Armand C. Hale
Americans converge on Arizona
By Armand C. Hale
May 8, 2010

Encouraged by news at least twelve states plan to follow Arizona's lead by cracking down on illegal immigration with versions of SB 1070, organizers with Voice of the People USA and Tea Party Patriots Live are announcing historic mega rallies in Phoenix, Arizona, and around the nation this June 5 through June 12, accompanied by Americans shopping in Arizona to counter any boycotts.

Two large rallies will be held on June 5 and one on June 12 at the Arizona state legislature in Phoenix. Each rally will be supported by and have guest speakers who include heads of national organizations, local organizations, federal and state lawmakers, candidates for public office, media personalities and talk radio show hosts, entertainers, and much more.

The events will be broadcast live to the nation by streaming video and audio going out on the Internet and talk radio stations nationally.

The clear message of these events will be "We support Arizona! We support SB 1070! No Amnesty for illegal immigrants! Secure our borders! Enforce our existing immigration laws!"

Tens of thousands of Americans are expected to converge on Phoenix from all across America, and there will be buses and vehicle caravans coming in from other states.

Rallies and lobbying efforts will also be held in all American states between June 5 and June 12, asking other states to file and pass versions of SB 1070. The events in each state will be listed at

June 5 through 12 will also be declared "Shop In Arizona Week!", where Americans are encouraged to come to Arizona to shop and spend money to help offset the attempted boycott imposed by Mexico and illegal immigrant supporting groups.

The groups plan to release more information next week that will include exact times and locations for the rallies and a partial list of the racially inclusive supporting organizations and guest speakers. Citizens and activists who wish to attend are encouraged to save the dates and make travel arrangements now.

"We want Arizonans to know the rest of America stands with our fellow countrymen and help is on the way to support them and to support the brave Americans who passed SB 1070," said Dan Smeriglio of Voice of the People USA.

"I'm happy to see the Border Security movement and the Tea Party movement working together on this project," said Phil Russo host of the Tea Party Patriots Live radio show. "This will be a great week for Arizona and a great week for America."

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) is assisting these efforts and utilizing the website to help coordinate. The website was used previously to work with Tea Party groups opposed to Amnesty for illegal immigrants.

"We call on Americans of every race, party, and walk of life who represent the majority of Americans who support SB 1070 to stand with us and stand with Arizona," said William Gheen of ALIPAC. "It's time for Americans to wake up and stop and reverse illegal immigration." For more information please visit and

Factoid: In CA, 5 students were sent home from school. Their crime...wearing T-Shirts with the American Flag on it. Because of all days, it was May 5th. Not a Federal holiday for the United States but a holiday in a foreign country — in this case Mexico. Since when does a foreign nation's holiday determine when one can wear the American flag in, of all places, the United States of America? To the five boys who refused to turn their t-shirts inside out as being disrespectful of the flag I say this: stand tall and proud of the flag as you did. These colors don't run; they don't bow down; they don't apologize for our success. Too many have gone before you to insure your right to wear it proudly on any day of the year, not just when it's politically correct.

Source: ALIPAC

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Armand C. Hale

MSgt Armand C. Hale retired from the U.S. Air Force serving his country for over 23 years. His many tours of duty included the Republic of Korea, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the State of Qatar. He has a Bachelors degree in business & management and has written a book on his experiences in the country of Qatar. You can purchase his book at and Lulu Books.


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