Border Patrol apprehends 654 illegals in Yuma, AZ

November 16, 2018

12 illegal aliens have joined in a legal action suing Pres. Trump for denying them their “rights” to claim asylum in the United States

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) substantiates the most recent apprehension of 654 illegal aliens from Guatemala surging across the U.S. border near Yuma in just two days this week. According to this press release, these aliens are not believed to be associated with the large caravan being monitored traveling through Mexico to the United States.

The groups illegally entered on both sides of the San Luis Port of Entry where there is outdated border wall infrastructure. Larger numbers have started to illegally cross shallow portions of the Colorado River near Yuma.

Yet in a display of unmitigated gall, a dozen illegals, aided by accommodating pro-invasion legal teams — even asking for “an awarding of costs and attorneys’ fees” — are suing President Trump, (legal document linked) citing his “shockingly unconstitutional“ actions in not swinging our door wide open to accommodate and provide taxpayer-funded benefits to the hordes of invaders.

This CBP chart details the realities in raw numbers dating back to Fiscal Year 2012. Apprehensions have increased under President Trump’s administration, which has prioritized border security.

Year to date apprehensions in the Yuma Sector are up over 150% compared to this date in Fiscal Year 2018.  Total Fiscal Year 2018 apprehensions were more than double total Fiscal Year 2017 numbers. According to CBP statistics, 60,745 invaders were apprehended or were deemed inadmissible while attempting to enter the U.S. illegally via the southern border in October, the first month of the fiscal year 2019.

A total of 521,090 foreign nationals were apprehended at the southern border in fiscal year 2018 – up from 451,514 in fiscal year 2017. In Yuma alone, more than 26,000 were apprehended in fiscal year 2018. 

Additional information regarding unaccompanied minors and others entering along other southwest border sectors including El Paso and Laredo Texas, Tucson, Arizona and San Diego, California is reported by CBP.

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Ann Coulter clarifies the 14th amendment

November 4, 2018

Navigating through the maze of “birthright citizenship” can be a daunting task.                                                                                         

This superb analysis clarifying the issue is titled,The true history of millstone babies.” Author Ann Coulter boldly asserts, “If you’d like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you!”

A political commentator, syndicated columnist and author of numerous best selling books, Coulter is also a lawyer — evidenced by the well researched legal facts in her enlightening article on this timely subject.

Exemplifying the calamitous state of our border crisis, are the thousands of Central American invaders from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, who were facilitated by conduit Mexico. The current wave of Guatemalans are moving ever closer to breaching our southern border.

President Trump has correctly responded by deploying 15,000 troops, though they are largely symbolic. He needs to follow that action by cutting off all foreign aid (move cursor over country) to the nations that are facilitating this onslaught. Money bridges any language gap. Eliminating our taxpayer-funded generosity will be understood even by illiterates and would definitely be the motivating factor their governments need.

Arizonans know all too well, the wall must be completed. The money we save could be better directed to this needed construction.


AZ Republic despises parental choice in education

October 29, 2018

Conservatives who comprehend the need for parental choice in education are voting YES on 305

When the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic turns loose all of its resources on a single topic, it’s clear the newspaper is seeking to unduly influence what remains of its flagging, mostly Medicare eligible readership. Coordinated Page One reports, assenting columnists and editorials are the modus operandi for hammering home a point.

Apart from endorsing mostly liberals in the upcoming election, the topic of educational choice is contemptuously referred to as “vouchers.” The newspaper has also turned its wrath on Charter Schools, and their owners.

A front-page, above-the-fold October 5, headline blasted, “Arizonans confused by voucher measure.” To support its flawed contention, the editorial posing as a news report, substantiates it’s claim with this gem:

“Every Democrat in the Legislature opposed the 2017 expansion that Prop. 305 would keep in place or repeal. But 51 percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they would vote yes in support of the expansion.”

In the section of the voter guide where individuals and special interests pay to express their views on ballot propositions, ten full pages are filled with those who benefit from the current failed system, urging a no vote on Prop. 305.  Don’t be fooled. Read about Empowerment Scholarship Accounts here.

Parents who want the best possible education for their children, were first-hand witnesses to the educrat establishment’s disregard for the public school students in their charge as they gave the back of their hands to their contractual agreements, abandoning students for a week, demanding a 20 percent salary increase for their part time jobs. The thousands of marching unionist teachers* mindlessly followed their favored leader Noah Karvelis, 24-year-old, hip-hop music teacher, and self-identified Socialist.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

U.S. News and World Report recently put out its list of the Best Charter High School in the Nation. Arizona topped the list with seven schools.

 * Follow the Money


Judging the judges on your 2018 ballot

October 21, 2018

Judges are once again on the ballot. They are not challenged by adversaries as others are, since they are not candidates.  Having been vetted by judicial selection commissions and ultimately selected by a governor, their names appear for retention.

