Yesterday the remaining readers of the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) were treated to a another devious headline: Some in GOP seek new migrant tone; they say enforcement only isn’t effective. Get that? “Some” seek “new migrant tone?”
Daniel Gonzalez was no doubt salivating as he wrote the worshipful paean of a couple of East Valley RINOs elected to the state legislature, aided and abetted by the efforts of Randy Parraz, a liberal open borders proponent and a force behind the contrived recall of Senate President Russell Pearce. That recall and Pearce’s primary loss as he tried to regain his seat in a vastly changed and newly configured district have provided what is seen by the left as a transfusion to the wearying issue.
Sen. Jerry Lewis, LD 26, and newcomer Bob Worsley, LD 25, (who has not yet won the general election) are onboard with guest worker programs and oppose requiring those here illegally to return home. They speak of a “compassionate” view of the illegals who have invaded our state and country. Arizona is the portal for the flood of humanity that we are told has lessened and to whom Barack Obama has recently instituted a politically calculated “deferred action”/amnesty program — coinciding with the November election.
Even the Maricopa County Attorney is said to be talking the same “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” that John McCain and John Kyl proposed with Ted Kennedy. It’s the identical issue that Jeff Flake, now running for the senate seat previously held by the retiring Kyl, has advocated on behalf of with radical leftist Luis Gutierrez, Flake‘s former congressional colleague. Incredibly, Gutierrez even congratulated Flake for his assistance in helping to turn more red states blue.
AZ Senate President Steve Pierce, another RINO adept at speaking out of both sides of his mouth, also supports such a program, while saying he “opposes legalizing” illegals.
Let’s be clear. You can’t have it both ways. In the worst economy fueling the highest unemployment in over 75 years, an influx of new workers is the last thing we need. The Chambers of Commerce and their illegal labor profiteers are simply interested in their bottom line — even at the cost of destroying our economic system.
The Republican National Convention recently adopted the 2012 Platform acknowledging 42 consecutive months of unemployment, the longest since the Great Depression and clearly stating enforcement laws should be embraced:
“In this country, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment to every individual, including more than one million immigrants to whom we grant permanent residence every year. That is why we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it. Granting amnesty only rewards and encourages more law breaking.”
Are any elected Republicans officials paying attention? Thankfully, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, an overwhelming percentage of GOP office holders are standing strong for the Rule of Law and the Constitution. Maybe that’s why the República cherry picked this minimal number.