By Rick Saunders
To begin with, we now learn that after first floating the idea earlier this year, Mexico has now actually opened a “call center” in Tucson, Arizona to assist that country’s “migrants to Arizona.” Translation: illegal aliens, call here for assistance.
This idea apparently initially surfaced back in October following a series of meetings earlier in the year between and among personnel in the five Mexican consulate offices in Arizona — in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, Nogales and Douglas. According to those reports, the Tucson call center was designed to “… operate a 1-800 number providing service 24 hours a day and … be staffed by nine people who have received special training to receive and process reports from Mexican citizens, particularly those here illegally.” From an article in the Arizona Daily Star:
The call center, expected to open next week, will be in Tucson. It is the first of several that will eventually be set up in cities near the U.S.-Mexico border.“It is in response to the demands of Mexicans living here in the U.S.,” said Juan Manuel Calderón Jaimes, the Mexican consul here. “The call center for Arizona will serve our most vulnerable population, the undocumented.”
Ah, yes… the “undocumented.”
Coincidentally, last May, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano signed Executive Order 2008-22. That order, among other things, redirected state monies previously allocated to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s efforts to identify, arrest and turn over to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities illegal aliens caught committing crimes in Arizona, specifically in Maricopa County.
At a press conference Napolitano called to bray over the order, she was recorded on tape as stating that, among other reasons for signing the order, she opposed Arpaio’s efforts because of her concern that his actions were “causing trepidation in the illegal immigration community,” in other words agitating people who should not legally be in Arizona in the first place. But when her words were reduced to print in the sycophantic Arizona Republic the following day, however, the word “illegal” had been sanitized from the quote through omission. Inadvertently… no doubt.
If Napolitano’s past track record of feckless attention to the problem of illegal immigration in Arizona–first as U.S. Attorney under President Bill Clinton, then as elected Arizona Attorney General and finally as Governor–is a preview of coming attractions, telephones at that new call center in Tucson, along with many others inevitably coming to a neighborhood near you, will likely be answered: “Por español, marque el uno; por inglés, marque el dos.”
So, America, get set for more PC-speak and a much kinder, gentler approach to dealing with the tsunami of illegal immigrants now flooding across the border and over the nation. Welcome to (likely soon-to-be) Secretary Napolitano’s steering of the Department of Homeland Security in a post-Obama America.
Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.