Latino Politico: Barack the “47-year-old mulato”

Latino Politico

Barack the “47-year-old mulato”

Take Arizona’s Congressional District 7 for example. This is the second time Joe Sweeney will appear as the Republican candidate facing off with Democratic incumbent Raúl Grijalva:

The Republican Party does not endorse Sweeney, a rapid opponent of illegal immigration who calls Interstate 19, between Tucson and Nogales a “Whore-i-dor” and who says illegal immigrants outnumber U.S. citizens in the 7th Congressional District.

He also complains on behalf of “Anglo-Saxon women who say they are discriminated against because they are not bilingua

USA Today: Immigration still a ‘political hot potato’ in Arizona

USA Today

Immigration still a ‘political hot potato’ in Arizona

During three presidential debates, the word “immigration” was uttered only once, according to a check of transcripts posted online by the Commission on Presidential Debates. In that one instance, McCain accused Obama of misrepresenting McCain’s position on the topic. There was no further discussion.

Brooks Jackson, director at Annenberg Political Fact Check, chuckles when asked about the lack of discourse about national illegal immigration. “It has not been an issue aimed at the larger electorate,” he says. Both candidates, he says, have run Spanish-language ads targeting Hispanic voters on the topic.

Why is it off the radar?’

By contrast, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeks re-election in the Phoenix metro area based largely on his effort to round up and deport illegal immigrants — an enforcement program condemned by Hispanic leaders and Mayor Phil Gordon as “racial profiling.”

Arpaio is the top law officer in a county that, at 9,200 square miles, is bigger than New Jersey, and has a larger population —3.8 million — than half of the states.

The sheriff mocks both presidential candidates for dodging the issue: “Where did it go? Why is it off the radar?” he says. “I’m not an expert on politics, but I think it has to do with (getting) the Hispanic vote.”

When asked for comment on the sheriff’s programs, Obama’s Arizona campaign spokesman David Cieslak, provided a campaign statement that said local immigration enforcement “can lead to unintentional discrimination against Latinos,” and illegal alien roundups are “divisive.”

McCain’s campaign did not respond to questions about the sheriff’s programs. Bruce Merrill, a pollster at Arizona State University, says the caution is understandable: Immigration is the hottest issue in Arizona next to America’s economic meltdown, and about seven in 10 registered voters strongly support Arpaio.

Right Wing News: Illegal Aliens with Illegal Mortgages

Right Wing News

Illegal Aliens with Illegal Mortgages

A single report by KFYI radio of Phoenix, Arizona highlights a shocking claim made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD says that five million illegal aliens hold illegal mortgages. This is just one more example of the lax lending laws put into place by Democrats like Barney Frank that have contributed to this economic crisis. One would think this would be big news. But, so far we have only this one report to cover it. 

There have been earlier stories of home flipping schemes that made liberal use of illegal aliens as straw buyers and the FBI has followed numerous cases to prosecution and conviction. But the Old Media have not done much with this story.

KFYI reports that these fraudulent straw purchases of mortgages by illegal aliens has affected every state in the union.

One illegal alien was arrested this year in Tucson after allegedly using a stolen social security number to buy two homes and rack up over $780,000 in bad debt. 

Some five million fraudulent home mortgages are in the hands of illegal aliens, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Politicker AZ: Republican officials come out strong against Prop. 202

Politicker AZ

Republican officials come out strong against Prop. 202

A group of prominent Republican legislators and public officials gathered outside the state capitol Wednesday to express their opposition to Proposition 202, the “Stop Hiring Illegals” ballot measure that would increase civil penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, but, according to opponents, would negate the current employer sanctions law passed by Arizonans only last year.