NBC Discovers That Illegal Immigrants Are Leaving Arizona. And That’s Supposed To Be A BAD Thing

NBC pulled out every single propaganda bomb in its massive propaganda arsenal to depict this as a tragic story of unparalleled human suffering in the face of an immoral state government enacting an immoral law.

The problem was, I kept reading the transcript and thinking, “My goodness, the illegals are actually leaving on their own!  How wonderful!  What a fantastic law!”

The other thing I thought was, “Finally.  A sanctuary state!”  By which I mean, a state finally taking the measures to free itself from the oppression and burden of illegal immigration.

NBC Reporter Discovers New Immigration Law Causing Illegals to Leave Arizona
By Geoffrey Dickens
Fri, 07/09/2010

NBC’s Lee Cowan, on Thursday’s NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, discovered a stunning result of Arizona’s new immigration policies – illegal immigrants are now leaving the state. Cowan opened his piece noting a long line now “stretches around the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix every day” but noticed a twist, as the line was full of “immigrants trying to figure out not how to stay in Arizona, but how to flee it.” Cowan peppered his story with anecdotes of local businesses losing customers “A look around this once-bustling barrio is telling. The local hair salon has more empty chairs now than customers” and schools losing students as he claimed “School numbers are dwindling, too. This one is 75 percent Hispanic. Since the immigration law passed, they’ve lost more than 100 students.” Cowan even punctuated this factoid with the sob story of a boy being taken out of school by his father to go back to Mexico:

LEE COWAN: For the Bolanos family, they stayed as long as they could.

MARCIAL BOLANOS, ARIZONA RESIDENT: Arizona is a good state, but no more now.

COWAN: He took his 15-year-old son out of school and is headed back to Mexico, which brings Hugo to tears. But you’re really going to miss your friends?

HUGO BOLANOS: Yeah.

While Cowan did air a soundbite of a Republican state senator who pointed out that it was “kind of a novel idea” that people were “actually worried they may be arrested for breaking the law” he concluded his piece by emphasizing the economic cost of Arizona’s new immigration policy: “It may be months before anyone knows for sure just how many illegal immigrants and their business the law has scared away. Supporters say good riddance, but critics fear the damage has already started.”

The following is a transcript of the Cowan segment as it was aired on the July 8 edition of NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams:

BRIAN WILLIAMS: Now we turn to Arizona, where the federal government is challenging the state’s tough new immigration law. Arizona’s governor set up a fund to defend the law. As of today, 9,000 people, mostly from out of state, have contributed a half a million dollars to the effort. Some of those targeted by the new law are not waiting for it to take effect later this summer. They’re leaving the state now. NBC’s Lee Cowan has our report.

LEE COWAN: One way to measure the effect of Arizona’s pending immigration law is the length of this line. It stretches around the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix every day, immigrants trying to figure out not how to stay in Arizona, but how to flee it.

LUIS BALENCEA, ARIZONA RESIDENT: There’s a lot of people already leaving for New Mexico, leaving something else, you know.

COWAN: Anywhere but here.

BALENCEA: Anywhere, yeah. Nobody want to stay here.

COWAN: A look around this once-bustling barrio is telling. The local hair salon has more empty chairs now than customers. The owner is even losing two employees.

ROSANA QUINTERO, SALON OWNER: People look very sad. And we feel sad, too.

COWAN: The café next door is even emptier.

MARIA SIERRA, BUSINESS OWNER: I ask the people, and they say they afraid to come out.

COWAN: School numbers are dwindling, too. This one is 75 percent Hispanic. Since the immigration law passed, they’ve lost more than 100 students.

JEFF SMITH, BALSZ SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT: This is sort of the tip of the iceberg. More are waiting until the law goes into effect, and then we’ll see more people leaving during the summer.

COWAN: To the authors of Arizona’s tough new immigration stance, if there is a mass exodus of illegal immigrants, so be it.

REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR RUSSELL PEARCE: Kind of a novel idea, you know, people actually worried they may be arrested for breaking the law.

COWAN: The problem is there really are no hard numbers on the issue. So the question critics are asking: Is this exodus a myth or a fact?

