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  1. Balzafire
    Just when you thought the illegal immigration issue in Arizona couldn't get any weirder, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has started a rumor that most illegal Mexican immigrants are smuggling drugs across the border into her state. That would presumably be when they're not busy decapitating Arizona citizens.

    "We all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now become drug mules," Gov. Jan Brewer told the Arizona Republic. "They're coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration."

    Brewer made similar remarks during a televised debate last week between Arizona's four Republican gubernatorial candidates.

    When one of Brewer's opponents suggested the majority of people illegally crossing the border do so to feed their families, Brewer shot back: "They're coming here and they're bringing drugs!"

    Brewer's unsupported accusations are generating outcries that her claims are both inaccurate and racist.

    University of Arizona history professor Dr. Oscar Martinez challenged Brewer to produce statistics to back up her claims.
    "If she has no data and is just mouthing off for political reasons - as I believe she is doing - then she must apologize to the people of Arizona for lying to them so blatantly."

    A large number of immigration scholars, advocates and experts say that Brewer’s blanket claim is nothing but a politically-motivated lie designed to frighten voters into choosing her as their savior.

    A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol dismissed Brewer's wild claims as not supported by fact. Not even the union of the Border Patrol agents supports the Governor's claims.

    Crime rates in Arizona's border towns have been flat for the past 10 years, the Arizona Republic reports, even as drug violence in Mexico intensified.

    The president of the Border Patrol union added that since drug charges carry stiffer penalties, few illegal immigrants who are trying to find work are willing to take the risk of hard prison time for drug smuggling. "The majority of people continue to come across in search of work, not to smuggle drugs" agent T.J. Bonner said.

    In April, Brewer signed SB 1070 law which allows local law enforcement to question a person's immigration status if they think that person is in the U.S. illegally.

    Arizona's controversial immigration law is scheduled to take effect July 29, 2010.


    By ThosPayne /11/10 07:30 PM
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Comments

  1. godztear
    OK.

    The picture ruined the entire story. I can't even focus on the article with one of the California Raisins singing to me.
  2. Balzafire
    ^^^ I know! Isn't that scary!? Lol! I try to find a photo to represent all the news story's I post to make them easier to digest, but this one did the opposite.... made me want to hurl!

    That photo is almost as disturbing as Chinpokomaster's avater, isn't it? Look at her eyes! Scary!
  3. Wanderer
    Well, that's it, now SWIM knows why Arizona doesn't have Daylight Savings Time and leaves their clocks the same year round. No one in Arizona has figured out you have to turn the clock around to use the dial to set the clock.

    But then they might find drugs, or illegals behind the clocks... Maybe they need to go on Daylight Savings Time like the rest of the country so they could find more drugs and illegals hiding out!

    :applause:

    (Sorry if SWIY is from Arizona, but if SWIY is reading this, then SWIY probably one of the ones who knows SWIY doesn't have to turn the house around the light bulb to change it...)
    :)
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