Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen.
This puts a little different light on what is going on here in Arizona than what you see on the news:
I'm Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070 which I voted for and was just signed by Governor Jan
Rancher Rob Krantz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago. I participated in a senate hearing two
weeks ago on the border violence, here is just some of the highlights from those who testified.
The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for
help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property . One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY
come across his ranch
vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles and property, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead
bodies and two Koran bibles.
Another rancher testified that daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation. A point man with a machine
gun goes in front, 1/2 mile behind are the guards fully armed, 1/2 mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs 1/2 mile are more guards. These
people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. This was not the only rancher we heard that day that talked about the drug trains.
One man told of two illegal's who came upon his property one shot in the back and the other in the arm by the drug runners
who had forced them to carry the drugs and then shot them. Daily they listen to gun fire during the night it is not safe to leave his family alone on the
ranch and they can't leave the ranch
for fear of nothing being left when they come back.
The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the
invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then
they can take them back across the border.
Federal prisons have over 35% illegal's and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegal's. In the last few years 80% of
our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.
The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change
in the people coming they are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.
The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states . We have been over run and once they
are here we have the burden
of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The healthcare cost
billions of dollars. Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care
for any who are not here legally. It has to stop.
The border can be secured. We have the technology we have the ability to stop this invasion. We must know who is
coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our
country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government
which we live under.
I would give amnesty today to many, but here is the problem, we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no
good to forgive them because thousands will come behind them and we will be
over run to the point that there will no longer be the United States of
America but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under? How long will it be before we will be just
like Mexico, or any of the other Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our language, everything must be printed in
Spanish also. We have already lost our history it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.
The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany . Are you kidding. The
ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally, but it was an effort to try and stop illegal's from setting up
businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement when there is probable cause like a traffic
stop to determine if they are here legally.
Federal law is very clear if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times. That is
the law. In Arizona all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID.
This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the
street etc... The Socialist who are in power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something and that something the Socialist wants us to do is just
let them come. They want the "Transformation" to continue.
Maybe it is too late to save America . Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to
do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic . Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American
is a responsibility and it comes by respecting
and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen
of this country. Freedom is not free.