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PHOENIX (Reuters) Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block.

A few paces up the street, her undocumented Mexican neighbor Wendi Villasenor touts a kitchen table, some chairs and a few dishes as her family scrambles to get out of Arizona ahead of a looming crackdown on illegal immigrants.

"Everyone is selling up the little they have and leaving," said Villasenor, 31, who is headed for Pennsylvania. "We have no alternative. They have us cornered."

The two women are among scores of illegal immigrant families across Phoenix hauling the contents of their homes into the yard this weekend as they rush to sell up and get out before the state law takes effect on Thursday.

The law, the toughest imposed by any U.S. state to curb illegal immigration, seeks to drive more than 400,000 undocumented day laborers, landscapers, house cleaners, chambermaids and other workers out of Arizona, which borders Mexico.

It makes being an illegal immigrant a state crime and requires state and local police, during lawful contact, to investigate the status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The U.S. government estimates 100,000 unauthorized migrants left Arizona after the state passed an employer sanctions law three years ago requiring companies to verify workers' status using a federal computer system. There are no figures for the number who have left since the new law passed in April.

Some are heading back to Mexico or to neighboring states. Others are staying put and taking their chances

In a sign of a gathering exodus, Mexican businesses from grocers and butcher shops to diners and beauty salons have shut their doors in recent weeks as their owners and clients leave.

On Saturday and Sunday, Reuters counted dozens of impromptu yard sales in Latino neighborhoods in central and west Phoenix/

"They wanted to drive Hispanics out of Arizona and they have succeeded even before the law even comes into effect," said Aguilar, 28, a mother of three young children who was also offering a few cherished pictures and a stereo at one of five sales on the same block.

She said she had taken in just $20 as "everyone is selling and nobody wants to buy."

Migrants sell up and flee Arizona ahead of crackdown - Yahoo! News

Definite upside for Arizona. Sucks for the states bordering them though! Y'all don't come to Texas please. Between illegals and the Katrina "refugees" we have all we can handle.
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Years of anger fuel Ariz. immigration law

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Rancher Robert Krentz was gunned down in March while checking water lines on his property near the border. Authorities believe -- but have never produced substantive proof -- that an illegal immigrant, likely a scout for drug smugglers, was to blame.

Almost immediately Krentz came to symbolize what's at stake with illegal immigration. Politicians quickly connected the dots, but everyday folks also spoke with anger and fear about the rancher's death.

"You can't ignore the damage and the costs to the taxpayers and the disrespect that comes with it and those who think they have a right to break our laws," says Russell Pearce, the fiery state senator who wrote Arizona's new immigration law.

Between 40 percent and 50 percent of all immigrant arrests each year on the U.S.-Mexico border are made in Arizona, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.

And the annual costs? About $600 million for educating illegal immigrants at K-12 schools, more than $120 million for jailing illegal immigrants convicted of state crimes and as much as $50 million that hospitals have to eat for treating illegal border-crossers, according to figures provided by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, Gov. Jan Brewer's office and the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
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It galls me to no end that these illegals want every one to feels sorry for them after breaking the laws of this country. If they had chosen to come here and do it legally I would have a big problem with targeting them. However, that is not the case, they chose instead to disrespect our countries laws and the legal immigrants in this nation.

If you want to live in this country, DO IT LEGALLY, otherwise get out!
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It galls me to no end that these illegals want every one to feels sorry for them after breaking the laws of this country. If they had chosen to come here and do it legally I would have a big problem with targeting them. However, that is not the case, they chose instead to disrespect our countries laws and the legal immigrants in this nation.

If you want to live in this country, DO IT LEGALLY, otherwise get out!
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We have the problem here in North Carollina too.

There's a lot of dwi's with illegals who don't even have a driver's liscense. They also have a car full of old junkers and one valid plate that they put on whatever car is being driven. Gov. Perdue has already cracked down on this.

I have organized a group to personally lobby our state reps, senators and Governor Perdue to inact the same law here. So far, the response has been very positive. I am told they are working on legistation for it.

We WILL deal with this.
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It galls me to no end that these illegals want every one to feels sorry for them after breaking the laws of this country. If they had chosen to come here and do it legally I would have a big problem with targeting them. However, that is not the case, they chose instead to disrespect our countries laws and the legal immigrants in this nation.
If you want to live in this country, DO IT LEGALLY, otherwise get out!
Exactly..I have no sympathy for them but I can understand wanting to improve their way of life.

JUST DO IT LEGALLY

Don't jump ahead of people waiting patiently to legally immigrate to this great nation. When they do that,they disrespect others who are ahead of them in line and they disrespect the laws of this nation.
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But you can always count on some bleeding-heart liberal to step up and say that these people have the RIGHT to be here, which is BS,.
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But you can always count on some bleeding-heart liberal to step up and say that these people have the RIGHT to be here, which is BS,.
It won't work this time. Nero brought it to a head with all his talk of amnesty. They can thank him for that.
People are fed up and are taking action through their states.
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"They wanted to drive Hispanics out of Arizona and they have succeeded even before the law even comes into effect," said Aguilar, 28, a mother of three young children who was also offering a few cherished pictures and a stereo at one of five sales on the same block.
Correction Ms Aguilar, they want to drive out the illegal aliens, not Hispanics. There is a difference.
You, Ms Aguilar, being an illegal alien, are attempting to spin the facts of the matter. I don't feel sorry for you, you became a criminal the moment you entered this country illegally.
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