Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

The new Arizona law is working even before it takes effect. This USA Today article wants us to feel sorry for the illegal getting together with his many illegal relatives to try to determine what they want to do. This is the problem that the US has. People who break the law and will vote Democrat if made legal, get a pass on their illegal activity.

The illegals are leaving Arizona and California is a prime destination. If you think the economy of California is in the tank now, what will it be like when they get a few million more illegals from the great state of Arizona. Sooner or later the taxpayers of California will wake up and see the value in enforcing the nations immigration laws and pass similar enforcement legislation. Wouldn't that be a hoot?

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.

Juan Carlos Cruz, an illegal immigrant who has worked in plant nurseries for 20 years, huddled with dozens of relatives over the Memorial Day Weekend in the backyard of his brother's Phoenix-area home to plot out the family's next move to avoid what they say will be harassment by police. Virginia and California are the front-runners.

"If I were alone, I'd try to stay. But I have a family, and I have to find a place where we can live with more freedom," said Cruz, who hopes to move July 4 to blend in with holiday weekend traffic. "This is getting too hard."

Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Brewer, said it's difficult to gauge how many people are leaving because of the law, but he said he hears similar reports of people leaving the state.

"If that means that fewer people are breaking the law, that is absolutely an accomplishment," he said.
Hispanics flee Arizona ahead of immigration law

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