Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona fired off a new email detailing the threat that illegal immigration is to our nation. Even more, he lays the blame for that threat solidly at the feet of President Barack Obama who he calls “the aggressor,” and says that he is “rewarding criminals!”
Our country is under attack.
And Barack Obama is the aggressor. That’s right. Our own President has overseen the release of thousands of illegal immigrants…hundreds of whom are convicted criminals – even felons, which are flooding into America.
Every day you read the newspaper or turn on the news, there is something tragic happening, something Obama says is beyond our control.
But I must tell you: the state of the U.S. – Mexican border IS NOT BEYOND OUR CONTROL. In fact, it’s one of the key places where the safety of our nation starts. AND I am working around the clock to take criminals off the streets. Will you support my reelection campaign with a $15 or more donation right now?Every action Obama has taken since the border crisis began has led to an increase in the flood of men, women, children, AND CRIMINALS! The icing on the cake…Obama’s solution is holding events at the White House “honoring young adults who came to this country illegally.”
Over the past seven months, I have compiled the statistics of over 3,000 inmates in my jail for various crimes that are here illegally. Over 36% of these illegals come back many times after they are turned over to the federal government for deportation.
But if they’re coming back at such an alarming rate, either our border is so porous or the federal government is releasing them out the back door. Either way is unacceptable! I have written every month to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security about this and just last week I sent a letter to the Inspector General’s office asking for an investigation. You know what I got back? Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Even the mainstream media is completely ignoring this problem.
If we lose control over our own borders and the rule of law no longer matters in the courts, then I fear our great American experiment will draw to a close. In Arizona alone, more than 1,000 illegal immigrants are being dropped off at bus stations in Phoenix and Tucson alone. We now have U.S. Border Patrol agents moving illegal immigrants from one city to another in our United States.
Sure, the letter is mostly reelection boilerplate that Sheriff Joe is using to help fund his reelection campaign… but that doesn’t make it less true. President Obama’s policies, rhetoric and actions have inspired thousands of illegal immigrants to flood our border in the hopes of gaining entry and being allowed to stay. While our laws may not have changed, the Justice Department has decided not to enforce those laws – which has given these illegals every incentive to get here that they needed.
And now… we face crisis on our southern border.
A humanitarian crisis as hundreds die trying to cross illegally.
A law enforcement crisis as thousands of violent criminals enter our nation each week.
A counter-terrorism crisis as our enemies from abroad find easy access along our southern border and our federal government is impotent to stop them from moving freely within our nation.
An economic crisis as the burgeoning welfare state grows to massive proportions threatening to drown the rest of us under massive debt.
A national crisis as we argue about what to do and slowly lose our national identity and our moral compass on dealing with refugees and legal immigrant applicants.
The border crisis isn’t Barack Obama’s fault… but he’s played a massive role in making things much worse.
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