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  • Illegal Immigrants Flee Arizona Enforcement, Sanctuary Cities Attract Them

    According to a recent study, roughly 100,000 illegal immigrants could have fled Arizona since passage of SB 1070. The Mexican government reported that almost 25,000 illegal immigrants returned to Mexico following passage of the law. As we stated in “Controlling Illegal Immigration: State and Local Governments Must Do More”, under the Constitution, states and cities have considerable powers to deal with the illegal immigration within their jurisdictions.

    Our work (along with many others) to guide states and localities resulted in SB1070. More states are looking to follow Arizona’s lead. With the exodus occurring in Arizona, other states should make sure they don’t become the next home for those fleeing Arizona.

    Conversely, the Center for Immigration Studies released a report showing that $62.2 million in federal funds were sent to sanctuary cities to cover the costs of illegal immigrants. As pointed out by CIS, these sanctuary cities welcome illegal immigrants, but quickly ask the rest of the country to subsidize the costs of those policies. As we saw with welfare benefits in the 1980s and 1990s, people quickly figured out where to go based on the level of benefits they could get and somehow managed to find the money to get to those places.

    It wouldn’t be too big of a surprise to learn that the illegal immigrants fleeing Arizona have gone to the sanctuary cities whose policies the rest of us subsidize.

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    25 Responses to Illegal Immigrants Flee Arizona Enforcement, Sanctuary Cities Attract Them

    1. Beckye, Texas says:

      My mom lives in Mesa, AZ and says that it's that they are enforcing E-verify (have to prove a new employee is a citizen and they fine companies that hire illegal aliens) that has driven most of them away. I have to believe the new law has to also have had some effect.

    2. Dennis, Xenia Ohio says:

      Our Founding Fathers wanted the States to be able to control themselves not the Federal Government. Also, Mexico has stricter immigration laws then Arizonia.

    3. Trixi Texas says:

      You know its really sad that Obama told all of us in Texas that he had no money for border control. In fact he said that the cost of controlling illegal immigration (undocumented alien's is the term HE uses) was the job and cost of the border states. So I do not understand if President Obama is not going to participate in the cost of our security they why does he get upset on how Arizona choses to secure its border? Also why is there money for "amnesty" when all my friends are out of work but not for jobs, or border security? Is our President an American or a Mexican?

    4. Bill Lee, ArkLaTex a says:

      This is like a nightmare! What more stupid things can Obama do?

      This should be enough to Impreach Obama.

    5. Bobbie says:

      the indecency of this indignant government to the people they serve is thievery, appalling, life threatening and must be dealt with.

    6. Corey Mann Leavenwor says:

      Great job Arizona thanks for doing what nobody else would by taking control of the situation. Now other states want to follow and those sanctuary cities some day will be full of illegal immigrants, maybe taxpayer money for them can be ended.

    7. Anna says:

      Only green card holders can get benefits in the county I live in. Mexican illegals are not the ones using these services – it's the ones who have lived here for several generations and who were taught how to get these benefits. The biggest problem is the computers at these offices – they need to be upgraded/reprogramed to "catch" those lying about who lives in their households, what income is coming in and what other benefits they get. I found out that the personnel at these locations – allows a lot of these benefits to those they know don't deserve them. These same people are taking the "head of household" benefit on federal/state income taxes when they have other income coming into their homes that is not reported.

    8. steve, michigan says:

      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!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsH8xvjTAlo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btj6IeOFkis&fehttp://immigrationcounters.com/
      http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/ http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty580http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8upCLpPlV0&fe

      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!

      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. Got a better idea? Lets here it.

    9. Maya Y says:


      There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, all government business will be conducted in Our language. Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here. Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or any government assistance programs. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage. If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are not allowed waterfront property. That is reserved for citizens naturally born into this country. Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, if you do you will be sent home. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted down and sent straight to jail. Harsh, you say? These are the immigration laws of “MEXICO.”

    10. Denise says:

      Anna, Sorry to let you know you are wrong. Any Mexican illegal can; and most do get goverment subsidies

    11. KLIMAX Baltimore, Ma says:

      Living in Maryland with a Democratic Governor who considers the illegal aliens "The New Americans" we, as citizens of Maryland, don't have a chance of removing any of the illegals or the gangs like MS 13 !!! It costs the "LEGAL CITIZENS" of MD. $1.6 Billion dollars per year to support the 350,000 plus illegal aliens in Maryland and to be honest a large number of people are quite tired of budget deficits this spending causes !!!!! The Federal Government has a responsibility to control OUR borders (Not this half A$$ed effort we have now) and to arrest and deport any illegal alien who is found to be in OUR country not just the so called criminals !!!! NObama has deliberately ignored this problem all in the name of Political Manipulation to gain votes for the Democratic Party !!! The Republicans in the 112th Congress must force the issue and make illegal immigration a Felony punishable by 5 year mandatory sentences or more if you are involved in human smuggling and eliminate the requirement for illegals to get a trial (this should be reserved for American Citizens) if they are here illegally deport them immediately this would eliminate the back log in the Court system !!! ATTRITION THROUGH ENFORCEMENT !!! NOT AMNESTY EVER !!!!!

    12. LL MANLEY says:

      and what are those cities?? THANKS for your continued info

    13. R Holland, Chandler, says:

      Anyone that believes illegals aren't getting welfare has their head in the sand. Every reports shows how easy it is to get fake IDs and cards. The "sanctuary" cities, don't bother to check fake IDs or cards, they just pay out the benefits.

      Build the wall, build it now.

      Enforce all the laws all the time.

