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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I don't think those numbers will be fully known for a while.

    What I'm interested in seeing is if this ends up benefiting Arizona economically or damaging them economically.

    Legal businesses will surely suffer from fewer patrons, and if legal Hispanic residents are leaving in large numbers as well, I anticipate that the effect wil be greatly magnified.

    I'd laugh my ass off if this ends up doing major harm to Arizona's economy.
    I'll be laughing right along with you. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

    Who is boycotting Arizona?

    Cities/counties that have approved boycotts of Arizona:
    • Austin, Tex. to cut business and travel ties with Arizona.
    • Berkeley, Calif.
    • Boston
    • Boulder, Colo.
    • Chicago, IL
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Cook County, IL
    • El Paso, Texas (city and county)
    • Gallup, N.M.
    • Hartford, Conn.
    • Los Angeles
    • Oakland
    • Richmond, Calif.
    • San Pablo, Calif.
    • St. Paul, Minn.
    • Santa Monica, Calif.
    • San Francisco (non-binding resolution)
    • Seattle
    • West Hollywood, Calif.

    Groups that announced travel boycotts of Arizona:
    • Service Employees International Union
    • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    • National Council of La Raza
    • Asian American Justice Center
    • Center for Community Change
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Puerto Rican Coalition
    • Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
    • American Educational Research Assn.
    • World Boxing Council
    • Sociologists Without Borders
    • L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

    Known cancellations of meetings or events planned in Arizona:
    • National Minority Suppliers Development Council Inc. is moving its fall Phoenix convention to Florida. 7,000 were expected to attend.

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American Greek-lettered fraternity, cancelled a July meeting at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. (with an estimated 5,000 attendees) Convention moved to Las Vegas

    • American Immigration Lawyers Association cancelled its fall conference at the Camelback Inn in Paradise Valley.

    • National Urban League. The group issued a rebuke of the city and suspended consideration of Phoenix's bid to host its 2012 annual conference.

    • National Autonomous University of Mexico has canceled its exchange program with the University of Arizona.

    • Autonomous University of San Luis Potosν has canceled its exchange program with the University of Arizona.

    • Club Amιrica, one of Mexico's biggest soccer teams, cancelled its exhibition match against Club de Fϊtbol Pachuca scheduled for July 7 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Gilbert-based event promoters will likely move the match to California.

    • Representatives of the Mexican state of Sonora announced they would not attend the annual meeting of the Sonora-Arizona Commission, scheduled to take place June 3-4 in Phoenix.

    • Mexico's six border governors announced they would boycott the 28th annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governors Conference if it is held as scheduled in Phoenix in September.

    • In the Chicago area, the Highland Park High School girls varsity basketball team cancelled a trip to play in a basketball tournament, citing "safety concerns" related to the new law. According to a story on chicagobreakingnews.com, the trip also "would not be aligned with our beliefs and values," said District 113 Assistant Superintendent Suzan Hebson.

    • Glass Art Society, of Seattle, cancels 2011 conference in Tucson.

    • National Association of Black Accountants cancels 2012 conference in Phoenix.

    • National Urban League cancels 2012 conference in Phoenix.

    Public bodies that announced Arizona boycotts:
    • Denver Public Schools, banned work-related travel to the state.

    Other actions against:
    • San Diego City Council on May 3 urges Arizona to repeal the law.
    • City of Pasadena on May 18 approves resolution condemning Arizona's immigration law.
    • League of United Latin American Citizens urges companies such as Frito-Lay not to sponsor Arizona sporting events, such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale.
    • Fulton County (Georgia) Board of Commissioners vote May 19 to oppose Arizona's law.
    • Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on April 30 urged city employees not to travel to Arizona.
    • American Anthropological Association condemns SB 1070 and refuses to have meetings in Arizona until law is repealed or struck down.
    • Sound Strike is a movement launched online to organize artists to boycott Arizona. It is being led by Zack de la Rocha, of the band Rage Against the Machine. More than a dozen musical groups have signed on, as well as movie-maker Michael Moore (see list below)
    • Tacoma City Council on May 25th approved resolution condemning Arizona's law as encouraging racial profiling and dropped earlier language that called for a city boycott on business and travel to Arizona.
    • Milwaukee Area Technical College Board directed staff May 25th to refrain from buying goods from any Arizona-based company and from sending employees to meetings or conferences.
    • Mexico's Foreign Ministry in late April warned Mexicans traveling to Arizona to be aware that they could be "bothered and questioned for no other reason at any moment."
    • The AFL-CIO has condemned the law, claiming it could lead to racial profiling and could undermine worker rights by discouraging Latinos from filing complaints.
    Other groups not mentioned in the above article:

    • The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) announced that Phoenix was no longer being considered as a site for its 2012 conference.

