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Arizona's immigration laws have stymied economic recovery
MercuryNews.com ^ | 07/30/2011 | Alex Nowrasteh

Posted on 08/01/2011 6:22:05 AM PDT by artichokegrower

July 29 marked the anniversary of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, the state's toughest attempt to target unauthorized immigration since the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act. Since then several states -- most notably Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama -- have passed similar laws. However, Arizona has actually hurt itself by targeting unauthorized immigrants. Other states should learn from its experience before following it down the same path.

SB 1070 proponents claim that it decreased the unauthorized population in the state, and they're probably right. But for that "achievement," SB 1070 likely slowed Arizona's recovery by increasing the regulatory burden for business and raising the cost of hiring all workers in Arizona.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed slews of bills that would have reduced government expenditures and lowered taxes. The same poor fiscal policies prevailed in New Mexico. The difference in New Mexico is that it hasn't passed immigration regulations that burden businesses.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens
Unauthorized immigrants? That's a new one.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 6:22:10 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

What a load. This clown is clueless.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:24:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: artichokegrower

What a crock of crap!

It’s like saying that our laws against theft are preventing the economy from growing because it limits the income of thieves.

FUBO & FAD


3 posted on 08/01/2011 6:25:09 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: artichokegrower

Sounds like a flawed analysis to me. Many illegals send the money they earn back home. If those jobs now go to US Citizens, the money is spent in the state and will actually improve the economy.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:25:41 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: artichokegrower
"...slowed Arizona's recovery by increasing the regulatory burden for business and raising the cost of hiring all workers in Arizona."

Are they talking about ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, and unions?

5 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:21 AM PDT by avacado
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To: All

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6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:19 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RJS1950

So a bank robber is making an unauthorized withdrawal?


7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:33 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Yeah, and the fiscal year closing June 30th showed an 11% increase in revenue over the previous year, which is the most in 4 years. AND that was double the expected increase.

Yeah right. I sooo believe this article. /s


8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: artichokegrower
Other states should learn from its experience before following it down the same path.

Well of course we all know that it will be a massive illegal immigration onslaught from Mexico that will save our economy!

Jan Brewer is just hell bent on destroying what is left of our economy!

There is just WAAAY too much "legalism" going on for our own good!

9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:30:40 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: artichokegrower
regulations that burden businesses

LOL. Remember this, people. Its one of the few times when a Lib paper moans about how regulations burden businesses.

10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:30:50 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: artichokegrower

-——Unauthorized immigrants?——

This a euphemism for people fleeing the economic disaster that is California. The influx of refugees with money displaces those who lack money and skills and causes the economy to adjust.


11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:35 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: artichokegrower

Bull Obama.

Very smelly, septic Bull Obama.

Barney Frank baby ruth level very smelly septic Bull Obama.

(I do apologize for that last, gross, thought. Return to your regular duties now.)


12 posted on 08/01/2011 6:39:22 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: artichokegrower
Unauthorized immigrants? That's a new one.

No kidding, huh?

13 posted on 08/01/2011 6:40:17 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: artichokegrower

bullshit, the economy in AZ is dependent on construction and tourism, both of those industries are in the doldrums for other reasons than a lack of illegal aliens


14 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:18 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: artichokegrower

The “economic recovery” that is being stymied in AZ is generally hitting the businesses that cater to the illegals. I stopped by a large Big Lots store yesterday to find that it is closing its doors. Many of the specialty stores are already closed.


15 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:34 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: artichokegrower

It couldn’t be that this is the worst economy since the Great Depression?


16 posted on 08/01/2011 6:59:32 AM PDT by doc
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To: artichokegrower

This article rates a Barfcon 5 nuclear hurl alert!


17 posted on 08/01/2011 7:04:58 AM PDT by poindexter
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To: artichokegrower

” Unauthorized immigrants? That’s a new one. “

The best one I ever saw was “ entrants “


18 posted on 08/01/2011 7:17:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: artichokegrower

Pure nonsense. Yes, some businesses that cater to unauthorized consumers have closed, but to the extent Arizona is still in the doldrums worry over Obama’s next takeaway is the main reason.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 7:23:16 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: artichokegrower

The Mercury News - Diario del Mexico in english.


20 posted on 08/01/2011 7:27:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: artichokegrower

If enforcing the law has (supposedly) negative economic consequences - the law should not be enforced?


21 posted on 08/01/2011 7:29:17 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: artichokegrower

With all of this skewed logic that conclusion could be reached. Then again, maybe the bank robber is just an undocumented account holder. It’s all in the meaning of what the word “is” is.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 7:59:16 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: artichokegrower

Completely disregards the savings to the state from the taxpayer-funded benefits the illegals currently get.

(I’m assuming you’re from the Castroville area. Used to live on the Peninsula. I was actually married in Catsroville in 1971 by old Judge Blohm. Wasn’t Castroville’s or the judge’s fault how that turned out.)


23 posted on 08/01/2011 8:17:55 AM PDT by x1stcav (Obama: The Mistake of '08.)
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To: artichokegrower

If not having as many illegal aliens was hurting the economy, this would show up as a labor shortage in the areas traditionally served by these people, such as construction and restaurant service. Unemployment in these specific areas is still high, so this writer is full of Del Taco.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 8:31:14 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: artichokegrower

“Ending slavery slows recovery of Southern Economy.”

Some prices have to be paid. We can’t afford an underclass like illegal aliens and we can’t afford to make them citizens. Their existence in such large numbers is a menace to both personal and national security


25 posted on 08/01/2011 8:43:04 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: BlazingArizona

Not entirely. Supposedly farmers here in Georgia are feeling a pinch from the lack of illegal alien farm hands and some restaurant association has said that everything is going to cost more because of the lack of illegal alien labor.

I think its a good thing. I don’t see much difference between slavery and illegal alien labor and I think that having a large group of disaffected people (like illegal aliens) within our borders is a threat to personal and national security.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: allmendream
If enforcing the law has (supposedly) negative economic consequences - the law should not be enforced?

Exactly, we aren't a people so greedy that we will do anything as long as it pays in the short term, or at least we didn't used to be.

27 posted on 08/01/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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...Arizona's recovery by increasing the regulatory burden for business and raising the cost of hiring...


That's rich coming from a CA newspaper.

Perhaps we should follow CA’s example on business regulations?

29 posted on 08/01/2011 9:50:44 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: artichokegrower

Where the H*ll was the (Barf Alert) for this POS article!


30 posted on 08/01/2011 10:36:25 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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31 posted on 08/01/2011 11:40:34 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: artichokegrower

July 27 marks the anniversary, I believe, of the Judge’s decision to issue an injunction to the law. Someone needs to tell this guy the law never took effect, so therefore cannot have had the negative implications ascribed here.


32 posted on 08/01/2011 11:48:06 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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