Friday, May 07, 2010

Arizona's New Immigration Law

But Has He Read It?
Mexican Presidente Felipe Calderon, Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law
By Joy Tiz
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Mexican Presidente Felipe Calderon used his visit to the White House to join the Obama administration in publicly castigating Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law.
At the start of Wednesday’s state visit to Washington, Calderon said the law discriminated against Mexicans and called for the two countries to work together to develop an immigration policy that did not force people to live in the shadows ‘with such laws as the Arizona law, which is forcing our people to face discrimination.’
Calderon, whose remarks were translated from Spanish, said ‘We can do so if we create a safer border—a border that will unite us instead of dividing us.
That’s almost as moronic as something Obama’s teleprompter would say. Our border should “unite” us? Did I spend thousands to put up a fence around my property so I could “unite” with my neighbors?
Don’t expect any form of reciprocity for those open borders, Barry. Calderon’s government will ban foreigners if they “upset the equilibrium of the national demographics.” (Michelle Malkin)
Maybe it just loses something in the translation, but that sounds like pretty overt racial profiling to me.
Illegal entry into Mexico is a felony, punishable by two years in prison. As many San Diego State students have learned the hard way, you don’t have U.S. Constitutional rights in Mexico—forget about due process.
We can’t really expect other countries to get on board with our immigration laws if our own State Department is apologizing to countries like China for Arizona’s chimerical human rights atrocities. I daresay any Chinese political dissident who has not yet been executed would gladly offer to take his chances in Phoenix.
Despite their enormous contribution to the economy and society of the United States,’ Calderon said, millions of immigrants ‘still live in the shadows, and at times, like in Arizona, even face patterns of discrimination.’
No they don’t. In Arizona, where the Hispanic population is pushing fifty percent, there is no reason for illegals from Mexico to hide. It’s manifestly impossible to hide while applying for tax payer funded services.
Calderon agrees with Obama that America is responsible for the drug fueled savagery at the border.
Obama also has vowed to take steps to try to lessen the demand for drugs in the U.S., including more money for treatment and prevention programs and to stem the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico.
Obama Dishonors Memory of Murdered Rancher Rob Krentz
May God bless the memory of Rob Krentz, and deliver us from the evil that is Barack Hussein Obama
By John Lillpop
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By all accounts, Arizona rancher Robert Krentz was a decent man who had the awful misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was murdered in cold blood.
The wrong place was on his own private property in Arizona.
Wrong, because Krentz, an American citizen, was shot and killed by an illegal alien (allegedly) from Mexico. The wrong time was close to midnight on March 27.
According to authorities, the motive for this cold-blooded slaughter may have something to do with the fact that the victim’s brother, Phil Krentz, reported drug smuggling activity on the ranch to the Border Patrol.
That ranch, the Krentz Ranch, has been in the Krentz family for more than 100 years.
Despite the murder of Robert Krentz and the general drug-smuggling and killing carnage taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Obama welcomed Mexican President Felipe Calderon to the White House on May 19 by stating that the relationship between America and third-world Mexico is not defined by the border.
Obama’s outrageous lack of respect for Americans who have suffered at the hands of Mexican illegal aliens is yet another extraordinary example of why this man lacks the moral and intellectual credentials to serve as president.
May God bless the memory of Rob Krentz, and deliver us from the evil that is Barack Hussein Obama.
White Paper regarding the recent shooting of a Deputy Sheriff in Arizona
While political and verbal posturing continues in the border saga, an on-going border war rages
By Dr. Lyle J. Rapacki
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Statement of Purpose:
The content of this paper is deliberately intended to stimulate thought and discussion, as well as to inform. As with all White Paper briefings, informational analysis comprising global security, national security of the sovereignty of the united States of America and the State of Arizona, economic forces as a dimension to national security, culture, freedom in human rights, defense and the rule of law are considered within the framework of this treatise.
