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July 27, 2010

That’s right. The Arizona immigration bill hasn’t even passed yet and it’s ALREADY working!

Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown
Article: Reuters

PHOENIX, July 25 (Reuters) – Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks[yeah, the Reuters editor sucks. pretend they used the proper word; “hocks”] a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block.

A few paces up the street, her undocumented Mexican neighbor Wendi Villasenor touts a kitchen table, some chairs and a few dishes as her family scrambles to get out of Arizona ahead of a looming crackdown on illegal immigrants.

“Everyone is selling up the little they have and leaving,” said Villasenor, 31, who is headed for Pennsylvania. “We have no alternative. They have us cornered.”

The two women are among scores of illegal immigrant families across Phoenix hauling the contents of their homes into the yard this weekend as they rush to sell up and get out before the state law takes effect on Thursday.

The law, the toughest imposed by any U.S. state to curb illegal immigration, seeks to drive more than 400,000 undocumented day laborers, landscapers, house cleaners, chambermaids and other workers out of Arizona, which borders Mexico.


It makes being an illegal immigrant a state crime and requires state and local police, during lawful contact, to investigate the status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The U.S. government estimates 100,000 unauthorized migrants left Arizona after the state passed an employer sanctions law three years ago requiring companies to verify workers’ status using a federal computer system. There are no figures for the number who have left since the new law passed in April.

Some are heading back to Mexico or to neighboring states. Others are staying put and taking their chances.

In a sign of a gathering exodus, Mexican businesses from grocers and butcher shops to diners and beauty salons have shut their doors in recent weeks as their owners and clients leave.

On Saturday and Sunday, Reuters counted dozens of impromptu yard sales in Latino neighborhoods in central and west Phoenix/

“They wanted to drive Hispanics out of Arizona and they have succeeded even before the law even comes into effect,” said Aguilar, 28, a mother of three young children who was also offering a few cherished pictures and a stereo at one of five sales on the same block.

She said she had taken in just $20 as “everyone is selling and nobody wants to buy.”

LEGAL RESIDENTS FLEE

Arizona straddles the principal highway for human and drug smugglers heading into the United States from Mexico.

The state’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, signed the law in April in a bid to curb violence and cut crime stemming from illegal immigration.

Polls show the measure is backed by a solid majority of Americans and by 65 percent of Arizona voters in this election year for some state governors, all of the U.S. House of Representatives and about a third of the 100-seat Senate.

Opponents say the law is unconstitutional and a recipe for racial profiling. It is being challenged in seven lawsuits, including one filed by President Barack Obama’s administration, which wants a preliminary injunction to block the law.

A federal judge heard arguments from the lawyers for the Justice Department and Arizona on Thursday and could rule at any time.

The fight over the Arizona law has complicated the White House’s effort to break the deadlock with Republicans in Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration law, an already difficult task before November’s elections.

While the law targets undocumented migrants, legal residents and their U.S.-born children are getting caught up in the rush to leave Arizona.

Mexican housewife Gabriela Jaquez, 37, said she is selling up and leaving for New Mexico with her husband, who is a legal resident, and two children born in Phoenix.

“Under the law, if you transport an illegal immigrant, you are committing a crime,” she said as she sold children’s clothes at a yard sale with three other families. “They could arrest him for driving me to the shops.”

Lunaly Bustillos, a legal resident from Mexico, hoped to sell some clothes, dumbbells and an ornamental statue on Sunday before her family heads for Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday.

“It makes me sad and angry too because I feel I have the right to be here,” said Bustillos, 17, who recently graduated from high school in Phoenix.

I don’t give two shits why an illegal is here, how they got here, and what they’re doing here. If they haven’t become legal US citizens, they can eat it sideways. “Wah wah wah I feel I belong here.” NO, doucheass, if you belonged here, you would have identification and paperwork proving that you do belong here. You belong in YOUR home country. Not mine; much like I belong in MY home country — NOT yours. You don’t want your husband to get arrested for being in a country that you have no business being in, then you would have done the responsible thing. You would have obtained citizenship. You hear that faint sound? It’s the world’s smallest violin. That’s right; save your whining for Oprah. Worried about splitting up your family? Then WHY the holy hell did you put them in that kind of danger to begin with. Now, if only New Mexico would pass a similar law. No, scratch that. Every single state should enforce this federal law.

