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Immigration Statistics Show SB 1070 is Working

loadstar Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 2:33 PM
Tommy wrote: ILLEGAL immigration simply continues to grow the American "poverty class." This places a bigger demand on government services. We can never "Stop poverty as we know it" (LBJ's Great Society) when we keep allowing the importation of more poor. I support LEGAL immigration IF they: Come here educated and promptly learn English. Submit to a background check, and agree that they are not eligible for any government hand-outs for at least 5 years after filing tax returns. The path to legal citizenship should be streamlined, as it is currently slow, expensive and frustrating. (sounds like a normal government program) The test should be: Is this immigrant good for OUR country, NOT, is this country good for the immigrant?

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security released their statistics on the illegal immigration for 2010. According to DHS, the total illegal population went down less than 1%, from 11.6 million at the beginning of the year to 11.5 million by the end. However, in the state of Arizona, the illegal population declined from 470,000 to 360,000; a decline of 23%. In April of 2010 the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070 to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. While parts of the law were blocked by a federal judge, illegal aliens in Arizona are getting the message that they...