While political and verbal posturing continues in the border saga, an on-going border war rages where brave professionals in law enforcement daily (and nightly) place themselves between a host of undesirables sneaking into America, and the legal citizens of Arizona and America these law enforcement professionals are sworn to protect. Every calendar day of the year, law enforcement suit-up for a duty shift that could, in a moment, explode into a fire fight resembling combat in Afghanistan or Iraq. One of those fire fights occurred last Friday evening, April 30th, 2010, in an isolated area of southern-central Arizona of Pinal County, Arizona. The rugged desert area where the gun battle occurred is near the junction of interstate 8 and Arizona State Highway 84, and it is well-known in Arizona law enforcement circles to be a “high-traffic drug and human-smuggling corridor.” Pinal County Deputy Sheriff Louis Puroll was patrolling the area when he came upon a 5-man smuggling ring transporting large quantities of marijuana. Approximately 30-shots were fired at the deputy who sustained hits from what appeared to be an AK-47-type weapon. Deputy Puroll returned fire from his service weapon and an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Deputy Puroll sustained a flesh wound above his kidney, but is recovering. The suspect(s) remain at-large at the time of this briefing.
The Border fence between Arizona and Mexico IS NOT complete; it IS NOT solid; well defined pathways are known to smugglers of all persuasions – from drug to human, and maybe worse. One of the little talked about but fully known suspicions is that aliens from other countries, including Middle-Eastern, have come across the border and up through Arizona’s desert smuggling highways. What did they bring with them is the other little talked about secret? It is a sham at the least, and a flat out lie to the American people on the other hand, that politicians from both parties dating back to Bush I; then Clinton; Bush II; now Obama - have PURPOSEFULLY not sincerely and honestly addressed the security of the 3,200-mile southern Border of the united States of America. Then again, why would they? Well known in the power structure of Washington, D.C., and in world councils, is that a concerted, deliberate, and aggressive move is under way to open the borders between America, Mexico, and Canada so a North American Union can be established, similar to the European Union.
Deputy Puroll was not thinking politically…he was not cognitively debating the merits of a North American Union…he was not formulating an argument to become politically correct; rather, this veteran professional law enforcement officer who also is crossed trained as a Terrorism Liaison Officer with the Arizona Counterterrorism Information Center (AcTIC) was focused on his foot pursuit across hostile desert terrain of 5-drug smugglers. One of these “illegal aliens” fell back and ambushed the deputy, spraying him with over 30-rounds of 7.62 from an AK-47; over a hundred rounds were fired during a 30-minute gun battle. Three others in this pack of drug thugs were armed with long guns (AKs), and several had pistols. These hardly are the types of individuals wanting a better life in America, and braving the treacherous desert to obtain it; which is what the Hollywood crowd, the bleeding heart liberals, and the corporate Washington political crowd would like you to believe. These 5-drug thugs along with thousands of other criminals who have escaped or been let go from Mexican jails and prisons, and mental health clinics, stream across the southern American border daily. Increasingly, they bring sophisticated weapons with them as they transport various drugs, humans, and individuals “Other-than-Mexican” into America.
It would not be outside the realm of possibility to suggest Deputy Puroll was keenly aware that he was in pursuit of trained and seasoned, well armed members of a Mexican Drug Cartel that have increasingly filtered north testing America, testing “homeland security,” and testing our response to their not so covert invasion. Quite possibly, this deputy knew what others in the law enforcement community know, but prodigious numbers of politicians and elites (from Mayoral to state-wide to national) don’t want to know – Mexican Drug Lords and their cartels have declared war on law enforcement in the United States of America, and any citizen of America who dares stand in the way of these cartels. This includes 4-helicopters rushed to the scene, and which 2-were fired upon. One suspect is described as a light-skinned Mexican male, late 20’s with a Sinaloan accent carrying a long gun. He was wearing a black handkerchief covering his face, and wore a green and brown fatigue-type shirt, tan pants, black boots and a ball cap. For those not acquainted with the drug cartels, the Sinaloan region cartel is significant and very active, aggressive and growing.
