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AZ immigration defense fund donation page

July 10, 2010 By: admin Category: Business, Illegal immigration - Arizona, Politics

AZ immigration defense fund donation page:

https://az.gov/app/keepazsafe/donation_information.xhtml

Written by Mary McHugh
Friday, 09 July 2010 11:50

On July 6, the federal government announced it was suing the State of Arizona over its Senate Bill 1070, due to go into effect July 29. This bill is part of Arizona’s efforts to defend itself against the illegal immigration pouring over its southern border shared with Mexico, and the multitude of problems and dangers this has ensued both locally and nationally.

In the wake of the government’s announcement, a defense fund originally set up through executive order by Gov. Jan Brewer on May 26 immediately began amassing thousands of dollars from concerned parties of all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The total donated as of Thursday morning was about $500,000, with $330,000 arriving between July 6-8 alone; 7,008 of the 9,057 total online contributions since May were also made during this time period, with an estimated 88 percent of the fund’s total donations coming from these online contributors. Generally, the contributions were small, from between $5 to $2,000, and many of those donating were retirees. One concerned contributor, Mary Ann Rohde from Rialto, California, stated, “Arizona needs our help. It’s a disgrace what our government is doing.” She and her husband donated $20. According to the Associated Press:

More at:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/immigration/3986-donations-from-other-states-being-made-to-az-defense-fund

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