Jeff Flake on Blast, by Julie Erfle, No Less

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Julie Erfle, speaking her mind on her new blog

Among those disappointed by Republican Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake's recent about face on immigration is Julie Erfle, the widow of slain Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle.

You'll recall that Officer Erfle was murdered in 2007 by an ex-con with an outstanding warrant who was in the country illegally. Erfle and his partner had stopped the man for jaywalking. After killing the eight-year police vet, the suspect fled, took a hostage, and was ultimately shot dead by police.

Officer Erfle's name has been regularly invoked by the anti-immigrant crowd to support everything from Senate Bill 1070 to National Guard troops on the border. 

But Julie Erfle has bravely stood apart, finding a middle ground for herself. She supported a change in Phoenix's Operations Order to allow cops more leeway in contacting federal authorities concerning those here illegally. Later, she opposed SB 1070 as restrictive and contradictory in its mandates.

She remains a stalwart supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, and has taken a lot of flak for her stance.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with her about a related issue, and she mentioned that she had just begun a new blog, politicsuncuffed.com.

"For me, it's the idea of approaching politics, and instead of approaching it from a particular partisan point of view, approaching it from a solution, a solution-oriented approach to policy," she explained.

Erfle has a background in journalism, having worked in promotions and as a media buyer for local TV channels, so it's no shock that her opinion pieces on her blog are very well written.

I happen to agree with her position on gun control, or the lack thereof, in Arizona, and with her opinion of Congressman Flake's flip-flop on immigration.

She writes:

"While many progressives claimed they weren't surprised by the move, I found myself stunned and deeply saddened. I have spent a great deal of time following Mr. Flake's statements on immigration. I have held him up as a model of intelligent discourse on the complexities of immigration reform and the realities of what it would take to bring about a solution. I truly believed that when or if an immigration reform bill passed through Congress, Representative Flake would be the one spearheading it."

I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised either. In his effort to replace outgoing U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Flake will have to get through a GOP primary. His run to the right on immigration is carefully calculated.

But, like Erfle, I had hoped -- naively  -- that Flake would stick to his heretofore vocal support for comprehensive immigration reform. As the Dems have little influence in this reddest of states, it's up to the Republicans to move the debate on immigration toward the middle and away from the ongoing chorus of hate. 

I still admire Flake for his past positions on immigration. I just wish he could be as "uncuffed" as Julie Erfle is in her new blog.

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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

John
John

As a Citizen, why is it, no one see's the need for a Comprensive Bill, one that is National and Not to be used in State Politics. But as I see more and more of, is down-right greed and a need for celeberty. Too many Commissions, Lawyers and Scandels for me. These Political Movers need to get off the TV stations and do a little work for a change. Peoples lives are affected and there is a problem so deal with it, like you told us you would, when you needed our vote.

Shocked
Shocked

It is disappointing that Flake has flip flopped on his immigration stance. I always thought he had the moral integrity to vote his conscious not follow the party. He as one of the handful of politicians who voted no against the bail-out of Bush, thought he's have more back bone to stand up to his party. His past comments on immigration proved that he understood the multi layers of the issues of immigration. Just disappointed that he panders to the party of hate and no.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Did any of you simpletons read former President Theodore Roosevelt's quote?

"We welcome the German and the Irishman who becomes an American. We have no use for the German or Irishman who remains such... He must revere only our flag, not only must it come first, but no other flag should even come second."

Hard to believe that this guy was our nations 26th President.

Read the quote, you fucking simpletons. Make yourselves useful. You know, the people who support the useless illegals. The illegals do not revere only our flag. Their flag, be it Mexico, El Salvador, Belize, etc., comes first. Our flag comes second in the eyes of the illegals.

I want the illegals out of my fucking country.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Legal Immigrant:

I am saying that when an illegal with no skills or talents applies for a job, even one at the local McDonald's, and gets hired, that person is taking a job away from a legal with skills and talents.

I'm not angry at the immigrants. I have no problem with them if they want to emigrate here. But they must do it LEGALLY. I suppose my question is: Why should America bend over for illegals when an illegal American would be beaten or killed? Just take a look at the dude who was jet-skiing with his wife.

I simply have no use for the illegals. They have committed crimes against me. All I have done is offer a solution to our illegal immigration problem. Round up all 12,000,000 illegals and put THEM to work securing our border. Do you realize how quickly a border fence would be completed? We would not need USBP because the rounded up illegals can serve as Border Patrol. Pay them $7.35/hr for their labor. When an illegal scales the border fence, the new illegal gets to volunteer for Border Patrol.

jtready
jtready

I got in a foot chase with two Mexicans involved in a hit and run on the I-17 northbound north of Indian School Road and South of Camelback Ave. on the 23rd of December. They hopped fences and ran down dirty, gangbanger graffiti painted allies. I pursued. This was in the area of 22nd Ave and Medlock. They ditched the car at the Country Boy restaurant. As far as I know, the discarded handgun was never retrieved. I cursed at the pussyboy dispatcher who kept crying for me to just let these two criminals run free. The dispatcher then lied to officers saying I hung up on him. We can not even go Christmas shopping without being the victims of these violent mongrels! Nor can we trust the system to protect us.

