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Does it even count as news anymore? The Arizona Republic takes another cheap shot at Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, no real surprise there. And their reason for doing so is because he has the nerve to fight to uphold the law and oppose efforts to give in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Again, no real surprise. Linda Valdez attacks our AG who is defending an Arizona law that is clear and concise and that was passed and supported by more than 72% voters. The AG has a legal and moral obligation to defend the law and make sure it is enforced.  Whoops, legal and moral … that is old school and apparently has no place with the left or the Arizona Republic’s writers. 

If you wanted to be outraged. Why not at a President who orders the release of thousands of violent illegal aliens from custody?  Why not Congress who continues to do NOTHING to stop this outrage, while Americans are killed and maimed. Why not be outraged at the judges who legislate from the bench and rewrite our laws? Why not be outraged at an Arizona Board of Regents and Community Colleges that happily ignored the law and the people of Arizona and in direct violation of the law that said NO in-state tuition for illegal aliens? Why not be outraged by a liberal agenda that defend those who break our laws every day over the law-abiding Arizona citizens who will be paying the millions of dollars all of this discounted Higher and/or Free Education for illegal aliens will cost?

Instead of being upset by shocking power grabs by unelected judges, the Arizona Republic celebrated the May 5th decision from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson who rejected the law and the will of the people. Judge Anderson actually wrote the words “The circumstance under which a person enters the U.S. does not determine that person’s lawful presence here.” What Judicial arrogance as they think they can rule that laws don’t matter.

What astounding ignorance. The circumstance under which a person enters the U.S. is the single greatest factor in determining whether or not their presence is lawful. Yet the Judge wrote that the circumstance under which a person is present in the U.S. does not determine whether that person was legally present?  So why does the Arizona Republic cheer judicial lawlessness? Those who come in violation of the law are “illegal,” under federal law and under Arizona law and the law makes that very clear. Those who come illegally are not entitled to in-state tuition and in fact prohibited by law from receiving in-state tuition both under federal law and even more clear under Arizona law.

The Law:  Proposition 300 codified federal law into law in Arizona: 1996 federal law is clear ” … In accordance with the illegal immigration reform and immigrant responsibility act of 1996 a person who was not a citizen or legal resident of the United States … is not entitled to classification as an in-state student …” Then Arizona law states, “A person who is not a citizen of the United States, who is without lawful immigration status … is not entitled to tuition waivers, fee waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized … with state monies.”

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich correctly said “The law is the law,” and stated that he “has an obligation to respect the will of Arizona voters.” What a novel idea.

The cost for our failure to control the border is huge: Illegal aliens, including Dreamers, are committing murders and other violent crimes every day. Yet instead of compassion for their victims, the Progressive left in this country tries to convince us that those here illegally are themselves the victims. Yes, readers of the Arizona Republic ought to feel genuine outrage, but not at the manufactured fiction they pass off as news. They ought to be outraged that the Arizona Republicn celebrates rogue judges, the destruction of our laws, and the cost to our state and country of illegal immigration while Americans continue to suffer, murders, maimings, billions in cost and loss of jobs.

Former Senator Russell Pearce, author of SB1070, Employer Sanctions, former Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Judge