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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.

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.

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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