December 28th, 2011
At the end of an other year of federal government sanctioned colonization of America by millions of resentful illegal aliens, some predictions and observations for 2012 involving the organized crime of illegal immigration.
Prediction: Agenda-driven pollsters will continue to attempt to sway public opinion on what should be done with the millions of illegals who have created a massive, well-funded, bi-partisan and liberal media-backed defense force against deportation — the punishment for unauthorized presence in the USA.
Consider the ubiquitous campaign-driven “scientific immigration polls” containing questions that perpetuate the straw man argument that since it would be (regrettably) difficult to deport every illegal by sundown tomorrow, the only other option must be to begin another massive legalization. These skewed polls intentionally omit the proven and recognized effective reasonable solution called “attrition through enforcement.” More
December 15th, 2011
Back in 2004 I wrote Prop 200, The Protect Arizona Now Act on the ballot, which restricted public benefits to illegal aliens and protected against voting fraud. Despite being outspent 3-1, and with virtually every politician in the state opposing the measure, it passed overwhelmingly.
In 2006, I placed on the ballot Proposition 100, a constitutional amendment denying bail to any illegal alien charged with a serious felony. It passed by 78 percent. I also pressed for Proposition 103, which made English the Official Language of Arizona. It passed by 73 percent.
In 2007, I introduced the Legal Arizona Workers Act, requiring all state employers to use E-Verify, to ensure they don’t hire illegal aliens. If any “knowingly” hire illegal immigrants, they are to lose their license to do business in Arizona. After building enormous grass-roots support, the bill passed and then-Gov. Janet Napolitano signed it.
This May, the Supreme Court upheld the rights of states and localities to mandate E-Verify for employers. More than a dozen states have now passed E-Verify laws. We can expect even more to follow suit next year.
Since SB1070 passed, according to the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, they have experienced a 30-year low in crime — without one civil rights, racial profiling or biased policing complaint. More important, polls still show that Arizona voters support the law by a 2-1 margin.
This issue has now become bigger than me — and bigger than Arizona.
We have inspired other states to take action. More than 34 states are now proposing legislation modeled on SB1070. Alabama, South Carolina, Utah and Georgia have already passed bills.
Before I introduced SB 1070, Arizona political luminaries like Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Flake were leading sponsors of amnesty for illegal aliens. But since we passed it, most of our GOP congressman and senators at least give lip service to supporting patriotic immigration enforcement.
I have not decided whether or not I will run again for the State Senate — or another office. I promise you though, that I will not retreat from this fight. Story.
December 28th, 2011
Under current policy, Los Angeles police officers automatically impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers discovered during routine traffic stops. Under recently proposed changes, an unlicensed driver who has not been previously convicted of driving without a license would be allowed to keep their vehicles if they can call a licensed driver to pick up the vehicle.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck proposed the change to end what he feels is an unfair burden being placed on illegal aliens since they account for most the of the drivers whose vehicles are impounded under the current policy. On Tuesday, Chief Beck told the L.A. Times: “It’s a fairness issue. There is a vast difference between someone driving without a license because they cannot legally be issued one and someone driving after having their license revoked.”
Beck went on to describe illegal aliens living in Los Angeles as people “who are a valuable asset to our community and who have very limited resources.” L.A.’s police union stands in opposition to the proposed change and has harshly criticized Chief Beck and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for political pandering at the expense of public safety.
In July, the Denver city council voted to overturn a voter-approved ordinance which impounded the vehicles of unlicensed drivers, and had been responsible for taking a large number of illegal aliens off Denver’s streets. The council voted 9-1 to repeal the law known as Initiative 100. Of course, both Los Angeles and Denver are well known ’sanctuary cities’ for illegal aliens. Story.
December 28th, 2011
Illegal aliens come to the United States to take jobs that offer them greater opportunity, and they are often welcomed by U.S. employers who are able to hire them for wages lower than they would have to pay to hire U.S. workers. This employment is illegal under a law enacted in 1986, but some employers ignore the law and hire illegal workers in the underground economy. Others simply accept fake employment documents and hire the illegal workers as if they were legal. Because there is no requirement to verify documents presented by workers, employers can easily evade compliance.
The illegal alien workers are mostly persons who sneaked into the country – nearly all Mexicans or Central Americans who enter from Mexico. There is also, however, illegal entry across the border with Canada, with apprehensions by the Border Patrol of more than 6,000 aliens in 2010. There is also a significant portion of the illegal alien population that arrives with visas and stays illegally. These ‘overstayers’ are estimated variously to between one- third and 40 percent of the illegal alien population.
