Yet another trumped-up investigation against Sheriff Arpaio dismissed by the courts

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another sham investigation into Arpaio bites the dust

Arizona Republic desperately trying to make Arpaio look like he’s under constant investigation, but the politically-charged complaints continue to be dismissed         


Arizona Republic
August 30, 2011 
 

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/08/30/20110830maricopa-county-sheriffs-office-discrimination-suit-dismissed.html 

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of discrimination, negligence and abuse during one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s worksite-enforcement raids, writing that there was no evidence of unconstitutional conduct.

The lawsuit stemmed from a sheriff’s raid at a Phoenix landscaping company in February 2009 that led to 40 arrests on suspicion of identity theft and fraud. Among those arrested was Celia Alvarez, who claimed in her lawsuit that she was subjected to unreasonable search and seizure and was injured by a deputy during the raid.

U.S. District Judge Stephen McNamee issued a ruling on Friday that dismissed Alvarez’s suit on the grounds that Arpaio, the Sheriff’s Office and county administrators did not know of, participate in or authorize any unconstitutional conduct during the worksite raids.

The raid on Handyman Maintenance Inc. began like most of Arpaio’s other worksite-enforcement operations, with dozens of deputies descending on a business armed with warrants to seize business records and arrest employees suspected of identity theft and fraud.

Alvarez was working at the facility near 19th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road and hid in a compartment in a trailer when the deputies arrived, according to her complaint. When a deputy discovered Alvarez in her hiding spot and tried to pull her out, Alvarez hit her head, according to court documents.

Later, when Alvarez was standing in line with other suspects, a sheriff’s employee warned Alvarez not to speak on two occasions and then struck Alvarez’s forearm with a clipboard before apologizing, according to court records.

Finally, Alvarez claimed she was stripped to her underwear and searched in front of men and then later stripped naked for another search.

McNamee ruled that Alvarez did not produce any evidence that a strip search took place, nor could she produce anyone who saw the search who could confirm her version of events for the lawsuit.

An attorney for Alvarez declined to comment on McNamee’s ruling.

The basis of Alvarez’s claim and McNamee’s ruling both centered on facts specific to Alvarez’s detention and arrest at the landscaping company in February 2009, but the case also raised broader questions about whether Arpaio’s deputies engage in a “pattern or practice” of discriminating.

McNamee ruled that Alvarez could not prove sheriff’s deputies discriminated against her because of her race. Arpaio’s attorney, Tim Casey, said the ruling could affect future claims of department-sanctioned discrimination that arise from the worksite raids.

The Sheriff’s Office earlier this year agreed to pay $200,000 to two Hispanic men who accused deputies of racial profiling during the same worksite raid in which Alvarez was arrested. But Julian and Julio Mora were stopped outside the business, and Casey said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to settle that claim because the agency could not produce the deputy who stopped the Moras to refute it.

Alvarez’s case was different, Casey said.

“It’s the first time, to my knowledge, that the court has addressed this kind of action in this context and determined that there is no animus,” Casey said. “The sheriff’s position has been: In this case, you’re challenging the entire pattern and practice of what we do in workplace enforcement. It’s nice that they were vindicated in this.

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Governor Brewer’s Statement on Obama’s Back Door Amnesty Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2011
CONTACT: Matthew Benson

Obama Plan to Block Deportations Amounts to Backdoor Amnesty

“The Obama administration cannot get its amnesty schemes through Congress, so now it has resorted to implementing its plans via executive fiat. There‟s simply no other description for today‟s announcement that the federal government will not pursue the deportation of individuals who are in the country illegally but meet certain criteria.

“This plan amounts to backdoor amnesty for hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of illegal aliens. Especially disturbing is that it comes in the wake of the Obama administration sanctioning the sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels – even as border states such as Arizona come under threat from those same illicit organizations. With this announcement, the President is encouraging more illegal immigration at the exact moment we need federal focus on border security.

“Just last month in speaking to the National Council of La Raza, President Obama rejected the idea of bypassing Congress and imposing immigration reform. He said, „Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. And believe me, right now dealing with Congress, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting … But that’s not how our system works. That‟s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.‟

“President Obama got it right last month and got it really wrong today.

