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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:11 AM
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What Arizona immigration law might mean for midterm elections
Dante Chinni
Posted: 04.26.2010 / 8:16 AM PDT

... I have heard nothing good about it, Sylvia Rivera, a local business owner and seamstress, wrote in an e-mail. Now I feel we live in a racist state as well. My Hispanic friends and family are not happy at all" ...

... President George W. Bush won these counties in 2004 by about nine percentage points. But in 2008, they went for then-Sen. Barack Obama by four points.

There are likely a number of reasons for that swing the economy hurt the Republican Party almost everywhere in 2008. But one cant ignore efforts by the GOP between 2004 and 2008 to tighten immigration laws. Those Republican efforts brought about large protests in Hispanic communities around the country ...

Troy Corder, who works in public relations in the area, writes in an e-mail that some in the tourism community are worried about unintended consequences. Its been a very big issue here over the last week. Lots of talk about losing conference and tourism visits. We are waiting to see if the MLB All-Star game moves" ...

http://patchworknation.csmonitor.com/csmstaff/2010/0426... /

A bit spotty: you might get a bit more by clicking the link, but not much more

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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:12 AM
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1. That All-Star game will be a big deal
Edited on Mon Apr-26-10 10:51 AM by DrToast
It's in 2011, but they'll have to decide soon if they want to move it.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:36 AM
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2. In ads for the All Star Game, they shd say, "Latino-looking patrons, bring proof of residency."
Same for Spring Training in AZ -- and for the ballplayers as well.

Stupid, hideous law.
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:41 AM
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3. I'll bet you'll have some players sit it out.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:46 AM
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4. I firmly believe this law will be overturned.
Would it still be fair for AZ to lose the AS game (in July '11) if the law is not on the books?
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:51 AM
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5. Of course not, but as of today it's the law
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 11:04 AM
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6. It doesn't take effect for 90 days.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 11:21 AM
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7. We are going to have to have a strong voter registration for Hispanics to get out the vote.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 12:08 PM
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8. hate to say this this doesn't help our side because the dem's are terrified of this issue
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