It makes little sense to argue about the meaning of the word illegal. We all know what a law is just as we know they can be changed when they make little sense. If you want to read about hateful laws of the past that have been overturned due to their prejudice and hateful nature read about the Jim Crow laws.
A recent post over at Citizen Orange gives a good example of what happens when you try to remedy symptoms rather than causes. Most anti-immigrants must simply be following their hatred of others as there actions won’t lead to a solution. These laws, which make all immigrants feel uncomfortable,
Here’s a study in Arizona, a state that recently passed harsh laws against undocumented migrants.
Immigration studies reach different conclusions – East Vally Tribune
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
January 8, 2008 – 4:55AM
Two commissioned studies suggest contrasting opinions on either side of the employer sanctions argument. One report concludes that the costs of illegal immigration in Arizona are more than offset by the state tax revenue generated by the presence of immigrants here.
The other study suggests Arizona workers lose $1.4 billion in wages a year because companies here hire undocumented workers, according to a study commissioned by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.