“Over the next 15 months, I‟m certain we‟ll hear a lot of talk from the Obama administration about its concern for border security. Those of us who truly care about the rule of law will remember the President‟s actions of today. We need to remind President Obama that we elected a president that serves beneath the law and did not anoint a king that is above the law.”

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Russell Pearce: Major Victory for Arizona and the American Worker

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed our great state a significant victory. It upheld our 2007 law penalizing businesses for knowingly hiring workers who are here illegally. No longer will companies be able to ignore the rule of law and hire illegal aliens, shutting out legal Arizona workers. With the highest unemployment in a generation, we must do all we can to get Arizona back to work, and this ruling means those here legally will not have to compete with the illegal crowd. That is great news.

In 2007, I sponsored HB 2779, the “Fair and Legal Employment Act”, because I knew something needed to be done to stop the profits-over-patriotism crowd. These companies ignored the law and hired illegals, because it was cheap labor, but certainly not cheap to the Arizona taxpayer. In the cost of $2.6 billion to educate, medicate and incarcerate illegal aliens. Now, with this Supreme Court ruling, the state has the clear right to require employers to verify work eligibility status of all new employees. The E-verify system puts the responsibility for verifying documents on the government, with 99.7% accuracy.

Now that our efforts have proven to not only be the right thing to do but to also be politically popular, you are seeing people who have fought us looking to claim credit. Then-Gov. Napolitano did sign HB 2779, but that’s not the whole story. She opposed this bill and just about every effort we made to crack down on illegal immigration, but the writing was on the wall. We were collecting thousands of signatures to put a tougher measure on the ballot. Napolitano had no choice but to sign this bill, to avoid that tougher law. All you have to do is look at her efforts as Secretary of Homeland Security to know that she believes in non-enforcement of our immigration laws.

The message is now clear to any business that is still considering hiring illegals. If you do so, you will face sanctions, and you could lose your license to operate. This is indeed a “death penalty” for those businesses that choose to hire those here illegally. Fewer illegals means more job openings for citizens looking for work. We are hoping to bring down the “help wanted” sign in our state.

 

Illegal aliens are getting the message that they are not welcome in Arizona. Tens of thousands of illegals have left the state since we began our efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. It is working, and our state’s taxpayers are paying less for emergency care at our hospitals and paying less for education at our schools. Our efforts are making a difference, and we will keep up the fight, with attrition by enforcement.

So what does this new ruling mean for the fate of SB 1070? I’d say it looks good. In his majority ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the employer sanctions law “falls well within the confines of the authority Congress chose to leave to the states.” That is at the heart of the fight over SB 1070, and Justice Roberts is making it clear a state has the right, and in fact the duty, to uphold and enforce federal laws. It is becoming pretty clear that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold SB 1070.

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US Supreme Court rules for AZ

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

 

US Supreme Court rules for AZ

States can yank licenses for companies that hire illegal aliens

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
 
 8:34 AM PDT, May 26, 2011
 
The Supreme Court on Thursday gave Arizona and other states more authority to take action against illegal immigrants and the companies that hire them, ruling that employers who knowingly hire illegal workers can lose their license to do business.

The 5-3 decision upholds the Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007 and its so-called business death penalty for employers who are caught repeatedly hiring illegal immigrants. The state law also requires employers to check the federal E-Verify system before hiring new workers, a provision that was also upheld Thursday.
 
The court’s decision did not deal with the more controversial Arizona law passed last year that gave police more authority to stop and question those who are suspected of being in the state illegally. But the ruling is likely to encourage the state and its supporters because the court majority said states remained free to take action involving immigrants.
 
Thursday’s decision is a defeat for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, several civil-rights groups and the Obama administration, all of whom opposed the Arizona law and its sanctions on employers. They argued that federal law said states may not impose “civil or criminal sanctions” on employers.
 
But Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said another portion of the same law made clear that states were free to use their “licensing” laws to punish employers. Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. formed the majority in Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting.
 
The Arizona law upheld Thursday was signed into law by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, who now serves as secretary of Homeland Security for President Obama.
 
