Russell Pearce responds to those skeptical about the drop in crime and illegal immigration

YOU WANT AN EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION AND THE RESULT OF ENFORCEMENT? Here is another jurisdiction that took a zero tolerance to those in this country illegally. Prince William County announced that violent crimes decreased by a whopping 22% in 2007, demonstrating once again the value of protecting the quality of life by having local law enforcement participate in efforts to reduce the number of illegal aliens unlawfully present in our communities. The previous year, more than half of all murders in the county were committed by illegal aliens. By encouraging illegal aliens to depart, and ensuring that those who do not and are arrested for state and local crimes are turned over to the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation, we’ve addressed to some degree an important public safety issue that few states and localities have the courage to even consider, much to the detriment of their own residents.

I cannot believe what I am reading on those defending “illegal” aliens and ignoring the facts. Why are some ignoring the deaths, maimings, rapes and billions in cost? Is it Profits over Patriotism? Political power that comes to the left? Are the deaths, maimings, rapes, molestations of our children and billions in cost just collateral damage for the open border or cheap labor advocates?

Just recently “Chief” Harris of Phoenix PD held a Press Conference about the reduction in crime and stated he did not know why it was down. It does not take a high IQ to know why. With employer sanctions, Sheriff enforcing the law, along with the economy 30% have left Arizona.

I wonder why Phoenix is 2nd in the world in kidnappings only behind Mexico City. I can tell you that if you’re the victim of an illegal alien, statistics don’t mean much. If it is you or your the family member, like the family of Officer Erfle who was murdered when an illegal alien was released instead of being deported, or the family of Officer Figueroa who was killed by an illegal alien or Bob Miller who lost his son, and the list goes on.

You want to hear from some real victims of Sanctuary Cities, the hurt, the pain, please go to this web site and watch.

Citizens have a constitutional right to expect the protection of federal and state laws which prohibit unauthorized activities by non-citizens and are denied equal protection law enforcement, police departments or a magistrate fails to enforce those laws.

You ought to be concerned about the cost to Arizona taxpayers in the cost to medicate, incarcerate and educate illegals ($1 billion annually in K-12 alone). You ought to be concerned about the deaths, maimings, rapes, kidnappings, home invasions, not to mention jobs taken from Americans and wages suppressed.

The issue has been debated many times. What part of the Rule of Law, Citizens Constitutional rights, the Oath of Office, or the Constitution do you not agree with?

We held a hearing in Judiciary Committee on Warrants, who’s job is it? What we should have held hearings on is Sanctuary Cities; the greatest threat to safe neighborhoods and billions in cost to the taxpayer. Not to mention in violation of federal law!! Mayors and Police Chiefs that encourage or have policies that restrict the enforcement of immigration laws are complicit in the deaths, maimings of citizens and police officers and the billions in cost to the taxpayers. I did hold hearings in Appropriations and had victims, law enforcement officers, Sheriff Joe, Sheriff Babeu, Maricopa County Attorney, by video Congressman King, and Victims of 9-11 families, and others in an ALL DAY hearing. The other side was invited and refused to come and give public testimony on their support of sanctuary policies and their trip to testify before congress as part of the Al Sharpton fan club. I will be glad to provide the video to anyone who cares enough to ask, as they did not bother to attend and hear from law enforcement and victims directly about the impact of this illegal alien invasion. (over 8 hours of testimony)

How many more have do die, or how many more in billions of dollars cost to the taxpayer before we stop all sanctuary policies??????????? I PLEDGE TO CONTINUE UNTIL THESE “ILLEGAL” POLICES ARE ABOLISHED; IF WE WILL ELIMINATE ALL SANCTUARY POLICIES IN THIS STATE, THE RESULT WILL BE LESS CRIME, LOWER TAXES.

Endorsements: 75% to 80% of Arizonans, Arizona State Republican Party, Maricopa County Republican Party, Sheriff Joe, Sheriff Babeu, County Attorney Andrew Thomas, Arizona African American Club, Albert Rodriguez of a national Hispanic group “You Don’t Speak For Me”, Anna Gains a Hispanic and her group of “American Citizen’s United”, NAILEM a neighborhood group of several thousand, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (2600 officers), Border Patrol 2544 (over 3500 Arizona border patrol officers, several other law enforcement groups that support but have not taken official action. Enforce our laws and put America and Americans First.

Unsanctioned entry into the United States is a crime.

8 USC Sec. 1644: (“No local ordinance, rule, or measure shall stop law enforcement officers from enforcement of this section”) Referring to immigration violations.

I sat ashen as I watched the news reports. Several chiefs of police, including Phoenix’s Jack Harris and Mesa’s Gascon, stood at a Press Conference and publicly refused to enforce the law. Less than a month after the brutal murder of a police officer at the hands of an illegal alien, they snub the opportunity to make necessary changes, all for the sake of political correctness, while citizens are killed, maimed, raped, the cost to educate, medicate and incarcerate are in the billions for Arizona, plus, jobs taken from Americans.

