Another Republic headline at odds with the facts

Border critic” criticizing U.S. polices, not Mexico’s

Reading the headline, Border critic joins staff of governor as advisor, one might be tempted to think that Janet Napolitano has expanded her staff to include those who are critical of the porous southern border and supportive of building the long promised security fence.

Aw, shucks. Wrong again.

The new appointee is former Douglas Mayor Ray Borane, who has “defended the contributions of immigrant labor to the U.S. economy,” and has “criticized federal efforts to build a wall along the border, saying it “ignores the interconnectedness of the U.S. and Mexican communities.”

Douglas, Arizona abuts the Mexican town of Agua Prieta, Sonora

Borane will be paid $40,000 a year. With the state budget stretched past its limits, Napolitano feels it is appropriate to hire an advisor who is supportive of a continued flow of illegal immigrants.

If you can stand it, read the article here.

Borane has said the Minuteman Project was not welcome in his town, because they are “white supremacist, racist and very dangerous people” and was “creating an environment that is not good for our people!”

When facing a well-funded foe in 2006, Sen. Jon Kyl  was assuring funding of double and triple border fencing, 200 miles of steel vehicle barriers and hiring an additional 10,000 to 12,000 new agents in the next five years. Ray Borane derisively termed the proposal the latest “idea of the month” from Washington, D.C. “It’s starting to be ridiculous, to be honest with you,” Borane said. “As long as I’ve been in office, I’ve been dealing with everybody’s ideas.”

“They just keep throwing money at the border with all these new novelty things that they try,” Borane said. “It’s just a waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Not too much has changed. We’re still waiting for Kyl’s campaign promises to reach fruition.

But Ray Borane, critic of border enforcement, is now ensconced in the governor’s tower.

9 Responses to Another Republic headline at odds with the facts

  1. Ajo Joe says:

    More of the same from the team at the Republic. Accuracy has no meaning when the objective is to give the wrong impression .

  2. Ray says:

    Nowhere here is it mentioned that Borane is Hispanic. My family has known him for years. He is an open borders guy through and through. Incidently, thanks for the links to the Kyl campaign video and the empty promises. We all need to remember these important things.

  3. Seen It All says:

    Borane is the ideal new hire for Napolitano. His presence will assure Obama of her continued limp intentions to provide any actual border security. This appointment was precisely timed with that focus in mind as election day draws closer.

  4. Kelly says:

    Some “border critic!!”

  5. Nike says:

    How in the world is this appointment and salary justified? This is outrageous! A real thumb in the eye to the citizens of this state by Her Governess.

  6. SherriAZ says:

    What a moron! Nobody has “kept throwing money” at the border- that’s the problem! Of course, since Obama will simply sign an executive order granting amnesty to all of the 20-30 million illegals and allow them to bring in 100 million more, kiss your American jobs “good bye”. JD Hayworth was right: the American economy will be split-the poor and under educated and the well educated rich. If you or your children aren’t well connected doctors, lawyers, CEOs, etc, you will find yourself working at Wal Mart -but only if you can answer customer questions in Spanish.

  7. Night Owl says:

    The Minutemen are”not good for our people!” Who are the “our people” Borane is discussing? I’ll bet it’s not US citizens. I find this comment beyond offensive. And this guy will be paid with MY tax dollars?

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