Back in 2005, there were few rational Arizona taxpayers who supported U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins’ order imposing an astronomical penalty of $500,000 a day on the state if it failed to comply with his directive to “properly fund” English-language programs for Spanish-speaking students in the Tucson Unified School District. There were ESL (English as a second language) programs in place but they weren’t expansive enough to suit Collins.
In the intervening years, and newly on senior status, the Clinton appointee to the Federal District bench, has apparently mellowed. Based in Tucson, a major portal for illegals, Judge Collins has first-hand experience of the results of blatant disregard for our laws and sovereign border.
Fast forward to June 4, 2019 and we find Judge Collins in no mood to grant leniency to a facilitator and harborer of illegal aliens who unlawfully invaded the United States.
The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) which refers to illegals a mere “migrants” or “undocumented immigrants,” expands the English language even further to designate defendant Scott Warren “a humanitarian aid volunteer,” working with the group No More Deaths. The simple answer to halting desert deaths in the extreme summer heat, is to stay home. The newspaper reporter dramatically refers to the desert as “vast and deadly.”
Warren, 36, arrested by Border Patrol Agents in January 2018, is being prosecuted for his crime and could face up to 20 years in prison on three felony charges. Additionally, he faces misdemeanor charges of trespassing. During the trial it was revealed Warren has been in communication with a Phoenix activist who gained notoriety for leading caravans of invaders through Mexico to the U.S. border last year.
Based on the illegals’ statements, Warren had given them meals, clothing and provided them a place to sleep. Whether he gently patted their furrowed brows, sang them lullabies and tucked them in as they rested was not specified.
Attorneys for Warren previously filed two motions to dismiss the charges against him. Last week, Judge Collins denied both motions, allowing the felony trial to proceed.
Bravo! Judge Collins!
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