Opponents of Arizona’s tough new law directed at illegal aliens claim that the bill is racist and will give police the right to harass every Hispanic person they encounter. What they refuse to admit is that much of our country is becoming a war zone, and a lot of the violence is being caused by people who are in this country illegally.
A few weeks ago, Arizona rancher Roger Krentz was killed by suspected illegal aliens, possibly in retaliation for his brother leading authorities to a drug stash found on the family ranch a day earlier.
Krentz, 58, was known as a good Samaritan who often brought water and medical aid to illegal aliens lost in Arizona’s scorching desert, where summer temperatures often top out at 120 degrees. In spite of repeated acts of vandalism to his property and equipment, and at least one burglary to his home that were attributed to illegal aliens, Krentz preferred to see the good in people.
A few days ago, a news story from Tucson television station KOLD reported that Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector had caught nine illegal aliens over the weekend, and that seven of them were convicted sex offenders. Other illegals arrested the same weekend included one double murderer, and another who had been convicted of attempted murder.
On March 1st, police in Henderson County, North Carolina arrested two suspected illegal aliens (later confirmed to be in this country illegally) for stealing over 500 railroad spikes from the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. A news story by Greenville television station WYFF says the men’s actions could have resulted in catastrophic consequences had a train derailed. Wouldn’t this be classified as an act of terrorism?
Friday, a Pinal County, Arizona sheriff’s deputy was shot by a group of drug smugglers when he encountered them near Interstate 8, about 50 miles south of Phoenix. The weapon believed used in the shooting was an AK-47, a military style rifle. Police said that as many as 30 rounds were fired at the deputy, who returned fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and a handgun.
An Associated Press story said that seventeen illegal aliens were caught in the manhunt that followed. The Arizona Republic newspaper reported that more than one helicopter used in the manhunt came under fire from the criminals on the ground.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said crimes like these have “reached a critical mass for law enforcement.” The Sheriff said that he has requested help from federal officials, to no avail. “The smugglers know the police are after them, and the fact they are firing upon us changes the game,” said Sheriff Babeu. The incident prompted Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to comment that “Contrary to what some leaders say, our borders are not secure.”
Gun battles with AK-47s, innocent citizens murdered, railroad tracks vandalized that could cause a catastrophe, firing at police helicopters. It sounds like war to me. And yet, people who are opposed to cracking down on illegal aliens want us to believe that they are all honest, hard working people who just want a better life for themselves and their children.
We are going to see more and more violence related to the illegal alien issue, and we will also see incidents where frightened or enraged Americans retaliate, maybe against the evildoers, and unfortunately, maybe against the first brown face they see.
Despite the vocal protests of supporters of those who are in our country illegally, and the likes of Al Sharpton, the truth is that a lot of Americans are fed up, not just in Arizona, but across the country. Legislators in South Carolina just introduced a bill similar to Arizona’s new law allowing police officers to verify the status of suspected illegal aliens, and to arrest those found to be in the state illegally. In Ohio, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says he will spearhead an initiative to be put before the voters, based upon Arizona’s law. “Our federal government has let us down on immigration reform,” Jones said in a news release. “Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try,”
Since Washington seems incapable of even believing there is a problem, let alone addressing it, I believe that more and more states will take on the issue themselves. Somebody has to do something!
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