Jewish World Review May 20, 2005/ 11 Iyar, 5765

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LA's Mexican Mayor | If you thought the floodgates for illegal immigrants were wide open in Los Angeles up until now, hold on to your sombrero. Now that Antonio Villaraigosa has been elected mayor you ain't seen nothin' yet. The guy who was Chairman of the UCLA chapter of MEChA, the anti-American and anti-Israel Mexican separatist group; the guy with the "born to raise hell" tattoo; the guy who was past district president of the ACLU; the guy who rewards illegal aliens with Matricula Consular IDs; the guy who wants to give illegal aliens driver's licenses; the guy who supports Special Order 40, the regulation that will not allow local police to turn over illegal alien criminals to the Feds, will now be in charge of the second largest city in the nation. Well done, voters of Los Angeles!

Mexican President Vicente Fox really has a compadre in the City of Angels now. Villaraigosa has virtually the same take on Mexican illegal immigration that Fox has. Fox, who has repeatedly refused to back away from his racist remark saying that Mexican immigrants take jobs "not even" blacks want in the United States, has never had a problem with illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States — matter of fact, he has encouraged it. It's great with him that his lower class citizens cross the boarder illegally by the millions to get jobs in the US, and then send the money back to Mexico. It's also okay with him that these criminals commit murder and rape in America then run back to Mexico to hide. Fox refuses to extradite murderers to the US.

The latest murder by an illegal happened in Denver earlier this month. Raul Garcia-Gomez is accused of gunning down Denver police Detective Donnie Young. On Monday, police called him "armed and extremely dangerous." The search is currently focused on the Los Angeles area and Denver homicide detectives in L.A. said they have information that he is still in that area, despite some reports he may have fled to Mexico.

The car police believe Garcia-Gomez used to flee Denver was found behind his mother's home in Los Angeles. Her neighbors told reporters that the suspect's mom, Gregoria Gomez, has since fled to Mexico. They say they saw Gomez leave with four of her other children late Saturday. Next-door neighbor Jose Luis Herrera said Garcia-Gomez's 26-year-old cousin, Ismael Goytia, left for Mexico because he was scared after he was mistaken for the suspect by police.

The group, Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform gathered at the City and County Building to protest the way illegal immigrants are allowed to live and work so easily in the Denver area, using Garcia-Gomez as the example. Denver has become a sanctuary for illegal immigrants and officials are not doing their jobs in policing and checking paperwork.

"What happened was that an illegal got across our border, like tens of thousands do everyday, and made it to Denver because he knew that Denver was a sanctuary city and that he's safe here. He can drive without being arrested," said Fred Elbel with the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform. They want Denver to end its policy of not taking any action against suspected undocumented aliens, a practice that is virtually the same in Los Angeles and many other big cities.

Denver police officers will not go after any person solely because he or she is suspected of being an undocumented immigrant. Garcia-Gomez, an undocumented Mexican national, is suspected of using fake documents in order to get a job and live here in the Denver area. He was working in the kitchen at the Cherry Cricket Restaurant in Cherry Creek hours after Young was shot and killed.

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Garcia-Gomez was never reported to immigration authorities after he was stopped three times for traffic violations and he showed no proof of residency, and no proof of insurance. Young and Detective John Bishop were shot from behind on May 8 while working off-duty as security at a baptism celebration. Bishop was treated at a hospital and released the same day.

Young was laid to rest last week.

And, oh yes, it happens in Los Angeles too. An illegal alien killed police officer David Marsh in Los Angeles a couple of years ago and fled to Mexico where he is still on the loose. Heaven knows we don't need Mexican criminals; we have enough of the home-grown variety to keep law-enforcement plenty busy as it is.

It's still too early to tell how Mayor Villaraigosa would handle the next murder in our city by an illegal, but if his past is any indication, I wouldn't expect much. Liberal mayors, like liberal attitudes only encourage increased law breaking. Nothing will change until the folks rise up, like the Minutemen did in Arizona, and take matters into their own hands peacefully, yet determinedly.

We need to vote in politicians who actually support the idea of obeying America's immigration laws. If you know any politicians like that, let me know, 'cause I sure as hell don't. But if we DO find one, by all means support him. Meanwhile, we mustn't let up — we must let our elected officials know that we will not sit still and watch our country get slowly swept into the "world without boarders" leftist ideal. We must preserve America as the great sovereign nation it has always been. American culture must be protected.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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