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Alabama Law Pays Off: Unemployment Down Sharply After Crackdown on Illegal Aliens
Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-20-2011 | John Hill

Posted on 11/20/2011 10:19:22 AM PST by montag813

by John Hill
Stand With Arizona

The war against Alabama's immigration law has intensified in recent weeks, with a Justice Department lawsuit, visits by DOJ officials, and a showdown over illegal alien children who have been pulled from Alabama schools. Eric Holder sued Alabama, trying to block every aspect of its enforcement provision.

Why has the Administration and their ACLU and La Raza allies frantically tried to stop Alabama's law from being enforced?

Because it's WORKING - and putting legal Alabamans back to work. As illegals have fled the state by the tens of thousands, the jobs they took - particularly in poultry processing, building trades and transportation - are being filled once again by Alabama citizens. And the unemployment rate in the state has dropped as a result.

Alabama's unemployment rate fell a half percentage point last month - five times more than the national average of 0.1%. And the drop is not seasonal because it is also a far larger drop than in surrounding states.

To further support this trend, in one heavily Hispanic county with one of the highest percentages of illegal alien labor, the drop has been far more dramatic. Alabama House Majority Leader Rep. Micky Hammon, (R-Decatur), said the huge drop in Marshall County showed the power of Alabama's H.B. 56:

Hammond pointed to Marshall County, which he called "a known hotbed for illegal immigrant labor." He said the rate there was 8.1 percent for October, down from 8.8 percent in September and 10 percent in June, when the immigration law was signed. "When Marshall County's unemployment rate drops almost a full 2 percent since the law was signed, it's difficult to deny the law is having a positive effect on employment," Hammond said in his statement.
Marshall County Rep. Kerry Rich (R) told WAFF-TV how poultry plants in his county have rapidly replaced illegal workers with legal ones to do the jobs that we are endlessly told "Americans just won't do":

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1 posted on 11/20/2011 10:19:28 AM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Too bad La Raza Rick Perry (and other governors) refuse to man up and take this kind of action.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 10:21:27 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: All

Gee who would have thought.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 10:25:27 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: montag813

BTTT


4 posted on 11/20/2011 10:28:51 AM PST by moehoward
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To: montag813

But ... but ... aren’t the crops in Alabama withering and dying because the illegal aliens leaving the state? What about those poor farmers and loss of their produce?

I’m being sarcastic but that point about Alabama’s crops gets mentioned whenever Alabama’s law is brought up.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 10:28:59 AM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: montag813

So we now have proof that it works. And why Obama fights anything that restores Americans to self-sufficiency and gets them off the government teat.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 10:29:42 AM PST by bigbob
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To: montag813

When is Holder going to be indicted or at least fired for not doing his job? Holder is the poster boy for government waste.


7 posted on 11/20/2011 10:31:28 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: montag813
Perry will be heart broken and the perrywinkles crying.
8 posted on 11/20/2011 10:33:54 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: montag813; SierraWasp; tubebender; Travis McGee

One can only imagine if this law was enacted and strictly applied in California.

We might even have close to a balanced budget.

However, our legislators, who are addicted to spending OPM, are pushing ahead with the dream act and other freebies for the illegals and our non working American class.


9 posted on 11/20/2011 10:34:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: montag813

But but... I thought the democrats were the party of the “workin man”

What about “working families”?


10 posted on 11/20/2011 10:35:25 AM PST by Blado (2008: Year Zero of the Zombie Apocalypse.)
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To: montag813

Sweet Home Alabama, 2011

Well I heard Eric Holder talk about her
Well, I heard ole Eric put her down
Well, I hope Eric Holder will remember
A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow


11 posted on 11/20/2011 10:35:32 AM PST by tumblindice (Don't tread on me)
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To: montag813
He said the rate there was 8.1 percent for October, down from 8.8 percent in September and 10 percent in June, when the immigration law was signed.

See, I told you so. As more and more illegals are chased away, the great state of Alabama will also see a drop in crime and see hospital budgets moving from red to black.

12 posted on 11/20/2011 10:41:51 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: montag813
426 days, 23 hours.
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13 posted on 11/20/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: montag813

It really pisses me off, that even though the people of Texas sent a record number of Republicans to Austin in 2010, and captured the majority in both houses of the state legislature, we still couldn’t get a single anti-illegal immigration bill to the floor for a vote.

There were at least FIVE of them, and every one of them was killed through administrative finagling.

And not a word of protest was spoken by our dear Governor. Not one.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 11:02:31 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I understand from my state rep that there are some very influential business people who are big republican contributors in the Houston area, and that these people are the ones who keep shutting down any decent immigration control laws. Apparently they want to preserve the super cheap labor.


15 posted on 11/20/2011 11:09:23 AM PST by mtrott
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To: VRW Conspirator
‘As more and more illegals are chased away, the great state of Alabama will also see a drop in crime and see hospital budgets moving from red to black. ‘

You should see the Emergency Room at the local hospital on Friday night and Saturday. Time for the illegals to get their free(paid for by your taxes) medical care.
TWB

16 posted on 11/20/2011 11:16:14 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: montag813

“As illegals have fled the state by the tens of thousands...”

Where did they fly off to?


17 posted on 11/20/2011 11:18:12 AM PST by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: montag813

Splendid, Alabama. Just splendid.

Alabama again telling the Fed to do it’s job or by God, Alabama will.

