Thursday, August 19, 2010

The cost of immigration lawsuits

Enforcement of immigration laws is expensive, something voters don't tend to take into consideration.  Now in Fremont, Nebraska they are also discovering that defense against lawsuits is also pricey.  For a proposed law along similar lines as Arizona, city officials say they need a property tax increase averaging $116 on a $200,000 home.

To be clear here, residents will get a sizable tax increase and nothing in return.  It all goes into the pocket of the guy who a) acts as lawyer for the city; and b) wrote the law.  It is, in sum, a tax increase intended almost solely to make a local Republican lawyer more wealthy.


Tambopaxi 4:38 PM  

...If the good citizens don't pick up on the points in your last para and they do nothing about this lawyer and his scam, then they deserve to be fleeced.

Defensores de Democracia 8:11 AM  

Wall Street Journal : Hispanics accounted for 54.7% of the total population increase between July 2008 and July 2009, but about two-thirds of that gain came from births. - Immigration is not the driving factor behind the nation's growing diversity

Minorities as a proportion of the under-15 population :

Hawaii 80.7%
Washington DC 78.0%
New Mexico 72.3%
California 71.2%
Texas 64.7%
Arizona 58.8%
Nevada 58.2%
Florida 52.3%
Maryland 51.o%
Georgia 50.5%

Source : Census Bureau

Wall Street Journal
U.S. Nears Racial Milestone
Whites Are on Verge of Becoming a Minority Among Newborns in Long-Expected Shift
JUNE 11, 2010

Some excerpts :

A number of forces are pushing the U.S. toward a "majority minority" future. The median age of the white population is older than that of nonwhites, and thus a larger share of minority women are in prime child-bearing years. In addition, white women are having fewer children than nonwhites, while the growth in mixed marriages has led to more multiracial births.

The recession has slowed the transformation by reducing immigration. It also has made people of all races less willing to start families. But births among nonwhites slowed less than those among whites between July 2008 and July 2009. Among the Hispanic population, there were roughly nine births for every one death, compared with a roughly one-to-one ratio for whites.

Minorities made up 35% of the U.S. population between July 2008 and July 2009, up from 31% in 2000, the Census said. While immigration is a touchy political issue, it is not the driving factor behind the nation's growing diversity. Hispanics, for instance, accounted for 54.7% of the total population increase between July 2008 and July 2009, but about two-thirds of that gain came from births.

Youth, Minorities, Demography and Politics :

Vicente Duque

obocanegra,  12:25 PM  

I feel like this is another good point to add to the argument against SB-1070. As a young Latina in California I think the Arizona law is unethical and damaging to Arizona, obviously, in this case a tax increase is damaging to the citizens of the state, even if they are for or against the law. Surely the costs of Arizona's enforcing SB-1070 is not coming from thin air. Why should legal latino citizens, or any other citizens pay for the states prejudices?

Gandydancer 4:19 AM  

Are you knowingly lying, or just can't read English? The link shows the money is NOT all going to the town's lawyer, but will cover "outside assistance as needed; depositions, document redaction, expert witnesses, and discovery costs; ancillary lawsuits and potential plaintiffs’ fees; and technology, personnel, and other related costs." The real scandal is that the townsfolk are probably paying the plaintiff's attorneys as well, through some idiot Democrat program.

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