Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Liberal Hysteria Has Illegals Fleeing Arizona

It's official: We can credit the left for driving illegal aliens out of Arizona. My belated congratulations to them for their clever plot to weed out the illegals. Act hysterically for weeks that simple enforcement of federal law was creating Nazi death camps and you've instilled enough fear into the undocumented immigrants that they're now leaving before the law even goes into effect. Heck, even the dire warnings about being asked for identification while having ice cream is sending legal Mexicans heading for the borders.

Of other states. You didn't think they were heading back to Mexico, did you?

Take a bow, Democrats!
Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law is fueling an exodus of Hispanics from the state seven weeks before it goes into effect, according to officials and residents in the state.

Though no one has precise figures, reports from school officials, businesses and individuals indicate worried Hispanics — both legal and illegal — are leaving the state in anticipation of the law, which will go into effect July 29.

Schools in Hispanic areas report unusual drops in enrollment. The Balsz Elementary School District is 75% Hispanic, and within a month of the law's passage, the parents of 70 students pulled them out of school, said District Superintendent Jeffrey Smith. The district lost seven students over the same one-month period last year, and parents tell Smith the Arizona law is the reason for leaving.

"They're leaving to another state where they feel more welcome," he said.

The measure, signed into law April 23 by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, requires a police officer to determine a person's immigration status if they are stopped, detained or arrested and there is "reasonable suspicion" they are in the country illegally.

About 100,000 illegal immigrants left Arizona after the state passed a law in 2007 that enhanced penalties on businesses that hired them, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Some early signs suggest another exodus.
So now neighborhood states, some of whom are playing the childish boycott game, can absorb the cost of those currently burdening Arizona. Now all the money saved there can offset any lost revenue from boycotts.

This is called a win-win if you're in Arizona.

All this accomplished before a single Obama official has read SB 1070.

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