Hope this Alabama legislation catches on everywhere.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 11:25:05 AM PST by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: montag813

Roll Tide/War Damn Eagle


19 posted on 11/20/2011 11:26:40 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: montag813

bttt


20 posted on 11/20/2011 11:45:05 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: buccaneer81; dennisw; South40

Too bad La Raza Rick Perry (and other governors) refuse to man up and take this kind of action.

No kidding. There are some idiots still supporting Perry......lol.


21 posted on 11/20/2011 11:50:23 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: montag813

All these illegal freaks have come to Maryland, THE Freak state. Enough illegal aliens, already.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 11:59:04 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: buccaneer81; napscoordinator
Too bad La Raza Rick Perry (and other governors) refuse to man up and take this kind of action.

La Raza Rick Perry would never do this as he has made a career of pandering to the ILLEGAL population in his state.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 12:00:32 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: mtrott
I understand from my state rep that there are some very influential business people who are big republican contributors in the Houston area, and that these people are the ones who keep shutting down any decent immigration control laws. Apparently they want to preserve the super cheap labor.

A business model that depends upon super cheap illegal labor and pushes part of the expense of labor onto the tax payers is disgusting.
24 posted on 11/20/2011 12:00:39 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Grampa Dave
One can only imagine if this law was enacted and strictly applied in California.
We might even have close to a balanced budget.

Governor Moonbeam and the California leftist-lature don't care about balancing the budget. If they did they wouldn't have just approved a Rick Perry style instate tuition for ILLEGAL aliens bill that will cost the taxpayers tens of millions if not more.

We're told these people cannot all be deported. Stop making it so they benefit being here and they will leave.

25 posted on 11/20/2011 12:03:56 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: South40

26 posted on 11/20/2011 12:04:39 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: South40; dennisw

Why are his supporters ignoring the fact that Obama and Ricardo are EXACTLY the same. Why would both of them go to a La Raza Rally or seminar or whatever it was. I wonder if they were there the same day. Not only that, but I wonder if Obama and Ricardo are working together since they have the same principles and beliefs.


27 posted on 11/20/2011 12:06:12 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator; South40
There are some idiots still supporting Perry......lol.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

28 posted on 11/20/2011 12:07:14 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81; South40; dennisw
You are so right. They are some nasty people. Dennisw even wished me dead. Can you believe that. I believe he is a Democrat. He claims he was an Independent and switched to Republican to vote for his crush Perry. We have some seriously deranged folks on the Perry side. They are dangerous. I wish Jim would wipe out the last of the vultures. He has done a wonderful job getting rid of the Perry supporters but he needs to get the rest.
29 posted on 11/20/2011 12:10:56 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: algernonpj
lol! I converted that from this image back in September. It's my work. :-)
30 posted on 11/20/2011 12:12:09 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: montag813

I guess they aren’t jobs “Americans won’t do”.

Every time I hear that phrase, I automatically mark the person that said it as an idiot.


31 posted on 11/20/2011 12:15:52 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: tumblindice

This Yankee tips his hat to you folks in “The Yellow Hammer’’ state. Wish to hell my state of NJ would get this serious.


32 posted on 11/20/2011 12:27:26 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: montag813

Amazing how that works.....


33 posted on 11/20/2011 12:37:43 PM PST by Sprite518
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.
Git R Done!


34 posted on 11/20/2011 1:06:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: VRW Conspirator
I don't know about the rest of the state but crime is increasing here in the Huntsville area. A study was was recently conducted comparing Huntsville to Chattanooga & Knoxville (similar size cities to Huntsville) and we were found to have more crime.
35 posted on 11/20/2011 1:20:35 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: napscoordinator

I know Dennis and no way would he have wished you dead. And whose military were you in?


36 posted on 11/20/2011 1:53:33 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: montag813

Most of the jobs taken by illegal aliens have come from the black community.

My boss’s father-in-law has a big truck stop near Montgomery and back in Sept, about 2/3rds of his workforce fled. They were Mexicans (although he insists they told him they where here legally). The jobs are pretty menial, washing trucks and big rigs, cleaning up stuff, etc.

Anyway he’s back to employing locals like he used to. Mostly black guys. Guess the democrats gave up on the brothers here. The Republicans are getting them there jobs back!


37 posted on 11/20/2011 2:11:55 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: dennisw

I know Dennis and no way would he have wished you dead. And whose military were you in?

Who are you? Why are you on his account? He certainly did wish me dead. Why don’t you ask him. Whose military? The Iraqi Military....who do you think?


38 posted on 11/20/2011 2:31:13 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: mtrott
I understand from my state rep that there are some very influential business people who are big republican contributors in the Houston area, and that these people are the ones who keep shutting down any decent immigration control laws. Apparently they want to preserve the super cheap labor.

Yes, and I can almost guarantee you that they're all BIG contributors to House Speaker Joe Strauss and the Governor.

39 posted on 11/20/2011 2:44:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: napscoordinator

You know what they say in the Iraqi military.... No I’m never gonna do it without my fez on


40 posted on 11/20/2011 3:13:46 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: montag813

Thank you, thank you. We have a republican governor, Lt. governor, atty general, sec of state, and state house. Not everyone is happy with some of the things they are doing, but someone has to do it. Dr. Bentley has been doing a decent job in my opinion thus far. We still have a long road to travel. There are still lots of illegals around. Still see them at Wally World every day. Hopefully, that will thin out also soon.


41 posted on 11/20/2011 3:21:15 PM PST by RetiredArmy (The End of Days draws near. In this time, you should be drawing closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.)
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