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While looking over the latest from our friend The Stiletto (who, by the way, has just been chosen as a Webby Awards Official Honoree for her “tart” political commentary), I ran across a story about Arizona’s efforts to deal with its enormous influx of illegal aliens. I was struck by one passage in particular:

[E]nough immigrants have left that the government of Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, has complained about how many people have arrived on its doorstep.

Read the story here.


  1. JK says

    Just a short this time,

    “For the last two years, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been testing how far a local law enforcement agency can go…”

    That sentence is a stunner too. Not in its’ explicit content but rather as regards other sorts of tests as to how far law enforcement can go. Maricopa county is apparently the fastest growing county but it is not yet the size (population wise) of Harris County in Texas (Houston). Maricopa County’s budget for the Sheriff’s Department is six times greater than Harris’.

    Judicial awards involving the Sheriff’s Department (at last report) exceeded $43 million-outgoing. It’s a good thing E-Verify makes it illegal for illegals to collect damages. It’s just that one small flaw thingy.

    I’ve not been to Arizona since 1986 and do not see any travels there in the near future.


    Posted April 9, 2008 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    CORRECTION: $41.4 million as of December 2006
    Sorry ’bout that.


    Posted April 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    That is some sheriff.

    Posted April 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

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