Friday, April the 30th, 2010, was just another night in this unfolding war, but a law enforcement professional got in the way. In return, this officer was fired upon, hit, and left alone, in a desert. In the grandest tradition of law enforcement, an “Officer Down Call” was broadcast. From a radius of about 75-miles, officers and assets from: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, BORSTAR, Border Patrol, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Casa Grande Police Department, Maricopa Police Department, Gila River Police, Gila River Rangers k-9 units, Tohono O’Odham Tribal Police, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, unnamed police units from the surrounding Tucson area, Mesa Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Arizona National Guard responded. Various SWAT teams responded. More than 200-officers worked through the night searching over 100-square miles (the size of Washington, D.C.) for 5-parasites disguised as “illegal aliens” who had no hesitation to shoot a police office (deputy).
The 5-suspects got away, but 75-illegal aliens were located in the search area and handed over to Border Patrol. A couple of “people of interest” have since been apprehended who may be involved.
Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu stated: “Here we see the tactics have changed and become more dangerous…this has reached a critical mass for law enforcement. I have called out for help from federal officials to no avail.” Sheriff Babeu is not alone. Governor Jane Brewer shortly after assuming the Office of Arizona Governor when Napolitano flew off to Washington, D.C. to become Homeland Security Secretary, sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, requesting troops along the Arizona Border to stem the flow of illegal aliens streaming into Arizona, and eventually, America. The Governor was ignored! Arizona has been ignored! The wishes and cries of the People of Arizona have been ignored! Then the Arizona Legislature a couple of weeks ago passed a bill enforcing an already existing Federal Law on “illegal” immigration enforcement, and all hell has broken loose against our State, and anyone and everyone who does not fall-in-line with the social liberals and elites who want a North American Union – no borders!
The following is a quote from a professional law enforcement officer on-scene throughout the late afternoon and into early morning the day after the shooting; 10-hours of service. This law enforcement officer sent me a letter containing the below quote, and asked if I could relay the same publicly. While he might meet a disciplinary action for expressing his thoughts in this manner, maybe I could distribute his written thoughts nationally so citizens everywhere could sense the dedication, and the frustration law enforcement on the ground are facing with this growing war. I have accomplished this with minor REDACTING to preserve the officer’s identity: LJR-
“I share this with you to make sure you are aware of the severity and the degree of the escalation of this situation that what happened yesterday (Ed. Note: meaning Friday, April 30th, 2010) must not be forgotten. I believe yesterday was the beginning of something larger to come and it seems the gloves are now off. Thank God the deputy was not killed, but it is only going to get worse and I cannot believe that the rumors I have been hearing were proven to be true last night. I am in disbelief and our government is ‘motionless,’ Napolitano is ‘oblivious’ and the situation may become simply hopeless if swift action is not taken. How is this being tolerated by OUR GOVERNMENT!! It is their responsibility to protect and defend this country and our borders! The fact armed individuals are protecting their smuggling routes has been proven…it is no joke. I have difficulty understanding how our country has allowed this to come to such a situation as this, that it is unsafe to travel into the southern deserts of Arizona and the United States without fear of being murdered.”
“The populace is being de-sensitized by the overwhelming and sensational events occurring on our doorsteps, and in our communities, and accepting these things as if they are acceptable acts and routine crimes. They are not routine, and it is going to get worse, far worse….”
My beloved State of Arizona is being verbally trashed by arrogant political elites, bored Hollywood actors (Danny Glover shows up in Phoenix tomorrow) still looking for meaning in their life, recording artists who can’t seem to write a new song to sing…so they come to Arizona and jump on the emotionally orchestrated bandwagon conducted by the Al Sharptons (he already has been here, and fortunate for us, he is returning to lead a march) of the liberal fringe who enjoy a good rabble rousing and then retire to the comfort of a nice hotel suite with full service and extra fine food, while the faithful continue their vigil.
My beloved State of Arizona is under attack from “illegal” aliens from multiple countries, and from people alien to the declaration that people have the right to be secure in their homes – Arizonans are losing this right with constant home invasions by illegal aliens, neighborhoods shot-up from drug gangs from Mexico seeking to recover their stolen property (drugs and money), from “drop houses” where upwards to 50-people can be hiding out until the next part of their journey begins taking them deeper into middle America and points east. Arizona is the kidnap capital of the Nation. Arizonan’s known all too well what it is like to live in a region where “illegal” aliens have no fear in stealing your car or truck, taking off from an accident whether someone is hurt or even killed. Arizona knows what it is like to bury police officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line-of-duty protecting citizens from an “illegal” who already is wanted for heinous crimes, multiple times over, but is allowed to slip in and out of America across a border that is in name only.
