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Immigration key to Brewer’s win

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Despite budget woes, harsh criticisms and her highly publicized debate debacle, voters decide to keep Jan Brewer as Governor of Arizona.

If not for the signing of SB1070, yesterday’s election might have turned out differently.

Earlier this year, two weeks prior to the signing of SB1070, a Rasmussen poll indicated that Brewer had an approval rating of 40% among likely voters; after signing the law her approval jumped to 56%

Brewer and her fight against illegal immigration became national news when the federal government, labor and civil rights groups threatened to sue over the law’s constitutionality; thus casting Brewer in a modern day David and Goliath scenario. Monday the ninth circuit court of appeals heard from both sides and a decision is expected in the coming weeks.

The barrage of challenges facing Arizona over immigration is far from over; it appears that the majority of Arizonans want to give her the opportunity to finish what she started.

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  • steve 3 years ago

    Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE!
    .youtube.com/watch?v=tsH8xvjTAlo
    .youtube.com/watch?v=Btj6IeOFkis&feature=player_embedded
    immigrationcounters.com/
    .ojjpac.org/memorial.asp
    .immigrationshumancost.org/
    .newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty580.htm
    .youtube.com/watch?v=x8upCLpPlV0&feature=player_embedded

    Every Non-representative including obama and holder need to be IMPEACHED! for not upholding the oath of office they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!

  • steve 3 years ago

    deport all illegal’s, now, all 12 to 20 million of them. Anchor babies can stay but their criminal parents go, period, and cut the phony tears, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the fence.

    Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor and confiscate all property belonging to the owner. Property will be sold at auction and the proceeds to pay for the massive deportation. Oh and owners go to jail.

    Three, re-tool immigration law and make the entry process easier for crime free immigrants. Up the quota for our neighbors to the south and allow more Mexican and Latin Americans to immigrate legally, after all they are Americans too.

    And lastly, legalize pot and then throw the rest of your DEA resources at killing the criminal drug trade that is left and by kill, I mean dead, all of them.

    Got a better idea? Lets here it.

  • Stephan 3 years ago

    GIVING FACTS A FIGHTING CHANCE
    ANSWERS TO THE TOUGHEST IMMIGRATION QUESTIONS
    IMMIGRATION POLICY CENTER
    OCTOBER 2010
    ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION POLICY CENTER
    The Immigration Policy Center, established in 2003, is the policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a national conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policymakers. IPC staff regularly serves as experts to leaders on Capitol Hill, opinion-makers, and the media. IPC is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office. Visit our website at www.immigrationpolicy.org and our blog at www.immigrationimpact.com.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    WHY WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
    Americans are justifiably frustrated and angry with our outdated and broken immigration system. The problem is complex, and a comprehensive, national solution is necessary. Politicians who suggest that the U.S. can deport its way out of the problem by removing 11 million people are unrealistic. The U.S. needs a fair, practical solution that addresses the underlying causes of unauthorized immigration and creates a new, national legal immigration system for the 21st century.

    Immigration reform must be rational, practical, and tough: It is unacceptable to have 11 million people in our country living outside the legal system. To enhance our security, we must have smart border and interior enforcement, target the real causes of violence along the border, and prosecute those who exploit immigrant labor and those who profit from smuggling. Additionally, unauthorized immigrants should be required to come forward to legalize their status, pay back taxes, learn English, and pass criminal background checks. Finally, we must create sufficient legal channels to support the level of immigration our country needs in the future.

    Efforts simply to deport are often political games, not serious policy proposals: Over the past two decade, tens of billions of dollars have been spent on immigration enforcement. The annual budget of the U.S. Border Patrol has increased nine-fold and the number of Border Patrol agents stationed along the southwest border has increased nearly five-fold since Fiscal Year (FY) 1992, yet the unauthorized population has tripled in size. Billions in taxpayer dollars are wasted every year when we attempt to spend our way out of the problem rather than solve it.
    THE PUBLIC WANTS SOLUTIONS

    A majority of Americans favor realistic reform over unachievable rhetoric: Polls consistently find that Americans support a tough but comprehensive solution for those here without authorization over an enforcement-only immigration policy. According to polls of likely 2010 general election voters conducted for America’s Voice by Lake Research Partners and Benenson Strategy Group, 66% of all voters and 74% of Latino voters supported comprehensive immigration reform as opposed to enforcement-only measures. This included 62% of Republicans, 67% of Independents, and 69% of Democrats. Finally, 67% of all likely voters believed that unauthorized immigrants “should be required to register, meet certain conditions, and eventually allowed to apply for citizenship,” rather than leaving the country or being allowed to stay only temporarily.

    The public sees comprehensive immigration reform as consistent with, not working against, our nation’s economic recovery: Nationwide, 67% of voters said “We would be better off if people who are in the United States illegally became legal taxpayers so they pay their fair share,” vs. 28% who said “We would be better off if people who are in the United States illegally left the country because they are taking away jobs that Americans need.”

    The best way to solve the problem is to face reality: Most unauthorized immigrants are integrated members of U.S. families and communities. Nationwide, unauthorized immigrants comprise 5.1% of the workforce, and in states like Arizona, the unauthorized share of the workforce is even higher. In certain sectors, like agriculture and construction, unauthorized workers comprise up to 25% of the workforce. Nationwide, there are approximately 4 million U.S.-citizen children with at least one unauthorized parent, and policies that target their parents have grave effects on the children. Approximately 53% of unauthorized immigrants have been in the U.S. ten years or more. The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants are simply here to work. Unauthorized immigrants who work,

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