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.
The house (Federal) always wins.
While the situation is sad, Valenzuela is doing all right...
“I’m all right , nobody worry about me...”
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.
they are being treated like foreigners, how horrible
Handy inflation calculator puts it at $7,061.99
Hope I copy pasted right.
Wet. That was dumb. shoulduh walked away.
Guess she really is a gambler.
Doubling down is stooping when you have everything to loose ....
That’s quite a bit of difference.
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!
Chah Ching !!!
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.
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.
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.
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