The American Freedom Riders
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Arizona Republic Articles:
Rally for day-labor center turns heated
No excuses from Congress
Church to pray for day laborers
Day-labor dispute simmers
Employers must speak on day labor
Church plans prayer service in wake of day-labor protests
Vigilante or victim?
Bikers work to curb hiring of day laborers
Day-labor issues fueling demonstrations in Valley
Freedom Riders defending middle class
Activist touts work center
Sonoran News Articles:
American Freedom Riders sweep Cave Creek clean, Adios Illegals a success
American Freedom Riders return
Good Shepherd scorns American Freedom Riders
Revenge of the illegals
American Freedom Riders get thumbs up from Creekers
Freedom Riders defending middle class
Dec. 16, 2006 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic has confused the American Freedom Riders’ burning desire for secure borders and interior enforcement with a temper tantrum on illegal immigration (”Immigration temper tantrum,” Editorial, Dec. 9).
Certainly, if you are not angry about this issue, you are ambivalent about enforcement of federal immigration laws, as are the greedy, law-breaking employers that we target with our efforts.
Employers who are breaking the law with impunity are the ones we are educating, in the hopes they will obey our laws.
We do the jobs our dysfunctional government refuses to do by attempting to deter exploitative and felonious employers from hiring illegal aliens.
We distribute SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) fliers and post offenders on www.wehirealiens.com.
The magic of the AFR is that as bikers we have no pretense about being politically correct. We cannot be silenced by mischaracterizations or easily intimidated out of defending the rule of law and the right of free speech.
We are not anti-immigrant.
However we are profoundly anti-illegal immigration, down to our biker bones, and not one rationalization will detract us from our zero-tolerance of this unbearable burden to hard-working taxpayers.
Contrary to the opinion of The Arizona Republic, the solution is to enforce our existing federal immigration laws. They are unambiguous and worded to serve the best interest of American citizens and legal immigrants.
Common sense alone makes it clear that America faces disastrous economic, social and cultural consequences from a continued invasion of illegal aliens on a massive scale.
At this rate, middle-class America stands to be decimated.
Until federal government officials accept their constitutional responsibility to enforce our laws, the AFR will continue to actively and visibly bring attention to the illegal scam being perpetrated on our nation. We will not stand for open borders!
– Rusty Childress, Phoenix
– Danny Smith, Sonoita
The writers are co-founders of the American Freedom Riders.
American Freedom Riders secure the border Sunday
Participate or watch live cybercast
By Linda Bentley
BENSON � Danny Smith said he and Rusty Childress started American Freedom Riders �to combine the passion of riding the open roads with the urgent need to inform politicians at all levels that we will no longer stand by while the integrity and sovereignty of our nation is compromised by the adverse social and economic effects of illegal immigration.� They are expecting over 1,000 motorcycle riders to participate in the escorted 100-mile �Brotherhood of the Border� motorcycle run to secure the border.
The sign in for the ride is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Southern Arizona Biker Rodeo, Big Boys Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave., Benson. The ride will end at Helldorado Days in Tombstone.
Prior to the border run, congressional candidate Randy Graf, will emcee and introduce guest speakers that include Jim Gilchrist, Minuteman Project founder; T.J. Bonner, National Border Patrol Union President, Andy Ramirez, Friends of the Border Patrol founder; Yeh Ling\- Ling, well known author and academic; and supporter and activist, Cindy Kolb.
The Brotherhood of the Border ride is also endorsed by the Border Patrol Union Local 2544, members of which will also be participating.
The scenic ride will be filmed from the air and ground and will become a part of a documentary to support Friends of the Border Patrol. (www.criesfromtheborder.net) A cybercast of this historic event can also be viewed live at Glenn Spencer�s www.American Patrol.com.
Participants in the American Freedom Riders Brotherhood of the Border ride are also encouraged to attend a FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) panel discussion with prominent experts in immigration law and enforcement from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Windemere Hotel, 2047 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
The event, which is open to the public, costs $30 and includes lunch plus a tour of the border between Douglas, Ariz. and Naco, Mex., where participants can view, first hand, where more than 500,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in 2006.
For more information visit www.americanfreedomriders.co m or contact Danny Smith via Email: email@example.com or phone: 520-455-9323.
American Freedom Riders gear up for an October border ride Secure the border, free agents Ramos and Compean
By Linda Bentley
BENSON � The American Freedom Riders, motorcycle rides launched by Danny Smith and Rusty Childress to spread the word about the country�s desperate need to secure its borders, are getting ready for their Sunday, Oct. 22 event titled: Brotherhood of the Border. The purpose of the ride is �to support Friends of the Border Patrol, who are helping defend Border Patrol Agents Ignacio �Nacho� Ramos and Jose Compean against a pro-alien justice department that has granted immunity to a Mexican drug smuggler, who had smuggled a van with 800 pounds of marijuana across the border, in exchange for his testimony against Ramos and Compean for pursuing him with gunfire, believing the smuggler was armed. These two agents could face 20-year prison sentences for doing their job while Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Border Patrol. Even though while out on release Aldrete-Davila was arrested again with another load of drugs in the very same El Paso sector where Ramos and Compean had previously intercepted him, he was allowed to testify against the agents before being released again. Granting immunity to a repeat felon from Mexico, with a financial interest and incentive to lie, coupled with what Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, called the �overzealous prosecution� of Ramos and Compean, who were doing their jobs, has triggered outrage across the country. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., responded to that citizen outrage by calling for a congressional investigation of the Ramos – Compean case. Meanwhile, several groups have initiated petition drives calling upon President Bush to pardon Ramos and Compean. American Freedom Riders has teamed up this time with the Southern Arizona Harley Riders Club and Friends of the Border Patrol, in cooperation with the 12th Annual Southern Arizona Biker Rodeo in Benson Oct. 20 and 21, which will feature live music, bull riding, free camping, vendors, door prizes, games, poker run, Saturday night bonfire and an 11-acre bar (www.bigboysarena.com). They�ve planned a 100- mile escorted �Brotherhood of the Border� run to secure the border along the Naco corridor, the heaviest alien crossing area along the border, that will begin at the Southern Arizona Biker Rodeo and ending at Johnny Ringo�s Saloon during the 77th Annual Tombstone Helldorado Days. Smith said participants can become part of history as Glenn Spencer�s American Patrol (www.ameicanpatrol.com) will broadcast the live worldwide cybercast of the �1,000 Motorcycle Virtual Border.� Check-in time for the ride is 6 to 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 at the 11-acre Big Boys Arena Bar, 250 N. Prickly Pear Ave., Benson. Visit www.americanfreedomriders. com for more details and hotel reservations.