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Thousands protest sheriff’s immigration efforts

January 17th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Thousands protest sheriff’s immigration efforts

PHOENIX (AP) - Ten thousand immigrant rights advocates marched in front of a county jail in Phoenix Saturday in a protest that was aimed at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration efforts and was marked by a clash between a small group of protesters and police officers.

Organizers say the protest was meant to show officials in Washington that Arpaio shouldn’t handle immigration enforcement, and that Congress and the Obama administration need to come up with a way for immigrant workers to come to the country legally.

The three-mile walk that started in a west Phoenix park ended by afternoon at the Durango Jail Complex, a collection of five jails, where officials played music, including a record by singer Linda Ronstadt, to drown out noise made by protesters. Ronstadt took part in Saturday’s protest.

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Thousands protest sheriff’s immigration efforts

Organizers said the protest was meant to show officials in Washington that Joe Arpaio shouldn’t handle immigration enforcement? Well, I guess the next thing that needs to be established is just WHO DOES need to handle immigration enforcement. It’s a certainty that Washington isn’t doing a good job.

That’s not a stab at the Obama administration either by the way, not at them in particular. It is, in fact, an accusation towards ALL U.S. administrations dating back to 1954 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated Operation Wetback. Since that time, immigration enforcement has been getting sloppier with every administration.

Ronald Reagan, perhaps the greatest President we’ll ever see, signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 into law. It was simply a move at granting amnesty to those that were not in this nation legally.

George W. Bush tried his very best to push off an amnesty act for the illegals, causing him to be called into doubt concerning his conservatism, while confirming his RINO bonafides.

Kay Bailey Hutchison is a supporter of AMNESTY for ILLEGALS. I say that without stuttering in ANY way. Hutchison was a HUGE supporter of the Immigrant Dream Act, and thank God, it bit the dust. Immigrant ‘Dream’ Act Fails Key Senate Vote.

So, you see, I am not singling out the Obama administration. I am NOT blasting the Democrats, not just the Democrats. I am pointing my finger at ALL of them, and I am asking the questions that I know fully well will never be answered by any bleeding heart, left leaning administration.

The questions I want answered, by Obama, Napolitano, DHS, INS, all of them, is this; what part of ILLEGAL are you guys missing? What part of ILLEGAL are the people protesting Joe Arpaio missing? What part of ENFORCING THE LAW do they not understand?

That’s what Law Enforcement agencies are in place to do, is it not? To enforce the law of the land?

What are these people afraid of? If these ILLEGALS took the time to go through the LEGAL process of coming here, I would welcome them with open arms. If they came here LEGALLY and took the time and put out the effort to become U.S. citizens, English speaking citizens, I am sure they would find a lot less opposition to their being here.

The one thing I can’t accept is blanket amnesty for those not here legally. They are criminals in every sense of the word. They don’t want to be American citizens, they want, for the most part, to make enough money to support themselves and to be able to send U.S. dollars to families still in Mexico. They aren’t making ANY effort on their own to become LEGAL, much less citizens!

Protesters chanted “Joe must go” as they approached the jail complex. One person carried a sign that said “We are human” and bore a picture of a lawman with a wolf’s face. A family of five wore T-shirts saying “Who would Jesus deport?”

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