9-11 Terrorist Attack: Had our immigration laws been enforced 9-11 probably would have been averted. 4 of the 5 organizers and pilots had been contacted by law enforcement prior to the attack (one still had the ticket in the glove box of his car at the airport), and had they been arrested on immigration violations, 9-11 probably would have been prevented!!


Enforcement by our law enforcement officers, removing the policies that restrict their ability to ask and act (a sanctuary policy is simply placing restrictions of enforcing our laws). Removing those restrictions would have the greatest affect on public safety of all the legislation we have passed to date.

Arizona: Dept of Justice and FBI reports:

Phoenix, #2 in the world in kidnappings, home invasions

Phoenix, 3rd most violent city in America

Phoenix #1 in crime overall

Arizona the home invasion, car jacking, identity theft capitol of the world

#2 in auto theft

1/3 of federal prisoners are illegal aliens for serious crimes

Over $1 billion annual cost for illegals in K-12


1 million gang members in the U.S. mostly made up of illegal aliens

1 million sex crime victims by illegal aliens

If you want loser taxes, less crime, smaller classrooms, short emergency room lines and safer neighborhoods ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS.

“If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws” – Alexander Hamilton.

A Congressional Report: CONFIRMING THE THREAT AT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER; on crime, violence, drugs, gangs, terrorist, sex predators coming into America among the 4 million to 10 million entering illegally ANNUALLY!!!! Over 9,000 people killed in the U.S. each year at the hands of illegal aliens; 25 each day, 12 by stabbings and shootings & 13 by DUI or other vehicular crimes.

Death and maimings of police officers and citizens by illegal aliens (short list)

* Phoenix Officer Shane Figueroa
* Tracy from Highland High in Gilbert
* Child serial rapist in Chandler
* Phoenix Officer Glidewell (shot in chest)
* 15 year old raped by school janitor in Scottsdale
* 15 year old kidnapped and raped in Guadalupe
* Phoenix Officer Nick Erfle

• Phoenix Officer Marc Atkinson;

• Phoenix Officer Robert Sitek;

• Kris Eggle-park ranger in southern Arizona;

• Border Patrol Agent James Epling;

• Maricopa County Deputy Sean Pearce critically wounded while serving homicide warrant

• Maricopa County Deputy Lew Argetsinger shot while executing a search warrant for homicide;

• Sgt. Manuel H. Tapia was shot by a drug suspect;

• DPS Officer Robert K. Martin, murdered by illegal alien 19-year-old ex-convict;

• Agent Richard Fass, 37, of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, murdered;

• Agent Alexander Kirpnick, 27, Border Patrol, murdered;

• Jason Schechterle suffered fourth-degree burns when his patrol care went up in flames after being struck by a taxi – the driver was an illegal alien.

• Gilbert mother killed by illegal alien fleeing from Mesa PD (had prior arrest and not deported).

• Jason, Decorated Iraq war veteran stabbed in his own front yard by illegal alien.

• Mother “legal immigrant” killed by illegal alien trying to ram Sheriff’s Deputy’s car in Phoenix.

• Illegal, 17, runs down hero cop – juvenile released by Border Patrol 10 days earlier

• Murder suspect – an illegal with driver’s license – now faces 41 counts

• Illegal alien accused of triple homicide

• 3 illegals beat pregnant woman – mayhem rampage

• 5 illegals face deportation after killing principal

• Unlawful immigrants piloted pickup truck that smashed into Florida woman’s car

• Decapitated heads of two police officials found in Acapulco, Mexico

• Feds arrest 2,100 Operation Return to Sender sends agents across country to target violent criminal aliens

• Cop murder spotlights crisis of killer aliens – No government agency tracks crimes by illegals, not even attacks on police

• Shotgun preteen vs. illegal alien home invaders – Home invasion gone wrong for criminals

• Illegals kill deputy in New Year’s Eve hit and run

• State Trooper Shot to Death in Tennessee by Hispanic Drug Dealers

• Day laborer from Guatemala charged with killing girlfriend’s baby

• Utah gunman, 18, was Muslim from Bosnia – Killed 5 in crowded shopping mall

• Illegal detained in death of “Christmas Story” director Bob Clark, son die in collision

• DUI illegal kills pedestrian week after given probation – Hit-and-run

• Woman involved in accident dies from injuries by illegal immigrant

• Sniper, John Lee Malvo, required by law to be immediately deported. Instead they released John Lee Malvo upon the unsuspecting American Public. He and his cohort killed 10 people.

