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'Sanctuary city' initiative heading to Tucson voters as backers submit petitions

After months of work, organizers for an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city," said Wednesday that they submitted some 17,000 signatures, nearly double the number they need to get the initiative on November's ballot. ... Read more»

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Jul 4, 2019, 1:51 pm
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There is no excuse for all the mayoral canidates, most of the ward candidates (Miguel Ortega, Ward 1 candidate didn’t hesiitate to delare his support for Sanctuary city. Viva Miguel!) and the City Attorney, Mike Rankin to hide behind the excuse of conflict with the racist, dispicable, dishonored SB1070. They know that it is not true. Why are they retreating when the people of Tucson are heartily joining the fight against the calculated abuse of our immigrant neighbors? Intent comes before a law is written. The Intent of SB1070 was, and has been proven in court, to be an all-out racist direct attack on ALL Latinos, undocumented to those living here for generations. Intent was so strong, the authors of SB1070 ignored the laws when they wrote it. Much of the law has been thrown out in court cases, testament to its evil intent. On the other hand, Sanctuary City was very carefully written by a team of lawyers familiar with immigration law who wrote it specifically to hold up in court against SB1070. Intent was justice for our immigrant neighbors, so great care was taken in making the proposition a legal, viable expression of intent.

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Jul 4, 2019, 7:25 pm
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The current migration at our border is costing taxpayers a Kings ransom ($17,000 per day ABC news.) Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don’t stay in Mexico when they reach “safety” or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars.

We have Democrat / Socialist / Activists in the Northern Triangle of South America & Mexico; even as you read this instructing the populations to make sure you bring your children and use the the magic words…..“credible fear.” Mexico recently arrested two socialist activists who were instrumental in the organizing of prior caravans,

Then you have a Democrat House saying the crisis is “manufactured” as literally thousands attack our border daily? The crisis IS manufactured…by the Democrats themselves. Make no mistake about this, Democrats want this to happen and never stop. They will with hold border security support allowing as many illegal aliens to enter the country as possible overwhelming our BP & ICE before assisting in border security (if ever.)

To Democrats/Socialists programs like Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing “temporary or deferred” about these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees (usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently using the charge of racism, religion, guilt, against anyone opposed. Simple formula works great.

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Jul 4, 2019, 7:28 pm
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Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals:

-Open Borders.
-Sanctuary Cities.
-Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.
-Elimination of ICE
-Same sex marriages.
-Disarming Americans.
-Infanticide.
-Voting rights for illegal aliens.
-Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)
-Increase refugee’s from the third world.
-Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office.
-Socialism.
-Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)
-The green new deal.
-End of Electoral College
-Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)
-Raise Minimum Wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health benefits)
-Have adolescents vote.
-!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)
-Reparations for every race “harmed” by the white man.
-Convicts, Terrorists voting.
-Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.
-Late term abortions up to 9 months..
-Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.

*Sources: Straight from the Democrat’s mouths. View their speeches on you tube.

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Jul 9, 2019, 7:51 am
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The list of signatures should be made public.

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Jul 16, 2019, 5:24 pm
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I would be in favor of cutting-off all Federal funds to Tucson that are in the pipeline.  Last year the Supervisors refused the Stone Garden funds that the Pima County Sheriff’s Department relies on.  That was, of course, Liberal idiocy, subsequently reversed. and you would be astonished at the influence self-appointed activists from Ajo had to do with it.  They want a weak Federal & police presence along the border, as opposed to managing the immigration crisis with proper funding and a coordinated response.  Keep our tax money, and start arresting folks who interfere with The Border Patrol and I.C.E.  Tucson will see reason.

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