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Re: “A Recreation of Our Trivia Performance Last Night

Thanks for coming out last night. Glad to have you all!

- Jean-Luc, Bumsted's Quizmaster

Posted by Dr. Geek on 04/08/2011 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Danehy

The "Arizona Capitol Times" recently published an investigation looking into possible effects of SB1070. What it found was interesting and certainly useful for those that argue against the law but wish to avoid the racism angle against proponents of the law (which only stifles debate).

With SB1070 becoming law in August, it stands to reason that the number of arrested immigrants will increase. The investigative piece points out that overlooked by SB1070 supporters is the "catch-and-release" policy of current federal immigration law, where ICE releases immigrants back into the population to await deportation hearings, while being allowed to work. Many of these individuals are granted permanent residency and can apply for a "cancellation of removal".

Essentially, Republicans in this state have inadvertently created a guest-worker program that allows immigrants they wish to see deported remain in the country legally much longer with full legal protection under US law. Russell Pearce acknowledges that this will result in legal residency for a greater number of immigrants. He points out, however, that the law will cause most immigrants to leave the state willfully (which, truth be told, will simply not happen as long as the economic incentives that make illegal immigration to Arizona viable remain).


Posted by Dr. Geek on 05/20/2010 at 1:38 PM

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