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Letter: If SB 1070 law stands, cost to Arizona goes down

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Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 1:28 pm

Well it seems that there are at least four — maybe five or six — U.S. Supreme Court justices who believe that our good state of Arizona’s SB 1070 statute, if not 100 percent legal under the U.S. Constitution, is half right, anyway.

As Russell Pearce pointed out in his Senate testimony, the U.S. government doesn’t tell Arizona how to enforce drug laws, kidnapping laws or rape laws in respect to “racial profiling,” so why should it be any different for laws regarding aliens illegally entering the United States?

Obama’s “wise Latina,” Justice Sotomayor, tried to whip out the race card but none of the other Justices were buying that “red herring” argument.

The Democrats seem to consider illegal aliens, or as they love to call them “undocumented immigrants” as a wonderful inter-Americas social experiment, never mentioning the cost to Arizona’s legal population. The Obama administration estimates that there are 360,000 illegal aliens in Arizona.

If one-in-five are working that means 72,000 jobs stolen away from legal Arizona job seekers. If one-in-ten (36,000) are K-12 schoolchildren, then Arizona taxpayers are paying $7,670 per illegal alien student per year to the tune of $250 million out of our $2.2 billion K-12 education budget.

Folks, 72,000 stolen jobs and $250 million may be “chump change” to Arizona’s Democrats and Hispanic rights activists.

But when legal Arizona families have to cut back on their food budget, gas budget and utilities budget to pay their Arizona income taxes, they sure have a different opinion.

Leon Ceniceros

Mesa

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