Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Club shooter also here illegally

The suspect in the Mesa club shooting from earlier this month was arrested trying to make his way back to Mexico. He admitted that he has lived illegally in the United States for the last 13 years. The question that we will have to wait and see is if this suspect has any prior detentions or deportations.

Just as in the case of the suspect who killed the girl in Gilbert, I think its important to know if these lawbreakers have been arrested before and if they have slipped through the cracks. Enforcing our laws and reducing the impacts of illegal immigration is a burden that all governments must bear. I am not advocating for the blunt force approach of the Sheriff's round-ups, but when people are caught committing crimes and determined to be in the state illegally, we cannot let them go without having them face the consequences.

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