Scores of migrant corpses are found each year. Last fiscal year, the tribe said 55 corpses were discovered on the reservation, and in past years, it's been as high as 83, according to other sources. These recovered remains make up a huge chunk of the yearly desert death toll compiled by the Tucson civil rights group Derechos Humanos.

An organized humanitarian response seems called for on the nation, but groups such as Humane Borders and No More Deaths are not allowed onto the reservation to leave water. Indeed, some activists have been banished from tribal land.

State Senator Russell Pearce, driving the state toward bankruptcy, one Mexican at a time.
Stephen Lemons
State Senator Russell Pearce, driving the state toward bankruptcy, one Mexican at a time.

So for the meantime, Wilson trudges on alone, leaving water with the help of a few friends, such as former tribal council member David Garcia. Wilson says he's obligated by his conscience to take the action. Those who find his gift of agua under the blazing sun are grateful he has one.

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Karen
Karen

Arizona will become just like Mississippi. Nobody with any money or education will move there, or headquarter a business there.

NOMOREILLEGALS
NOMOREILLEGALS

ARE you kidding me???????....get rid of the illegals....these people are draining the community....draining the hospitals......GET A CLUE....the illegals leach off our society more than they contribute....Im sooo SICK and TIRED of having to get a translator at work everytime a person comes in speaking spanish....LEARN ENGLISH....Our country babies and folds backwards for these people....Ive been to mexico many times...I have never been treated right in mexico NOR have I ever had someone say Oh sorry sir you only speak english let me go get a translator...you know why???cause they dont care....I hope Arpaio continues his raids....SEND EM BACK...and Mexican natives with residency or legal citizenship..you dont like it??? TAKE A HIKE

John Connor
John Connor

At least I'm not afraid to use my real name, Former Republican. You sound like a former RINO to me. Didn'y bother to challenge one of my points. Started calling names instead. Typical for a liberal.

Former Republican
Former Republican

John, I think you meant to sign "Bull Connor". People like you have ruined Arizona and it's future.

John Connor
John Connor

Arizona would be better off without the Messcans. Less crime. Less blight. No more roach coaches selling tacos on the street. People speaking English for a change. Fewer cop killings. So what if the economy is smaller? If the tradeoff is social harmony, I'd take it. So if they want to boycott us, go right ahead. It'll make a better day for all of us.

Montrose Mike
Montrose Mike

Ok, So Pearce is trying to get these laws passed where ANY suspicious person can be interviewed by LE, and ANY citizen can throw a tantrum and file a law suite against any state agency NOT checking on these suspicious persons right?

Well then my friends in the Valley of the SUN, when these laws go into effect head out of the valley and head up north to the grand canyon, to the London bridge, to sunset crater, to Montazuma's castle go to EVERY tourist attraction that Arizona has that is OUTSIDE of Maricopia county and demand that the local LE investigate EVERY foreign looking and sounding individual tourist on EVERY tour BUS that trys to enter any one of the states tourist attractions.

DO that to the tour buses too before the enter the drive ways to the Indian casinos.

USE this LAW against the nativists.

INSIST that the LAW be applied equally to EVERY FOREIGN looking person.If you are Hispanic, How do you know that that white tourist IS actually from Wisconsin and not from Canada and is here illegally.If you are white how do you know that that buss load of Asians with the cameras are ALL here legally.

Make such a stink that ALL LE comply with EVERY ASPECT of the LAW at EVERY tourist attraction. Word will get out soon enough that FOREIGNERS are not welcomed in NAZIzona and soon enough the financial matters will come to a head.

Also, how many of the old timers in Sun City sound like they might just be from somewhere else. Make the LE in there start investigating those people, how many of them came here legally during the second world war any way?I think the Sheriffs office should specifically targeted to investigate Sun City.

Use Pearces LAW to MESS with EVERY ONE

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Pinkus Fingerinyourbutt, you can't spell and your grammar is as horrible as your logic. Why can't any of the Arpaio supporters who post on here use correct English?

BTW, illegal aliens can't get food stamps or any other government benefits, you idiot. So the Mexicans you (allegedly) saw at Food City were U.S. Citizens just like you and me. Which tells me your problem isn't with illegal immigrants, it's with all brown people.

Roger Morris
Roger Morris

Oh where oh where is Eric Holder at, Oh where oh where is he at! They found the emails! It's like FISA all over again! No Protection! No Immunity! It's like QWEST vs AT&T/Verizon Wireless! It's like "portal domination" Oh where oh where is the United States Attorney General, oh where oh where is he at? We got "raids." We got mexican american "forced attestations" of citizenship at gunpoint! No papers! No Birth Certificate! No Senator Grassley "REAL ID." Detainment for you! Rendention for you! Encarceration for you! If you WINK, NOD outside local store, LOWES or HOME DEPOT! Felony for you! Arrest for you! Russell's got midnight "JIM CROW" legislation! YOU LIE! YOU LIE! Brown skin, brown eye; Obama, Holder, YOU LIE, brown skin, brown eye "single site operations." Late night SWAT MCSO Arpaio Strausse "Bltzkrieg" style round up's! Stop! Stop! Stop! You under the brown skin, brown eye GOP Axis of Evil arrest! We're all just illegal! We're all being held hostage economically for Russell Pearce and his GOP Enemies of Humanity become the new REAL COYOTE, Shadow wolves in the night! No budget for you! Just cuts! Just layoffs until the next "Special GOP brown skin, brown eye Ethnic Cleansing" bill to come to the floor of the House or Senate! Oh where, Oh where is Eric Holder at! Oh where, Oh where is he at?

