The article on the front of the Valley Section includes a jump to the editorial pages. It carries an oversized 4 column x 6 inch photo of a woman whose facial contortion bring to mind victims of torture seen in horror movies.
But Jon Lee is not being tortured. Indeed, the Los Angeles resident marched freely down a Phoenix street to the sound of drumbeats, protesting Arizona’s new law making it a crime to be in the state illegally.
She joined others bused in from California, Colorado and Texas.
Eun Sook Lee, executive director of the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, said her group bused in 52 protesters from the Los Angeles area. Lee admitted that nearly a quarter of Koreans in the United States are here illegally.
In case proof was needed, Arizona’s porous border is a gateway for foreign nationals from a wide variety of nations — declared enemies of the U.S. among them.
And although AZ Rep. Jeff Flake’s close congressional ally Illinois Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez flew in for the demonstration, Flake (R-CD 6), not wanting to alert his conservative hometown constituents to his D.C. shenanigans was once again noticeably absent. Gutierrez vowed to fight Arizona’s law in court, imploring President Obama to join the legal battle.
Rep. Raul Grijalva, (D-CD 7) pledged to defeat the bill before it takes effect on July 22. Hurling verbal threats, the Arizona Democrat wants Obama to direct federal agencies not to cooperate with the implementation and enforcement of the law. Never accused of brilliance, he has called for a national economic boycott of the state. “The governor made a huge mistake,” Grijalva said. “By signing this bill, she has nationalized this issue. They terribly, terribly underestimated us,” he warned.
By “they” he must be referring to the 70 percent of Arizona citizens who support the new law — many of whom are also his constituents.
He was joined by the usual cast of characters, Rep. Ed Pastor (D-CD 4), and Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox — who delivered their speeches in Spanish and Phoenix’s Sanctuary City Mayor Philly Gordon, who spoke in Chicagoese.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon got in on the action, too, saying “the Mexican government condemns the approval of the law” and “the criminalization of migration…” Really? And we condemn his corrupt government aiding its own citizens to invade us.
Michelle Malkin breaks the myth of the open-borders propagandists that no terrorist suspects are using our southern border to gain entry into the U.S. And investigative reporter Todd Bensman also shows evidence to the contrary. Seeing Red AZ has addressed the serious issue repeatedly.
Venerable broadcaster Paul Harvey always concluded his radio shows with the tag line, “And now you know… the rest of the story.” You’ve read it here.