The defenders of illegal aliens – ethnic advocacy groups, employer groups, and church-based groups – often assert that illegal aliens only take jobs unwanted by U.S. workers. This is patently false because they are working in jobs in which U.S. workers are also employed – whether in construction, agricultural harvesting or service professions. MORE
December 15th, 2011
Authorities arrested two people after finding bales of marijuana inside a Phoenix home. The Illegal Immigration Prevention Apprehension Co-op Team (IIMPACT) detectives served a search warrant at the home near Camelback Road and 79th Avenue on Tuesday. Officers found bales of marijuana stacked inside a bathroom shower, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. They also found more marijuana concealed in two vehicles parked outside. They seized a total of 870 pounds of marijuana.
Officers arrested Ricardo Suarez, 23, a Mexican National, and Viviana Cardenas, 26, an American citizen. They were booked on charges of possession of marijuana for sale. Two other people residing in the home were found not be involved in the case and were turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by IIMPACT, which is composed of the DPS, Phoenix Police Department and ICE. Story.
December 11th, 2011
FOX News’ Bret Baier is hosting the Republican Presidential Debate in Iowa tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 15th. He has asked his audience to submit questions to his Twitter account.
It’s pretty simple. Click here: https://twitter.com/bret_baier and follow the prompts.
Here are a few examples of questions you can ask:
Baier hosted the September 22nd debate in which he said they received thousands of questions about immigration. Remember the “word cloud”?
Please send your questions to Bret Baier. Let’s keep asking for specific answers from the candidates and show the American people, and especially the people of Iowa who will be going to the Caucuses on January 3, that immigration enforcment and border security are top tier campaign issues.
December 14th, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. Its ruling could impact immigration laws nationwide and push the immigration debate into the spotlight during the final months of the 2012 presidential race.
The high court issued its two-sentence decision to hear the case Monday morning. No court date has been set, but justices will likely hear arguments this spring and release a decision in the summer. Gov. Jan Brewer asked the high court to hear the case after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Arizona federal Judge Susan Bolton’s 2010 decision to halt several key parts of the law.
At its core, the case is about how large a role states may play in creating and enforcing immigration laws. Bolton ruled that immigration is the responsibility of the federal government, not individual states. State officials maintain that the law merely mirrors existing federal immigration laws and that states have the right to enforce them, particularly when the federal government does not.
This year, several other states passed laws similar to SB 1070 and face federal challenges by the U.S. Department of Justice. Alabama’s law mimics SB 1070 and adds other regulations, including requiring public schools to check students’ legal status. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked some parts of that law from going into effect.
“This is something that needs to be decided by the highest court in the land,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports tougher immigration restrictions. “States will finally have some definitive guidelines of what they can do to enforce the federal immigration laws that the federal government either neglects to enforce or, in the case of the Obama administration, openly refuses to enforce,” Mehlman said.
It is somewhat unusual for the Supreme Court to take up a case at the preliminary-injunction stage instead of waiting for the lower courts to rule on the full merits of the case. The underlying lawsuit the federal government filed challenging SB 1070, as well as several of the other cases filed against the law, is still awaiting a trial before Bolton. But legal experts on both sides of the issue say that in this case, the injunction — and the legal reasons given for why it was necessary — is the case.
Brewer signed SB 1070 on April 23, 2010. The law, among other things, made it a state crime to be in the country illegally. MORE
December 7th, 2011
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested five suspected undocumented immigrants Monday night, including a man who has been deported from the United States 14 times.
According to MCSO, Juan Ramos-Alegria was the driver of the group. MCSO said that just one week ago, he had been deported from Colorado. It was reportedly the 14th time that has happened to him.
It was determined that the group had paid between $1,500 and $2,000 each to be smuggled into the US, according to MCSO. The group was reported to be headed for Arkansas and Georgia.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said, “I will continue the crackdown on illegal immigration despite the threats and intimidation of my critics and certain politicians. We will enforce all the illegal immigration laws by raiding private businesses, human smuggling and crime suppression operations. This is unconscionable and irresponsible to continue to allow these smugglers to return to the U.S. after being deported.”
Arpaio also said, “Yesterday Representative Raul Grijalva called for my resignation over some 2005 criminal investigations. In turn, I am asking for his resignation for calling for a boycott of Arizona due to my enforcement of SB 1070.”
According to MCSO, the Sheriff’s Office continues to make arrests, contrary to claims from federal officials that there has been a decrease in drug and human trafficking at the US-Mexican border.
In the last two weeks, MCSO has reportedly arrested 18 suspected undocumented immigrants, and the Sheriff’s Human Smuggling Unit has booked nearly 2,600 undocumented immigrants on human smuggling charges since the unit was formed.