BILL HART, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY: We think it’s fact. We don’t exactly know what’s happening, but we know something’s happening on a large scale.

COWAN: For the Bolanos family, they stayed as long as they could.

MARCIAL BOLANOS, ARIZONA RESIDENT: Arizona is a good state, but no more now.

COWAN: He took his 15-year-old son out of school and is headed back to Mexico, which brings Hugo to tears. But you’re really going to miss your friends?

HUGO BOLANOS: Yeah.

COWAN: And your school?

(Hugo nods head)

COWAN: It may be months before anyone knows for sure just how many illegal immigrants and their business the law has scared away. Supporters say good riddance, but critics fear the damage has already started. Lee Cowan, NBC News, Phoenix.

I mean, we’ve continually been told, “You can’t arrest and deport 12-20 million people!”  We’ve been told that we used to be able to put a man on the moon, but now we can’t put a wall on the border.  What this shows is that we don’t have to arrest and deport 12-20 million people.  We can simply start actually enforcing our laws, and watch illegal immigrants deport themselves.

And you know what would be an even BETTER deterrent?  We could adopt Mexico’s immigration laws.

It’s funny how Mexicans and Hispanics call the Arizona law “racist,” when it doesn’t even begin to be as strict as the Mexican immigration law – which is clearly intended to keep Central American Hispanics out of Mexico.

Which is another way of pointing out that the actual racists are the ones who are attacking Arizona.

The people who are opposing the Arizona law – which is nothing more than Arizona making what is already a federal crime a state crime – do not want ANY enforcement of our borders whatsoever.  They want America to be a borderless socialist utopia.  As in “Communists of the world, unite!”

As one example, read the transcript or watch the debate between Bill O’Reilly and Jorge Ramos.  Ramos simply refused to produce any answer whatsoever about what to do with even violent illegal immigrants.  At one point, O’Reilly pointed out, “You’re just dodging the question entirely!”  And later said, “It’s like I’m not even here.”

And it’s the same on the left from the Marxist-in-Chief on down: nobody is saying, “We’re going to secure our borders.”  Rather, at best, we see Obama demagoguing the issue and holding border security – his sworn duty to uphold as president – hostage to his leftists political agenda.

While his Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, does infomercials vowing to protect illegal immigrants in every way she can.

That the Obama administration is doing everything it can to prevent our federal laws on illegal immigration from being enforced, consider that Obama has shut down workplace enforcement to an astonishing degree.

I would love to see someone start offering free travel to sanctuary city San Fransisco, under the theory that if the city of San Fransisco really wants illegal immigrants, let it have them.  But if someone were to offer free transportation for illegal immigrants to San Fransisco, NBC and the rest of the mainstream media would depict it as analogous to the freight cars that hauled the Jews to their deaths in Nazi Germany.  Even though San Fransisco is supposed to be a socialist Utopian paradise, rather than a death camp, and even though the illegal immigrants would be traveling voluntarily.  Because propaganda is what they do.

And, even funnier yet, the driver of the van heading for San Fransisco would be arrested – on the demand of the left – for transporting illegal immigrants.  The illegal immigrants would be set free; the driver would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the laws of California.  While the media covered every sordid detail to cut and edit into their slanted narrative, of course.

On any issue you want to name, the mainstream media will select the leftist side of a story, and only show the “facts” that support that side.  That’s just who they are.

For instance, the story talks about the hit that some small businesses may take due to illegal immigrants leaving.  But they entirely  omit the huge sums of money that will be saved by the overwhelmed health care system, by the overburdened public school system, and the like.  They also fail to mention that many jobs abandoned by illegals will be taken by people LEGALLY in the country.  Just for a couple quick examples.

The funniest thing of all is that these people – whom NBC depicts as such oppressed victims – are themselves ultimately victims of the media.  It’s not a bad law that’s making them leave; it’s a bad media that is falsely and demagogically depicting the Arizona law as something it isn’t in order to stir up still more fearmongering.

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8 Responses to “NBC Discovers That Illegal Immigrants Are Leaving Arizona. And That’s Supposed To Be A BAD Thing”

  1. steve Says:

    What is the argument here? every single alien “BROKE THE LAW!” Our Government, Republican & Democrat, have allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals and is the largest invasion of any Nation, in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution.

