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Old 05-11-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Arizona immigration law hits Latino businesses (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100511/ts_nm/us_usa_immigration_arizona_business - broken link)

A month ago, Efrain Gaytan's Mexican diner was bustling with migrant workers wolfing down a breakfast of eggs and burritos before they headed out to work as landscapers and day laborers across west Phoenix.

But around 8 a.m. all but three tables are empty as customers rattled by Arizona's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants stay away -- even though the law does not go into effect until July.

"Before, there would have been a lot of people eating breakfast but now everyone is worried that they're going to get pulled over," Gaytan, 42, said one recent weekday morning.


Please note that this is not a result of the law itself, but by the fear mongering lies of the liberals and legal/illegal immigrants who have been protesting.

Some migrants targeted by the law already have begun heading back to their home country or moving to other states, selling off their belongings at numerous weekend yard sales in Latino communities across metro Phoenix.

How can they be targeted by the law when the law has not went into effect yet?

Hispanics make up 30 percent of the desert state's population of 6.6 million and their annual buying power is estimated at $31 billion, according to a recent study by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

So how much does it cost for the illegals? Will people from CA move to AZ?

If they are taking in less money for a time, hopefully the state will have the sense to cut spending to keep their books balanced.

The law is good and things seem to be dying down - hopefully there will be no idiots in the police force who go beyond the law and ignite the fire all over again.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Why would legal migrant workers fear being pulled over because of a crack down on illegal immigration?

If they want to go back to their home county....Hey dont let the screen door hit ya in the arse....
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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If a business can't stay open due the fact it's customers are here illegally then GOOD I hope they get an IRS audit to boot!! It's an illegal business!
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: California
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Good to see that the boycott is having an impact...Only, I'm sure that this was not the intended result.

Poetic justice, indeed !
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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I love how the media portrays only a specific segment of the population whose businesses are suffering. Do they not care for the rest of America whose businesses were suffering or closed down because of the economy?
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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This seems very fabricated and contrived. Since when has any law scared away illegals?
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Maybe the people leaving should have read the law instead of listening to Al Sharpton and the media.
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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This seems very fabricated and contrived. Since when has any law scared away illegals?
You always bring the laughs - love it!

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But arent you in favor of other states boycotting Arizona business?
How is one right and one wrong?
I fail to see the logic................perhaps because there is no logic.

Speaking of logic, do you remember ProLogic?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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We already have a national ID card, it's called Social Security.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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So you are happy that Hispanic business owners are suffering? Yes, this debate is only about immigration.
The debate is about ILLEGAL immigration. I'm pleased to see any and all businesses which profit in any way from the presence of illegals suffer, no matter the skin color of the owner.


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