Here is the letter from Tom Tancredo referred to in the Sheriff Joe Arpaio post below. I didn’t post it initially because it had a lot of “donate here” buttons embedded in it, but I’ll post it now since it is referred to below.
You are literally paying foreign nationals to sneak over our borders, break the law, and live off government social giveaways!
On average, the American taxpayer pays $1,117 each year to support illegal immigrants.
It’s clear the Obama Administration has abandoned their responsibility to defend our nation’s borders and protect your interests.
In fact, they even filed suit against the state of Arizona for daring to investigate and enforce federal laws that have been on the books for decades.
To be blunt, Washington is useless in the immigration battle. In fact, they are aiding and abetting those breaking our laws!
As a former Congressman, I can promise you that even shifting majorities in Congress will not change the endless debate, backroom deals, and stagnation in Washington.
Washington will never make the hard decisions unless they are forced into action by the states.
That’s why I’m running for Governor of Colorado. From Day One, my first priority will be to stand firm with Arizona’s staunch defense of our nation.
And as states across the country join our banner, we will force the federal government to act.
Under my leadership, Colorado will no longer be a magnet for illegal immigrants.
But I need your help.
Will you join my team and make a contribution of $525 — the legal maximum allowed in Colorado?
I know that’s quite a bit of money, but $525 is less than half the price you are already paying each year for illegal immigrants.
Honestly, I thought I was finished running for office. But I couldn’t stand by and watch the Republican establishment just hand over the state to Obama’s hand-picked Democrat candidate.
Mayor John Hickenlooper has turned Denver into one of the largest “Sanctuary Cities” in the nation. And I have no doubt that he plans the same fate for the rest of the state.
In fact, there’s an even darker history behind Hickenlooper’s disregard for immigration law:
Paul Garcia-Gomez, an employee for Hickenlooper, was an illegal immigrant living in this country for ten months.
Garcia-Gomez was stopped 3 times for traffic violations, and Hickenlooper’s own restaurant was informed that he was living here illegally.
But the “Sanctuary City” policies Hickenlooper so proudly supports prevented him from being deported.
On Mother’s Day 2005, Garcia-Gomez executed Denver Police Detective Donald Young with a bullet to the back of the head.
But even when faced with the tragic results of his policies, Hickenlooper turned a blind eye saying, “That buck doesn’t stop here.”
While he may ignore them, you and I know the consequences of disastrous “Sanctuary City” policies:
* Increased crime including kidnappings, rapes and murders;
* Violent gangs like MS 13 invading peaceful communities and wreaking havoc;
* Schools and hospitals overwhelmed with the children of illegal immigrants forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for these strained services;
* The loss of our very culture as we all continue to “Press 1 for English.”
Colorado cannot afford a “Sanctuary City” mayor to become governor.
Recently, it was reported that the state of California spends over $21 billion on illegal immigrants alone.
Illegal immigration is literally bankrupting the state and ballooning their deficit.
It’s a similar story in New York and elsewhere around the nation where Hickenlooper’s “Sanctuary City” policies have been fully implemented.
I cannot let that happen to the rest of the nation. And starting in Colorado, you and I will take a stand in defense of this great nation.
But winning a gubernatorial election is not an easy thing to do. And it’s certainly not cheap.
That’s why I need your help today.
Will you please make a contribution of $525 — the legal maximum in Colorado — $200, $100, or even just $50 today?
I served in the Colorado Legislature for ten years before going to Congress, and I know how to make state government work for the people by applying solid conservative principles.
As the battle over illegal immigration has moved from Washington to the states, it is going to be critically important to have governors who are committed to enforcing our laws.
And I will stand up to the special interest groups — from Obama’s La Raza allies to big businesses fighting for cheap illegal labor.
My only “special interest” is in securing this nation’s border and enforcing this nation’s rules of law.
But to do this, I need your help. Please respond right away.
Patriots like you must rise up and mobilize if we ever hope to defeat the open border status quo.
P.S. The Obama Administration has failed to secure our nation’s border.
Each year, their failure costs the average taxpayer $1,117 in subsidies to illegal immigrants.
My candidacy is the only chance for conservatives to elect a Governor who will enact laws based on the Arizona model to combat illegal immigration and end sanctuary cities.
Please make a contribution of $525 — the legal maximum in Colorado — $200, $100, or even just $50 today.