A Virginia Reader Reports That Anti-Trump Republican Jeff Flake Admits Hiring Wetback Labor, "Diverting" Border Patrol
August 06, 2017, 05:01 PM
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From: Virginia Paleoconservative [Email him]

I read this review of Sen. Jeff Flake’s new book Conscience  of a Conservative and was astounded at the radical views on immigration.  He simplistically equates significantly different ethnic and cultural groups because of his latent paranoia about Mormon persecution that occurred in the 19th century including an ancestor who was a bigamist/polygamist.  Perhaps this lawmaker should familiarize himself with the legal consequences of these practices in 2017.  And if Sen. Flake believes these “persecuted” groups are essentially the same he is sorely deficient in his knowledge of history and current events.

The senator volunteers that his great-great-grandfather endured six months of hard labor in a Yuma prison for having a second wife. "When we say 'No Muslims' or 'No Mexicans,' we may as well say 'No Mormons,'" Flake writes. "Because it is no different.

Sen. Jeff Flake’s flame-throwing polemic takes aim at Trump, By James Hohmann, Washington Post,  August 3, 2017

Sen. Flake [Email him] is also an unrepentant sponsor of the treasonous “Gang of Eight” immigration legislation, and openly admits his family hired illegal aliens whom he aided by obstructing the enforcement of federal immigration law by the US Border Patrol.
Growing up on a farm that employed migrant laborers, Flake got to know undocumented immigrants as hard workers, not criminals, who lived in constant fear of deportation. “Our mechanic Manuel was taken back to Mexico by the Border Patrol nineteen times,” Flake notes. “My life was made far more difficult during the middle of summer when the Border Patrol would raid our farm. Sometimes the Border Patrol would send small planes to search our alfalfa fields for migrants. When I would hear the distinctive whine of the Cessna, I’d hop on a horse, put on a hat that would obscure my head, and try to divert the Border Patrol away from our workers — a decoy in the game of cat and mouse.”

He remains proud of his role in the Gang of Eight, which negotiated a bipartisan compromise to overhaul the immigration system in 2013. It would have allowed millions of illegal immigrants to live legally in the United States and to eventually become citizens, in exchange for the construction of 700 miles of fencing on the southern border and a doubling of the number of Border Patrol agents. The bill passed the Senate but went nowhere in the House.

Flake became inspired to immerse himself in writing this book during a trip to Mexico City two weeks after the election, as he struggled to soothe the concerns of Mexican leaders about NAFTA, the proposed border wall and anti-immigrant sentiments.

So who does Sen Flake thinks he represents, the US citizens of Arizona, or the Mexican government?  Sen. Flake is up for re-election in 2018 and one of his challengers is Dr. Kelli Ward who appears to be an immigration patriot. Let us hope that Arizona finally replaces Senators Flake and McCain with patriots who will represent the interests of American citizens first.

See previous letters from the same reader.