In dissent were Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor. They said federal law prohibited states from imposing their own immigration-related rules on employers. Justice Elena Kagan sat out the case.
 
Soon after the Arizona employment law went into effect, lawyers for the chamber and civil-rights group sued, contending it was preempted or trumped by federal immigration laws. But a federal judge and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Arizona measure. The Supreme Court affirmed those decisions Thursday.
 
Roberts noted that eight other states had passed similar laws. They are Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
 
The other Arizona law involving police enforcement has been challenged – successfully, so far – by the Obama administration and civil-rights groups. They say enforcement of laws against illegal immigration is exclusively in the hands of federal authorities. A federal judge and the U.S. 9th Court of Appeals have put that Arizona law on hold. Gov. Jan Brewer said she planned to appeal the issue to the Supreme Court.

 

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Speaker Tobin Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Arizona’s Employer Sanctions Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2011
CONTACT: Paul Boyer

The following statement is attributed to Speaker Andy Tobin (R-District 1):

“To our critics who say Arizona has no role in immigration related issues, the Supreme Court has said otherwise. The Obama Administration was one of those critics and after four years of lawsuits and scare tactics, I’m glad to see we finally came out on top on this one. We’re grateful that we can now give Arizonans confidence that we are continuing to implement the rule of law given that President Obama is more interested in mocking those of us who want our border secured than protecting American citizens.”

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Arizona Senate: U.S. Supreme Court Supports Arizona Law on Illegal Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2011
CONTACT: Mike Philipsen

Court Backs “Fair and Legal Employment Act”

(Phoenix, State Capitol) —The U.S. Supreme Court this morning upheld an Arizona law that penalizes companies for knowingly hiring illegal aliens and requires firms to use the E-verify system.

The law came out of HB 2779, the Fair and Legal Employment Act, sponsored in 2007 by then-Rep. Russell Pearce, now Senate President.

“Arizona was the first state in the country to enact legislation to prevent illegal aliens from working. Now, the highest court in the land has given its legal authority to this law. Arizonans should be proud,” says Pres. Pearce.

Then-Gov. Janet Napolitano signed the bill into law, but that was only because of the threat of a tougher initiative going to the ballot. “Make no mistake, Gov. Napolitano did NOT support this legislation, and serving in the Obama administration, she has been fighting us all along the way. Now that a huge majority of Arizonans are behind this, she is trying to rewrite history, and suggest she is a strong supporter. We know the truth,” says Pres. Pearce.

In his ruling for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said the employer sanctions law “falls well within the confines of the authority Congress chose to leave to the states.”

“That is an important statement. That sends a pretty clear signal to me that we are headed for U.S. Supreme Court support for SB 1070, as well,” says Pearce. “This is a huge victory for America and the American worker. It is a defeat for the open-borders, profits-over-patriotism crowd. It is a death penalty for employers who continue to hire illegals and displace American workers.”

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Obama’s Amnesty Monologue

By J.D. Hayworth
(reposted from Front Page Magazine)

President Obama lost his cool last week after a Dallas-based reporter corrected his misstatement that he only lost by “a few percentage points in Texas” when the correct number was ten. While we can poke fun at Obama’s fuzzy political math, when his administration tells such glaring Texas sized lies about border security, the lives of our fellow citizens and our national security are jeopardized.

This occurred last month when Janet Napolitano told a group of border mayors in El Paso that, “There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been. That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been.” This is despite a Government Accountability Office report that found that 85% of the border is not “fully sealed” and 56% is not under “operational control” of DHS.

President Obama recently met to meet with a number of self-proclaimed “stakeholders” in immigration policy where he repeated the false claim that the “Obama Administration has dedicated unprecedented resources to secure the border.” Obama makes these claims about increased border security to try to make amnesty more palatable for the American people.

The stated purpose of Obama’s meeting was to foster “a constructive national conversation on this important issue as we work to build a bipartisan consensus in Congress.”

A close examination of who was invited to the Whitehouse and who was not reveals just how out of touch Obama is with the American people on the issue of immigration.