So while the political elites come marching into Arizona espousing their displeasure at our mean and reactionary ways, they should also begin scheduling other venues in which to travel, because as of this writing, two additional states within our nation are actively working on legislation to copy that of Arizona insofar as combating “illegal” aliens within their state borders. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe of Pennsylvania, and State Representative Stephen Sandstrom of Utah started a legislative process in their respected states to mirror the legislation Arizona had the audacity to pass a couple of weeks ago. Unconfirmed reports I have received share that two southern states are also seriously studying similar legislation. This could become a ground swell with Americans telling Washington, D.C. politicians you stay in Washington, and continue to create economic and social chaos. The Sovereign states within these United States of America, in accordance with the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution will now step up and begin the job duly granted to them in providing for the safety and welfare of their state’s citizens.
Deputy Louis Puroll is recovering. I give thanks to the Lord for Deputy Puroll’s life being spared. I give thanks to the men and women of law enforcement (I was one for a short while) who unhesitantly go into places most people would never go into keeping us safe, protecting our way of life, caring for our communities and our fellow citizens, and for the officers and deputies who responded quickly, efficiently, professionally when the call came: “Officer Down!” Their response may have made the difference between this white paper talking about the on-going border wars, versus talking about another brave law enforcement officer who will be buried with full honors for the life he/she gave in the service to others’.
City attorney says Phoenix mayor can't file challenge to Arizona's new immigration law
Jacques Billeaud
May 4, 2010
PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed legal challenge to Arizona's new immigration law took a hit Monday when the Phoenix city attorney said Mayor Phil Gordon doesn't have the power to target the law without the support of the City Council.
Gordon was hoping to file a lawsuit to stop the law requiring local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally.
After failing to gather enough support from City Council members, Gordon had claimed he could file a lawsuit without their approval.
But the legal opinion by City Attorney Gary Verburg said only the City Council has the power to authorize lawsuits.
"I just don't think we should be dragging the city of Phoenix and the taxpayers into this when they say they don't want us to file a lawsuit," said Sal DiCiccio, a City Council member who supports the law.
Gerardo Higginson, a spokesman for Gordon, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment late in the day.
Four lawsuits challenging the law were filed last week by the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, a Washington-based researcher who plans to visit Arizona and two police officers, one from Phoenix and the other from Tucson.
The officers filed the lawsuit as individuals and weren't challenging the law on behalf of their employers.
Meanwhile, a delegation of local officials from Arizona planned to meet Tuesday in Washington, D.C., with a representative of he U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division to discuss the impact that law will have on the Latino community.
Arizonans who plan to attend include Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and the Rev. Saul Montiel of Epworth United Methodist Church in Phoenix.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the federal government may go to court to challenge the new law.
Eliseo Medina, international executive vice president at Service Employees International Union, said the Arizona delegation asked for the meeting to convey a sense of urgency about the need for legal action.
State lawmakers who pushed for the new law had cited the fatal shooting of a cattle rancher near the Arizona-Mexico as evidence that border security must be strengthened.
A law enforcement official said Monday that a man suspected of killing rancher Robert Krentz more than a month ago was a Mexican who was recently in the U.S.
The official said it's not known if the suspect was still in the U.S. and noted the person who killed rancher Robert Krentz more than a month ago wasn't believed to be a U.S. citizen. The official works for an agency that isn't leading the investigation and requested anonymity.
Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the investigation, declined to confirm the account.
Krentz was on his all-terrain vehicle checking water lines and fencing when he was shot March 27 on his 35,000-acre ranch northeast of Douglas, Ariz. The wounded rancher managed to speed away before he lost consciousness and died.
At a congressional hearing last month, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said the rancher was believed to have been killed by an illegal immigrant who was headed to Mexico and worked as a scout for drug smugglers.
Scouts generally serve as mountaintop lookouts for drug smugglers, instructing the drivers for smuggling rings to pull over and hide when authorities are nearby.
