 1, 2010

Arizona immigration law already having an effect

I was at the Republic congressional debates at the Orleans last night. One of the big issues was the Arizona immigration law. Every candidate supported it.

This article in the Review Journal on Thursday says that it is already having an effect.
Many of the cars that once stopped in the Home Depot parking lot to pick up day laborers to hang drywall or do landscaping now just drive on by.

Arizona's sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won't take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state's underground economy.

It also states that
An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration and its economy was especially hard hit by the Great Recession.

Where do you think that they are going? Could it be Nevada?

We have pass legislation similar to Arizona's in the next legislative session.

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