Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl are pressuring Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano for further constraints on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration-enforcement authority. The two have been exchanging letters with Napolitano on the topic since October, the daily reports.
Under Napolitano, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) priorities have diverted from enforcement of immigration laws to targeting only “serious criminal aliens.”
Apparently the sanctioned practice is to wait until the illegals murder, participate in armed robberies, rape, drive-by shootings or commit other major felonies before they are worthy of notice.
For a refresher on the topic, we invite you to read Immigration reform? Trusting our leaders has been a fool’s mission.
In March of this year, McCain momentarily assumed a new posture from his long-sought efforts to grant amnesty to the millions of illegals in the United States. His slippery pledge of support to Gov. Jan Brewer to send additional troops to the border to hinder the flow of illegal aliens raised suspicions.
It was McCain, partnering with Sen. Jon Kyl and the late liberal icon Ted Kennedy, who crafted the amnesty scheme that enraged American citizens to the point of shutting down the congressional switchboard, jamming fax machines and filling email boxes with their ire. We wrote at the time that although that bill was ultimately ditched, we should not be lulled into complacency. Prepare for round two. It’s coming.
Trusting this deceptive duo on this issue, brings to mind the old adage: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
The latest report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Paving the Road to Amnesty, assesses what has occurred on the immigration front during Obama’s first year in office and what we can expect in the coming months. We urge you to read it.
The question is, why are Arizona’s two senators aiding and abetting this plan to legalize the illegal alien population? Give them a call and ask them.
McCain’s contact information is here.
Kyl’s is available at the bottom of this page.