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Donations increase to Arizona legal defense fund

During the week that is almost over, we have seen several items of significance take place. Among them is the announcement of a lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070. I have yet to write about the lawsuit, as I have been very busy with other things, but you can read about it at USA Watchmen and America’s Watchtower. The one thing that I find more troubling than anything is how the federal government seems more interested in stopping SB1070 from becoming law in Arizona than it is in stopping illegal immigration itself.

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When it the Obama administration first threatened to file it’s lawsuit in May, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced the creation of a legal defense fund. The money donated to this fund would be used to help pay the legal fees incurred by the state, in it’s defense of SB1070. Donations quickly started coming in, but when the  lawsuit was officially announced, those donations jumped to over $500,000 and are still climbing.

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Let’s look at some of the analysis of these funds and where they are coming from. From The Associated Press, via The Digital Journal:

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The Associated Press was allowed to analyze documents concerning the state’s fundraising, and it found that most people were donating $100 or less to the fund. The state had set up a website, which statistics are showing 88 percent of money donated there came after the Justice Department filed their lawsuit. The website also boasts donations from all 50 states, including Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

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The Associated Press went a head and contacted some of the donors to find out why they chose to donate and most said it was because the federal government should be doing more to help the people.

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Border PatrolI know a lot of people do not like the new Arizona law. They think the state is overstepping their purview and there may be some legitimate concerns that will have to be addressed. However, there are also many of us who are simply tired of the way the federal government, both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses, have completely and totally failed in this regard. For the most part, it seems that they haven’t even been trying, thus the support for such a movement as we are seeing in Arizona.

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Because of the lack of progress on this issue, other states, such as South Carolina, Utah, and my home state of Oklahoma, are taking up legislation similar to SB1070. The support for this is growing and it is not something to be taken lightly. That is why the donations continue to pour into Arizona’s legal defense fund. All they want is for the problem to be fixed and they are working towards that goal.

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If you would like to donate to the fund, please visit Keep AZ Safe and follow the instructions to donate.

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  • USAWatchmen

    Thanks for the link Larry. Most good Americans know that Arizona is being bullied here. And you’re right, this is a problem that was brought about by both Republicans and Democrats.

  • Steve Dennis

    Thanks for the link.
    I believe that the federal government is going to win this case, but it does represent a chance for Arizona to highlight the government’s failure to enforce immigration law. The majority of the people support Arizona as can be seem by the donations that are coming in for their defense. As you said, people are fed up with the lack of enforcement on immigration law, both sides are guilty, and that is why people support Arizona. They are trying to do what the federal government is supposed to be doing because the federal government is unwilling to pursue their own laws.

  • I just heard about that here. I’ll be checking it out. Thanks!

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  • jo

    I think AZ stands a good chance of winning. The Federal govt cannot NOT perform its duties and then come back and say it is their job to perform immigration duties. They had a contract with the states to do so and they have, for all intents and purposes, committed a “failure to perform”. The states have a right to protect their borders, their economy, and their citizens from crime. It is too late for the feds to cry wolf now. The states have rights too and it is time they were given the opportunity to solve this malignant problem instead of letting illegal activity go unleashed like our Justice Dept and Congress have done. We are tired of it and our government has, again, not been listening to us. It IS our tax dollars that pay for these leeches. We are behind AZ 100 percent.

  • Anne

    I am glad to learn of the website so that I too can donate to help Arizona defend itself.
    The President is sending a paultry 1200 National Guard to defend the borders of TX, AZ, NM and CA. That is just 300 bodies per state and if they work a 8 hour shift that is only an incremental 100 bodies active at any given time per state.
    Obviously he is not in the least interested in stopping the flow of illegal saturation.

  • Jim Tolar

    Please give me an address where I can send a donation to the Arizona Legal Defence Fund.
    Thank you,
    Jim Tolar
    Milton, FL

  • John DePaolo

    How can I donate to the Legal Defense fund for Arizona????