By Obama’s own estimation, Arizona’s SB 1070 has become the focal point of the immigration debate in the nation. If he wanted a real conversation, he should have invited Governor Jan Brewer, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or State Senate President and SB 1070 author Russell Pearce.

Governor Brewer responded to her non-invitation on Fox News, “You would have thought one of the [border state] governors would have been invited, since we are on the front lines fighting for security there…If we could sit down and discuss these things, we could get the solutions, maybe we could get something implemented.”

The reason why Governor Brewer was not invited is that Obama does not want a “conversation on this important issue,” he wants a monologue. Every single one of the 19 people Obama invited supports amnesty.

As to be expected, Obama invited a number of radical left wing activists like Al Sharpton and John Podesta of the George Soros funded Center for American Progress. He solicited the input of several police chiefs, mayors, and city council leaders from the cities of Philadelphia, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and New York. Every single one of these localities is a Sanctuary City where law enforcement refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Also attending were union and business lobbyists, including AFL CIO president Richard Trumka, former pro-amnesty Senator turned corporate lobbyist Mel Martinez, and the CEO of the agribusiness conglomerate Cargill. Finally, he invited pro amnesty religious leaders from the National Association of Evangelicals and the Mormon Church.

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Senator Frank Antenori clarifies votes on immigration bills

Many have been asking about my recent votes on five immigration related bills in the State Senate, due to circulated misinformation. Since misinformation does a disservice to you, my constituents and supporters, I am sending this email to insure that your news is accurate. I also believe that you are entitled to know of the careful reasoning I applied to these and to all my Senate votes.

Emails and articles are circulating that I voted NO on all five bills. This is incorrect. The correct information is that I voted YES on three of the bills and no on only two.

The two no votes were based on the best information available from a number of sources. In short, I sincerely believe that SB 1308 (interstate compacts; birth certificates) and SB 1309 (Arizona citizenship) are unconstitutional.

If we as citizens believe in the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, we must then accept that the federal government operates under the enumerated powers found in Article I, Section 8 and under empowerment found in the Fourteenth Amendment. I hope you will read my complete rationale for the yes votes and the no votes by clicking here and opening my website.

My website can be found at http://www.vote4frank.com – at the website simply scroll down to Frank’s Blog.

There you will find a very thorough rationale on my votes. I believe that if you take the time to visit my website and read my account of the principle used to make these votes, you will see that my votes were thought out, followed the Constitution, and supported my constituents to the fullest.

If you prefer to go to the rationale on the no votes directly then click this link for SB 1308 (interstate compact; birth certificates)

http://www.vote4frank.com/2011/03/sb-1308-interstate-compact-birth-certificates/

or this link for SB 1309 (Arizona Citizenship)

http://www.vote4frank.com/2011/03/sb-1308-interstate-compact-birth-certificates/

Sincerely,

 

68% of Republic readers oppose birthright citizenship

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arizona Republic’s own poll finds that 68% of readers oppose birthright citizenship
Hides poll, continues to slam illegal immigration bills 

We can no longer find this poll on the Republic’s website, no doubt because it goes against the slew of articles they’ve ran over the past couple of days trying to sway public opinion against the five illegal immigration bills in the legislature. More dishonest reporting. Support is building across the country to repeal automatic birthright citizenship. We suspect after the bills were voted down in the legislature last week, the Republic had an editorial meeting and told everyone to write articles praising the Turncoat Republicans who voted against the bills. Even columnist Laurie Roberts wrote an article criticizing the last article American Post-Gazette sent out about the bills. This is proof they’re listening. Please keep up your efforts contacting the Turncoat Republicans and telling them they’d better vote for these bills when they come up again, otherwise the Tea Parties are going to start recall efforts against them.

Do you think birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants should be restricted?

 

Yes.

68.15%
No.
28.92%
I’m not sure.
2.93%
Total Votes: 1262

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Maricopa County GOP Chairman Rob Haney responds to State Senate votes on immigration

Senators Intimidated by Chamber of Commerce Infuriate Precinct Committeemen

By Rob Haney

March 20, 2011

The Republican Precinct Committeemen (PCs) who elected me as their Maricopa County Chairman by an unprecedented margin of 70%, did so for a reason. They wanted a spokesman with a clear, consistent, conservative position on the issues as opposed to what they frequently heard from elected Republican office holders pandering to the moderate wing of the Party. The level of disgust held by PCs toward the Republicans who voted with the Democrats on the illegal immigration bills this past week is palpable.