Now that all those lost emails have been found! We want "TESTIFIES" and MCSO Arpaio Strausse shut down! It's like FISA! It's Joe's Law! It's Pearce Law! Please indict! Please indict!

uraliar
uraliar

Pinkus, you're a liar. You didn't go down to Food City. You're just spreading a lie akin to Reagan's "welfare queens." There are a shitload more Anglos on public assistance than Hispanics. In fact, I'm sure I saw your momma down at DES the other day.

Your momma later went out and bought a buttload of groceries, and paid a buittload of sales tax in the bargain. Good thing your momma's a hefty eater. Hungry hungry hippo...

uraliar
uraliar

Pinkus, you're a liar. You didn't go down to Food City. You're just spreading a lie akin to Reagan's "welfare queens." There are a shitload more Anglos on public assistance than Hispanics. In fact, I'm sure I saw your momma down at DES the other day.

Your momma later went out and bought a buttload of groceries, and paid a buittload of sales tax in the bargain. Good thing your momma's a hefty eater. Hungry hungry hippo...

pinkus fingerhut
pinkus fingerhut

i went down to food city and you what your right ,i noticed loads of hispanics shopping and filling up there carts with food, i also noticed that most of the shoppers had 3 or more children with them. wow , i stood by one of the cahsiers and i also noticed that most of the purchases were made by the food stamp credit card. how do you explain away that you moron ?. seems to me all we get is no commerce.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Dennis, Your comment paints the truth and the reality. Those who have sucked us dry are those who live off us taxpayers - the elected officials. Using our money to destroy our rights.

Crow
Crow

New Mexico is looking better all the time. This state sucks.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

We greatly appreciate all that Reza is doing which is rights for all. when one is violated, all are violated. Thank you, Sal Reza, for not giving up or giving in. You are making a difference. Wells Fargo is NO place for a sheriff's suite of offices and you finally made them take note. Will be there on moving day. Can't wait. There will be dancing in the streets of downtown Phoenix.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

In 2007 Pearce proudly proclaimed we would, in fact, shrink our economy with the employer sanctions bill. He estimated it at around 7%. It's cost much more.

In 1999 while Pearce was director of Transportation, he was caught and fired for his involvement and coverup of a fraudulent ID scheme. Arpaio was Sheriff (first elected in 1998) and ignored the offense as DMV didn't pursue charges although they easily could have. Lets face it-we've all seen Arpaio go after much smaller offenses for political reasons. Now he is the very Sheriff jailing and deporting good people like those arrested for working with fake ID's so they can feed their families by washing your cars and dishes.

Pearce was caught putting a drunk driver back on the road with his fake ID scam. Pearce's guilt is not even in question! This should've been a jailable offense.

Nine year old Katherine Figaro's father went to jail and was deported for working at the same car wash for 10 years because he used a fake ID. He contributed to our Social security system and paid state and federal taxes while taking nothing he didn't work for.

Pearce and Arpaio have spent their entire lives being paid by taxpayers. Katherine's father helped pay Pearce and Arpaio's salary.

9 year old Katherine actually speaks english better then Pearce. She's also a hell of a lot more honest and doesn't take credit for homework, books or drawings she didn't create on her own. She wrote her own letters to her father when he was in jail awaiting deportation and didn't need a ghost writer.

Pearce now wants every law officer to spend there days chasing immigrants while the constitution clearly defines immigration as a federal issue. He expects school teachers, social workers, doctors and family members to report the undocumented. He isn't concerned that children, families or our economy will suffer. The more broke we are the more he will destroy what we have left of a working government by cutting all school programs, human health services, youth programs.

He has cut services for battered women yet has an easily documented beating of beating his wives. Katherine has never seen her father hit her mother because he is a respectful man in control of his emotions. Pearce's boy grew up to work for Sheriff Arpaio. Go figure.

Trust me-the things I'm saying about Pearce would make me clearly liable of slander if they weren't 100% true. Even the worst of us do not deserve to be called a women beating, fake ID scamming racist unless there is unquestionable proof. With Pearce-the proof is all there. It's not just an opinion. So now what choices are really left? Sal Reza is considering drastic measures. Drastic times call for drastic measures.

Concerned taxpayer
Concerned taxpayer

Chad, Thanks for weighing with good information. The leaders lack vision. They are more concerned with their personal agendas to think beyond that.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

The Wall Street Journal wrote a prescient Editorial in December 2007, on the eve of the implementation of the Employer Sanctions Law. The journal, quoting the U of A study, stated "never have we seen a state make a conscious decision to SHRINK its' economy", and predicted dire economic consequences for Arizona. Well, now the chickens have come home to roost and we are all getting a lesson in unintended consequences.

Of course it doesn't matter to Russell Pearce, John Kavanagh, and Joe Arpaio if the economy sucks. All three have never worked a day in the private sector and are guaranteed their government checks regardless of tax revenue.

Arizona Bad for Business, Bad
Arizona Bad for Business, Bad

Once again, Stephen, you're ahead of the pack. You look at the big picture and you hit this one out of the ball park. When one man, Senator Russell Pearce can introduce bills that defy logic and the Constitutional Rights of people, it IS high-time to boycott the state. Not only for growing public awareness so others don't get their lives shredded in Arizona but to show Arizona where it hurts them -- in the pocketbook. The Neanderthals like Pearce, Arpaio, Hendershott, Andrew Thomas, Rick Romley and their enablers have ruined Arizona.

 
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