This is a daily hazard living with third-word scum. A dedicated American worker walking to work was murdered for only seven dollars by junior gangbangers not far from where I live. And cartel members murdered and beheaded a man in Chandler, Arizona. Yet we only hear from the usual suspects as they incessantly drone on about invisible White "racism" and scary old Nazis. Reality paints quite a different story, however. http://www.azcentral.com/commu...

No doubt flake is moving closer to the masses on the immigration issue just to help secure an election. Just like Pearce cunningly embraced the ADL to conceal his true White supremacist views. http://www.azcentral.com/news/... You can not believe a word this guy says; he started out his political career lying to his constituents by breaking a self-imposed term limit. He has thoroughly aligned himself with the Gadianton robbers of the D.C. beltway. Clearly, he is a tare amongst wheat here. He needs to be plucked out. If you are a Mormon or a recovering Mormon like me, you will catch my drift on the issue. Flake should take a stroll around Mesa Drive and Broadway sometime, only a stone's throw from the LDS Temple, and see what his treasonous policies have done to our once beautiful nation. I would be glad to escort him down an alley or two where I used to walk my step-daughter to school before it got too dangerous to venture outside our home.

As for Frau Erfle, all I can say is that she is completely delusional. Imagine if she were a Polish Jew whose husband were killed by invading Nazis, only to turn around to embrace the Germans and their further invasion. The difference here is that it is America which is being invaded and the third world gang bangers have far less scruples about killing off our police officers and bleeding our citizenry than the troops formerly lead by the mustachioed Austrian corporal. Like her blue-eyed devil counterpart Jeff Flake, whom she now lambastes, she had best be prepared to have her eyes gouged out with a hot poker. Because that is exactly what the Aztlan revolutionaries have been wildly screaming in our streets for years that they plan to do to all blue-eyed, hazel-eyed, and green-eyed people when they eventually take over. http://www.aztlan.net/wallazpa...

But not on my watch.

-JT ReadyUS Border Guardwww.flickr.com/USBorderGuard

P.S. The squad that helped pursue these criminals I was chasing were the same ones who patrolled with Officer Nick Erfle, who was murdered by an illegal alien. I had organized a heartfelt memorial vigil for him and we were thanked by his family.

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Former Republican
Former Republican

Stephen, Thank you for writing this story about a truly remarkable young woman. She is refreshing and courageous to speak out. We need more women like her.

Amattclarkson
Amattclarkson

Flake's supposed new stance is nothing more than a different highlight of an stance he already had. He desires what most Arizonans and Americans desire, a strong border for national defense. The boom years brought working illegal immigrants looking to earn a better living. Now, the border crossers are too closely tied to smuggling. The times have changed so the politics must change. Principally, he has not changed his stance or his tone. He understands that changed need to be made to our immigration system.

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

Everything in Arizona politics has to do with the Republican primary election and the small number of voters therein. All pandering is done for this purpose.

Wake up Arizona women!
Wake up Arizona women!

We support Julie Erfle's efforts. She has the answer those women elected to "lead" the state seem to have missed.

Arizona Eagletarian
Arizona Eagletarian

Ms. Erfle called Jeff Flake a moderate. He has never been a moderate. Before Congress, he was head of the Greedwater Institute. However, Greedwater (and Flake) try to be Libertarian in and on many issues. That doesn't make Flake a moderate, now or at any time before.

I'll grant that Flake occasionally takes positions that are contrary to rep'lican partisanship. His call for trade with Cuba is a good example of that.

Delnorin
Delnorin

The debate does not need to move to the middle. It needs to move much much further to the right. We have compromised so long that our police officers are being killed to pay for our lazy policies.

Native Guns
Native Guns

Why would the illegal aliens come here when the many WHITE CAPITALISTS corporations that are relocating to other civilized-industralized countries(Swizterland, Iraland, Austria etc)at an alarming rate. Taking with them, the many jobs that employs working class America? This is a strategic attempt by the filthy rich to evade taxation. It would be stupid for the illegal invaders to come here. What really needs to be "reform" is not just the immigration per se, but how to prevent the large elephant in the room from evading taxation. Many abborrent RepubliKKKans are avid supporters of the wealthy fat cats, CEOs and White Capiltalists who engage in sordid acts such as modern human slavery and evading taxes.

