Has there been a Washington response to the murder of Arizona rancher Bob Krentz on his own land? If so, I haven’t heard it. The border states have been left to pick up the slack, even though protecting the nation’s borders is the feds’ job.
Border states are looking to take matters into their own hands, boosting law enforcement to patrol for illegal immigrants while their pleas for federal assistance go unmet in the wake of the murder of a prominent Arizona rancher.
Local authorities suspect Robert Krentz, found dead on his cattle ranch Saturday night, was killed by an illegal immigrant who fled back across the border into Mexico.
Gov. Jan Brewer told Fox News on Wednesday that after repeatedly calling on the federal government to send in 250 National Guard troops, she hasn’t ruled out making the call herself.
“I can, and I haven’t ruled that out,” she said. Brewer has also offered state law enforcement help to the county where the killing occurred, while the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Department of Corrections are helping to coordinate the search for the suspect, according to her office.
But Brewer stressed that Arizona cannot afford to sustain or maintain the additional National Guard presence. She said border security is a federal responsibility — and she said the administration simply is not stepping up.
“We’ve been talking to the federal government in regards to our borders and it just seems that they don’t want to participate in any shape, form or manner,” she said. “They just don’t even respond.”
Tom Tancredo happened to be in southern Arizona at the time of the murder. He put together these thoughts about the continuing lack of border security…
Illegal immigration is causing an influx of Hispanics who don’t embrace American values.
By Walter Rodgers / Santa Barbara, Calif.
Walking the sandy beachfront in this ultra-affluent city, I chanced upon two Hispanic men rummaging through the trash. Startled at the sight, I stared momentarily. One of them yelled at me, “You look now, but in 50 years we will own all this!” Given the tsunami of illegal immigration and the prolific Hispanic birthrate, I responded, “I believe you will.”
US Census statistics suggest the scavenging man was right. California, now about 37 percent Latino, is expected to be majority Hispanic by 2042. A quarter of all Americans will probably be Latino in 40 years.
This trend has worrisome aspects. Imagine a huge, growing Hispanic underclass in America with a grudge, a burning sense of having been victimized by the “gringos.”
I witnessed this grudge up close a few years ago at Texas A&M International University in Laredo. Hispanic students challenged me, claiming any restriction of illegal immigration across the US southern border with Mexico is a violation of Latinos’ human rights.
Me: “Would you try to reenter Spain without a passport?
Students: “Of course not.”
Me: “What about France, or Britain?”
Yet many of these illegal Latino immigrants suffer the illusion they are divinely entitled to colonize the US – and not just the states bordering Mexico, but Chicago and the East Coast as well.
Some Hispanics talk openly of a reconquista, an effort to reclaim the American Southwest that once belonged to Mexico.
Historically, this concept is wide of the mark. Most Hispanic ancestors of immigrants owned no land. Their forebears were serfs of the Roman Catholic Church, once the largest landholder in Latin America and the world. Other ancestors labored as landless peons for Spanish colonial landlords who were later relieved of their lands by 19th-century Anglo-Americans.
Historical entitlement is but one of the myths surrounding illegal Hispanic immigration. Gringos have their own fables, such as ultimate assimilation into a greater English-speaking society.
Professor Lawrence Harrison of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., notes that “In California, fourth- and fifth-generation Mexican immigrants are still speaking only Spanish and resisting assimilation.” He says there are serious cultural barriers to the old melting-pot concept. “Words like compromise and dissent, crucial concepts to American democracy, have radically different meanings in Spanish.” Dissent, for example, translates into “heresy.”
Most alarming, today’s influx of poor Latin American immigrants comes from countries less than congenial to democracy, a law-based society, or public education. Many experts look with alarm on the fact that, unlike earlier European and Asian immigrants, the tsunami from the south too often undervalues educating children because many Hispanic parents resent the idea that their children will have more education than they have. In 2000, only 25 percent of working-age male Mexican immigrants had graduated high school, a sad fact that contributes to an increasingly volatile underclass. Continue reading this article
Rancher Robert Krentz was found shot to death late Saturday on his own land a few hours after phoning his brother that he was going to help an illegal alien who required medical assistance.
