Guess which state loves immigrants? Arizona!

Posted on October 11, 2010

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I’m sure Governor Brewer will be waiting by her phone for an apology from all the leftists who called her and the state she represents “racist!” for passing it’s anti-illegal immigration law, SB-1070.

From the New York Times no less:

Here in Arizona, illegal immigrants get the boot. But refugees get the welcome mat.

Even as officials rage at what they have called the “invasion” of illegal immigrants, mostly Mexicans, Arizona has welcomed thousands of legal immigrants from such grief-torn lands as Somalia, Myanmar and Iraq, and is known for treating them unusually well. (emphasis mine)

Indeed, the scorched expanse of the Phoenix valley can seem like a giant resettlement lab. Bosnians trim the watered lawns of the Arizona Biltmore, and Karenni speakers have their own prenatal class at St. Joseph’s hospital. A Sudanese goat farmer is thriving in a desert slaughterhouse built with a micro-enterprise loan. (He is glad to demonstrate his skill in turning goats to goat meat.)

Hai Doo, a laundry worker from Myanmar, got grants to buy his first home. Yasoda Bhattarai, a new mother from Bhutan, credits 10 weeks of free hospital care for saving her daughter, who was born with tuberculosis. “Whenever people ask me about Phoenix, I tell them it is the best place,” she said.

Only three states accepted more refugees on a per capita basis over the past six years. Arizona took nearly twice as many refugees per capita as its liberal neighbor, California, and more than twice as many per capita as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. (emphasis mine)

Arizonans don’t oppose immigration as those against SB-1070 charge.  What the SB-1070 opponents have done, and still do, is purposely muddy the debate waters by trying to place legal and illegal immigration into the same category (as you can see by the protestor’s sign in the above picture).  Arizonans understand the difference between legal and illegal even though states like California and New York may not.

Throughout the months of protests and boycotts, Governor Jan Brewer and those supporting the new law have claimed that SB-1070 is not about racial profiling and it’s not about legal immigration.   It seems their claims have been proven true.  Now, who will be first to call the Governor and offer up their apologies?