The excuses given by these senators for their actions were the same platitudes we’ve heard repeatedly from those in the business community bonded to the concept of an exploitable, cheap labor force. They are joined in their efforts by the liberal media, the ACLU and the Democrat Party when opposing legislation or policies (Prop 200, employer sanctions, sanctuary cities, SB1070) which sought to enforce our immigration laws. They protest: “We agree …but it is a federal issue …the border has never been more secure …it is discriminatory and racist …it will not be upheld in court …citizenship is a federal issue …Arizona can’t go it alone …unintended consequences …boycotts …we are not pro-illegal immigration, we just need to press the federal government for meaningful immigration reform …we have more pressing issues to deal with such as the economy …there are more issues than illegal immigration …it is poorly written, etc.”

The PCs know better than to ask these maverick senators, “Where are your perfect bills or amendments that you have submitted to stop the illegal alien invasion?” There are no bills coming from these senators because they are mavericks and crossing the aisle to vote with the Democrats is what mavericks do. There are no Democrat mavericks because Democrats are committed to their platform and will not tolerate dissent within their ranks.

The savvy PCs recognize the talking point excuses as insincere malarkey. They know the truth is that the business community demands cheap labor and the Democrats want the bonanza of the illegal alien vote upon attaining citizenship through amnesty. PCs are bewildered by Republican legislators whom they assisted in their quest for political power now voting against defending the party and the nation. As taxpaying citizens, the PCs see the results of the invasion. We have experienced a marked negative impact on our personal safety, while funding the overburdened educational, medical, and criminal justice systems dealing with the burdens imposed by those in our country in violation of our laws and national borders.

Some of our schools now instruct children that the United States is an aggressor nation, teaching the racist LaRaza and Reconquista studies programs. Meanwhile, taxes and spending have drastically increased. We have imported a culture of corruption, intimidation and contempt for authority. Mob rule can be witnessed all too often at the Arizona State Capitol. Foreign drug cartels openly flaunt their power within our borders. Voter fraud and ID theft are rampant.

The federal government will not stop this invasion. In fact, they have demonstrated that they will do what they can to insure that it continues. To persist with the mantra that it is a federal issue and will be addressed at that level is to deny history. The deterioration of all aspects of our society is manifested in the illegal alien invasion.

PCs recognize that border security is national security. The refusal of these Republicans to take meaningful actions to secure our border in this era of Islamic terrorism is indefensible.

Do these senators fail to realize the result their votes have on the well-being of the Party? Do they not remember what happened when Sens. McCain, Kyl and Rep. Flake advocated for an amnesty bill, while 80 – 90% of the Republican base opposed it? The GOP, thanks in large part to Tea Party activists who hold Constitutional and Republican Platform beliefs, is only now beginning to recover from the mass exodus to the Independent ranks provoked by our own representatives. Due to numerous liberal positions taken by some of our elected Republicans, the public sees little difference between Democrats and Republicans. That concept must change for Republicans to continue to succeed. But now the maverick Republicans in the Arizona Senate have dealt another body blow to the Republican base.

It is imperative that newly invigorated activists not become discouraged because some Republican Senators have betrayed our efforts on their behalf and the confidence that has been placed in them. We can expect setbacks from time to time as the moneyed interests try to maintain their influence. Money can buy an election if the voters are uninformed or misinformed. It is our duty to build an educated voter base that understands the issues and votes accordingly, no matter how much is spent to deceive them. Our Founders put their lives on the line by signing the Declaration of Independence. All we have to do is campaign in the Republican primary in favor of those advocating for the political principles vital to the survival of our Republic.

