Skip to comments.Arizona lawmaker set to ramp up fight against illegals
Posted on 12/29/2010 4:35:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed.
The state is positioned like never before to expand its efforts to combat illegal immigration. The November election saw Republican Jan Brewer elected to a second term as governor, largely on the strength of her decision to sign the headline-making law, while the Republican Party added to its already sizable majorities in the state House and Senate.
Most significantly of all, Russell Pearce was elected Arizona Senate president. For those who may not have heard of Mr. Pearce, let's just say that the 63-year-old Republican from Mesa wants to crack down on illegal immigration like desert javelinas want to eat prickly-pear cactus.
"I'm not stopping until the problem is solved, and clearly the problem is not solved," Mr. Pearce said in a telephone interview. "The cost is destroying this country, and it can no longer be ignored. I think America's had it. I think that's why we had the results we did in the election of 2010."
It won't come without a political price. ......
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
If I didn't have somewhere I have to go I would be spending the next two months in Arizona.
[Excerpt]He’s already getting pushback from the Arizona Republic, which argued in a Monday editorial that such a “wrongheaded quest” would distract from the more pressing matter of Arizona’s budget deficit.[End Excerpt]
(Scoff) Pearce won’t back down-—ever.
Duh! Wonder how much tax money Arizona has had to be spending on illegal immigrants for years?
A beautiful state. Annoy your liberal friends, enjoy a vacation in Arizona
Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona sunset.
Savor the beauty of the Arizona desert.
The Grand Canyon Skywalk.
TaliesinWest--home and workplace of Frank Lloyd Wright (near the Arizona Biltmore).
Phoenix's Arizona Biltmore Hotel, constructed in 1929 by
McArthur brothers. Frank Lloyd Wright was consulting architect.
Great place to stay. Has a spa and several swimming pools.
Some rooms overlook Camelback Mountain. Great food.
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Buy Diamondbacks gear at their web site.
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Arizona Delicious: PF Chang's China Bistro; 200 restaurants nationwide.
Founded in Scottsdale; headquartered in Phoenix.
Chicken lettuce wraps---out of this world.
Crispy String Beans---tempura coated, served with an exquisite sauce.
Double Pan Noodles: combo of cooked and crisp noodles in a delicious sauce.
Kung Pao Chicken: chunks of chicken w/ peanuts and chilis.
I fear Jan will turn to the dark side of the force
If Jon Kyl retires, I’d like to see Jan Brewer succeed him.
that would be the “financially troubled” Arizona Republic, a communist party propaganda outlet. I would regard that comment as a positive for Sen. Pierce.
Well, in the minds of the public, it was a PR coup for Arizona. Huge majorities, at last count, support SB 1070. The only "punch to the gut" came from illegals, their mexican government sponsors, the Clinton-appointed judge who threw out most of the law, and the 0bama regime. Those with an operating set of brain cells back Gov. Brewer's efforts to rein in the madness in AZ.
I love Arizona...
Pity they are so invaded by illegal aliens...
You are really invested in failure, aren’t you, Eeyore!
According to the radical hispanic groups, you are not allowed to call them illegals anymore. You have to call them “undocumented workers”. *barf barf barf* Maybe we should call them “undocumented (drug) cartel workers”.
Sooo I suppose “Wet Backs” is out of the question
Do some internet research & purchase anything you can from Arizona that is beneficial to you & yours.
Even if you cannot be there, you can probably find ways to contribute to their economy.
The Republic is convinced politicians can only deal with one thought concept at a time. Of course, that is because that is their problem!
Never been to AZ, so I'm really looking forward to it and knowing that AZ is committed to resolving the illegal situation in their state is an added plus.
ahhh, shucks. When I read the title, it sparked some hope that John McCain had see the light.
Wonderful place to retire——hope you get to see the sights as you shop for real estate.
Definitely have to see the sights -— as much as we can !!
Ah, excellent idea. I really am considering moving back to AZ now; Napolitano run out of the state, Constitutional Carry, low taxes, honesty about the negative impact of illegal immigration, Bristol Palin moving to Pinal County, Marijuana legalized via constitutional provision, etc.
February/March are excellent. Comfortable in the deserts; plenty of snow in the mountains, if you want a short alpine break. If southern California is having a wet winter you may get a few storms, usually short. Even April is ok. Only go to the Arizona desert past April if you like hot. We also like mid-November thru mid-December especially (I went twice this year).
If for some odd reason you go in the hot season, make sure not to miss the early morning hour outdoors. The light is fabulous and colors are at the best, the temperature is comfortable, the birds are singing, and the air is clear. It's worth becoming a morning person. Or just stay up really, really late and sleep during the hot part of the day ( naps are good ).
I usually try to skip August and January. Tho after the dust storm desert sunset in August can be pretty intense.
Also hoping Beautiful New Mexico also comes to to the same conclusion as Arizona on illegal immigration and Demorat betrayal (Highly likely, a lot of the Native and Hispanic population is not comfortable with the Narco influenced invasion).
"First on his list is a bill to end birthright citizenship. Mr. Pearce and other lawmakers plan to unveil the measure at a Jan. 5 press conference at the National Press Club, five days before the start of the Arizona legislative session.
The idea is to make a big enough splash to catch the attention of other states that may be considering similar legislation. At least a dozen states are already expected to join Arizona in introducing legislation changing how they recognize the U.S.-born children of noncitizens.
A cloward-Piven from our side - overwhelm the Feds.
Went to PF Chang’s in Las Vegas the last time we visited our son. Great food. I wish we had one close to us...
Wetbacks. It's simpler...
Thanks for the PING, Liz!
See ya next month. (Not kidding.)
Always a good idea to hoist the scoundrels on their own petard.
The more this issue is made public the more our side wins. The other side only has lies and nonsense on their side.
To be honest, that was long enough ago to forget what we had for dinner. But I do recall it being a great evening with fine food.
Wish there was one fairly nearby. The closest is 57 miles away. Too far for an evening dinner.
I’d love it if they opened one in Rockford, IL.
Thanks for the ping, Liz. Great thread. My sis and her husband live just north of Kingman (nw arizona...right by FReeper nw_arizona_granny). I was there in May and November of this year and will be back in Feb or March of 2011.
B U M P
Russell is a good man
Rep Issa will appear on Fox News Sunday.
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