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Immigration arrests spark TPD HQ protest

While Congress and the White House wrestle over the specifics of immigration reform, two men were arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents on Sunday afternoon, sparking a Monday protest in front of Tucson police headquarters. A traffic stop led police to call to determine the status of one of the men — an inquiry mandated by Arizona's SB 1070.... Read more»

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Feb 18, 2013, 10:23 pm
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border rights activist

Question: What are “border rights”? Isn’t a border…you know, a line? A boundary? What rights does a boundary have exactly?

chants of the slogan “Pueblo unido jamás será vencido,”

If they’re fishing for sympathy, a good start for them would be to chant in the language of the country they claim to love and somehow claim a right to be here.

had placed two children in the truck of his car

What exactly is a truck of a car? Where can I get one?

Members of local immigration rights groups Corazón de Tucson, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Southside Day Labor Center said they are demanding the release of Huertha.

I’m wondering how many resources these organizations devote to advocating for legal immigrants….

During the protest, Ochoa spoke to media and called SB 1070 “racist.”

There it is…liberalism 101 teaches that in the absence of a valid argument (which they run in to quite often), start hurling baseless labels around, like “racist”. (Hateful, angry, vitriolic, mean-spirited, and uncivil are their other staple labels)

Tucson City Council has argued for a “immigration welcoming” policy

This would work if they were indeed welcoming immigrants and not border jumpers.

To the incident in question itself, I agree with Lt. Pacheco. It sounds as if TPD officers did their job and complied with the law. The courts vetted SB1070, and took an unnecessarily long time doing so. They (pretty much) called it good. The open borders crowd has no legit basis for complaint. They lost this battle. It is time for them to accept that so we can all move on with our lives.

Feb 20, 2013, 8:41 am
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Huertha’s driver license, which turned out to be suspended

he had a “record of contact.” Officers from Customs and Border Patrol arrived about an hour after the stop, and took Huertha into custody on suspicion of being in the country illegally.

Despite the slant in this piece, there’s another problem with it…huge holes relating to the above quotes. Thorough reporting would have revealed the answers to the following questions…

-What is a border jumper doing with a driver’s license?
-Why was his license suspended?

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Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa leads cheers and slogans during the protest, where nearly 200 arrived to vent their frustration at the deportation of thousands and the enforcement of Arizona's SB 1070.


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