Skip to comments.Woman deported after winning Arizona casino jackpot
Posted on 01/04/2013 4:49:20 PM PST by Redcitizen
Mirna Valenzuela took a trip to Tucson, Arizonas 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 Valenzuelas deportation to Mexico. Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.
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Since when is enforcing laws " discrimination"?
Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.
I’d be more up in arms over this part.
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.
And who cares what she thinks, for that matter.
Congratulations Mirna. Not only did you win a jackpot for 1200 dollars, we’ll throw in a trip to beautiful MEXICO!
“Federal law requires that winners of $1200 or more show identification for tax purposes.”
In 1978 the threshold was $2000.....
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?
Gracias Senor Enterprise.
You can welcome me back soon on the bridge in Matamoros.
And in 1978, 2,000 dollars was worth more than 2,000 dollars today.
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.
Its a way for illegal immigrants kids to stay in the US.
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.
She was procbably costing taxpayers about $50,000 a year in freebies.
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.
Good grief, who writes this cornball stuff?
Wow $1200 doesn’t seem like that much dinero.
last time I was at AC the dealer said $9,999 or something around there.
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