Illegal Immigrant/Immigration News Roundup — July 21, 2010

Posted on July 21, 2010

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My apologies for not providing updates the last couple of days.

A sampling of news stories and commentary related to illegal immigrants and illegal immigration:

  • This is what happens when the federal government doesn’t do its job.  You get a local whacko white supremacist nutjob patrolling the desert while heavily armed.    Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu wants the guy and his band of kooks to stay out of his county.  I say this guy needs to be denounced and sent back home instead of endangering everyone who comes in contact with him.
  • Border Patrol arrested 22 illegal immigrants trying to enter the country on the shores at Camp Pendleton.
  • Seven more countries have joined Mexico and filed legal briefs in supporting a lawsuit against Arizona’s new anti-illegal immigration law, SB-1070.
  • The federal judge hearing the numerous cases against Arizona’s new law is “well-versed” in immigration law.
  • Groups opposing the new Arizona law plan acts of non-violent “civil disobedience” on the first day of the law’s implementation. 
  • Orange County, CA is looking to save Sheriff’s Department  jobs and help close their $65 million shortfall by housing illegal immigrants in two of their jails.  How many illegals will be held?  A maximum of 838.  What’s the cost to the feds (you know, we taxpayers)? A whopping $35 million PER YEAR.  That works out to over $40,000 per year per illegal and over $114 per day per illegal.  They need to take some lessons in saving money from Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
  • Legal immigrants speak out about SB-1070.  A breath of fresh air.
  • More background information on the groups involved in bringing suit against Arizona.
  • And, more information on the judge hearing all the SB-1070 cases. Briefly: she graduated from U of Iowa, appointed to Superior court by Gov. Rose Mofford, upon John Kyl’s recommendation, she was appointed to federal bench by President Bill Clinton in 2000, and her co-workers nicknamed her “impeccable.”
  • I’m having a hard time embedding any local Fox News video, so I’m afraid you’ll have to click over to the site, but I’d highly recommend doing so.  There’s a six minute report of an Arizona rancher who is dealing with illegal immigration problems on his own land
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