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    Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    PHOENIX, July 25 (Reuters) - Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks 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.
    Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown | Reuters


    AMAZING, the State makes being illegal a crime.. and the criminals start to flee.

    Who would have believed that eh?

    Also, I hope the Authorities in PA are seeing that this Villasenor family is headed their way. I hope that they arrest and deport her and her entire criminal family.
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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    What a shock! The criminals are fleeing. Who woulda thunk it? lol.

    Too bad all states do not do this as maybe we could save tax dollars and they would all flee back to where they Illegally came from. Problem solved.
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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Criminals feeling not wanted and leaving. I am sure sanctuary cities will have no problem taking them.
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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown | Reuters


    AMAZING, the State makes being illegal a crime.. and the criminals start to flee.

    Who would have believed that eh?

    Also, I hope the Authorities in PA are seeing that this Villasenor family is headed their way. I hope that they arrest and deport her and her entire criminal family.
    Did you read the entire article?

    LEGAL RESIDENTS FLEE

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    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. (Editing by John O'Callaghan)
    The best part is this:

    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.
    Crime stats test rationale behind Arizona immigration law - CNN.com

    According to FBI statistics, violent crimes reported in Arizona dropped by nearly 1,500 reported incidents between 2005 and 2008. Reported property crimes also fell, from about 287,000 reported incidents to 279,000 in the same period. These decreases are accentuated by the fact that Arizona's population grew by 600,000 between 2005 and 2008.
    Crime in Arizona Reports : Reports - Arizona Department of Public Safety
    Both sides in Arizona's immigration debate use crime argument - Los Angeles Times

    Crime has dropped all across the country since then, but the decrease has been as fast or faster in Arizona. The rate of property crimes in the state, for example, has plummeted 43% since 1995, compared with 30% nationwide.

    That's no surprise to those who study immigration — both sides, whether for or against increased immigration, agree that immigrants tend to commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans.

    Nonetheless, authors of a controversial new law against illegal immigration here have long cited the need to fight crime as a key reason behind SB 1070, or the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. The law makes it a state crime to lack immigration papers and requires police to determine whether people they stop are in the country illegally.
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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    interesting article...if the illegals are fleeing the state, i'd say it is working as planned.

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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown | Reuters
    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.
    Oh, I'm sure that woman's illegal butt has documentation in Mexico somewhere.

    She's not undocumented, she's here illegally, and hence a criminal.

    I think every state that doesn't want to be inundated with fleeing criminals from Arizona should pass laws allowing their police to arrest people on reasonable suspicion of violating US immigration laws.

    Is the Department of Justice going to sue any state for arresting counterfeiters? No? Then there's no argument that the states have the authority to arrest people suspected of violating federal law.

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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    LEGAL RESIDENTS FLEE
    Since legal residents are under no threat from law enforcement in Arizona, they are not fleeing the state, they are exercising their constitutional freedom to re-locate to another state.

    If they're stupid and feel they're going to be targeted by cops for nothing, that's their problem. There's no Constitutional prohibition against stupidity.

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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    So the stupid leave too.

    Bonus!
    Well that was the goal of the entire bill. Make sure the brownies felt threatened. One more bill pandering to xenophobic America. The same kind which blames being paid $7.25 an hour on Mexicans and computer techs in Bangladesh.
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    Re: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well that was the goal of the entire bill. Make sure the brownies felt threatened.

    One more bill pandering to xenophobic America. The same kind which blames being paid $7.25 an hour on Mexicans and computer techs in Bangladesh.
    What factual data do you have to back this up?

    Oh wait, I forgot who I was talking to. Never mind
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