Cons for Debate for Arizona Immigration Laws Essay

1185 WordsDec 16, 20105 Pages
Debate Speech: 4 Minute: Cons By adopting the same anti-immigration laws as Arizona, Florida would be violating the very values of the constitution. My first point is the violation of civil rights. In order to clarify today’s debate, we offer the following definition: Civil rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination and repression. Its Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons (individual and corporate) of life, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken. This…show more content…
According to the New York Times, current and projected losses from conference cancellations as a result of SB1070 include $776 million in lost economic output. $434 million in lost spending by convention attendees. $265.5 million in lost earnings. $28.8 million in lost tax revenue. 8,472 jobs lost. The predicted losses Florida would suffer greatly decrease the economic gain that is desired. While passing the law may possibly open up more jobs for Americans, which was the original intent, the economic losses outweigh the pros. Arizona has adopted the law because they are close to the border of Mexico, thus more prone to illegal aliens. Florida’s borders are on the water, so border control would be enough to keep illegal aliens out. The percentage of illegal immigrants in Arizona is much higher than that of Florida, so adopting the law would have more negative aspects than positive ones, and there are other options available that would be much more beneficial. Thus, the adoption of this law would be wasting millions of dollars that Florida
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