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Woman deported after winning Arizona casino jackpot
Yahoo news - odd news ^ | 01/04/2012 | unknown author

Posted on 01/04/2013 4:49:20 PM PST by Redcitizen

Mirna Valenzuela took a trip to Tucson, Arizona’s Casino del Sol Resort with her daughter Zamira Osorio, and hit a $1200 jackpot win. But the lucky win turned unlucky very quickly when events led to Valenzuela’s deportation to Mexico. Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: casino; immigration
" Zamira Osorio said that her family felt discriminated against "

Since when is enforcing laws " discrimination"?

1 posted on 01/04/2013 4:49:38 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.

I’d be more up in arms over this part.


2 posted on 01/04/2013 4:55:43 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Redcitizen
And in Sanctuary Casa de Tucson no less. No SB-1070 involvement or Sheriff Joe name calling,
3 posted on 01/04/2013 4:56:33 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Redcitizen; windcliff

I’ll wager that she never figured the odds of this happening. Too bad they didn’t also deport the daughter, but “let” her stay thanks to the dream act.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 4:58:39 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Redcitizen

And who cares what she thinks, for that matter.


5 posted on 01/04/2013 5:00:23 PM PST by goldi
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To: Redcitizen

Congratulations Mirna. Not only did you win a jackpot for 1200 dollars, we’ll throw in a trip to beautiful MEXICO!


6 posted on 01/04/2013 5:00:36 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Redcitizen

“Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.”

Good grief!

In 1978 the threshold was $2000.....


7 posted on 01/04/2013 5:03:52 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Redcitizen

What is this Dream Act to which they refer? Or are they talking about the deliberate failure by the president to enforce US immigration laws?


8 posted on 01/04/2013 5:05:05 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Enterprise

Gracias Senor Enterprise.

You can welcome me back soon on the bridge in Matamoros.


9 posted on 01/04/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Redcitizen
Since when is enforcing laws " discrimination"?

BUMP!

10 posted on 01/04/2013 5:06:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: G Larry

And in 1978, 2,000 dollars was worth more than 2,000 dollars today.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 5:07:50 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Adios, Mirna.


12 posted on 01/04/2013 5:08:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Redcitizen

Quite honestly, I don’t quite believe this. Within days of that $1200 single-jackpot limit law going into effect, slot-machine manufacturers came up with the idea of $1199 jackpots. I really can’t believe that there is actually a $1200 single-jackpot payout anywhere in the USA.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 5:09:16 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: petitfour

Its a way for illegal immigrants kids to stay in the US.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act


14 posted on 01/04/2013 5:12:56 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

I thought the standard amount was $600. Besides, don’t ya have to be a ‘legal’ to play and win. As in a legal resident, alien, or visitor.


15 posted on 01/04/2013 5:14:10 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Redcitizen

She was procbably costing taxpayers about $50,000 a year in freebies.


16 posted on 01/04/2013 5:14:17 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: Redcitizen

The child could not have been allowed to stay in the country due to the DREAM Act because it has never become law. But the president has created his own law based upon some aspects of the Dream Act. He is deliberately not enforcing the law. He is a dictator of convenience.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 5:17:58 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Redcitizen
While the situation is sad, Valenzuela is doing all right...

Good grief, who writes this cornball stuff?

18 posted on 01/04/2013 5:19:48 PM PST by notfornothing
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To: I Drive Too Fast

Wow $1200 doesn’t seem like that much dinero.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 5:20:25 PM PST by windcliff
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To: tet68

last time I was at AC the dealer said $9,999 or something around there.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 5:22:19 PM PST by Morris70
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To: tet68

The house (Federal) always wins.


21 posted on 01/04/2013 5:22:27 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: notfornothing

While the situation is sad, Valenzuela is doing all right...

“I’m all right , nobody worry about me...”
Kenny Loggins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaSUyYSQie8


22 posted on 01/04/2013 5:26:56 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Jug ears and his racist community organizers have given illegals the impression that they are above the law. They are going to be easy for the next administration to identify and arrest.

They should not be applying for free stuff and are breaking the law to collect. They should not be voting and they have voted at Dem. party urging. They think they are protected by corrupt officials - like things operate when they came from. Maybe they are protected for now and maybe they are not. That is a risky life to live.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 5:56:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Redcitizen

they are being treated like foreigners, how horrible

//sarc


24 posted on 01/04/2013 6:23:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Redcitizen

Handy inflation calculator puts it at $7,061.99
http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=2000&year1=1978&year2=2012

Hope I copy pasted right.


25 posted on 01/04/2013 6:26:43 PM PST by Sixpackplymouth
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To: Redcitizen

Wet. That was dumb. shoulduh walked away.

Guess she really is a gambler.

Doubling down is stooping when you have everything to loose ....


26 posted on 01/04/2013 7:13:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sixpackplymouth

That’s quite a bit of difference.


27 posted on 01/04/2013 7:36:40 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Vendome
Wet. That was dumb. shoulduh walked away.

Reminds me of long ago me and my wife were in a Nevada casino. So long ago that real coins poured into the tray when you won. Someone pulled the handle on a one-armed bandit and walked away. It hit the jackpot and quarter coins started pouring out. The people next to us asked if it was ours, we said no, and they said it wasn't theirs. Then we all jumped on it.

So much poured out that it overflowed the tray and spilled onto the floor. Half a dozen of us scooped up what we could, filling pockets and buckets, and then sneaked off. I got a few hundred bucks from it!

28 posted on 01/04/2013 7:58:05 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat

Sweet!!!

Chah Ching !!!


29 posted on 01/04/2013 8:34:16 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BenLurkin

Enforcing laws is always discriminating. It discriminates between that which is legitimate from that which is illegitimate.

The duty of our legislative branch is to discriminate in all their affairs.


30 posted on 01/04/2013 8:38:59 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Redcitizen

At times the term ‘living in the shadows’ is used in response to illegal aliens. I have yet to see proof of this. These unwelcome tourists live as anyone else does. And many of the as we have seen love to flaunt it in our faces. And, she’ll be back. And that ‘Dream Act’ for the kid. Another farce. How about chain migration deportation. Yea. That’s the ticket.


31 posted on 01/04/2013 8:47:52 PM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: jiggyboy
Quite honestly, I don’t quite believe this. Within days of that $1200 single-jackpot limit law going into effect, slot-machine manufacturers came up with the idea of $1199 jackpots. I really can’t believe that there is actually a $1200 single-jackpot payout anywhere in the USA.

If you already have $20 or so credit on your machine and you hit an $1199 jackpot, that puts you over, of course the correct response to that is to play off the extra $20, then cash out. A lot of people don't even know about the $1200 ceiling.

It happened to me back in the 90s at a river boat in Iowa, I live in Illinois. I cashed in a $1200 jack pot and was issued a w-2 on the spot, Iowa taxes were withheld in cash. Live and learn.

32 posted on 01/04/2013 10:29:01 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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