    This refusal to abide by our Constitution should be classified as Treason as grounds for IMPEACHMENT & trials for Treason!

    Not only have they allowed the invasion, they force American tax payers to pay Billions of dollars to provide Welfare, Prison, Educate the invaders children,free medical care, at the same time the invading horde break numerous laws, massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture and standard of living while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WAKE UP PEOPLE! They walked,rode,swam and drove over here, they can do the same going home! taking thier anchors with them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btj6IeOFkis&feature=player_embedded
    http://immigrationcounters.com/
    http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp
    http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/01/025329.php
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty576.htm

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    It is frankly amazing that our society is at the helpless place it is in due to the mindboggling stupidity of liberalism.

    What do you think the founding fathers would have done if, after fighting and defeating the mightiest nation in the history of the world for their freedom, millions of Latin invading immigrants came in and began transforming the society they had won?

    Mind you, liberals could care less. Liberals hate the founding fathers. While paying lip service to the Constitution the founding fathers wrote, they hate it too, and pervert the plain sense of it whenever they can.

    The result is the kind of social destruction and “transformation” we’re seeing all around us.

  3. krissy Says:

    I’m completely ashamed of our president. I voted for him knowing I wold not approve everything he does but this act here, not upholding this arizona law, will prevent me from voting for him again next election. Me and my husband want to move to arizona but we, like a few of our friends and business associates, are looking at other places as well because of the outstanding number of illegal mexicans there. This was a great article to read. Thank you for pointing out the facts and voicing how millions of us are feeling

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Thank you for your comment. I imagine there’s a lot of differences between us politically, but, that said, I’ll take my allies wherever I can find them, and be grateful to them.

    It really is amazing. Obama presented himself as the “post-racial president,” who would lead us away from the racial divide. But in reality he’s the most racially divisive president we’ve seen since Woodrow Wilson.

    Obama had “strike one” when he was discovered to have attended a racist, Marxist, unAmerican church for 20-plus years. He gave a speech which the liberal media compared to Martin Luther King’s best, and the media dropped an utterly outrageous story as “over.”

    Obama had strike two when he decided that he didn’t need any facts to determine that the white police acted “stupidly” in arresting a black professor who was breaking into his own home. A 911 call reported that there was a break-in in progress (which there WAS), and when the white officer (who taught racial sensitivity training at a nearby college) tried to assess the situation, the professor became so hostile and so openly defiant of the officer’s authority that he was lucky he didn’t get tazed, let alone arrested. Obama’s kneejerk response, not needing any evidence, was to side against the police officer.

    Obama’s strike three is his response to the Arizona law. I can guarantee you that if Hispanics tended to vote Republican, Democrats would be outraged that they were coming into the country. Obama’s race-baiting has been despicable. And then you find out that the Obama administration had not even bothered to actually read a ten page law before demonizing it. And now after the suit is filed none of their racist demonization is actually in their suit (i.e., the Obama admin. doesn’t contend that the Arizona law will lead to any racial profiling.

    And now we’ve got the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, which is beyond amazing.

    As for your past vote, you can’t undo what’s done. All you can do is learn from your past mistakes, and correct them.

    It’s sounds like you’ve done that. Good for you.

  5. maria malloyer Says:

    Racial profiling. Come on! You don’t have to look at a dark skinned person and profile them as a Hispanic.

    These illegals give away the biggest clue; they just can’t spew a word out of their mouth in English. It is preposterous that they identify themselves without know one word in English. They really don’t get it!

  6. maria malloyer Says:

    Prez Felipe,

    Open your doors, take care of you own citizens. This is your responsibility!

  7. Michael Eden Says:

    And for the record, the Arizona law specifically and clearly bans “racial profiling.” Only individuals who have committed a violation or crime can be pursued as potential “illegal immigrants.”

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    And another “for the record”: Mexico has an incredibly strict and harsh immigration law to protect its southern borders. The Arizona law doesn’t even begin to compare.

    It would be nice if Mexico wasn’t such a big fact giant hypocrite.

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