Alabama immigration crackdown costs state up to $11 bln: study

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Alabama's crackdown on illegal immigrants, widely seen as the toughest in the United States, has cost the state's economy up to $10.8 billion, according to a new study. Full Story

“United We Stand”

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Divided We Fall

#1 Feb 1, 2012
It doesn't get much more dishonest than this article. For instance, "The lost jobs also cost Alabama up to $264.5 million in lost state sales and income taxes, and as much as $93.1 million in lost city and county sales taxes, it found." without taking into consideration that all of those jobs will be filled with legal help next month or the illegal operations will go broke as they should. Then a legit company will take over and hire legals.
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Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 1, 2012
Yeah, right. More fabrications by an angry farm lobby and a pro-illegal press.

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#3 Feb 1, 2012
is that in welfare checks?

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#4 Mar 31, 2012
number don't lie.

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#5 Mar 31, 2012
Southernale wrote:
number don't lie.
depends on who puts those numbers out as well as where they came from.
like obama on illegal alien numbers,that were skewed

“United We Stand”

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#6 Mar 31, 2012
Southernale wrote:
number don't lie.
The "number" didn't write the article.
Free is free

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Mar 31, 2012
Southernale wrote:
number don't lie.
I went and dug up the 'study' the article is based upon. Let's just say it wouldn't withstand peer review. It's tripe; in this case, there are no numbers, only suppositions that are admittedly unfounded.
Gaglianos fastfood

California City, CA

#8 Apr 7, 2012
Yes, let me have the chopped up mexican on rye with tortea, rice and beans and a large Coke. And for dessert i'l have the female mexican chopped breast with whipped cream and cherries. Could I have the chopped off hand and deep fried fingers to go? Thanks Enrique
Gaglianos fastfood

California City, CA

#9 Apr 7, 2012
Vedo! Vedo! im hungry! Vedo let me have the styrofoam icechest stuffed with chopped up bar b que mexican. Does it come with the flies too? Sure does smell good.
Dee Dee dee

Emmaus, PA

#10 Apr 7, 2012
"The cost-benefit analysis by University of Alabama economist Samuel Addy estimated up to 80,000 jobs were vacated by illegal immigrants fleeing the crackdown, costing Alabama's economy up to $10.8 billion."

How could they lose 80,000 jobs yet the unemployment rate has gone down from 9.3% before the law to 7.8% as of February and droping? Numbers don't lie but economist do.
Dee Dee dee

Emmaus, PA

#11 Apr 7, 2012
Now why would an economist be biased about the effects of illegal immigration?

http://cber.cba.ua.edu/director.html

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Lake Los Angeles, CA

#12 Apr 7, 2012
The effects of Americans on America is disturbing.

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#14 Apr 7, 2012
Dee Dee dee wrote:
Now why would an economist be biased about the effects of illegal immigration?
http://cber.cba.ua.edu/director.html
LMAO...a citizen of the U.S. for only five years is gonna dictate immigration policy? Gee,don't think he's got 237 relatives in da homeland clamoring for visas and LPR status,do ya?

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#15 Apr 7, 2012
OK,doing some parsing of his CV...he hired on at UA in '98.Prior to this,he obtained a graduate degree in mineral engineering (let's ballpark two yrs.)then a Ph.D in 'mineral economics'(say another two yrs.),worked at yet another university in 'arms control'(why would a non-citizen be employed in American arms control policy??).
How does an academic background in engineering make one an expert in illegal immigration? I'm guessing (As does Dr.Addy in all his doomsday predictions concerning Alabamas' new immigration-enforcement laws)he has been in country at least 20 yrs. before d3eciding to seek citizenship.

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#16 May 9, 2012
Immigrants Twice As Likely To Start Businesses As U.S.-Born Citizens

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/immi...

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#17 May 9, 2012
Again Numbers don't lie.
Nationalist

San Jose, CA

#18 May 10, 2012
Southernale wrote:
Immigrants Twice As Likely To Start Businesses As U.S.-Born Citizens
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/immi...
So no US citizen gets displaced?
What does this do for economic and
geographic sovereignty of the USA?
Sovereignty is the key issue.

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