McCain’s Defense of AZ Immigration Bill: Carloads of ‘Illegals’ Cause Freeway Wrecks on Purpose

April 20, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) wasn’t kidding when he announced recently that he was no longer a mavericky maverick. Long a proponent of immigration reform, he is now in the political fight of his life trying to fend off a tea party primary opponent. And McCain is throwing away every single principle he has left, after the bruising 2008 presidential battle with all of the Palin ugliness, to hang on to his lofty gig with the U.S. Senate and all the perks that come with it. So, it comes as no surprise to learn that the un-Maverick appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor to defend the indefensible. McCain said the odious and racist new Arizona immigration bill is necessary, because carloads of “illegals” menace the state’s freeways by causing car accidents on purpose. What does he base such a preposterous claim on? Not a damn thing.

During his appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s program, McCain defended his state’s controversial immigration bill, which would allow police officers to stop and question residents suspected of being undocumented immigrants. The failure to carry alien registration documents would now be a crime and law enforcement officials would have the authority to arrest immigrants unable to show documents proving their legal residence. In other words, being brown would immediately make you suspect.

MCCAIN: I say that the federal responsibilities have not been fulfilled. Therefore, the states are acting — the state of Arizona is acting and doing what they feel they need to do in light of the fact that the federal government is not fulfilling its fundamental responsibility to secure our borders. Our borders must be secure.

O’REILLY: But what about the racial profiling? You know that’s going to happen has to happen.

MCCAIN: I hope — I would be very sorry that if some of that happens. And I regret it, but I also regret the — really, it’s not just the murder of Robert Krantz. It’s the people whose homes and property are being violated. It’s the drive-by that — the drivers of cars with illegals in it that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeway. Look, our border is not secured. Our citizens are not safe.

Just four-years ago McCain co-authored a bill with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, which included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Today he is supporting the criminalization of brown-skinned people, as he moves to the far-right to defeat his teapartier challenger J.D. Hayworth.


Source: Media Matters


8 Responses to “McCain’s Defense of AZ Immigration Bill: Carloads of ‘Illegals’ Cause Freeway Wrecks on Purpose”

  1. Brittanicus on April 20th, 2010 6:06 pm

    Arizona Immigration law.

    It’s being called the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the country. A bill requiring local police to determine if a person is in this country legally is expected to be signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer as reported by CNN cable TV. According to the 175 comments listed on the website, people against the Arizona illegal immigration enforcement law I counted was 46. To fully enforce the new immigration law, that potentially should be signed into existence by Governor Brewer was 129. Their was no bias in this article regarding this ultra serious law from CNN, just explaining what has been enacted by the state legislators. So the usual open border, Democratic-Liberal-Marxists extremists, pro-amnesty politicians are already screaming racial profiling and every other wrench in the cogs to promote the importation of foreign labor

    SIMPLE ANSWER IS TO PUT FEDERAL TROOPS ON THE BORDER, TO REINFORCE THE UNDERMANNED US BORDER PATROL AND LIMITED COUNTY SHERIFFS AND POLICE. AS I HAVE ALWAYS SAID ALONG WITH A HUGE PART OF THE POPULATION, THAT OUR LAWS ARE ONLY SEEN TO BE ENFORCED. WHEN THE ARE INTENTIONALLY MEANT TO FAIL. America is only one of industrialized nations that restrict millions of impoverished, destitute illegal foreigners, THAT AMERICAN TAXPAYERS ARE FORCED BY THE IRS TO FINANCIALLY support. Nobody should be allowed into America unless they can support themselves. That hundreds of thousands are sponsored by relatives, but eventually leave it up to the US taxpayer to subsidize their families. Guess the illegal immigrants will head lock-stock-barrel for the refuge state of California, as there is lots of welfare freebies there.