The crime highlighted the worsening danger near the border, particularly out in the country where everyone carries a gun for protection from the aliens and drug smugglers who pass through in large numbers every day. The Washington spin that substantially fewer are crossing the border illegally is not true, at least in Arizona. The ranchers say the violence is getting worse, and the murder of Bob Krentz shows that.
Fox News sent William La Jeunnesse to Douglas to report on the murder (Video Link)…
Wendy Glenn says she heard Robert Krentz communicating with his brother on the radio Saturday before he was shot dead. Authorities said Krentz, 58, was tending to water lines and fencing on his family’s ranch in the known smuggling corridor when he was heard saying “illegal alien” on the radio.
“That’s the last we heard from him,” said Glenn, who lives on the nearby Malpai Ranch.
Krentz, whose family has owned Krentz Ranch, about 35 miles northeast of Douglas, since 1907, was found fatally shot just hours later.
“We have all been carrying guns for several years,” said Glenn, referring to her fellow ranchers in the region. “But now we’re going to be much more and pay more attention. We have an element of people coming up here who are not the normal league of aliens from 10 years ago.”
Glenn said there’s been a “flood” of illegal immigrants trying to enter the country in the area since amnesty started being discussed as a potential answer to the country’s immigration crisis.
“It makes us feel really bad, they’re trashing the land, they’re leaving garbage,” she told FoxNews.com. “But we tolerate it because we have no choice.”
She called for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to increase their presence in the area in the wake of a murder she said has “devastated” the close-knit community 35 miles from the Mexican border.
“This is a senseless, stupid killing,” Glenn said. “It would’ve been different if he was attacking someone.”
Glenn said Krentz was “gentle giant” who often helped illegal immigrants crossing into the United States on his 35,000-acre ranch.
“We all have,” she said. “They’re having babies in our pastures, they’re breaking their legs … It’s a tough deal because these people are here illegally but they are human beings.”
Krentz, a devout Catholic, would “help anyone” in need, she said.
When Washington allows millions of Mexicans the enter this country (mostly illegally), it is unreasonable to expect only the “nice” Mexes, the ones who “only come to work” to avail themselves of open borders and permissive workplaces.
No, open borders permit the very worst of Mexican criminals to pour into America, as illustrated by the drug cartels’ presence in 230 US cities and our national parks.
The following item illustrates how when “good” Mexicans come, the “bad” ones are not far behind, importing the Mexican way of crime, including ransom kidnapping and drug murders, along with enchiladas and tacos.
In addition, the AP article continues the fantasy that Mexicans can “move” to the United States with the same ease that I might move to Peoria. The people are at best using tourist visas, which they presumably intend to overstay, at which point they will be illegal aliens. Yes, they have suffered and are afraid, but their presence endangers innocent Americans — that’s the point of the article.
Fort Hancock, Texas (AP) — When black SUVs trail school buses around here, no one dismisses it as routine traffic. And when three tough-looking Mexican men pace around the high school gym during a basketball game, no one assumes they’re just fans.
Fear has settled over this border town of 1,700, about 50 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, epicenter of that country’s bloody drug war. Mexican families fleeing the violence have moved here or just sent their children, and authorities and residents say gangsters have followed them across the Rio Grande to apply terrifying, though so far subtle, intimidation.
The message: We know where you are.
At schools in Fort Hancock and nearby Texas towns, new security measures and counseling for young children of murdered parents have become a troubling part of the day.
“I have friends with fathers who’ve been annihilated,” said Israel Morales, a junior at Fort Hancock High School. “They just hug you and start crying. It just traumatizes you.”
He said school doesn’t always feel safe.
“I try to be stoic,” Morales said. “But it still worries the heck out of me.”
