View Poll Results: Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

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  • Yes, and that's a good thing. The law is just.

    9 60.00%
  • Yes, it's related, but the law is still unjust.

    1 6.67%
  • No, it's unrelated. Alabama's unemployment is declining because of other factors.

    4 26.67%
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    Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

    Here's an article that claims Alabama's declining unemployment is because of the state's new law against illegal immigration. Do you think that's a good thing? Why or why not?

    The Feds Had Better Stop Alabama

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    Re: Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

    The unemployment rate has been falling everywhere. It dropped from 9.1% to 8.5% nationally during the same period. It did drop faster than that in Alabama, but it varies a lot from state to state, so that's not that unusual. For example, Minnesota has an equally large drop over the same period and Minnesota has very few undocumented immigrants.

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    Re: Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Here's an article that claims Alabama's declining unemployment is because of the state's new law against illegal immigration. Do you think that's a good thing? Why or why not?

    The Feds Had Better Stop Alabama
    I am suspicious of right-wing extremists, and this link is biased and prejudiced.
    So, I now know less than before, except that man justs loves to lie.

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    Re: Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

    Alabama's unemployment has dropped from 10% down to 8.1%--almost a two point drop. Have any other states done any better?

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    Re: Is Alabama's unemployment declining because of new immigration law?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Alabama's unemployment has dropped from 10% down to 8.1%--almost a two point drop. Have any other states done any better?
    Michigan. The GM & Chrysler rescue has worked very well there, there was news on this this morning. From around 14% down to about 9.3%.

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