What I wonder is… how the hell is Mexico going to sustain the sudden rush of Mexican citizens entering Mexico?! They have been a burden on THIS country for SO LONG that it’s going to cause some serious issues in the Mexican economy. Either way; it’s good to see that someone is finally taking out the trash.

Note; I said “Mexicans” and “Mexico” but please understand that not every criminal alien in America is Mexican or Hispanic. I was responding to the sources in this article.

You hear that, my fellow Legal American Citizens? With all of these illegals RUSHING to GTFO; there are going to be JOB openings in Arizona! Not only has Arizona passed a bill that the federal government has had in place for DECADES, but in doing so, Arizona has also opened up job opportunities!

Do you think the Arizona law is “racist”? Do you think that the only immigrants are Hispanic? Do you think that a white person can never know what it’s like to be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin?

Shout!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah Baram permalink
    July 27, 2010 5:52 pm

    I saw that article, or one just like it a few days ago. Honestly, most of them concerning that read just about the same. BUT, my question is: Why did those featured in the article give their names? Now we all know they are illegal. And why would the writer put them in too? I would favor anonymous, even though I am against illegal immigrants that are unwilling to become American citizens. American journalism can be so comical.

    • July 27, 2010 6:14 pm

      I really can’t tell you why the writer decided to put these peoples’ full names in the article. It does “out them” and if anyone happens to come across this article and KNOWS these people and SUPPORTS legislation like SB1070; well, I don’t think it’ll work in favour of these people who agreed to interview for the article. I also wonder what ELSE was said by these people in the article. I’ve been interviewed for a few news articles; mostly political topics, and they’ll take an entire five-ten minute conversation and cut it down to three or four sentences, sometimes taking everything out of context. That hasn’t really happened to ME, but if I spend ten minutes answering questions for some reporter, they BETTER get my point and they BETTER not twist it. But, that’s the world of “journalism” these days.

      I also wonder why the people interviewed also told where they planned on moving in order to escape the immigration laws and standards. “We’re leaving now to go to New Mexico.” So, now the world knows your name, your immigration status, and where you plan on ending up.

      This is the most “Hispanic” targeting article I’ve found on the subject, but I can understand why since it borders Mexico. It seems to fuel the racial tension and the accusations of racism in the bill. In law school; one of the first things they (usually) teach is the difference between profiling and probable cause/reasonable suspicion.

      Where in the world people get this insane idea that the feds are going to swarm certain neighbourhoods and flush out everyone of Hispanic descent is beyond me. Perhaps there are just people out there who are looking for ways to MAKE these things seem racial.

      Oh, and for what it’s worth, I’m really not as hateful and douchebaggy as I come across here in this blog. Just letting out some rage… in a healthy way. πŸ˜‰

  2. Linda permalink
    July 27, 2010 11:54 pm

    good post!!!!! and here’s something sent to me , in which you all might be interested. I think it is hilarious.

    MEXICO IS ANGRY!

    Three cheers for Arizona

    The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico doesn’t like it.

    Can you believe the nerve of these people? It’s almost funny.

    The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico!! Nine state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona ‘s new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico .

    It seems that many Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off. A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona ‘s new Employer Sanctions Law will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.

    At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora, – Arizona’s southern neighbor, – made up of mostly small towns, – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money. The Arizona law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States .

    Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license. The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government,

    β€œHow can Arizona pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales .” There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona ,’ she said, speaking in Spanish.

    β€œ Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their home-towns in Sonora without jobs,” she said. “We are one family, socially and economically,” she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona.
    Wrong!

    The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico , and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico ‘s citizens.

    It’s time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of its/their
    own needs.

    Too bad that the other states within the USA don’t pass a law just like that passed by Arizona . Maybe that’s the answer, since our own Congress
    will do nothing!

    • July 27, 2010 11:59 pm

      Dude, that’s awesome. How FUNNY. Mind if I make a post just with that?

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