Wow, that was fast. Opponents of the law are pointing to this as evidence of how awful the law is, and proponents are pointing to this as evidence that the law will do what it was intended to do, which is get illegals out of the state:

Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state’s underground economy.

“Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store.

Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.

SEIU is behind many of the protests. Gee, you’d think “big labor” in the US would welcome these kinds of laws that get rid of “under the table” labor, wouldn’t you? I guess the votes illegals provide Democrats, and ultimately the favors Democrats provide big labor, outweigh the union jobs (and subsequent dues payments) they cost big labor.

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4 Responses to “Hey, Look at That: Arizona Law Working Before it Even Goes Into Effect”

  1. Rick on April 29th, 2010 2:20 pm

    We know what the Dimocrats and Union thugs get from all things NOBorders-illegal”amnesty”.

    The larger question is what the Bush Family,McCain,Grahamnesty and the GOP have received and will receive?

    Meanwhile,America is being led and bled to Third World status.We have been sold down river….borders,language,culture.(Savage)

  2. Michelle Malkin » Arizona Rep. Calls for ‘Targeted’ Boycott of Own State, Runs Off When Asked About Stopping Drugs at the Border on April 29th, 2010 5:50 pm

    [...] new immigration law in Arizona is already chasing off plenty of illegals, and with any luck the November election will chase off political weasels like this one: [...]

  3. Christena Wiseman on April 30th, 2010 1:04 pm

    Our president and the media are mis-representing this bill and by so doing are
    causing problems with our southern neighbors. Nobody can be stopped simply because they "look Hispanic" They must be doing something illegal (speeding,
    driving through a red light, etc.) At this point, the person will be stopped and asked for I.D. Guess what? If you drive without a license, you are irresponsible. C'mon people – we love our legal immigrants, but have an obligation to protect our borders, as does Mexico, and follow the laws. This protects our legal citizenry.

  4. Funeral Burlington on March 28th, 2012 9:27 am

    Wow, that was fast. Opponents of the law are pointing to this as evidence of how awful the law is, and proponents are pointing to this as evidence that the law will do what it was intended to do, which is get illegals out of the state.

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