Merit Selection is in effect in Arizona counties reaching a 250,000 population threshold. Currently those counties include Maricopa, Pima and Pinal. The other twelve counties have elections of judges. 

There are pros and cons with each system, which is moot since Arizona voters authorized Merit Selection as Proposition 108, in 1974 (last page of the quaint, typed list) by a margin of 35,432 votes. It was later expanded, again by a vote of the people, to include more public members on the commission and give the chairing justice a vote.

Judging by searches coming into this site, Arizona voters are interested in how to “judge the judges.” Unfortunately, many of the lists floating around the Internet are undependable, using politics as the sole determiner.  We all know how unreliable that can be. The U.S. Supreme Court stands as a stunning example. Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, who then reveled in being the swing vote on the court and as often as not, swung left. When George W. Bush named John Roberts as Chief Justice, conservatives cheered. We rued the day when he was the deciding vote in upholding ObamaCare. Such examples stand as stark reminders that there is no simple barometer to gauge those in black robes.

Those putting the Arizona lists together have no knowledge of the capabilities of the judges. Most wouldn’t know a judge they denigrate if they were face to face. The lists are typically based on whether the specific judges were appointed by a Republican or Democrat governor. This is an erroneous assumption since prior to submitting their applications. judicial aspirants of both parties often change their political affiliations to correspond to that of the appointing governor. Governors also make cross-party appointments. Republican Gov. Jane Hull set heads spinning when she named her longtime friend Democrat Ruth McGregor as her first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court.

The most reliable means of assessing judges is by taking the time to study the ratings put out by the Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR).

It’s hardly an “inside job,” worthy of suspicion. Survey forms are distributed to people who have contact with the judges. Survey recipients include attorneys, jurors, litigants, witnesses, people who represent themselves in court, court staff, other judges, and those who have contact with presiding judges. The Commission holds public hearings every election year and accepts written comments from the public at any time.

Judges are also required to complete self-evaluations to rate their own performance. Additionally each judge is assigned to a Conference Team composed of one public volunteer, one attorney volunteer, and one judge volunteer. The Conference Team meets with the judge to review the Data Report.

Ousting judges is rare, but happens. In 1978 Court of Appeals Judge Gary Nelson was not retained. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Fred Hyder was bounced. Other judges have not been recommended for retention by JPR, but were still retained by voters.

Your best guide is to check out the ratings for all of the judges on the retention ballot. Judges ratings and bios are all available. You’ll be far more informed than by giving any credibility to the lists appearing in your email.

Arizona Supreme Court

Court of Appeals Division I

Court of Appeals Division II

Superior Court in Maricopa County

Superior Court in Pima County

 Superior Court in Pinal County   


Hiral Tipirneni, Kyrsten Sinema: Dems hide political party

September 23, 2018

The choice is clear: Vote for Republicans Lesko, McSally

The airwaves have been inundated with campaign ads, as senatorial and congressional candidates dominate Arizona’s political landscape.

Back for another bite at the Congressional District 8 apple is leftist Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, once again wearing medical scrubs and touting her credentials as an emergency room physician.  Conveniently omitted is the fact that she hasn’t practiced medicine since 2007, when she was successfully sued for malpractice. No longer practicing medicine, the dedicated liberal worked promoting Obamacare. The patient she maltreated is no longer above ground to vote against Tipirneni.

Now waging her second political campaign, she looks directly into the camera, with her ubiquitous, but unused stethoscope around her neck, and bizarrely declares she’s not a politician. Conspicuously missing from Tipirneni’s ads is the word, “Democrat.” On her issues page, she double talks border security, and says money for “the wall” (her sarcastic quotation marks) could be better spent. She favors expanding Medicare.

Though she’s pro-abortion, she doesn’t like the term, saying one is either “pro-choice or anti-choice,” turning objections to death sentences for the pre-born into a restriction of rights. According to Hiral Tipirneni, “gun violence” is a public health issue that should be “regulated like “seat belts, child car seats and airbags,” as she calls for “common sense gun safety reform.” Only the naive would trust her tinkering with the Second Amendment.

Residents of CD 8 (map) are fortunate to be represented by highly credentialed Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko. Her issues page is clear and geared toward empowering Arizona’s citizens rather than government expansion.  She is deserving of retention.

There are two candidates running for Arizona’s currently open senate seat. Former Sen. Jon Kyl was appointed to temporarily fill the vacancy following John McCain’s burial. After assessing his abysmal approval numbers, Jeff Flake opted not to run for reelection, creating this vacancy.

Former CD 2 U.S. Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican primary and is facing liberal chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who has magically reconfigured herself.

