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Old 05-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Location: South Bay Native
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Originally Posted by Rick Roma View Post
90 million over 5 years? How much are all of the illegals costing them right now?
Yep - seems like a no brainer to me.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The Arizona law is nothing compared to Mexico's strict immigration policy.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by zacatecana View Post
Arizona could lose $90 million on immigration fallout.

Phoenix could lose $90M from immigration fallout - KOINLocal6.com

I read in another article that tourism in AZ, up till last week had lost between $5 million and $10 million.
Excellent. This should result in a much needed purge of illegals out of the AZ tourist industry. The illegals that don't flee to Mexifornia because of SB1070 will move to Mexifornia when they become unemployed due to the radical left amnesty democrat's ridiculous boycott.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by malamute View Post
I suspect California is going to lose far far more than Arizona loses. As millions of illegals make a beeline for California, the unemployment rates of California are going to climb, and of course the need for government programs. Now California will have to take in all the illegals leaving Arizona and all those pouring over the borders -- both those who would have headed to California and now also those who would have gone to Arizona or Oklahoma but must now narrow down their destination.

California politicians will likely try to find the funding for the increased needs for government programs by raising taxes on working Californians. The taxpayers will leave.
You hit it right on the head, and unfortunately for me I live in Southern California. right now the unemployment rate is at 14% in my city and climbing. we have to keep in mind that the unemployment rate does not include discouraged workers, or people that are underemployed. I am one of those unemployed that are back in school, and see firsthand the effects of Illegal Immigration in my state. I dread the western flight of Illegal Immigrants, and know it is only going to get worse.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:47 AM
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How much were they losing before in lost visitors fearing 'the kidnapping capital of the USA'?
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:59 AM
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It's typical that CNN would keep harping on the negative aspects: "AZ could lose $90 million" as opposed to "AZ could save over $90 million" in illegal alien costs to state.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:33 PM
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Well at least the 90k isnt going to mexico. Mexico will lose more than that once the illegals are cleaned out.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:50 PM
Location: The Republic of Texas
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When you abuse a privilege that has been extended to you, guess what??

You don't get that privilege.

If your not an American, you are give privileges that are Americans rights. Please don't get it confused, or you may find yourself on a slow boat to South Mexico.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:55 PM
Location: San Diego
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The one thing we have going is that BP gets another crack at the criminals as they try to enter CA if they try by vehicle.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:08 AM
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2004 - Arizona

1. Analysis of the latest Census data indicates that Arizona’s illegal immigrant population is costing the state’s taxpayers about $1.3 billion per year for education, medical care and incarceration.

2. Arizonans spend approximately $810 million annually on education for illegal immigrant children and fortheir U.S.-born siblings.

3. HEALTH CARE. Uncompensated medical outlays for health care provided to the state’s illegal alien population is now estimated at about $400 million a year.

4. INCARCERATION. The cost of incarcerating illegal aliens in Arizona prisons and jails amounts to about $80 million a year. (not including the monetary costs of the crimes that led to their incarceration).

5. The unauthorized immigrant population pays some state and local taxes that go toward off setting these costs, but they do not come near to matching the expenses. The total of such payments might generously be estimated at $257 million per year.

6. The fiscal costs of illegal immigration do not end with these three major cost items. The total costs of illegal immigration to the state’s taxpayers would be considerably higher if other costs such as special English instruction, school nutrition programs, or welfare benefits for American workers displaced by illegal alien workers were added into the equation.
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