The wild claims of the illegal alien lobby have been proved wrong again. They claimed that Arizona's economy would collapse without illegals, and the opposite happened.
USA Today April 24, 2012 by Alan Gomez
Supreme Court Weighs Fate Of Arizona's Immigration Law
As of February, the state had added 42,6000 new, non-farm jobs over the previous year, and state revenues have increased 8.7% so far in 2012. The Arizona Office of Tourism found the state generated $17.7 billion in direct travel spending in 2010 — a 7.9% increase over the previous year. Brewer said there may have been a negative effect in the immediate aftermath of the law, but that the state has rebounded and the "Arizona comeback" is here.
"Businesses are coming. People are recruiting," Brewer said. "We should get a lot of kudos for what we've accomplished."
They claimed the same thing about Alabama, but the effect of Alabama's immigration law was nothing but good for Alabama's economy.