    We could underwrite our foreign wars with the billions spent for the fiscal livelihood of the 20-30 million illegal aliens squatting here. US taxpayers have an unprecedented battle on our hands to stop the travesty of a impending push for immigration reform–Amnesty. You the taxpayer must enter the fight or we will become a cesspool of everybody who can climb our border fence (where it exists) Where people leave the airline terminal with no intention to leave America. Arizona did the right thing and I only hope other states follow, with California-The Sanctuary state doing something-anything? Get ready to remove Pro-Amnesty Sen. Harry Reid, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi and other proponents. Sen.John McCain and Sen. Harry Reid should be first to be voted out and a resonating example made of them. Learn everything you wanted to know about the illegal immigration invasion at NumbersUSA..

    PS: Before Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Roman Catholic archdiocese speaks out about immigration enforcement, he needs to get his own house in order. With more and more pederast priests being hidden away in dark corners or absconded to a far distance churches.

  2. Old Man Dotes on April 20th, 2010 6:20 pm

    It will be amusing to me, a retired US Army Non-Commissioned Officer, to use dye to darken my skin and drive through Arizona, just hoping for some damn fool to pull me over and demand to see my proof of “legal residence.”

    I will end up owning the entire State of Arizona. Anyone want to buy the Grand Canyon?

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  4. Elishia Windfohr on April 21st, 2010 2:44 am

    Someone with honesty and common sense needs to run in Arizona. Both McCain and Hayworth are either completely out of their minds or are completely disingenuous. First,let me doubt it,these guys always drive at 30 mph because they are scare about having an accident (they usually don’t have insurance and license driver). I’ve been reading about this kind of scams but I can tell you, that’s the last thing an illegal alien will try to do.

    Elishia Windfohr

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  7. Rodolfo Quijano on April 29th, 2010 11:56 pm

    The pro-illegal workers are going nuts! The new Arizona law offers them a chance to seek more funding for these careerist “defenders” of illegals. i.e. the National Council of La Raza, LULAC, et. Check out their tax reports and see who funds them and why.

    The fact is that if a carload of Latinos carrying backpacks and hiding in the back seat and trunk is stopped for any traffic violation, it doesn’t take a genius to know they are trying to sneak into our country. An Arizona chief of police explained on national news that police are NOT going to be stopping brown-skinned people just because of their color.

    So, why the outcry? Because the “activists” who live off funding for their nonprofits see the Arizona law as a vehicle for more (a) funding and (b) national publicity. They Mexican government should be ashamed to speak about rights and justice. I won’t even explain the corruption, exploitation, hunger and human rights abuses Mexicans suffer downthere. That’s where the fund-seeking “activists” should be marching and screaming.

    Rodolfo Quijano

  8. amanda on May 11th, 2010 4:54 am

    It may have been a poor choice of words on McCain’s part, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less true. Illegal immigrants seem to cause more problems than they do to help. More and more I hear that some illegal immigrant decided to rob an innocent civilian or even murder them and all they get it sent back across the boarder where I’m sure they’ll just end up coming right back across a year or so later. Let’s see how accepting you all are when it’s your kid or spouse that was his victim the second time.
    Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that they cost us over a billion dollars in medical bills that’s paid by our tax dollars because they’re nine months pregnant when they show up at the hospital after crossing the boarder just to have an legal citizen for a kid and the said hospital can’t refuse to treat emergency room patients. These are the tactics that we hate, because not only are we, the taxpayer, footed with the bill, but they can turn around and use their child’s status to stay in the country illegally until the kid is old enough to vouch for them at 21 years old. It’s basically a free ride using children as the mode of transport.
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    The word ILLEGAL means just that, it’s not LEGAL– which means you’re breaking the law the minute you set foot on U.S. soil if you don’t have a visa or green card.
    I have nothing against Latinos, Africans, Hindu, Asians, Russians, Italians, French, British, etc. As long as a person has legal status, they aren’t breaking the law. If you are legal, keeping a copy of your papers in your car with your insurance shouldn’t be a big deal. Also, as long as you aren’t breaking the law in the first place, you have no reason to worry. If you think a cop is targeting you because of your nationality, then they can get in serious trouble.
    I know how hard it is to become a citizen of America and that most of us here don’t deserve the status when you take into consideration all of the things immigrants need to learn to become citizens. But the boarders are put in place for a reason and laws should be enforced.

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