I urge you to rally other patriots to the cause, join the Republican Party and make your voice more powerful by becoming a Precinct Committeeman (PC). Clearly, the Democrat Party will not advocate for your beliefs and becoming an Independent will only ensure Democrat victories. The most effective method of fighting is to become a Republican PC to help elect candidates who will represent our fundamental values. Please contact me at r_b_haney@yahoo.com if you have an interest in joining us, and I will explain how you can become involved in the political effort to protect Arizona and the United States.

Rob Haney
Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee

 

Friday Poll: What should Republicans do on immigration reform?

Today’s Friday Poll focuses on Arizona’s immigration reform legislation. Within the last 24 hours, the Arizona Senate failed to pass legislation that further tightens immigration law. Thanks to State Senator Kyrsten Sinema, those same bills are likely to be reconsidered early next. Should they fail to pass, the bills will “die” permanently for the session.

Sonoran Alliance would like to know where our readers stand on this issue by voting in today’s poll. As you can see, the poll focuses on the Republican approach to immigration legislation at the Arizona Legislature.

The poll will run through next Friday so be sure that you vote before it closes next week. You can also share it with friends.

The poll limits votes to IP address and cookies so you should be able to vote only one time.

Start your voting!

E-Verify is a Tool to Stop Illegals, Right? FALSE

  Wait, isn’t e-Verify central to stopping illegals?

Well, no, stopping them at the border STOPS illegals.

Then won’t e-Verify stop illegals by not letting them get jobs?

That’s the claim, except for a couple of important points:

1) e-Verify, or in other words, “Automated Employment Eligibility Verification”, was actually the brainchild of the Council on Foreign Relations, otherwise known as the OPEN BORDERS GLOBALIST LOBBY!  (Click here to read for yourself.)

How can that be you ask?  Well, it’s central to their cross-border CANAMEXUS “labor mobility” plan.

They know that once everyone is in the work database (really the US Department of Homeland Security national id database for which e-Verify is just a user front end), that as soon as “open borders” passes, they simply flip the switch from Mexican Citizen eligible = N to Mexican Citizen eligible = Y, and VOILA, the 21 million illegals go from e-Verify clearance NO to YES …. OVERNIGHT!!!!

(Betcha Kris Kobach of FAIR who wrote SB1070 didn’t tell you about that part.  Oh, should we mention that Kris Kobach is a former lawyer for the US Department of Homeland Security who is building the national id database?)

2) The only way e-Verify works in the first place is if they have the records BEFOREHAND of everyone who is “supposed to be here”.  Well, how does the federal government get that information?  Hmmm…..

(See I Dont Care Who you Are The Government Does)

The STATES give it to them!  The states turn over their drivers license and birth certificate databases to the US Department of Homeland Security so the feds can construct a massive national id database on all US citizens.

Yes, but didn’t Arizona defeat REAL ID?  Sure, but REAL ID is only 1 of 100 or more national id programs.  In Arizona, one of the only parts of SB1070 left standing after the federal judge ruling was the section that GUESS WHAT!!!!! turned over all state citizens’ private license data (for any license), including all UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS over to GUESS WHOM??? the US Department of Homeland Security to put in their national id database!  (Betcha Russell Pearce didn’t tell you about that little detail!)

Anyway, is it any surpise the feds are doing this?  They’ve been at it for over a decade.  Too bad the teapartiers weren’t paying attention as “conservatives” they were supporting sold out their privacy,  sovereignity, and birthright to the feds for some silver pieces (attention in the media).

3) Now we have this… Of course, it was an inevitability.  CITIZENS’ BIOMETRICS NEEDED for E-VERIFY to WORK

To make e-Verify “really work”, we’re going to have to pony up the most private of private data, our personal bio-metrics to the feds to put in their national id database, including our HANDS (finger prints) and our FORHEADS (facial recognition technology). 

See Security Industry Assoiation Recommends Biometric Authentication for Federal E-Verify Programme

Are our “conservatives” like Pearce and Adams going to tell us that us law abiding citizens have to give up MORE to the feds to “stop illegals”?   

(By the way have you noticed how those you thought were “conservatives” have stopped calls to secure the ACTUAL BORDER?  Weird right?)