That's why the RepubliPUKES are the enemy of the working class United States.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Sounds liek this dumb bitch deserved to lose her husband to an illegal alien. If police can't check immigration status if they are suspicious then what is the point of police trying to enforce laws that the feds won't bother to enforce? I was pulled over the other day for speeding and guess what? I didn't complain about my rights, I didn't protest in defiance of the law I broke, I simply handed the officer my drivers license, registration and insurance docs and complied with the law because thats what classy people do when they make a mistake. They make good on it. Not liek these low class illegals that come here and demand everything be given to them. Illegal aliens are low class, leeching cowards with no dignity. Fuck mexico.

XSoldier
XSoldier

The politicians in Washington are afraid to piss off their constituents (Smart for them). That's why useless, do-nothing laws like the DREAM Act have failed. The people simply do not support it and it does not benefit the people. It benefits only a handful of useless illegals.

While I agree that most immigrants look to America as a beacon of hope and symbol of freedom, it doesn't and shouldn't mean that they cannot immigrate here legally.

I can understand that most immigrants simply want a better life. However, immigrants need to understand that they need to comply with our laws if they are to immigrate here. Just as we would have to if we were to immigrate to some other country.

Rob
Rob

I'm guessing that your argument here is that because a US President believed this or said this we should all adhere to it? Do you quote Obama as well and hold what he says in the same regard?

While I revere TR for what he did in regards to National Parks and land preservation he also exhibited qualities I have no use for...anti-Semitism, anti-Catholic and nativism...and, nearly 100 years ago, at that.

Rob
Rob

If you've no use for illegals, then for sure you are not partaking of or purchasing any of the following....a house, renting an apartment, eating at a restaurant, shopping at a grocery store (especially don't buy any produce or meat), staying at a hotel, getting your car washed...etc.,

Rob
Rob

Gee, how comforting it is to know that you are "patrolling" our border given your discerning eye.

Can't wait for the day you and/or one of your fellow swastika lovers chase down and shoot a brown skinned American citizen because they look like "mongrel, third-world scum".

Then, you'll be where you truly belong. Only problem is we will be the ones paying for your 3 hots and a cot and all your appeals.

Amattclarkson
Amattclarkson

Greedwater? I like it, but for different reasons I think.

Shar Pei
Shar Pei

Don't you think that Julie Erfle, wife of a murdered Phoenix cop, is uniquely qualified to make that decision?

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

That is a good point, but democrats do the same thing so lets not act like this is a republican only problem. Take for instance charlie rengal tax cheat. Or nancy pelosi who emplys hundreds of illegals for her wineries.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

IRAland? Is that where Ira lives? Here's your card.

Anon
Anon

well said.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

You epitomize the average Arizona CONservative, your values are obviously based in greed, fear and hate. Although I am, for the most part, non-violent, if I ever meet you, I would enjoy nothing more than whipping your punk ass for your comment about Julie Erfle.

GOP-Horrors
GOP-Horrors

Boo-ya!!!! The F.B.I. is coming to get ya!

Marcus A
Marcus A

Can't argue with this type of mind.

Boomer49
Boomer49

.....the good news is you've never had a girl friend that did NOT demand $300 and a ride home from the clinic......please just keep getting yer key board sticky and stay the fuck outta the gene pool.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Did you really just call yourself "classy"? Have you read your own posts? You may be the biggest douchebag ever created. Too bad your parents were pro-life.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

I know where I stand on the illegal immigration issue and to be honest I don't care where you stand on the issue I believe you to be a MORON for stating “this dumb bitch deserved to lose her husband to an illegal alien". I want our border enforced and want illegal immigration to stop but to call people "Low class illegals" is wrong! What we have are spineless politicians on both sides of the aisle, greedy business owners who suppress wages and hurt U.S. citizens and hatful ACTIVIST with nothing better to do but scream racism to the point that when a real case of racism occurs people become numb to it.

USAdefender1

Patricia
Patricia

I'm not so sure "the people don't support" comprehensive immigration reform and the dream act. There are many of us who do. It will benefit "the people" because the shadow class that we have created, can become productive citizens. The demonizers have been very vocal on this issue making it the centerpiece of their politics, but America is better served by bringing these people out of the shadows.XSoldier, if you knew any of the "handful of useless illegals," you might find that as humans, we all have something in common.

Legal immigrant.
Legal immigrant.

What people don't understand is that THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO LEGAL WAY for the average immigrant to came to the US legally. Or you believe that they risk their lives every day in the dessert or the Rio grande just because they don't want to get checked in the border?? most of them will go in the line, if there where a line. But there is no Line...virtually the only way to come to America legally is 1- If you are rich (and they choose to stay in their countries instead of washing dishes in the restaurant) 2-You have a relative that is a citizen (father, Mother, sibling)3-If you are a Albert Einstein, a Bill Gates, a Michaell Jordan..a very talented person (and even them have a har time coming)

I suspect that this is done on porpouse, because they need the cheap labor, and what a better way than having a labor pool of people with very limited rigths.

