Skip to comments.Arizona's immigration laws have stymied economic recovery
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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If enforcing the law has (supposedly) negative economic consequences - the law should not be enforced?
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.
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.)
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.
“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
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.
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.
That's rich coming from a CA newspaper.
Perhaps we should follow CA’s example on business regulations?
Where the H*ll was the (Barf Alert) for this POS article!
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.