You have accomplished what our dismal, so-called “kick-ass” federal government has refused to do. From Yahoo News:
Arizona’s hard-hitting immigration law is driving Hispanics out of the state weeks before the controversial law goes into effect.
Although concrete figures are not available, anecdotal evidence suggests Hispanics, both legal residents and illegal immigrants, are starting to flee.
Schools in Hispanic neighborhoods are reporting abnormal enrollment drops, and businesses that serve Hispanics also report that business is down, according to a USA Today report published Wednesday.
The report suggests that the immigration law is compounding demographic trends that have already significantly curtailed illegal immigration during the past two years. The bad economy has been the primary deterrent to many Hispanic immigrants seeking to enter Arizona, says Jeffrey Passel, a demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington.
Although the article makes Arizona’s action sound harsh and cruel, their law is identical to the Federal law that is not being enforced. The lack of Federal enforcement causes harshness and cruelty to those of us who are LEGAL residents. The feds are not serving us well. I can’t wait for November. And especially 2012!