No One in Arizona is laughing

Finally, a politician who cares more about her state than getting reelected.

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We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

Statistics show foreign-born residents commit fewer crimes, but backers of an illegal immigrant law say public safety is their key motivation.

By many measures, Arizona has become safer since illegal immigrants began pouring into the state in the 1990s.

Crime has dropped all across the country since then, but the decrease has been as fast or faster in Arizona. The rate of property crimes in the state, for example, has plummeted 43% since 1995, compared with 30% nationwide.

That's no surprise to those who study immigration — both sides, whether for or against increased immigration, agree that immigrants tend to commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/03/nation/la-na-arizona-crime-201005

Let’s not let facts get in the way of a mix of fascism and racism.

Anhalten! Zeigen Sie mir Ihnen Papiere!

"Foreign born resident?"....what exactly does that mean? Are you referring to a naturalized citizen or an undocumented worker?

If you are not a citizen, either by being being born here or becoming naturalized through the front door, you are an ILLEGAL alien. What is it about the words illegal alien that makes me a racist or fascist in your opinion. I would REALLY love to know.

LOL--anyone who believes everything they read in the LA Times is living in LALA Land.

I don't speak German like you Gspot...you'll have to translate for me.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

How about this - http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/04/29/arizona.immigration.crime/index.html

If you don't hear it from Rush then I'm guessing you don't believe it.

If you don't like facts and statistics then there is nothing that I can do. Anecdotal evidence is enough for you as long as it fits your narrative.

If only the wing nuts could get work up as much anger for the banks and wall street.

SensG---The racist argument you and the ProgLibs use is completely bogus. Answer this honestly! Who is the racist? The person who expects EVERYONE to obey the laws of the land, or the person who thinks that their preferred ethnic group should be able to completely ignore laws that are inconvenient for them, and even be rewarded for breaking them? Think KKK.

Why do you want to protect illegals G spot? Jan Brewer and Arizona had to pass a law because the administration was not enforcing our immigration laws. Go ahead and believe it's unicorns and rainbows in Arizona and on the Mex/US border. A useful

Anger...lets see, Gramma in her lawn chair at a Tea Party vs. the pro illegal alien rally in LA.

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin

Link seems to be broken. It goes to the address, but nothing shows up.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

That worked. However I see very little confirmed fact in there, just more opinion.

This part made me laugh;
"John Garcia, a political science professor at the University of Arizona who studies immigration and crime, said that illegal immigrants' disproportionate numbers in the criminal justice system might reflect steps Arizona has long taken to criminalize their presence — steps that have peaked with SB 1070."

That is possibly one of the dumbest things I ever heard a supposedly educated person say.

"criminalize their presence".....what part of ILLEGAL don't people understand?

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

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