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Anti-Immigrant Laws Cost Tax Payers Millions, Benefits Cut
Technorati ^ | December 25, 2010 | Tim Paynter

Posted on 12/25/2010 10:06:58 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Cities and states are paying out millions of dollars in llegal fees to defend anti-immigrat laws. Even though law makers know they are setting their citizens up for expensive litigation, they choose aggressive actions. This forces some municipalities to cut citizen services in order to pay legal fees when law makers knew the laws were likely to be declared unconstitutional from the start.

Citizens of the state of Arizona will have to dig deep into their pockets to make up for the losses in revenue to the tax base as a result of the most vicious anti-immigrant law in the history of the U.S. On April 23rd, Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) signed SB 1070 into law. While a judge ruled portions of the law unconstitutional, the remainder of the law remains in place.

The reaction to SB 1070 has been in the form of massive protests which jammed the legal system, and a national boycott which cost the state millions of tourist dollars. On July 29th, the date SB 1070 went into effect, the Phoenix 100 were arrested in a massive protest. Approximately 100 people were brought in by police. Those arrested included leading clergy from the Unitarian Universalit's Association like Rev Susan Frederick Gray and Salvador Reza of the Puente Movement. Yours truly was front and center for this protest, as well.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration
Just wanted wanted to include my take on An easy solution to the immigration problem is to pass comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). The law would accomplish three major goals. First, it would seal the border Second, it would provide work permits and programs so immigrant labor can cross the border as the economy and US labor needs require. Third, it provides humane solutions for undocumented workers who have come to the US and become established in society. It advances the Dream Act so children of undocumented workers can go to school or serve in the military. It keeps families together. It helps stabilize the real estate market and the tax base.

If you change the date of dec 25 , 2010, going back into time of 1985/1986 this is the same speech word for word. Just this one more time.Just pass immigration reform and all our illegal immigration problems will be over. In another 10 -15 years, we shall all be here again, with this same speech, just one more time.Illegals realize all they must do is increase in numbers, overwhelm America, when they have some 20 million here, they will want another amnesty, another dream act. It just an enless cycle. From 1986 to 2010 the amnesty did NOT fix or improve Mexico or keep illegals home. It seems no matter how much we do or give to Mexico, their problems never change or get resolved. The country has not advance very much, another immigration reform will do nothing for Mexico, except add millions of more people with whom Mexico will suggest how and what they should vote for, all in an effort to benefit Mexico

1 posted on 12/25/2010 10:07:02 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

It is OK to me.
Pro-Immigrant laws cost BILLIONS.


2 posted on 12/25/2010 10:09:16 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: moonshinner_09

Anti-Immigrant Laws Cost Tax Payers Millions

A cost I personally am willing to pay!


3 posted on 12/25/2010 10:10:09 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: moonshinner_09
Cities and states are paying out millions of dollars in llegal fees to defend anti-immigrat laws.

Peanuts compared to what is paid out for illegal aliens in the cost of public schools, emergency room services, various government benefits, and many other specific costs.

4 posted on 12/25/2010 10:12:44 AM PST by Will88
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To: moonshinner_09
Enforce the laws we already have. When that's done come back and see us.

PS: Where's the fence? It was authorized 4 years ago.

5 posted on 12/25/2010 10:16:45 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Right on....I almost barfed when I read this garbage!


6 posted on 12/25/2010 10:18:10 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Will88

Too many wolves? BOUNTY! Too many coyotes? BOUNTY! Too many illegals? .............


7 posted on 12/25/2010 10:18:56 AM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: moonshinner_09

Deport them and we will save billion. Our laws are not anti immigrant. Our laws are anti illegal immigrant.


8 posted on 12/25/2010 10:20:40 AM PST by dforest
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To: moonshinner_09; darkwing104

What a steaming pile. The laws are anti-immigrant, they’re anti-ILLEGAL ALIEN, who cost us BILLIONS.

Nice attempt at pro-DREAM and pro-amnesty propaganda. Not.

BTW, IBTZ. Kitties, another chew toy for Christmas?


9 posted on 12/25/2010 10:21:38 AM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: indylindy

Make billion, billions. Sorry.


10 posted on 12/25/2010 10:21:43 AM PST by dforest
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To: moonshinner_09
The reason they cost millions is because the criminal federal government files lawsuits on behalf of illegal immigrants.

Gut the federal government and the problem will solve itself.

11 posted on 12/25/2010 10:23:07 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: piytar

Ooops, “The laws are anti-immigrant” should have been “The laws are NOT anti-immigrant.”


12 posted on 12/25/2010 10:23:25 AM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: moonshinner_09

IBTZ?


13 posted on 12/25/2010 10:23:26 AM PST by anoldafvet (Bread lines or Assembly lines, your vote, your choice)
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To: piytar
Kitties, another chew toy for Christmas?

It's been more than an hour since they had Chinese, so they ought to be hungry again.

14 posted on 12/25/2010 10:25:13 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: moonshinner_09
Tim Paynter is an attorney and human rights activist based in Denver, Colorado. He is a tireless fighter for abused women, children at risk, those ravaged by poverty, and those fighting for dignity in the United States.

Another piece of slime that makes money off of illegals.

15 posted on 12/25/2010 10:25:56 AM PST by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Wonder how many times this came up in the Roman Senate, regarding the Goths and Visigoths?

Especially that part about “serving in the military”.