XSoldier
XSoldier

I'm merely pointing out that even in Roosevelt's time, the turn of the last century, illegal immigration was an issue and he did not support it, just as I don't support it.

The illegals whine and cry that they "just want to work." Well, so do Americans. That doesn't mean that a U.S. born citizen can't get a job at the local car wash or pick cotton or whatever.

The illegals need to be booted out of America. Seriously.

jtready
jtready

And if they hate Whites so much they can give back all our inventions and discoveries: televisions, radios, computers, automobiles, satellites, tanks, guns, microwaves, power tools, the assembly line... The list could go on and on. these jungle barbarians only tear down our civilization and turn it into a gang infested wasteland. No thank you!

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Wrong, my values are based on reality and honesty. Follow the laws we have or get the fuck out of America. Oh and you wouldn't do shit, pussy.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Hhahaha, yeah ok. Fuck the fbi.

Coz
Coz

What mind, the fool doesn't have one, he was born brain dead.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

This rag and the people who post on it deserve exactly the same content that they put out. On other publications that don't lie to their readers I would never dream of posting what I do here. Like for like.

Native Guns
Native Guns

Its good to know that you don't fully share those dangerously extremist POVs. I don't recall you ever scolding someone from the lunatic fringe. I hope you refrain from the anti-governemnt crowd. They and their ideals are not the solution to our Nation's problems. Like you, I am against illegal immigration, but we don't need to follow the rhetoric of Russell Pearce and those who follow him(see usgovfail). I don't know about you, but I find my ideals somewhat on par with Julie Erfle's.

XSoldier
XSoldier

I do know " the useless illegals". They take our jobs. They deserve special treatment from the American taxpayer because they are illegal. I agree with you that they are human. However, I have no use for an illegal immigrant because he or she is committing a crime simply by being here. It's like breaking and entering.

What YOU don't understand is that when an immigrant enters the United States illegally, they are committing a crime against the people of the United States. They already are criminals. Once you are dubbed a criminal and establish a record, it is virtually, if not impossible, to get a decent-paying job.

While I agree that comprehensive immigration reform is needed, the DREAM Act is simply not the way to go. Neither is an amnesty-like plan similar to that our beloved 40th President, Ronald Reagan, offered.

This quote is from President Theodore Roosevelt. Maybe you'll find it useful:

"We must Americanize in every way, in speech, in political ideas and principles, and in their way of looking at relations between church and state. We welcome the German and the Irishman who becomes an American. We have no use for the German or Irishman who remains such... He must revere only our flag, not only must it come first, but no other flag should even come second."

This quote is from 1894. Roosevelt did not become President until 1901.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Really? Read the story of Oscar Vasquez, an illegal who left America, returned to Mexico, applied for American citizenship, AND GOT IT!

XSoldier
XSoldier

Not really. I think you can apply for dual citizenship at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.How about applying for a work, school, tourism, etc. visa, and then talking to an immigration lawyer?

The illegals need to wake up and realize that we Americans do not support their useless brown asses in our country.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

They want those they can exploit who have no voice and no legal standing. Now that they built Arizona's empty shell communities and commercial complexes they no longer need immigrants - legal or illegal. They now need them to "grow" the prison beds where the corporate private prison developers turn human beings into commodities for $$'s. In their rush to "grow" their brand, turning undocumented workers into criminals gives them another way to exploit those without a voice or legal standing. A truly sick game as America becomes more dehumanized, loses its conscious and soul.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

So what do you perfect people suggest we do to stop people coming to America illegally? There is a limit on amount of people that we can accept for a reason, so that our resources are not over burdened. Its no different than a life boat. If a life boat holds only 50 people before it sinks then why would we let 60 people on the boat? You people have no brains. This woman is a moron. You are either for fixing the problem or you are not. If the feds would do the job our taxes are being used for and they really cracked down on illegal aliens and deporting them and keeping the bad ones out then maybe this womans husband would still be alive. Logic escapes you people though.

mexicano_panzon
mexicano_panzon

They take your Jobs?? are you telling me that somebody from another country with little or no english, probably can't read or have little education can have a job BEFORE you??

Jeez....then I understand why are you so angy about immigrants!!

Legal immigrant.
Legal immigrant.

Dual Citizenship?? you know the process to becoming a US citizen? Is not about filling some forms and waiting!! If you don't fill the criteria that I describe above, the only thing the US embassy will do is take your money and writing a big NO in you aplication...the immigration lawyer will do exactly the same thing.

I don't think you know what yor are talking about.

But I suspect by your last statement about "Useless brown asses" that you don't want the facts. Just blame the immigrants for all your problems.

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