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Well said. Finger- pointing is an art developed by many, most of whom are quick to give a simple answer.
Yes, finger pointing...like the La Raza/pro illegal crowd does every time they make a false claim of racism.
As for "quick to give a simply answer"...does "they just want a better life" sound familiar.
End the illegal takeover of our nation NOW.
I wonder why a retired Mesa police officer would try to deflect the issue of illegal invaders...surely it has nothing to do with Mesa being a virtual Sanctuary City?
Good column. Maybe McCain could help the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office clear up the status of 400 sexual assault cases in the West Valley from the Andrew Thomas era. I understand that some of those cases were reassigned. What McCain could do is get funding to pay for an audit of MCSO efforts to investigate cold cases. I'm sure that MCSO feels that it is protecting victims and case integrity by not talking about case investigations never started or not done. Did McCain ever initiate legislation on the movements of cash from drug sales to Mexico?
We need a comprehensive approach to our illegal alien problem, not the band aids Neo-cons perscribe.
Dale: Define your concept of a comprehensive immigration reform. So far, it has been nothing more than amnesty.
Mike: Why do we need McCain when we have Bill Richardson to solve the nation's problems. :-)
Hey Sunshine: You are way off base! Call Nappy and Barry! Borders and protection is their territory. Go get some gerital.
Very well said, Bill.[smile]
I must admit some amusement at McCain myself. Do I hear McCain? Hum, yah he has his nose in the fire, fanning the flames a bit. When McCain was in Colorado in 2007 he said he would be part of an effort to secure the border. He said that comprehensive immigration reform meant three things: 1- securing the border 2-temporary work visas 3- dealing with the 12 million who are already here illegally. How does McCain suggest we secure the border? What does that mean? He does not say.http://youtu.be/1sIEAD_sVF0
"Crossing into the U.S. without proper documentation is a serious issue and McCain should be concerned about it and human-caused forest fires. But he needs to understand blaming illegal immigrants for anything and everything that comes along has only allowed the Mexican mob and their organized crime affiliates to prosper in the state he has been elected to represent since 1982."
Bill, your last paragraph seems to sum up your entire article. Politicians are politicians and McRino is no exception. Illegal immigration is a serious issue and it's the feds job to enforce, so why do you even bring up Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce and Sheriff Paul Babeu? Is it their job? How has their blaming illegal immigrants for anything and everything (ridicules exaggeration) allowed the Mexican mob and their organized crime affiliates to prosper in the state. I thought border security was the feds domain alone. Your entire article reeks of open border, pro illegal, BS. McRino has stated many times what is needed to stop the illegal trafficking from the south. We have 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea to help defend it against North Korean aggression; U.S. troops have been stationed in South Korea for 58 years. How many did the feds send to guard against the trafficking from Mexico? Only 520 guardsmen are deployed in Arizona, a state with a 276-mile border with Mexico and the state that has, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the greatest influx of illegal aliens. Go ahead and try to blame Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce, Sheriff Paul Babeu, and McRino if if helps your pro illegal agenda, but don't think it fools anyone. Doesn't really even fool most of the commentators above, but it also serves their agendas. We need a minimum of 6,000 troops to be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border: 3,000 in Arizona and 1,000 in each of the three other border states for a two-year period. Maybe then we can do something about the trafficking you agree is an issue that needs to be dealt with.
comprehensive immigration reform is where we both secure our borders and go after illegal aliens that have already succeeded in violating our border.
So, Bill, I take it you are against the "dang fence"? I guess you think the area (where that particular fire started is a main traffic area) should remain porus? Yuma's double fence has slowed down the flood of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to a manageable trickle. I guess you don't want to slow down ANYTHING, including amnesty.
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