@ "good ole boy" bigridgepatriot,
obviously you can not concieve the idea and therefore respond with an insult instead of an actual creative response to the subject. I bet you don't have an opinion and believe whatever your "good ole boy" buddies tell you-
YOU BETTER REALIZE THE FACTS:
Arizona tourism industry had lost $217 million along with an additional $535.4 million in lost tax revenues, economic output, and earnings in the immediate wake of S.B. 1070’s enactment.
SB 1070 also had negative effects for the community, victims of crime afraid to call the police out of deportation fears have caused increases in crimes.
SB 1070 drove a variety of people out of Arizona not just undocumented immigrants left, but families with one undocumented member and business owners who follow their customer base to other states.
A snapshot of the current business environment reveals turmoil across several industries critical to the Arizona economy, including manufacturing, the commodities
market, tourism, foodservice, construction, landscaping, and agriculture.
In Arizona the economic impact of SB 1070 was substantial, including $141 million in lost spending by conference attendees, thousands of lost jobs in the state, and the $535.4 million in lost tax revenue.
In a year, Arizona has surpassed $1 million of spending on legal fees battling over the constitutionality of that state's immigration reform measures, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
That same report found that the town of Hazleton, Penn., has already spent more than $2.8 million defending immigration enforcement ordinances it tried to pass last year.
When Georgia spends money on defending a bill that contains unconstitutional language intended to supersede the authorities of the federal government, it will come from a budget that has already seen more than $2.9 billion in cuts, including hundreds of millions in cuts to education!!
While the state is paying for court costs, local governments will also be forced to figure out how to pay for increased administrative costs associated with new regulations they must comply with in order to maintain current levels of state funding.
I'm Not going to detail ALL THE BOYCOTT's THAT ARE ON THE LINE FOR GEORGIA!!
In Closing.... THIS EMBARRASSING BILL SHOWS THE IGNORANCE OF OUR STATE GOVERNMENT AND MUST BE STOPPED!!
WELL SAID ACERIGGER!!!! I was born and raised here in Atlanta. My Family came from everwhere overseas!! I get there must be some form of control but to what extent???? If anyone knew what it takes in a man or woman to risk everything to come to this country and try to build a life for his or her family you might have a little more respect for them. I can not believe this, This is such BS and I WILL MOVE OUT OF GEORGIA if this passes!!