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AZ Law--"American-style ethnic cleansing"?
Source: Arizona Republic



Without national migrant reform, similar laws may spread across U.S.
by Dan Nowicki and Daniel Gonzlez - Jun. 30, 2010 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic


WASHINGTON - Arizona's tough new immigration law is driving undocumented families out. A few of the immigrants are returning to Mexico, but many simply are pulling up stakes and relocating to other parts of the United States.

From Arizona's perspective, that is a sign that Senate Bill 1070 is already starting to achieve its goal of "attrition through enforcement," even though the measure spearheaded by state Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, doesn't go into effect until July 29. But some policymakers see Arizona's fix as merely shoving its problems onto other states. They say a national solution, comprehensive immigration reform, is needed to appropriately address the border breakdown, and they are looking to President Barack Obama for leadership.
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Obama met Tuesday with Hispanic members of Congress, including Pastor, and will give a speech Thursday at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C., on the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
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Mostly what it's going to do is drive some number of immigrants to other states - I think it will be a pretty modest number of people, but we'll find out - and give Arizona the reputation as the state that took the lead in what will become known as American-style ethnic cleansing," Sharry said. "I am horrified that states would say the way to address this problem is to put a target on the back of a whole ethnic group and try to terrorize undocumented family members out of the state."


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