16 posted on 12/25/2010 10:27:21 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Mohammad: the earliest documented pedophile "priest"...and he was proud of it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I like my amnesty plan!

Please call them INVADERS and don’t compare them to people who are legal aliens!
IF you aid and abet CRIMINALS, you are a criminal!
Finish building the fence.
It should be made a felony for Criminals who overstay their visas or just Invade.

I believe we should give amnesty to these poor CRIMINALS or INVADERS.
This should be a 2 week amnesty to get the heck out of our Country.
The ones who ignore this amnesty should be buried in a tent city jail and fined $10,000 or buried elsewhere.
All aiders and abettors of these CRIMINALS or INVADERS should get 1 year in a tent city jail and a $10,000 fine for each CRIMINAL aided.
Those in government should be the first ones charged.


17 posted on 12/25/2010 10:29:59 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“It’s been more than an hour since they had Chinese, so they ought to be hungry again.”

Now THAT was FUNNY!!!


18 posted on 12/25/2010 10:32:21 AM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: moonshinner_09
I call BS on this. The current state of affairs COSTS the taxpayers BILLIONS.

Also, while I'm sure you mean well, the so-called Dream Act would only make things worse. If they want to be legalized citizens, at least let them learn that in this country, the rule of law means something. Let them return home, and apply for entry legally, then we can talk about it.

19 posted on 12/25/2010 10:33:41 AM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: moonshinner_09

How stupid! They wouldn’t need to choose “aggressive” actions if the current administration full of frightened children would leave them alone to run their state.


20 posted on 12/25/2010 10:33:51 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Second, it would provide work permits and programs so immigrant labor can cross the border as the economy and US labor needs require

We have massive unemployment, we don't need immigrant labor. BTW, the lawsuit is being fought with private (donated) funds and not taxpayer funds.

Get the illegals out of the state and we'll begin recovery.

21 posted on 12/25/2010 10:35:04 AM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: moonshinner_09

“Second, it would provide work permits and programs so immigrant labor can cross the border as the economy and US labor needs require”

Yeah, the only problem is, it wouldn’t provide for the EXIT of those same people in response to US labor needs NOT requiring them any more. And lacking the labor shortages to cause employers to employ those people, they become burdens(ome) to the state, as net consumers of services financed by the taxes paid by everyone else and generally NOT THEM.


22 posted on 12/25/2010 11:03:00 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: moonshinner_09
I think you either had too much egg nog or got lost on the way to the Daily Kos.

But, Merry Christmas any way.

23 posted on 12/25/2010 11:05:28 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: moonshinner_09

It will be an endless cycle until a complete fence is built and the borders are secure.


24 posted on 12/25/2010 11:14:16 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Arizona will spend millions to enforce the laws that the federal government refuses to enforce. They will spend millions more to defend against the Justice Department’s effort to overturn their law. Yet the citizens of Arizona seem to think it is worth it. So what point is the author trying to make?


25 posted on 12/25/2010 11:42:09 AM PST by c-five
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To: moonshinner_09

Arm some drones, shoot to kill. But even that won’t completely stop them.


26 posted on 12/25/2010 12:05:40 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: moonshinner_09

“”millions of dollars in llegal fees “”

What are “illegal” fees?


27 posted on 12/25/2010 1:08:22 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: moonshinner_09
You're right. It's Lucy and the football all over again.

I'm sorry you're being threatened to be zotted by the morons that went to school where reading comprehension was an elective.

Welcome to Free Republic.

28 posted on 12/25/2010 1:23:30 PM PST by metalurgist (I Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Why would anyone want to post this"progressive crap, Noob?

Apparently neither you nor the author of this dung is aware of the classic patriotic statement :

Millions for defense... not one cent for tribute!

Get a conservative Jr. High-schooler to explain it to you.

29 posted on 12/25/2010 2:05:11 PM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: moonshinner_09
Weeeelllll Americans...

Following the “reasoning” of the “Technorati” witch should be “Technoramus (for ignoramus)” America is F#@ed Up.

But, buuuutttt...

There are so “specifics”...

1 - I never knew America is “Anti-Immigrant”;

2 - What I do know is America is “Anti-Illegal Immigrants”;

3 - Following the Communist Democrats procedings (CIR) will cost America Trillions of Dollars, not only millions in Law suits;

4 - As far as I know, the Illegals are costing millions in law suits just because the Democrats passed lenient laws that allow illegals to question the state;

5 - As far as I know, America is full of illegals just because of the leniency of Democrats that permeated the borders and use ilegals in elections;

Solution? I have none, but for sure I do know it is not over yet! If you Americans give up on this, as Dems. wish, then find somewhere else to live, for America will be a third world country as any other.

30 posted on 12/25/2010 4:17:29 PM PST by Mayr Fortuna
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To: moonshinner_09

I assume “technorati” is a moonbat site run by moonbat Tim. Then again, maybe Tim is relic neo-Nazi who wants to assume a role as Arizona Mein Fuhrer.

Which is it Tim? Moonbat or Nazi?

I’d guess both. Sieg Heil, Green Cheese!! (You’re blocking my flight from the cave...)

Whatacrank.


31 posted on 12/25/2010 4:25:37 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: moonshinner_09

WE MUST NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL CAUSE LAWSUITS! We must simply turn the state governments forthwith over to the ACLU.


32 posted on 12/25/2010 6:34:11 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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