Poised and polished, speaking softly cloaked in her newly crafted demeanor, there is no hint of the crude and coarse, self-identified bi-sexual, former Green Partyleaning Communist, candidate turned Democrat.  In her former incarnation, she used foul-mouthed slurs to describe women who choose to be stay-at-home Moms. Now blonde and slim, wearing fashionable glasses to make her appear studious, and tipping her head in a submissive pose, it’s clear the CD 9 U.S. Representative — an avowed atheist who refused to take her oath of office with her hand on the Bible — worked with a coach in her latest and most significant deceptive quest. She has the raw temerity to refer to herself as an “Independent” in her ads. The word Democrat is MIA.

Don’t be fooled by this new facade. The same radical lurks just below the surface.

Sinema’s the author of “Unite and Conquer” which details her techniques. The foreword was written by her onetime gal pal Janet Napolitano.


Video confirms AZ’s porous border invites invaders

September 8, 2018

Vote smart in Nov. 2018 General Election

SRAZ’s commenter Saguaro Sam provided a link to a site giving coverage to the alarming situation of rampant invaders on our southern border. Running with another site’s post is not our usual fare, but this is particularly relevant, since it concerns Arizona rancher, John Chilton and surveillance videos he’s made of armed illegal invaders in military garb flooding across our southern border and his 50,000 acre ranch.

Chasing the link, we discovered that it originally appeared on the Daily Caller, a site co-owned by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

It’s of such heightened significance that we are taking Sam’s suggestion and presenting,25 STRAIGHT MINUTES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CROSSING INTO US THROUGH ARIZONA RANCH.”

This is a must see video.  We are grateful to both the Daily Caller and Gateway Pundit for exposing this vast criminality.

Arizona is facing a crucial General Election November 6, 2018. All of the state’s executive officers will be up for election including a U.S. Senate seat and all nine U.S. House of Representatives seats.

Of particular importance are the governor’s race and the U.S. Senate seat being forfeited by the aptly named Jeff Flake. A virulent Trump hater, Flake’s 18% approval rating signaled, even to him, that reelection was not in the cards, causing him to bow out.

Gov. Doug Ducey raised the ire of conservatives by buckling to the demands of the union teachers who abandoned their students for a week last spring, demanding a 20% pay increase. But the reality is, Ducey is far superior to liberal Democrat David Garcia — who opposes a border wall and campaigns on dismantling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Garcia is endorsed by myriad unions, pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood and NARAL along with leftist ethnic identity organizations promoting diversity rather than unity.  The choice is clear.

 In the senate race, we supported Dr. Kelli Ward. Due to a vote-splitting spoiler being in the race and Martha McSally — heavily funded by establishment Republicans — carried the day. Again, the primary is behind us and the choice is moving forward with McSally or radical leftist chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who has dramatically altered her demeanor and appearance, no longer touts her bi-sexuality or atheism and uses the word “Independent” in her commercials, concealing her communist roots.

Again, the choice is clear. Our candidate lost. McSally beats Sinema by a mile. Gov. Ducey is far superior to David Garcia. It’s time to regroup, come together and vote smart.


AZ tax cheat admits guilt: aided illegals filing fake claims

September 7, 2018

The daily newspaper reports that according to court records, Elias Bermudez has pleaded guilty to preparing false tax returns. The open borders newspaper blandly refers to him as an “Arizona immigrant-rights activist.” 

Investigative reporter Linda Bentley, writing for the Sonoran News covered Bermudez’ indictment in October 2017. Her comprehensive report covers specifics relating to the crime and penalties a conviction carries. 

Bermudez, founder of the deceptively titled, Immigrants Without Borders and owner of El Centro de Ayuda (The Help Center), was indicted on 27 counts of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. He is accused of advising clients to claim unqualified dependents living in Mexico in order to gain $1,000 Child Tax Credit deductions per child.

Bermudez also operates El Centro de Progreso tax preparation in Phoenix and Tucson.

This shocking exposé  (video also follows post) by Indiana TV 13 is from 2013, but obviously our south of the border neighbors, are still honing their fraudulent schemes, using phony documents and false income to claim tax credits for children who do not live in the United States and are not even children of the filers. The reporter detailed that that the cost to American citizen taxpayers was $4.2 billion yearly, involving 2 million unqualified illegals getting massive tax credits. Those numbers have undoubtedly increased in the five years since this report was filed. The newscaster reports the IRS is aware of the enormous loophole, but the agency claims congress needs to address it.

This astronomically priced fraud should be a major concern of Arizona U.S. Congressmen Raul Grajalva (D-CD3) and Ruben Gallego (D-CD 7), who both represent Hispanic heavy districts. They have been silent on the subject, as has Democrat gubernatorial candidate David Garcia. It’s time for the Republicans to boldly take on this outrageous scam. We elected them to represent us. That includes protecting our hard-earned tax dollars.