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Old 02-16-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This is precisely what we have been saying. Deportation will be unnecessary if our laws are enforced, and illegals are unable to work. If every region of our country would follow suit, illegals would leave in droves. They remain primarily due to their hope for amnesty, and the fact that they can relocate to more hospitable environments.

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Metro Atlanta’s immigrant population is shifting, if not shrinking.

A shortage of jobs is behind this exodus. Stepped-up immigration enforcement also is a factor.

Businesses in Cobb and Gwinnett have suffered staggering losses, said David Ruiz, who owns Shalom Distributors, an Atlanta-based company that supplies dozens of Hispanic grocery stores, gift shops and flea markets with their wares. After Cobb County implemented 287(g), stores that Ruiz supplied there plunged from 30 to five. Ruiz expected similar fallout in Gwinnett.

“The customers are leaving, they go to other states where there is no persecution or they go back to their country,” Ruiz said. “At Spanish neighborhoods, you see a lot of empty businesses.”

Customers evaporated around December, when she witnessed increased police patrols and so many blue lights from traffic stops that “it was like Christmas.”

Claudia Aguilar, a manager at Huntington Village Apartment complex located just off the same street, said occupancy dropped by 10 percent in the past two or three months. People who gave a 30-day notice said 287(g) is the reason.

Parents have asked for assistance in obtaining passports for their children, who are U.S. citizens, so they can return to their home country.

“It is really a combination of the economy, the lack of jobs, and the effects of 287(g), in particular in Cobb and Gwinnett, that are affecting people,” Tapia said.
Hispanics flee law, job loss *| ajc.com
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Good riddance to bad rubbish. Yes: illegal aliens are criminals factoring in non reporting of income and fraud alone--------ID theft/false SSN's being two biggies.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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Posting different parts from the same article spreads awareness, thanks for the expansion which opens up further concerns and approvals!
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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I know of a couple of illegals who called it quits waiting for the big promised amnesty and are back home in Mexico, one back with his girlfriend and child, and parents, the other back with his family - siblings and widowed mother and is apparently happily working with his uncle in Mexico City.

It's really not the big tragedy people like to pretend it will be when an illegal decides to return home to his country and family.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I know of a couple of illegals who called it quits waiting for the big promised amnesty and are back home in Mexico, one back with his girlfriend and child, and parents, the other back with his family - siblings and widowed mother and is apparently happily working with his uncle in Mexico City.

It's really not the big tragedy people like to pretend it will be when an illegal decides to return home to his country and family.
How true. They act as though they are being exiled to Siberia.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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[quote=malamute;12921215]I know of a couple of illegals who called it quits waiting for the big promised amnesty and are back home in Mexico, one back with his girlfriend and child, and parents, the other back with his family - siblings and widowed mother and is apparently happily working with his uncle in Mexico City.

It's really not the big tragedy people like to pretend it will be when an illegal decides to return home to his country and family.[/quote

Oh no! They have to go home to where they were raised and get a job! Seriously it is just the continued hype to ensure votes (which is minuscule in comparison) and big business profits. The illegals really need to learn English to better understand how much they are getting screwed. There is no amnesty. Funds are being cutoff to them. E-Verify eliminates their jobs. Self deportation removes being jailed, there is their amnesty. They need to leave before it gets even worse for them.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Isn't it funny how the pro-illegals argue that with e-verify that most of the illegals still won't leave and yet that is precisely why they are leaving now? In today's economy there are no jobs either.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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“The customers are leaving, they go to other states where there is no persecution or they go back to their country,” Ruiz said. “At Spanish neighborhoods, you see a lot of empty businesses.”

So now enforcing the laws against those here illegally is "persecution"? Oh please....................
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: ...at a 3AM epiphany
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Shakes head-amazing how truly backward reality is with illegal aliens and their supporters. I hope those still DREAMing will wake up!
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