Temporary Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley has finally discovered that we have an illegal immigration problem. According to his press release yesterday, which is not yet on the web, “Romley is developing a new and comprehensive strategy regarding illegal immigration enforcement.”
This comes after 16 years of inaction on illegal immigration during his previous tenure as county attorney as our illegal alien population swelled. It comes after Romley criticized those who acted to fight illegal immigration as mondern day Joe McCarthys. And it comes after he urged Governor Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1070.
Romley also says he is “very concerned that major criminal organizations are gaining a foothold in Arizona.”
That’s great, Rick, but where have you been for the last twenty years? And will you now admit that a large part of the reason we have this problem is because of people like you?
Romley was a do-nothing politician on this issue while in office. After that he was even worse, attacking people who actually did do something to address the problem.
Romley is obviously feeling the heat on this issue. But he won’t fool the voters. They will see that Romley’s belated action on illegal immigration is a phony conversion.