Summary

Real conservatives, in other words, those who are religious and opposing the mark as well as those who have never wavered from wanting smaller government, less government intrusion, lower spending and lower taxes have been sold out by false conservatives who use the illegal immigration issue as cover to push their agenda of larger government, more police power over law abiding citizens and to implement national id.

The teaparty should take note. 

Smaller government is NOT bigger government and bigger government is NOT smaller government.

Further the way you secure the border NOW is PUTTING ARIZONAS NATIONAL GUARD THERE.  Not putting all law abiding citizens into the US Department of Homeland Security’s national id database.

Speaker Kirk Adams calls on ABC News 20/20 to retract hoax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2011

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Feb. 2, 2011) – Arizona Speaker of the House Kirk Adams is calling on ABC “News” to apologize for and retract a fake news story the show produced about Arizona’s new immigration law for the purposes of entertaining viewers with a “Candid Camera” style set-up.

The segment, filmed with actors in Tucson, insinuates that a restaurant security guard can simply deport someone who “looks Latino.” In fact, the law specifically forbids racial profiling. Additionally, a federal judge suspended the portion of the law that would have allowed law enforcement to inquire into status only after a lawful encounter and probable cause.

“This is an outrageously inaccurate portrayal of SB1070 by ABC News. So 20/20 is now Candid Camera?” said Adams, who voted for and helped pass SB1070 last year. “This is shameful and irresponsible, another example of the East Coast elite media twisting the facts and attacking Arizona. ABC News should retract this phony stunt and apologize for misleading the public.”

To watch the hoax, go here: http://www.breitbart.tv/mall-cop-hoax-abc-news-sends-actor-posing-as-security-guard-to-challenge-az-illegal-immigration-law/

Sticks and stones may break their bones

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February 3, 2011

Sticks and stones may break their bones

 
 

Our law enforcement officers, first responders one and all, put their lives on the line for us every day. They have to deal with dangerous situations that most of us would be very glad to avoid at all costs. What we fail to remember sometimes, is that the uniform does not change the fact that these people are first and foremost, human beings, just like the rest of us.  

 Is it not enough that they have to face danger without having to endure mindless abuse as well? Just imagine the kind of mentality that leads some people to hurl invectives at the police officers who serve and protect us, but perhaps those nitwits identify with the bad guys, and see law enforcement as the enemy. Now our first law enforcement guys and gals cannot even be sure it is safe to eat in a restaurant. Something is wrong with this picture. 

 

Let us know what you think. It’s your call. This memo below was sent today to all Sheriff’s employees:

Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:03 PM
To: Sheriff
Subject: E-mail for all Sheriff’s Employees

Please give special attention to the message below from Chief Brian Sands. 

It came to our attention that earlier today, one of our District 1 deputies, while on a lunch break at a McDonald’s restaurant in the Mesa area, was verbally harassed by a number of food handlers there. 

Workers saw the uniformed deputy, proceeded to verbally harass him in Spanish spewing hateful comments towards him and the Office and Sheriff as a whole.  The deputy refused to take the meal, fearing contamination.  Finally the deputy contacted the corporate office to brief them on what had occurred.

After a review of the facts with this deputy, and in light of the fact that we have conducted employer sanctions cases against a McDonald’s restaurant in the past which resulted in a strained relationship between the fast food chain and this Office, I am suggesting that all employees who wish to eat at a McDonald’s restaurant, do so with caution.

Chief Brian Sands

Enforcement

MCSO

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Tonight: Federalist Society presents S.B. 1070′s effect on Arizona employers

Professional Development Program Series – SB 1070

The Impact on AZ Employers

Thursday, December 09, 2010
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070) was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010.
This program will center on the impact SB1070 will have on commerce and on labor and
employment in Arizona and the likely impact on the businesses that engage in commerce
in Arizona.

thumb_GordonSFW.jpgMayor Phil Gordon, City of Phoenix
Gordon was elected Mayor of Phoenix on September 9, 2003, with 72 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in September 2007, with 77 percent of the vote. In 2008, Gordon was named the Best Mayor in North America by the London-based World Mayors Project. Currently, he serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Task Force on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In August 2010, Mayor Gordon was appointed to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee for a two-year term.  Mayor Gordon has also built a stronger international presence for global opportunities in business and investment. His recent “bridge building” business and development trips have included Dubai,Saudi Arabia, Israel, Canada, China, Japan and Mexico.