• Tanee Natividad, a high school student, was murdered by an illegal

• Darlene Squires’s disabled teenage daughter and another disabled girl were raped by three members of a Salvadoran street gang. Both victims are deaf.

• David March, a Los Angeles County Sheriff, was killed during a routine traffic stop. The driver was a dangerous Mexican drug dealer, Armando Garcia, who had been deported twice and has a long history of violent crime.

• Eighteen-year-old Tricia Taylor lost both her legs above the knees by drunken driver Jose Carcamo who had 17 violations since 1995.

• Walter Contreras Valenzuela, a 10-year-old boy was murdered by an illegal alien from Honduras.

• An illegal alien killed Kimberley Hope while trying to steal her car.

• Five year old Ana Cerna was killed by an illegal alien.

• Joseph Crummy was murdered by illegal alien Jesus Hernandez in Utah.

• Amber Merkle was only 8, killed in a wreck caused by illegal alien Arturo Lupian.

• Vinessa Hoera, 23, was brutally raped and murdered by an illegal alien from Guatemala, Faustino Chavez who apparently was angry when his advances toward her were not received positively. 9,000 MORE EACH YEAR.

Study: 1 million sex crimes by illegals; More than 100 sex offenders crossing border daily Deborah Schurman-Kauflin: Based on a one-year in-depth study, a researcher estimates there are about 240,000 illegal immigrant sex offenders in the United States who have had an average of four victims each.

5,000 to 10,000 cross illegally into the U.S. every single day, and 1 out of 10 already have felony convictions.

WHY DO WE STRUGGLE WITH WHAT IS RIGHT? Another Police Officer killed by an illegal alien. Officer Shane Figueroa. I have introduced 5 years in a row legislation to allow Police Officers to enforce our laws and remove the political handcuffs placed on them by our local politicians and chiefs. Our citizens deserve no less, our law enforcement have the authority, and must allow them to do their job.

My personal background in law enforcement has given me a unique and in-touch perspective with the needs and hazards experienced by rank-and-file police officers. PLEA understands the danger of ignoring illegal immigration. The burden of blind-eye police department policies and open-border philosophies were paid for with the lives of not only law enforcement officers, but many other good citizens as the danger clearly spread beyond law enforcement into our communities with more lives being lost. The quality of life in our state is being sacrificed for political correctness. Phoenix Law Enforcement Officers, PLEA, Border Patrol and I stand side by side for the rule of law.

MARK SPENCER President of P.L.E.A., “Mark my words another police officer will be killed as a result of Mayor Gordon’s pretended revision of their policy on when you can ask and when you cannot ask on one’s immigration status. ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER, HUSBAND, FATHER, AMERICAN KILLED BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN. GOVERNMENT IS COMPLICIT IN THE DEATHS, MAIMINGS AND BILLIONS IN COST TO OUR CITIZENS.

Simply enforce our laws and you will see less crime, lower taxes, smaller class sizes, shorter lines in our emergency rooms and reduced deaths, murders, maimings, drugs, home invasions, car jackings, kidnappings, jobs taken from Americans, reduced wages, an ultimately save the taxpayer billions of dollars. We cannot afford to “NOT” enforce our laws.

Attrition by Enforcement.



Our local & national leader’s refusal to enforce U.S. Immigration laws & failure to carry out their constitutional duty to defend this nation from that invasion is guilty of impeachable offenses.

We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction in America today.

I believe in our Constitution, the rule of law, in liberty & freedom. I will not retreat from the defense of our Republic or the protection of our citizens from our enemies foreign or domestic!!!


  1. kralmajales says


    You are fantastic to show them the truth. The problem is that they DONT WANT TO BELIEVE anything else because they are blinded by racism.

    What should be happening is that people who are in the same party need to get this kind of education. Those that are not to blinded to accept the truth.

    There is NO correlation between immigrants and crime. Period. The vast majority of crimes in America are committed by white people. Those with jobs, those without, those under educated, those poor, etc.

    And it blows my mind that most of the people that claim this stuff have one thing in common in their culture…they were lucky enough for their mother to pump them out of her legs on US soil. That is about the only thing that makes them American and better.

  2. Klute:

    You’ve essentially bolstered what I said in my prior post.

    The 1924 immigration laws prioritized European white immigrations while the initial 1965 revisions gave the edge to third world entities and were subsequently tweaked to prioritize Latinos. So my questions remains, why should race conscious Libeals complain against immigration laws which are skewed in their political direction?

    On the other hand, I can understand the stance of the “Banana” Republicans. They just want a short term fast buck regardless of howthe long term social/economic living structure is affected!

    At least this crowd is crude, blunt and honest about their long term suicidal maneuverings.

    And they have a good segment of the “Stupid” Party’s leadership in their back pocket!

