Some illegal immigrants pack bags as Ariz. crackdown nears

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    PHOENIX - "Cinco dolares," Silvia Arias says when asked the price of car polish at a garage sale that she and two close friends, Minerva Ruiz and Claudia Suriano, are holding. "Five dollars." Another sale is made.

    The three women planned the sale to raise money to leave Arizona. Though all are longtime residents, viewed as pillars of parental support at the neighborhood elementary school, they're also illegal immigrants from Mexico. And along with many others, they want to escape a tough new state law whose stated intention is unambiguous: To drive illegal immigrants out of Arizona and discourage them from coming here.

    There is no official data tracking how many are leaving as a result.

    "It's something that's really tough to get a handle on numerically," said Bill Schooling, Arizona's state demographer. "It's not just the immigration bill. It's also employer sanctions and the economy. How do you separate out the motivating factors?"

    Still, anecdotal evidence provided by schools and businesses in heavily Hispanic neighborhoods and by health clinics suggests that sizable numbers are departing. Ignacio Rodriguez, associate director for the Phoenix Roman Catholic Diocese's Office of Hispanic Ministries, said churches in the area are also seeing families leave.

    Priests are "seeing some people approach them and ask for a blessing because they're leaving the state to go back to their country of origin or another state," he said. "Unless they approach and ask for a sending-off blessing, we wouldn't have any idea they're leaving or why."

    Ruiz and Suriano and their families plan to move this month. Arias and her family are considering leaving, but are waiting to see if the law will go into effect as scheduled July 29, and, if so, how it will be enforced.

    Some illegal immigrants pack bags as Ariz. crackdown nears
     
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    Enforcement does work.
     
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    Bravo to Arizona!

    Sounds like the same kind of exodus that Okc experienced when HB 1804 passed. The S.W. side of Okc(little Mexico) became a ghost town almost overnight and for those fools that keep spouting off at the neck that it will bankrupt Az;

    So I say again, Bravo Arizona!! :clap2:
     
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    This is good news. Imagine, enforcing the law works!
     
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    I guess Obama won't be playing golf in Arizona.
     
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    If they didn't break the law and come here illegally, then they would have NOTHING to worry about and their lives wouldn't be uprooted!

    Sorry but immigration laws are important.
     
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    Hi Angel:

    First of all, Illegal Alien Foreign Nationals come to the USA in the middle of the night through the back door with very little regard for the 'Rule of Law.' They steal identities from Americans, so they can steal JOBS from Americans and take bread out of the mouths of American children. The idea that these same Illegal Aliens are 'going home to their own country' is ludicrous, when all they have to do is 'migrate' to New Mexico or Texas where Illegal Aliens are welcomed with open arms into the Cheap Illegal Alien Labor Pools in those neighboring states.

    These Illegal Alien Foreign Nationals 'are' citizens of OTHER COUNTRIES and they know damned good and well that Obama is NOT enforcing the perfectly good immigration, employment and document fraud laws already on the books. Now these same Illegal Aliens wonder if Obama can stop Governor Brewer from enforcing the Rule of Law, because of all of the 'lawsuit' drama coming out of Washington D.C. ...

    GL,

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    It wasnt Americas problem that theycame here.
    It IS americas problem that they ARE here.
    It isnt Americas problem that they are (hopefully) going home.

     
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    They are packing their bags...wow, i thought they going to stay since they already breaking the current laws in place. I bet they are going to California. After all, that state will just get deeper in debt.
     
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    If they come to CA, people deserve it. CA has already given in to the influx of illegals - a long time ago. They have bent over backwards to make it nice and comfy for them. They cater to them everywhere you turn. If CA is bankrupt, it is because they refuse to face the truth that illegals bring a lot of problems with them and dump them on CA doorstep!
     

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