kobach10-124x150.jpgKris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State-elect here is
Professor Kobach received his bachelor of arts degree with highest distinction from Harvard University in 1988. He graduated at the top of his class in the Harvard Government Department. In 1988, the British government awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which took him to England for post-graduate study. In 1992 he received his doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. In 1995 he received his J.D. from Yale Law School. While at Yale, he taught undergraduates in the Yale Political Science Department, and in 1994 he won the Prize Teaching Fellowship, an award based on student nominations and faculty review. He is Senior Counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a Washington, DC-based legal advocacy organization that represents U.S. citizens in immigration-related cases across the country.  Professor Kobach is the principal author of SB 1070.

Steve_Gonzales.jpg Steven Gonzales, Assoc. Prof./Director of Experiential Learning
Professor Gonzales is a member of Phoenix School of Law’s founding faculty.  He teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Federal Indian Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Property, and is Director of Experiential Learning, including the mediation and Hybrid clinics.  He is admitted to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Courts for Arizona, Colorado, and the Western District of Michigan.  He served five times as an accredited consultant at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (2004-09).  He is a frequent guest on local television and talk radio.  He was a Commissioner on the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Race and Ethnic Diversity, chaired the Arizona State Bar Committee on Women and Minorities, and serves on the Maricopa County Bar Association Diversity Committee and is a member of Los Abogados, Arizona Hispanic bar association.

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A Tale of Two Headlines

Conflicting headlines today in two local new sources:

“Hispanic buying power hits $34B in Arizona.” This appears in the Phoenix Business Journal written by Lynn Ducey and details the influence of the Hispanic community in Arizona.

The second headline is from The Arizona Capitol Times: “Latinos face cultural, structural barriers in building wealth.” Written by Alyssa Newcomb, this article details the financial barriers and hardship of Latinos seeking to save and build wealth.

The first article touts how the Hispanic community is growing in influence among the business community:

“What this shows is that we not only matter, but we matter more every day,” said Hispanic Chamber Interim President and CEO, Gonzalo de la Melena.

The later article bemoans the difficulties Hispanics face in the financial services industry due to citizenship, culture and language barriers. Here’s a quote from that article:

According to a Filene Research Institute report by Barbara Robles, a former Arizona State University professor who is now a senior researcher for the Federal Reserve System, the gaps on a series of median financial indicators continues to widen as the population ages.

The sharp divide between the net worth of Latinos and the rest of the population creates a group that is poorly equipped to deal with emergencies or retirement. Robles’ report says that for every dollar of non-Hispanic white net worth, Latinos hold only 40 cents.

ROTELLINI: “We’ve got to get off of 1070….”

Democratic AG nominee Felecia Rotollini has very little trial experience.  Two civil cases.  For someone who calls herself a “veteran prosecutor”  that is pretty sad.  But, the reason may be pretty clear after her interview with Mary Jo Pitzl.  The woman doesn’t have an ounce of sense.  Not legally or politically. 

Rotellini said SB 1070 is not the state’s most pressing legal need. “We’ve got to get off of SB 1070,”

 

OK…she’s a Dem but is she stupid?  Has she not seen the polls?  Does she think her level of public influence is so great that we will hear her say this and fall for it?  She thinks consumer fraud is the issue.  What does she think illegal immigration does?  It defrauds the taxpayer…to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars.  Does she not understand the meaning of  “illegal”?

Felecia Rotellini is clearly driven by political ambition over the best interests of the state of Arizona.  She depends on the big bucks to bankroll her campaign from the deep pockets of the same unions that called for the boycott of Arizona.  She would be nothing more than be a political puppet for the Obama administration and has made it clear, she will dance with the one that brung her…the unions.

She says…get off of 1070.

NAH…we will just elect Tom Horne.  He has actually tried cases…and won.  He has actually defended Arizona…and won.  Don’t worry Felecia, maybe one of these unions needs an attorney to handle fraud.  They are so good at it.