Gov. Ducey signals new direction for criminal illegals

Republican governor calls new law “a sensible public safety measure”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed HB 2451 into law. The legislation requires illegal aliens convicted of a felony to complete 85 percent of their prison sentences — exactly as American citizens must do — before they are turned over to immigration authorities (ICE) for deportation.

In a statement, Gov. Ducey said:

“This bill is about fairness and holding everyone to the same standard of justice by eliminating a policy that currently results in two justice systems. If you break the law and commit a crime in Arizona, we expect you to serve your sentence, no exceptions. While some have tried to play politics with this law enforcement issue, the reality is this is a sensible public safety measure that ensures we have one justice system that applies to all. Public safety is the number one role of government, and in light of reports that criminals released early without serving their full sentence are committing crimes in our communities, we must stand for the rule of law.”

Good move, Governor.

The local newspaper, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republicis already busy characterizing this law with its favorite adjective, “controversial,” as it reports on the protests by “immigrant rights advocates.” 


9 Responses to Gov. Ducey signals new direction for criminal illegals

  1. East Valley GOP says:

    Under liberal Democrat mayors Phil Gordon and Greg Stanton, Phoenix became and remains a Sanctuary City, just as San Francisco is. Mesa, Chandler and Tucson also provide sanctuary for illegals aliens.

    Last year in San Francisco, Kate Steinle, walking along the boardwalk with her dad, was shot and killed by an illegal from Mexico who had been deported FIVE separate times.

    Here in Mesa an illegal alien and previously convicted felon, shot young Grant Ronnebeck, a store clerk in the face over a pack of cigarettes, killing him in cold blood.

    Also in San Francisco a Mexican gang member killed a father and his two young sons.
    Read the way the multiple murderer’s lawyer described him::

    These criminal acts are carried out all over the USA, but I live in Mesa, have lived in Phoenix and travel frequently to SF on business, so these are the devastating cases I’m familiar with and why I applaud Gov. Ducey’s decision to sign this bill into law. Now he needs to ban Sanctuary Cities outright!

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Good for Governor Ducey. He seems to be one of the very few doing something positive on the “controversial” subject of illegal immigration. Our southern border is wide open. Saw on TV news a video of two illegals with ‘backpacks’ scaling the wall like they’ve done it many times before. They knew they were being filmed, but that didn’t stop them from illegally entering the U.S.

    Natl Border Patrol Council VP: Immigration Laws Being ‘Carved Out,’ Agents ‘Basically’ ‘Letting Everyone We Catch Out’ – Breitbart

    Obama is transforming our country and we’re going to pay the price in very dangerous ways.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Don’t believe this crap.

    Remember when Jan Brewer was all over FOX News and shouting about ‘build the damn wall’? Empty words. McCain pulled her puppet strings just at the right time, to say what the legal American citizens in Arizona wanted to hear. And what happened? Nothing of a positive nature.
    The situation got worse.

    Perhaps McCain has pulled Doucey’s puppet strings.

    Consider the timing.

    Just last week, the Border Patrol released
    a statement, that it’s just a catch-and-release operation at best.

    The Border Patrol union, in an unprecedented move, just endorsed
    Donald Trump for President.

    So, McCain and his operatives have to do perform some slight-of-hand trick to soothe the savage beasts (that’s us, by the way).

    Don’t fall for this.

    Doucey knows that judges will do whatever they want to do, the law and the Constitution are being re-written daily. So he can issue all the empty words that his mouth can spew.

    Just yesterday, it was announced that the U.S. Library of Congress will no longer allow the words “illegal alien” or “alien” to be used.

    (It’s the same US Library of Congress which, several years ago, Obama tasked with collecting and archiving each and every tweet that you make, if you have a Twitter account. Ponder that.)

    • Seen It All says:

      Hmm-m, real food for thought in your comment, Sam. Like you, I see McCain’s aged and arthritic fingers in many issues negatively affecting our state. I trust him about as far as I can throw my Jeep. It’s worth remembering that both Kyl and Flake endorsed Doug Ducey, but the unpopular McCain was advised to keep his distance for fear of damaging the McEstablishment pick. I got that information from a trusted source in the know.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        With Hugh Hewitt’s over-the-top constant swooning over Doug Ducey before the election, I had my “he’s no Conservative” radar go off. So, I half-heartedly voted for him and didn’t expect much. I did like the business aspect – not being a politician.

        With the deep dislike/hatred for McCain on the part of many Republicans, it’s a wonder he can win yet another election. Democrats think he’s a warmonger. The sneaky behavior is repulsive on the part of McCain. He disappears from hot topics and says the same B.S. in interviews to make him look like a reasonable conservative for the voters who don’t pay attention for 5 years. Now he’s ‘out in front’ of the mess at the Phoenix VA saying we need more whistleblowers. How that will fix the problem is beyond me. We know all we need to know.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    On the subject of immigration, these are the ‘migrants’ Obama is bringing here to help spread Islam around the world. Just what we need, unvetted criminals to prey on Americans.

    Cruise For 1,700 School Kids Ends In Tragedy As Migrant Passengers Gang-Rape Girl

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    In case you do Not see this photo anywhere else, please check this out.

    Photo of 54 “world leaders” including Obama.
    Obama, front row, middle.

    Look at the fool he is.

    J.V., indeed.

    Obama: The shame and the stain that we will never live down.

    • Vince says:

      What an embarrassment!! And this loser was elected twice. Free phones, vacuous promises and his “historic” half blackness worked wonders for this Marxist with paternal roots deep in Islam. We’ve been had.

  6. Bill says:

    Not sure why it’s conservative to stick the AZ taxpayer with lengthly incarceration costs of illegals convicted of a crime. Maybe just convict and deport? Just my two cents.