- Jun 8, 2009
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- People's Republic of NJ
Hot Air Blog Archive Actual AP headline: Illegal immigrants plan to leave over Ariz. lawMany day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants
An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration and its economy was especially hard hit by the Great Recession. A Department of Homeland Security report on illegal immigrants estimates Arizonas illegal immigrant population peaked in 2008 at 560,000, and a year later dipped to 460,000.
The laws supporters hope the departure of illegal immigrants will help dismantle part of the underground economy here and create jobs for thousands of legal residents in a state with a 9.6 percent unemployment rate.
Hey Diaz - go to San Francisco! 460,000 unemployed non-citizens is just what California needs. They offer all kinds of free shit!