    Guys like Pearce, Crumb,Harper, Arpaio and Andy Thomas drive them up a wall!

    That being said, let’s have an immigration system which precludes racial background but emphasizes educational and skill backgrounds which are in demand.

    In other words, bring in people who seek to assimilate and have the means and desire to do so!

    But then I can see why this would not go over with Libs and Dems. They would not seek political dependency!

  3. Carlist,

    Perhaps you misunderstood – skillsets, ethnicities, religion – none of that matters to me. If you want to enter this country, aren’t carrying typhoid or polio or some such, and want to work, be it as a ditch-digger or a neuroscientist, welcome in. I don’t believe in imaginary lines drawn on a map, and I don’t believe in a cost/benefit analysis in becoming an American. I also don’t care about the political consequences, although I can guess what the outcome will be when the children of immigrants remembers what letter was behind the people ordering “crime prevention sweeps” and flying the Confederate flag above their houes.

    As I said, its that kind of cost/benefit school of thought that kept my family out of the country and in an extra three years of poverty and struggle and kept America from reaping the benefits of what family gave to this country sooner (two soldiers in time of war, 1 police officer, lots of tax revenue, a couple fairly decent artists*). My family did it legit, and I’d love to give everyone the opportunity my grandparents and father had.

    “That being said, let’s have an immigration system which precludes racial background but emphasizes educational and skill backgrounds which are in demand.”

    No, let’s not. Becuase when someone in power gets to decide who has the right education and skills… I remember these ideas being given names like “poll taxes” and “literacy tests”.

    * – If you can’t tell, I’m proud of family and what we’ve done over 55 years of being American.

  4. Klute:

    Sorry guy but no national entity with a dose of commonsense has, or will embrace a “come one” “come all” immigration policy.

    The saner ones create their policies on acquiring immigrants who will both assimilate to the dominant culture and add to a country’s productivity.

    This seems to be implicitly acknowledged even today since the “open borders” crowd doesn’t seem to seek changing immigration laws but hyperbollically defends disobedience!

    And you guys want to move this country forward?

  5. “And you guys want to move this country forward?”

    Without question the country’s moving forward… question is whether or not the conservative movement will, in the words of H.P. Lovecraft, either go mad from the revelations or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

    How’s that for hyperbole.

  6. Klute:


    The dark ages of the past century have their genesis in collectivist philosophies accompanied by secularist moral leanings stressing situational ethics and moral relativity.

    The left has had its chance!

    Time for you boys to send Marx, Mao, Vladimir,Uncle Joe, John Dewey, J.M.Keynes, FDR, LBJ, The Holy Family of Massachussetts, Saul Alinsky,Paul Krugman and for that matter, the Frankfort School to the showers!

    Intelligent people have seen and experienced your future, and guess what Klute, it doesn’t work whether in Moscow, Boston, New York or Beijing!

  7. Alicia Gegner says

    Sigh. To all of you who keep suggesting that those who want our laws enforced are bad, and illegal immigrants are mostly good folks, I must restate the obvious.

    Every illegal alien is a criminal, for each and every one has broken the law by coming here. Each illegal alien that takes a job here, blocks a legal resident from having that job, and lowers the overall wage level. Many of those forced out of our workforce are American minorities, as well as teens who would work when school is out.

    My cousin Jenna used to work in LA at a factory that employed illegal aliens, and she often told me how they systematically filed false workman’s compensation claims. Light summer breezes seemed to knock their backs out if they were at work.

    We have all noticed once clean neighborhoods littered with trash when large illegal populations moved in. All of us can testify, if we tell the truth, that corridors frequented by illegals are dirty whereas they were once immaculate. Does anyone remember Phoenix in the 70’s and 80’s? You never saw litter.

    Illegals cost us a lot of money. We have to school their kids; we have to pay their medical bills; we have to feed them when they are in jail… Say what you want, but there is a reason for borders.

    It would be wonderful if these folks had the same feeling for our country that our grandparents did when they came here from Germany, as mine did, or Italy, Russia, China or Poland, but they don’t. To many current illegals, we are a cow to be milked. The social landscape is poorer for it. Even if they commit not one crime, we do not benefit from illegal immigration.

    The legal immigrant is a different story completely. If only there were more of them.

  8. KenPhoenix says

    . . . too little…too late. The end is near. We waited too long to slam the gate.
    Now were headed right down the crapper. The Third World is in and is swing’n from the
    chandeliers. Their M.O. is to multiply and
    divide, then reclaim. It’s entirely our own
    fault. Having grown up in SoCal during the
    60’s 70’s and 80’s, I saw the ‘PC’ movement
    begin to corrupt our society. We don’t have
    the ‘stones’ to protect our own home.! By
    2030, the southwest may not be livable.

  9. mmm.. bookmarked 🙂

  10. interesting post, keep it up

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