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Pearce loses Senate seat to Lewis in recall

Mesa voters chose to replace Arizona's State Senate President Russell Pearce with Republican Jerry Lewis in a recall election over Pearce's stance on illegal immigration.... Read more»

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Nov 9, 2011, 10:04 am
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Pearce, a conservative from Mesa, is the author of the controversial anti-immigration legislation SB 1070, which has created a greater divide between Democrats and Republicans, but has split party lines.

I take great issue with this sentence, as offer that it seriously compromises the integrity of the rest of the story.

No one mentioned is “anti-immigrant”, and the mentioned legislation is NOT anti-immigrant. The term you’re looking for is “anti-illegal-immigrant”. Myself and most folks on this side of the issue have absolutely zero problem with people immigrating to our country legally.

Nov 9, 2011, 12:19 pm
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Thanks, Bret. Point taken. Since immigration is what SB 1070 is about, that will remain. The sentence was edited. We appreciate your support.

Nov 9, 2011, 12:55 pm
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The people (or money) have spoken.. It seems people dont give a rats tail about swarms of criminals entering our state illegally. Just check out this news sites current border patrol report.  11 people found by ajo illegally in this country with a loaded ak-47 . @ illegal criminals by Douglas previously arrested for child molestation and rape.  And when someone does care about stemming the endless stream of illegal criminals entering our country they are villanized and recalled/ The current administration does nothing to secure the border, in fact encourages illegal border crossers (just dont kill anybody and we wont deport you).Eric the red, Big Sis and Barry O. should personally be held accountable for every crime committed by illegal border crossers, since they have not fullfilled their oath of office to enforce the laws of their country and protect the citizens they serve. Instead the sue the states that try to do something about this enormous problem which affects every US citizen.  Close the border

Nov 9, 2011, 4:07 pm
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Smith’s THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT’ (H.R.2885.) TheWays and Means Committee led by Majority Speak John Boehner (R-OH) must adopt the Mandatory E-Verify Bill (H.R. 2885.) and should be bombarded by demanding voters, as never before. Reps. Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), Tim Johnson (R-Ill.), Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) John Sullivan (R-Okla.) and just yesterday Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) is now co-sponsoring House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885), with new members who are rapidly joining this monumental bill. Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state contractors and critical infrastructure sites to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal Workforce Act could open up jobs currently held by illegal aliens.

So as of Wednesday November 9, 2011 currently has 100 sponsors, 58 co-sponsors, with only 43 House members to go. GET ON THESE LAWMAKERS CASES IMMEDIATELY—Call this number at the Washington Switchboard 202-224-3121. Consider that flourishing sites as NumbersUSA and hundreds of organizations such as American Patrol, Federation of American Immigration Reform, CAPS, Heritage Foundation and others have the answers on costs, surveys and analysis.

Go to any Search Engine or specifically GOOGLE and type in NumbersUSA site as there you can freely fax politicians and inform them that you are a voter, and will be doing so when they come searching desperately for your vote.

Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of businesses to use E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and state contractors and critical infrastructure sites to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal Workforce Act could open up as many as 7 million jobs currently held by illegal aliens.


Nov 9, 2011, 4:09 pm
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Have States no sovereignty rights anymore, when years of government mismanagement have placed us firmly in the predicament of not able to assert their own power. When the courts fail The People and they enforce unfunded mandates by an administration bureaucracy. We are already taxed to the hilt, so why should we pay for illegal aliens who violate our laws? It is general knowledge that our schools to K-12, gives free education to children of illegal aliens. Or that our health care system is suffocating under a tremendous strain? That our penal system is overwhelmed with criminal aliens, from every poverty-packed corner of the world? That our prisons are so overcrowded that the judiciary directs, that we must place them in already crowded jails or let them goback on the streets, as Obamas has already begin to do, by executive order. Why is not every person who violates our laws, not facing FELONY CHARGES, inclusive of breaking into America?  Under the MANDATORY LAW of E-Verify, most would self-deport.

My opinion is that under strict codes of conduct as would be enacted by a larger majority of the House and Senate, represented by the TEA PARTY, would forever stop this collusion of corporate and big business and the lobbyists. Their ideology in Washington would have us; dismantle of border fence that bring rapture of joy to every open doorway entity, every radical group, who unfortunately has the cash power beyond the ordinary man or women to use us as slave-taxpayers. Although sadly a small part of the US population is fooled into a state of complacency, the greater volume knows now of hundred billion dollar price tag stuck into our wage packet.


Every law abiding American should be watchful of Liberal progressive tricks in our electoral law, as Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota who would undermine national election laws—as dismally unprotected as they are now. This Democrat envisions introducing a revised federal laws that allows the individual to register the same day and vote, without even showing any proof of which they are? This would open the door, to every illegal alien who can speak a few words of English and cause a major disintegration of most sacred right as a birth or naturalized citizen. Could any elected politician be so incompetent to introduce a bill that is illegal for every citizen of having to show picture ID. The man needs to be admitted and fitted for a straight jacket. We already have recorded cases of illegal aliens, felons, the dead and legal immigrants violating these laws. Voter fraud, using absentee ballots is the easiest document to forge and 2012 will be of paramount importance.

Nov 9, 2011, 4:10 pm
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The Liberal press is mindlessly evoking their hard ammunition on Arizona Congressman Russell Pierce who was defeated and warning anti-illegal immigrant politicians of the consequences. Throwing out one lawmaker makes no credible difference to the whole population of taxpayers in the United States. My question is, with a huge population of illegal aliens settled in Arizona, as in the Sanctuary State of California and Nevada how many illegal foreigners were induced to vote in this recall?  Arizonas election law states that if you dont have a picture ID, you can register to vote, if you can show an official to pieces of paper with the name and address on it.  Take a guess of how many ineligible persons, can cheat the system? Im disabled, but I have two nice devise called a computer and a printer. At least two family members can easily forge these documents. These people before they arrive in the U.S, have fraudulent ID in some form. Its a billion dollar industry; ask your local police or ICE?

Can you accept as any average American that criminal businesses are using illegal aliens workers, instead of hiring some of the 22 million jobless? There is even unmitigated evidence that somewhere between 8.5 and 9.0 percentage of illegal aliens are working in the United States. Please tell mewhat sort of government allows this to continue? If you are frustrated and angry induced by this corruption in our sovereign nation, then explore your options? You can ignore this abuse of our immigration laws, set down by the 1986 Immigration Control and Reform Act or you can pound on the doors of indifferent politicians, obligated by their oath of allegiance to enforce immigration laws.

As a moderate Conservative and with Tea Party principles as myself, its completely illogical for the Department of Justice to coerce the states of Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and now South Carolina over there policing enforcement, to rescue their residents from the deluge of economic nationals. Even worse is this administration to even allow foreign governments in intervening in this ‘Witch Hunt.’ when they are the instigators of these swarms of illegal people appearing here? However, I must announce in fairness that President Obama started off well, in deporting hundreds of foreign nationals, especially criminals, but has faded out because of intervention by the Liberal extremist that were hired, with the intent of undermining public policy.

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