    • In a unanimous vote, the San Diego Unified School District Board condemned Arizona's controversial immigration law.

    • City councils in Washington, D.C. , San Jose, Sacramento, and New York City are also considering economic boycotts of Arizona, Hall & Oates just canceled concerts there, and immigrant players in Major League Baseball are considering boycotting the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix.

    • Interestingly enough, the city councils of Tucson and Flagstaff are considering suing the state over the matter.

    • Entertainers who have taken a stand to boycott Arizona:

    Cypress Hill
    Juanes
    Conor Oberst
    Los Tigres del Norte
    Rage Against the Machine
    Cafe Tacvba
    Micheal Moore
    Kanye West
    Calle 13
    Joe Satriani
    Serj Tankian
    Rise Against
    Ozomatli
    Sabertooth Tiger
    Massive Attack
    One Day as a Lion
    Street Sweeper Social Club
    Spank Rock
    Sonic Youth
    Tenacious D

    At least 23 major meetings/conventions have been canceled in Arizona, representing a loss of $6 to $10 million in revenue. In Phoenix, city officials estimate that $90 million in hotel and convention business over the next five years could be lost due to boycotts.

    Ouch.


    Edit: Aw, HELL. Sorry for the crap formatting... I HATE this friggin' super-skinny first post of every page BS. WTF? Why?
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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's factcheck, they have a bias to siding with Obama. He worked for and helped the Annennburg Foundation, he is against the law, so they are. Remember your argument about the IDF Tape? Yeah, your logic, is being applied here. Factcheck.org is the IDF, their article is the tape. And I'm you, doubting the veracity and integrity.

    /win
    Several problems. The article is not against the law, it is simply reporting on certain aspects of the law. If anything, it is more positive towards the law than negative. of course if you had actually read the article instead of not liking what you saw and dismissing it, you would know that. Second, Showing a very indirect connection between Obama and factcheck is not proof of bias. Lastly, the article I linked showed the sourcing for all it's information.

    /win
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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I really don't see who else the law requiring proof of citizenship is going to target. Are they going to ask white people for proof they're not illegal immigrants from Sweden? They have every reason to be afraid the law will be used against the hispanic populace.
    From the way the law reads, if let's say, a person from Sweden didn't speak English, didn't have a drivers license, didn't have a green card, didn't have a Visa..... then I would imagine the law would be applied the same way as for a person from Russia. (that by the way, is the really big population in Oregon that is here ILLEGALLY.



    Assuming these are ALL illegal immigrants, and not legals or natives that are afraid of discrimination.
    Strawman....... you can cry "discrimination" all you want, there is nothing in the law that allows discrimination.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What does the law consider probable cause?
    That has been discussed until it is threadbare. If you missed it, look it up yourself.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Why don't you save your racism as well? The law was clearly made to force out hispanic people. People want to bitch about the government this and illegal immigrants that; but never acknowledge their own role in the problem. Y'all ****ed up and now you're just looking for places to point the finger. Lame. Deal with the consequences of our actions.
    Save your personal attacks..... they only detract from your already weak arguments.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Looks like the new law is having the desired effect.
    Looks like you're in agreement with the wrong crowd, too: Hispanics Fleeing Arizona - Stormfront

    If you assume each Latino child costs $11,000 per year for public schools, a family with 8 children will cost the state:

    8 X 12years X $11,000 = $1.056 million

    When you hear liberals claim that their boycott will cost Arizona $10 million, it would only take ten large Mexican families to leave Arizona to break even.

    Arizona is going to come out way ahead even if liberals all over America boycott them. (And many conservatives are pledging to take vacations or hold their company meetings in Arizona.)
    $10 million doesn't even scratch the surface of taxpayer liability for illegals. There are social costs far beyond mere educational expenses. If we consider only the bottom line, any Leftist boycott amounts to chump change in comparison to ridding the taxpayers of the consequences of illegal incursion.

    Ten million. Don't make me laugh.
    Exactly!!

    Self-righteous liberals in San Francisco and Seattle are screaming about a boycott while their actual business with Arizona is chump change.

