Originally Posted by coaster
But is that law working? Is it enough?
Based on the reports I have seen it is working. "Self-deportation" is occurring ,so much so that the Mexican State of Senora is complaining about too many people moving there! Go figure that one.
Here is one article from CNN http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/22/imm....ap/index.html
Unfortunately for me, I live in NM which has become the illegal magnet state. Illegals can get driver's licenses here. By having a valid drivers license they can then register to vote here. Most get paid cash under the table and do not pay taxes.
I saw one report where they were interviewing illegals in AZ and they were all saying they were getting ready to move to NM where they are welcomed.
This has not been good for the state. We are a poor state that has become poorer. The violence is getting out of control. NM moved up a notch this year and is now ranked as the second most dangerous state in the union. We passed Louisiana this year. National Guard troops have been deployed in the past year to help with violence. While everything that is wrong with this state cannot be blamed in the growing illegal population, it is a strong contributing factor that should be addressed.