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Old 04-28-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Arizona's recession-ravaged tourism industry is nervously bracing for more economic woe amid mounting calls to boycott the southwestern border state after its tough new immigration law.

Hoteliers across Arizona have begun to report a wave of canceled reservations in the wake of Governor Jan Brewer's decision to sign a law Friday which critics say will open the door to racial profiling by police.

Boycott supporters are hoping to emulate the success of the campaign which sprang up after Arizona rescinded Martin Luther King Jr Day as a public holiday in 1987, leading to cancellation of conventions worth millions of dollars.

"We are calling on organizations not to schedule conventions or conferences in the state until it reverses this decision," said Democratic congressman Raul Grijalva in a statement.

"This is a specifically targeted call for action, not a blanket rejection of the state economy. Conventions are a large source of visitors and revenue, and targeting them is the most effective way to make this point" Grijalva added.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) was one of the first groups to heed the boycott call, transferring the association's 2010 autumn conference scheduled for Arizona to another state.

"We cannot in good conscience spend association dollars in a state that dehumanizes the people we represent and fight for," AILA President Bernie Wolfsdorf said in a statement.

"What Governor Brewer has done by signing this bill into law is to validate all of the irrational fears by people who are not willing to acknowledge the economic and cultural benefits of immigration to our country."

Arizona Immigration Law FALLOUT: New Law Sparks Fiery Debate
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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"What Governor Brewer has done by signing this bill into law is to validate all of the irrational fears by people who are not willing to acknowledge the economic and cultural benefits of immigration to our country."
Oh goody, we can play another round of "spot the missing keyword"!

I'll take illegal for $500, Alex.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Yeah, those MS13, Surenos and Latin Kings sure are cultural treasures that America just couldn't survive without...

And anyone who tries to obfuscate illegal immigration with legal immigration ought to lose their citizenship on the spot for being too intellectually dishonest to participate in our democracy.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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And anyone who tries to obfuscate illegal immigration with legal immigration ought to lose their citizenship on the spot for being too intellectually dishonest to participate in our democracy.
Its a sign of how weak their argument is that they can even articulate it honestly.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Some of Arizona's Hotels and Service Industries should be boycotted as they have relied on Illegal Alien Labor in the past to operate.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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Arizona's recession-ravaged tourism industry is nervously bracing for more economic woe amid mounting calls to boycott the southwestern border state after its tough new immigration law.

Hoteliers across Arizona have begun to report a wave of canceled reservations in the wake of Governor Jan Brewer's decision to sign a law Friday which critics say will open the door to racial profiling by police.

Boycott supporters are hoping to emulate the success of the campaign which sprang up after Arizona rescinded Martin Luther King Jr Day as a public holiday in 1987, leading to cancellation of conventions worth millions of dollars.

"We are calling on organizations not to schedule conventions or conferences in the state until it reverses this decision," said Democratic congressman Raul Grijalva in a statement.

"This is a specifically targeted call for action, not a blanket rejection of the state economy. Conventions are a large source of visitors and revenue, and targeting them is the most effective way to make this point" Grijalva added.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) was one of the first groups to heed the boycott call, transferring the association's 2010 autumn conference scheduled for Arizona to another state.

"We cannot in good conscience spend association dollars in a state that dehumanizes the people we represent and fight for," AILA President Bernie Wolfsdorf said in a statement.

"What Governor Brewer has done by signing this bill into law is to validate all of the irrational fears by people who are not willing to acknowledge the economic and cultural benefits of immigration to our country."

Arizona Immigration Law FALLOUT: New Law Sparks Fiery Debate
This isn't about the so-called benefits of immigration to our country it is about the negatives of uncontrolled illegal immigration. Spin, spin, spin.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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This isn't about the so-called benefits of immigration to our country it is about the negatives of uncontrolled illegal immigration. Spin, spin, spin.

It seems to be looking more like Arizona bit off more than what it can chew.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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It seems to be looking more like Arizona bit off more than what it can chew.
And what are will be your spin when other states enact similar laws? Texas and a few others are looking into clones of HB 1070.

Just accept the fact there will be NO mass amnesty and, if here illegally, start packing your stuff and return home.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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It seems to be looking more like Arizona bit off more than what it can chew.
Maybe people are beginning to get fed up with the idea that too many people have no respect for the fact that we are a Sovereign Nation - The United States of America.

And like all countries in this world, we are entitled to respect for our laws - which include immigration.

Read the writing on the wall - What the hispanics (or latinos) from countries south of our border did was to invade our country.

And this BS about needing them to do jobs, is just that - BS. All they did was cheapen labor for the poor working class and unemployed that were here already.

Many of us that are now in better jobs started out in menial tasks - I mowed lawns and swept floors. Many others are here that did the work to put themselves through night school and rise up the economic ladder.

What the illegals did was even steal jobs from poor high school students.

We are a sovereign nation - we have the right to self determination.

The illegals should go back and fix their own countries - And if drugs are the problem - Fine. Take care of the drug dealers - They can join the armies in their own countries and fight the drug dealers.

And, if they want, they can take the idiots here that buy the drugs - They can use them for cheap labor in their own countries (we won't mind if you abuse them - they deserve it).
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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It seems to be looking more like Arizona bit off more than what it can chew.
Or at least the amnesty LEFT would like to make it appear so, perhaps to try to discourage all the other states that will soon be passing similar laws?
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