Thursday, April 29, 2010

An Immigrant's Tale

He was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Arizona in 1926. He graduated from Arizona State Teachers College [later known as Northern Arizona University] in 1939. He worked for the State Department as a foreign service clerk, then attended the University of Arizona College of Law. He earned his law degree and was admitted to the bar in 1949.

[Hey, didn't this guy realize that there was no way that a Mexican-American would stand a chance in Arizona? It's too bad he didn't have today's sage commentators to warn him that the state is a racist swamp.]

After a few years of practicing law, he went to work for the Pima County Attorney's Office. [How did he get that job?] In 1954, he was elected Pima County Attorney. [Oh, wait. That doesn't fit the script.]

He became a Pima County Superior Court Judge in 1958. [Hmm. Well, Pima County is the more liberal part of the state. Maricopa County is much more populous and that's where those evil conservatives dwell. He'd never get a state-wide post.]

He was appointed Ambassador to El Salvador in 1964 and Ambassador to Bolivia in 1968. [That figures. He finally decided to get out of the state because there was no opportunity.]

And Raul Castro was elected Governor of Arizona in 1974. [What?]

He later served as Ambassador to Argentina before moving back to Arizona. [He obviously didn't know what a terrible place it is.]


Eclecticity said...

Would you believe that just today I was thinking about sending you an email and suggest you post on the current state of affairs in your fine state. Because I had an idea of a post of my own on the matter. I think I'll just do it now. E.

Michael Wade said...


I plan on writing some more about it. All in all, I think we're getting a raw deal in the press.


Cromagnum said...

Prince William County (PWC) Virginia already did this, and had some initial public outcry, but it worked.

In 2007 PWC had changed thier laws after 2,700 citizens signed a petition. All they wanted to do was to enforce the law when somone breaks a bigger law.
In two&1/2 years , @ 12 people were deported. Only 6% of crimes in PWC related to illegal immigrants.

And if you look at a map, PWC can almost see the White House from thier front porch. :<))