Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’
A new report released Thursday, said that immigrants detained in the United States lack adequate access to legal representation and medical care, while the system itself is over reliant on detention. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights study — “Immigration in the United States: Detention and Due Process” — examined the U.S. federal government’s immigration enforcement and detention system.
The research came from visits to 6 immigration detention facilities in Arizona and Texas in July 2009, since when the U.S. federal government has announced its own comprehensive review of the immigration enforcement system.
On Tuesday in Arizona, a sweeping bill that targets immigration in three areas, public housing, public benefits and the workplace drew vocal opposition from Democrats who say its sponsor is plotting his political strategy and not focused on Republicans’ stated top priority, the economy.
“We should be thinking about turning around Arizona’s economy, not running for higher office,” said Sen. Richard Miranda of Tolleson, taking a swipe at what many believe is Republican Senate President Russell Pearce’s interest when he leaves the Legislature. “Is this about fighting the drug cartels at the border or is it about blaming a group for all the state’s problems?”
Gabrielle Dee “Gabby” Giffords is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she has represented Arizona’s 8th congressional district since 2007. She is the third woman in Arizona’s history to be elected to the U. S. Congress. But little was known about her until the recent assassination attempt in Tucson Arizona on January 8, 2011.
She is a native of Tucson Arizona, and a graduate of Scripps College and Cornell University. Before winning her Congressional seat, “Gabby” served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003, and the Arizona State Senate from 2003 until 2005, when she resigned to run for the seat held by then-Congressman Jim Kolbe.
Although the Westboro Baptist Church protestors have decided not to protest at the funerals of a nine year old girl, and judge killed in Tucson last Saturday, in exchange for air time, at radio stations in Toronto Canada, and at KXXT-AM in Phoenix, that hasn’t stopped a group of Arizonians, ready to protect the families, should the plans change. The group is called the Angel Action Wings, and they vow to defend the services of both Christina Taylor Green, and U.S. Judge John M. Roll.
“For something like this to happen in Tucson was a really big shock to us all,” Christin Gilmer said, CNN reports. “Our nightmare [got worse] when we saw Westboro Baptist Church was going to picket the funerals.”
Sources say it is now believed that Jared Loughner, 22, was influenced to go on the shooting rampage on January 8th after reading an article that appeared on a far left political blog called “The Daily Kos”.
The article has since been removed by The Daily Kos, but can be found cached by Google, “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEADto me!. It was written by a former Giffords campaign worker.
Sources indicate that after reading the article, Loughner, who was becoming obsessed with Representative Gabrielle Giffords, ranted about how she had betrayed her constituents.
After removing the article a plan was developed to flood the news with liberals blaming the rhetoric of the right for the shooting in a move to try and turn public sentiment in their favor and start the process of regaining control of the House. (more…)