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Post Arizona Immigration Law; Philippines Presidential Elections (Bienvenido Macario, Philippines/US)
Created by John Eipper on 05/01/10 6:27 AM - arizona-immigration-law-philippines-presidential-elections-bienvenido-macario-philippinesus

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Arizona Immigration Law; Philippines Presidential Elections (Bienvenido Macario, Philippines/US) (John Eipper, USA, 05/01/10 6:27 am)

Perhaps the most controversial development in the US this week has been the signing of Arizona's draconian immigration law, which empowers police to request identification papers from anyone "foreign-looking." (!) Bienvenido Macario writes: Among those who oppose the new Arizona immigration law is Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. According to the news, "advisers to the Institute for Mexicans Abroad called for boycott of Arizona." Arizona's exports to Mexico last year came up to $4.5 billion. Arizona Immigration Law Angers Mexico, Felipe Calderon By Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Wednesday, April 28, 2010 http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20100428/wl_time/08599198547600 Why Mexico opposes the Arizona immigration law The Christian Science Monitor By Sara Miller Llana--Thursday, April 29, 2010 http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100429/wl_csm/297805 Excerpts: It is not just discriminatory but counterproductive because so much of the US economy depends on cheap Mexican labor. This isn't just patriotism, it's personal: most of them get by on the remittances sent home from brothers, fathers, and husbands toiling in the US. Quite simply, US immigration politics affects their daily existence. We depend on that income, says Ms. Garcia, who has a brother in California. ************** And now, to the Philippines: On May 10, 2010 the Philippines will elect a new president. My goodness, I have not heard anything from these candidates with regards to OFWs or Filipinos working in the US who are sending precious US dollars that are in turn discounted to P44 to $1! If I may ask the supporters of Filipino politicians, what help, assistance or support are these politicians businessmen, NGOs and churches going to give OFWs who are working here in the US and elsewhere? Remittances to the Philippines: 2008 - $16.4 billion 2009 - $17.3 billion estimate for 2010 - $18.7 billion Source: BSP jacks up remittances growth forecast By Michelle Remo Philippine Daily Inquirer http://business.inquirer.net/money/topstories/view/20100425-266443/BSP-jacks-up-remittances-growth-forecast JE comments: I'm glad Bienvenido Macario has brought up Arizona's immigration law. I've not read it, but the hue and cry in the media suggests that Arizona is set to become the nation's first police state. "Papers, please"/"papeles, por favor" does not have an American ring to it. It sounds more like a train in Central Europe during WWII--xenophobia, pure and simple. The question will be whether the law will be struck down in the courts first, or whether Arizona lawmakers will kill it themselves after trade, tourism and the conference business dry up. I don't know of any WAISers in Arizona, but comments and responses are certainly welcome from everyone else.


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