Mexican drug gangs have not fired a single shot in Fort Hancock, and no one has disappeared. But as drug violence continues unabated in and around Ciudad Juarez, residents of Texas border towns fear it will spread their way. Continue reading this article
The degree of entitlement exhibited is remarkably extreme in how they demand full rights to something they essentially stole. But when Washington allows foreigners to squat here for decades (and even caters to them in many cases), the Mexicans et al begin to think this is their country, and they belong here. They further have been trained to believe that if they complain enough, then they will get what they want.
Let’s review a few recent demand-a-thons, where the gimme brigade was in full squawk mode…
Hundreds of immigrants and their advocates rallied in front of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s downtown San Francisco office Wednesday to urge her to push for legislation that would give legal status and other relief to those who came to this country without documentation. […]
“Feinstein listen, we’re in the struggle,” the crowd shouted in Spanish while more than a dozen speakers ascended a makeshift podium to call for Feinstein, her Senate colleague Barbara Boxer and President Obama to take up immigration reform as their next big legislative push.
On Saturday, a large crowd of Raza types swarmed Lost Angeles with their clamoring.
Thousands of people rallying for immigration reform poured through several downtown blocks in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday, many waving flags or carrying signs.
“Stop prosecuting our race,” one sign read. “Reform not raids,” said a banner held by several people as they stretched across a large portion of a road. Some banged drums, and the sound of noisemakers pervaded. American and Mexican flags were common.
It’s gotten to the point where normal law enforcement is something aliens want removed when it inconveniences them, as the item below illustrates. Public safety is not high on their values, apparently.
Critics of Escondido’s driver’s license checkpoints on Friday once again called on police Chief Jim Maher to end the crackdowns and to step down if he refuses to do so.
Police checkpoints have long been criticized by Latino activists who say they disproportionately affect their community. That is because illegal immigrants, many of whom are Latinos, are barred by state law from having driver’s licenses.
“It’s depressing, sad and humiliating,” said Enedina, an Escondido resident who joined more than 50 other people at a demonstration in front of City Hall.
The woman, who did not want her full name used because she is an illegal immigrant, said her car has been impounded twice because she does not have a driver’s license.
Days before a planned march in Washington, D.C., two U.S. senators announced their framework Thursday for a bipartisan immigration bill that would increase resources for border enforcement, create a biometric Social Security card to prevent forgeries and legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.
Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) laid out their proposal in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, saying that “the American people deserve more than empty rhetoric and impractical calls for mass deportation.” The plan also calls for creation of a program to admit temporary workers.
The announcement was immediately praised by President Obama, who pledged Thursday to help translate the framework into a legislative proposal and to continue working “to forge a bipartisan consensus this year.”
Immigrants can be so amusing! First they want to replicate their home cesspools abroad, then complain when they don’t like the resulting diversity. Go figure!
THE HAGUE, 25/03/10 – Many immigrants themselves consider there are too many immigrants in the Netherlands. Turks are even more negative than the ‘indigenous’ Dutch, according to a survey by the Socio-Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) commissioned by the integration ministry.
Among Turks, 58 percent feel there are too many immigrants in the Netherlands, compared with 44 percent among the ‘indigenous’ (white) Dutch population. This view is also ascribed to around one-third of the Moroccan, Surinamese and Antillean Dutch.
About one-third of the Turks (35 percent) and Moroccans (29 percent) in the Netherlands have no contact with white Dutch people in their free time. Among the Surinamese, the figure is 14 percent and among the Antilleans, 17 percent. The other way round, 52 percent of the Dutch have no contact with non-Western immigrants in their free time.
The ethnic composition of the neighbourhood influences the degree of inter-ethnic contact. Migrants who live in overwhelmingly ‘black’ districts have contact less often with white Dutch than migrants living in mostly ‘white’ districts, the SCP concludes.
The white Dutch assess Moroccans most negatively. On an assessment scale of 0 to 100, the Moroccan group comes bottom with 45 points, followed closely by the Antillean group (48 percent). The Turkish group gets 55 points and the Surinamese, 58 points.
Rasmussen pollsters have found the lowest level of confidence in national security since 9/11. Obama’s kumbaya policies of treating terrorists like everyday criminals must not look effective to the country.
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