What is behind Arizona's new immigration law
Written by Peter Stern
Monday, 03 May 201
The misconception about the new immigration legislation signed by the governor is that Arizona is only being racist against illegal immigrants. The problems relating to illegal immigration have been diverted to state government by the federal government who continues to refuse to resolve the long-time issue.
While there often is a case to view immigration issues as racial, the impact of illegal immigrants on our society must be resolved sooner rather than later. Since the federal government, our President and Congress, refuses to deal with the illegal immigration issues and initiate intelligent and long-needed updating and modification our total immigration laws and policy, the Governor of Arizona felt she needed to do something that would force the federal government to be placed on the hot seat.
Already the new Arizona legislation is sparking interest and anger in the state and across the nation. Arizona had become the poster state for immigration reform. Each county in the state of Arizona may determine how severe it will enforce and administer the new legislation on illegal immigration. Hundreds of activists and civil rights groups will head to Arizona to be heard. Hundreds of illegal immigrants in Arizona on standing up for their rights while hundreds more are leaving the state to take up residence and work in other nearby states.
The illegal immigrant legislation already is doing what the governor intended it to do, which is to generate interest, outrage and anger about the legislation to move the issue upfront across the nation and especially to place intensified pressure on the President and Congress to do legislatively what should have been done generations ago.
In truth there are 30 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States. The term "illegal" conveys that the immigrants did not follow the immigration laws of the U.S. and they are living here illegally. If you do something illegally, against the community laws, you are considered to be a criminal. Legal and illegal immigrants across the contiguous United States want law enforcement to look the other way. They want the U.S. to provide amnesty to all of the 30 million illegal immigrants.
The issue of illegal immigration is not an easy one to resolve. It will affect more than just the 30 million illegal immigrants. It will affect their families who live here legally or illegally. It affect all American citizens because it affects our lives and our economy. While illegal immigrants have come here for a better life, they still are here illegally under the current immigration laws. The immigrants who are fighting for amnesty want us simply to overlook the immigration laws, the laws governing illegal immigration law enforcement and to continue to provide illegal residents with the same life, rights, jobs, education, health care, etc., that we do for legal immigrants and for our own citizens.
The illegal immigrant issue returns to the oversight and determination of our federal government because Arizona has approved new legislation that offends many, but it places the responsibility backon the federal government for resolution in a powerful way. The President and Congress need to stop shirking their responsibility and to determine how to deal with the 30 million illegals living and working in the U.S. and whether we need to upgrade, modify and hopefully improve our immigration policy, laws and enforcement. The government also needs to figure out what to do with the 30 million illegal immigrant and to determine what is in the best interest of all Americans, not just for the special interest sectors.
Arizona passes tough illegal immigration law
Tim Gaynor and David Schwartz
Mon, Apr 19, 2010
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona lawmakers passed a controversial immigration bill on Monday requiring police in the state that borders Mexico to determine if people are in the United States illegally, a measure critics say is open to racial profiling.
Lawmakers in the Arizona Senate voted 17 to 11 to approve the bill, widely regarded as the toughest measure yet taken by any U.S. state to curb illegal immigration.
The state's House of Representatives approved the measure last week. Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican, has five days to veto the bill or sign it into law.
Immigration is a bitterly fought issue in the United States, where some 10.8 million illegal immigrants live and work in the shadows, although it has been eclipsed in recent months by a healthcare overhaul and concern over the economy.
The law requires state and local police to determine the status of people if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are illegal immigrants and to arrest people who are unable to provide documentation proving they are in the country legally.
It also makes it a crime to transport someone who is an illegal immigrant and to hire day laborers off the street.
"I believe handcuffs are a wonderful tool when they're on the right people," said Russell Pearce, the Republican state senator who wrote the bill.
We want to "get them off law enforcement and get them on the bad guys," he told Reuters.
Opponents of the Arizona law, some of whom held a vigil outside Brewer's home on Monday to urge her to veto the measure, say it is unconstitutional and would discriminate against Latinos.
"You cannot tell if a person walking on a sidewalk is undocumented or not ... (so) this is a mandate for racial profiling," said Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
Alvarado said his group would call on the federal government to intervene and was considering legal action to overturn the bill.