    14. Pierre St.Clair Shor says:

      I came to this country with the idea of becoming a citizen using the required procedures…furthermore I wanted and learned to speak English fluently and even though I'm proud of my roots, I never felt that I should impose my past culture on the American people. After coming to the US I was drafted and served honourably. As for the illegals if the Federal Government objects deporting them, they should be made to serve in the military for two years after which they would not become citizens but would be allowed a green card, thence they could apply for citizenship.

    15. Greg B Vail, AZ says:

      Anna: You are wrong. It is ILLEGAL to refuse illegal aliens emergency room care ANYWHERE in the US. You DO NOT need a green card to be treated. My wife works in a hospital children's ward. With about 24 beds in the unit on average three are occupied by illegals. YOUR tax dollars are paying for this care!! Health care is the SINGLE biggest benefit illegals realize when they move to the US.

    16. Tricia Arizona says:

      The State of California is a sanctuary for illegals. The economy there is collapsing, but the folks there don't seem to worry. They'll just request a bailout from the rest of the country. They keep electing the same hacks that drove the economy into the ground. It makes my day to know that illegals are leaving in droves. Maybe Arizona can take care of it's own citizens. Thank you Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe for supporting Arizonans.

    17. Gisele B. Cherry Hil says:

      My husband worked as a radiologist for a few weeks in a small town in California. He saw 8 month pregnant illegal women come to the hospital. They never had had a check-up. They were given ultrasound, MRI's etc… at the cost of the hospital and the town. Many emergency rooms are closing for lack of funds, punishing the legal residents of the towns who paid taxes all their lives. What is so difficult to understand about ILLEGAL ?

    18. D. Dude says:

      These last years proved to me that getting a education, college degree+, does not mean one is intelligent, nor wise, nor capable, nor willing to work at the position by reading the proposals and asking questions, nor serving the legal citizens, however

      they definitely are willing to serve themselves with the very special best of everything before they leave office.

    19. Charles L Kennedy, T says:

      It's really a sad and infuriating set of events. when our suposedly public servents become self serving. It doesn't take a genious to understant that not only do illegal aliens cost our country. But according to our laws they are illegal. Our public servents should do their jobs and send them back.

    20. Jim Schmitz Wheeling says:

      Maybe Obama has a master plan………..Round them all up, now it is easy to catch them Huumph!

    21. Dave Ramos, San Anto says:

      What's amazing is that you have Dem (liberal) congressman still pushing this "Dream Act" basically rewarding these illegals with AMNESTY !!

      (I guess the Dems are so desperate for votes, they figure they'll get some from these "new citizens").

      Regretfully, you have organizations like LULAC who would like nothing more than to have hard working Americans keep subsidizing all of the illegals that keep coming.

      Wake up America — before we go broke!!

    22. Anne Tulare, CA says:

      I am responding to the comment made by Tricia in Arizona, regarding Calfornia. As a resident of California, I am disgusted by the lack of concern the politicians show regarding this situation. Our State and country are going under because of the governmental support of these individuals who came here illegally, drop babies like rabbits and glean the benefits offered them in droves. I would love to see every damn one of them deported back to Mexico. They don't belong here, and should not be here. They broke the law and I agree that they should just be deported with no trial or fine. Just send them back, anchor baibies and all. From what I see too, it looks like some father's may also be having babies by their own children, as some of these mother's are very young. Now wouldn't that be something. All to gain AMerican citizenship. Again, disgusting, every aspect of illegal.

    23. Gail, Beverly, MA says:

      I live in a state that just re-elected a liberal governor. His first priority is not jobs, the economy, or education. It is getting in-state tuition and drivers' licenses for illegal aliens.

      Massachusetts also dropped the ball in this election by sending Barney Frank and John Tierney back to Congress. These two are advocates for amnesty. Big surprise that they are liberal Democrats.

    24. yogiman, Tennessee says:

      We have one more month, folks. The Republicrats didn't do anything so we have told them we wanted action by election. If things don't change, we will know there is no difference between the two parties.

      The goal of the 'so called' leaders of today is to take our nation into a world government. This has been going on for quite a few years.

      Too many people want to keep America like our founders gave to us. Be prepared for a rebellion.

    25. Carol,AZ says:

      Thank you, Tenn:

      ..We hear hear you loud and clear from TX and AZ….

      As we gag over ALL on-going issue that's splitting this counrty apart, for all issue on illegal immigration, YOU MUST understand where you are.

      OUR BORDER MUST be Secured.

      As stated, Tenn,: "if it doesn't turned around" after swearing-in, in January, we are prepared to take it to a new direction.

      " The Third War" series by FOX, IS as accurate as you can get on National TV, for the reality of what takes place 24/7, on all border states.

      This is a fully backed war of terrorism , by the cartels and growing worse.

      If your not living in a Border State you can't imagine the horror stories , all true, coming from MX and other S.A countries.

      What happens in your State for policy, has begun here with uncontrolled interdiction, full deplicity by all agencies sworn to protect us in the USA,, and further spin :

      " We have a partnership with MX." by sick Willie".

      Mexcio is in total anarchy and the military there, as dirty, as the Cartels.

      Back door amnesty is being handed out every day by, ICC, Holder, and Janet N from HLS.andother agaencies.

      We own it here.

      It's the only way we have been able to survive the horror of all of it.

      We will hang on until January America to protect the rest of our State and, Our state of our union for the rest of you.

      But you must understand where you are, we will never last another two years here, the way is has become.

      Insist, in January that our border are secure and give us the troops we need .

      Insist, that we demand replacements of these useless Czar appointees that have already gotten Americans killed by ignoring the rule of law. .

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