Skip to comments.Hispanics abandon Arizona, fleeing economy, immigration law
Posted on 06/11/2010 11:45:58 AM PDT by Borges
Arizonas hard-hitting immigration law is driving Hispanics out of the state weeks before the controversial law goes into effect.
Although concrete figures are not available, anecdotal evidence suggests Hispanics, both legal residents and illegal immigrants, are starting to flee.
Schools in Hispanic neighborhoods are reporting abnormal enrollment drops, and businesses that serve Hispanics also report that business is down, according to a USA Today report published Wednesday.
The report suggests that the immigration law is compounding demographic trends that have already significantly curtailed illegal immigration during the past two years. The bad economy has been the primary deterrent to many Hispanic immigrants seeking to enter Arizona, says Jeffrey Passel, a demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington.
If you have a bad economy and a hostile environment, then thats likely to cause people to think twice about coming, and possibly even to leave, Mr. Passel says.
Arizonas new immigration law requires that police conducting routine traffic stops or other checks ask people about their immigration status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they're in the country illegally.
The law also makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally or to disrupt traffic when hiring day laborers, regardless of a worker's immigration status. It would also become a crime for illegal immigrants to solicit work.
Critics contend the law could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. It could also force an exodus of scared immigrants legal and illegal. Nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants left Arizona after it passed a 2007 law that penalized businesses that hired them, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
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If I was thinking of moving, I’d seriously think Arizona.
I strongly doubt that there is an exodus of legal residents. More likely, this is evidence of higher numbers of illegals than thought or admitted.
Now we need the other states to pass the same law !
Illegals will leave the country instead of moving from one state to another if several more states pass similar legislation.
Now, I fully understand why illegal aliens would flee the law in Arizona. That seems like the intended outcome. Well done Arizona!
>> Hispanics, both legal residents and illegal immigrants, are starting to flee.
Go to mejico.
Don’t come to Texas! We don’t want or need any more of you.
other states interested??
Awesome! No reconquista for the imperialist conquistadors!
Let's not be fooled here. The "legal residents" are a little jumpy because they're living with "illegal" relatives. Anchor babies are just one variety.
Only the Hispanic illegals? What about all the other illegals?
It’s going to be interesting in a few years to see what happens to Arizona’s economy.
Will hospitals start to operate in the red? Or will there be a slump, as the libs claim - because “undocumented workers contribute so much”.
When the other 56 states pass the AZ law, PROBLEM SOLVED.
Nothing like cold hard evidence to back up your hypothesis. I think this writer has a future with in the global warming community.
I hope other states follow AZ’s example.
We either stop illegal immigration or we lose America as we know it. If you want more voters in favorite of big government then just turn a blind eye.
I don’t doubt they will.
“anecdotal evidence suggests”
Just don’t come to Texas
If we drive the illegals out who will keep the fertility rate of America at the minimal 2.1 children per family to keep us from losing population?
Illegals have to do the children creating American women aren’t willing to do! LOL!
Allow me to translate: I am making this all up, because no one knows what is happening and there is no way to measure this, statistically, at this time.
Why would legal, law-abiding residents leave? Makes no sense. This is just some foreign reporter's agenda.
Come on over. Bring money.
they are all moving to either colorado or california is my guess.
Is Texas going to pass the same sort of law?
Like cockroaches to the light...
Like cockroaches to the light...
IMO, Arizona, as a result of departing illegals and others, will find reduced costs in education, welfare, public housing, prisons, law enforcement, and more. Illegals drain the state budgets. These are facts that for some reason, governments, at all levels refuse to recognize.
This would be good news if it were true. But it’s just more Obama Propaganda
Data Not Showing Illegals Fleeing Arizona Law
per Fox news
I hope they’re all going to San Francisco.
And to all of the “intelligentsia” who want to see America’s population reduced by 25 million immediately (and are having back room deals to reduce medical to the elderly, SSAN, pensions, etc.), accomplish this in one fell swoop by deporting ALL illegals first!
Oklahoma passed some tougher immigration laws a couple of years ago and we heard similar stories from that state. Haven’t heard a lot recently, but I think their law did decrease the number of illegals.
It never created the sort of uproar this Arizona law has caused. Don’t know if it was significantly different, or if the presence of Obama and his gang has simply been the catalyst for the protest against the Arizona law.
Anyone know how things have gone in Oklahoma in the past year or so?
I wish MY state would pass and enforce a law like that.
Reduced crime, reduced social welfare cost, decreased deflationary wage pressure and improved job prospects for Americans seeking entry level jobs.
Even Mexicans win, reduced exposure to organized crime and increased pressure on the Mexican Government to reform.
Amazing what happens when you just enforce laws.
It would be nice if they were all fleeing south rather than north.
Same thing happened to the school in my neighborhood. On June 2ond there was a 100% decrease in attendance.
Hope that most don’t end up in North Carolina. We’ve got too many.
Yes - it is called “self deportation.”
I am seriously thinking about moving to AZ. If they dump corrupt McCain then it might seal the deal.
>> Is Texas going to pass the same sort of law?
I wish! But, no. :-(
“And to all of the intelligentsia who want to see Americas population reduced by 25 million immediately (and are having back room deals to reduce medical to the elderly, SSAN, pensions, etc.), accomplish this in one fell swoop by deporting ALL illegals first!”
NO WAY!! Those damned seniors are likely to be REPUBLICAN voters. The idea is to kill them off and replace them with Mexicans-—the new BLACK race!!!
Maybe if we weren’t taxed so much for unending welfare for anchor babies, we AMERICANS could afford to have more children.
Good point. The article implies Hispanics = Illegals. Poor choice of wording.
“I hope theyre all going to San Francisco.”
If so - I hope “they wear flowers in their hair.”
That old hippy song is hilarous. He sings about gentle people in SF. The joke is violent crime is pretty high in SF.
Typical liberal (the report) blurring the issue. Probably a couple of legal Hispanics move in the typical American way of looking for something better elsewhere. So, the Libs add them to the mix of hundreds of illegals bailing out and say "legals are fleeing as well" as if they were in equal amounts. Total B/S.
I don’t know about that. It might help but I think the problem goes beyond one of finances. You have men and women waiting longer and longer to get married with children more and more being viewed as an inconvenience or they are too much work to raise. Dropping taxes won’t make us a more moral people and change our perception of see children as a blessing instead of a curse.
"Well . . . . . bye!"
No reason for legals to leave. Wow, look at the name of the “reporter” on this. And it’s CS Monitor, enough said.
They seem to be doing a great job in Chicago. In my travels through the Little Village neighborhood on the south side, which is an almost all Hispanic area, I see a significantly higher number of pregnant Hispanic women ready to drop a newly minted citizen, compared to neighborhoods of other ethnicities.