News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lawmakers invite sheriff to Southeast Valley cities

by Senta Scarborough and Megan Boehnke - Apr. 4, 2008 01:29 PM

The Arizona Republic

Eight legislators have jumped into the debate over Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdown on illegal immigrants, inviting the sheriff to expand his enforcement efforts into Southeast Valley cities.

The letter was sent Thursday, the same day Arpaio brought his deputies and posse to Guadalupe in the most recent sweep.

Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, and other state legislators from Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert signed the letter, saying illegal immigrants have "imposed a tremendous economic burden on taxpayers and contribute to some of the most violent criminal activity in the state."

The letter cites the Chandler Rapist case and the murder of Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle as examples of crimes they say were committed by illegal immigrants.

"Law enforcement can no longer sit on the sidelines and be a spectator to the destruction of the Rule of Law and the degradation of our streets and neighborhoods," according to the letter provided by Barrett Marson, Arizona House of Representatives Director of Communication.

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