    Meanwhile FAIR estimates the net cost of illegals to California to be $13.1 billion per year. (Add another billion to that yearly cost as Arizona's illegals mostly flee to California.)
    This is outrageous that they let Illegal parents volunteer in the classroom. I'm glad they're leaving AZ. Hopefully they're going back to Mexico, but I doubt it. More than likely they're heading for CA and neighboring states.
    Hispanic activists say illegal aliens are "exploited".
    Illegals are NOT exploited!! First, illegals earn about 4 - 6 times what they earn in Mexico (or whichever Hellhole they are from). Also, illegals get:
    - free health care
    - free K-12 education for their anchor babies
    - free food stamps for their anchor babies
    - free federal welfare checks for their anchor babies
    - WIC (nutrional program for babies)
    - EIC (Earned Income Tax credits up to $4,200/year)
    - Low income housing subsidies (Sec. 8)

    Exploited?? Give me a break!!
    I'm sure some of them will be moving to Maine because its mostly White libtards who can't wait for more diversheety and will roll out the red carpet of free benefits for any non-white illegals.Pass the barf bag, please.
    I think Caine and Zyphlin were wrong, because it's not a matter of the occasional match-up. It's literally harder to find a social issue where the social conservatives here separate from the white nationalists then not, and I think it's because they have the same starting point, even if the supremacists let it become explicitly racist. Your starting point is a shared conceptualization of illegal/undocumented immigrants. Lakoff says:

    Within Strict Father morality, illegal immigrants are seen as lawbreakers ("illegals") who should be punished...From the perspective of the Nation as Family metaphor, illegal immigrants are not citizens, hence they are not children in our family. To be expected to provide food, housing, and health care for illegal immigrants is like being expected to feed, house, and care for other children in the neighborhood who are coming into our house without permission. They weren’t invited, they have no business being there, and we have no responsibility to take care of them.
    The white supremacists go from the subconscious generalization of associating such people with a certain non-white ethnic group to an explicit association. And they still want to uphold the same principle of preventing those conceptualized as parasites from stealing from the wealthy hard-working to subsidize their laziness.

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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Save your personal attacks..... they only detract from your already weak arguments.
    Claiming something is a personal attack to avoid addressing the issues hardly makes for a valid counter-argument.
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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    No, your STATEMENT was . The discussion is people fleeing Arizona, you assume that innocent people are "getting caught up".

    As if they had no choice, that this was forced on them. It's not, they CHOOSE to run in fear of something they have nothing to fear.
    And if you read, the original comment said they didn't care how many people fled so long as they were getting some illegals. That means not all that flee are illegal, i.e. innocent and legal immigrants. The original statement conveyed the idea that of these innocent people who flee for whatever reason, that number is inconsequential so long as some illegals are forced out too. Thus, one doesn't care how many innocent people get caught up so long as it catches some criminal. It's called reading, try it.
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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Speculation ain't worth dick if it ain't sourced. Just sayin'.
    Indeed.

    Take the linked-to article for example:

    Arizona's tough new immigration enforcement law is fueling an exodus of Hispanics from the state seven weeks before it goes into effect, according to officials and residents in the state.
    Though no one has precise figures, reports from school officials, businesses and individuals indicate worried Hispanics — both legal and illegal — are leaving the state in anticipation of the law, which will go into effect July 29.

    Schools in Hispanic areas report unusual drops in enrollment. The Balsz Elementary School District is 75% Hispanic, and within a month of the law's passage, the parents of 70 students pulled them out of school, said District Superintendent Jeffrey Smith. The district lost seven students over the same one-month period last year, and parents tell Smith the Arizona law is the reason for leaving.
    I read the whole article, there is nothing in the article that would lead anyone to believe that ANY of the immigrants who left the state were legally there. In fact, the rest of the article doesn't even mention legal immigrants leaving; all of the rest of it is about illegal immigrants leaving, and that's all they give any actual evidence - or even anecdotes - for.

    It's shoddy reporting at its worst. Nothing "indicates" that legal immigrants are leaving; it's worse than shoddy reporting, actually. It's an outright lie.
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    Re: Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    • Entertainers who have taken a stand to boycott Arizona:

    Cypress Hill
    Juanes
    Conor Oberst
    Los Tigres del Norte
    Rage Against the Machine
    Cafe Tacvba
    Micheal Moore
    Kanye West
    Calle 13
    Joe Satriani
    Serj Tankian
    Rise Against
    Ozomatli
    Sabertooth Tiger
    Massive Attack
    One Day as a Lion
    Street Sweeper Social Club
    Spank Rock
    Sonic Youth
    Tenacious D

    Oh good lord. Virginia legistlature, please please enact Arizona's law right now.

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