Newscast Media — On Sunday August 15, Tea Party groups plan to hold a large rally near what is believed to be a popular U.S.-Mexico border crossing point for illegal immigrants in Arizona, in support for the state’s opposition to illegal immigration, and in favor of J.D. Hayworth, the local talk show host who is challenging John McCain in this month’s Republican primary.
Hayworth will be one of the speakers at the rally that will take place on a remote ranch about 100 miles south of Tucson. Other speakers will include Sharron Angle, and Sue Krentz, the wife of a rancher murdered near the rally site. The death of Robert Krentz an outspoken critic of illegal immigration, prompted the state legislature to pass a law this year empowering the police to question people if there is a “reasonable suspicion” they are illegals.
Tim Selaty Sr., vice president of a tea party group called United We Stand for Americans said, “We’re trying to stand behind Gov. [Jan] Brewer while the federal government is proceeding with its lawsuit challenging Arizona’s right to protect its own borders.”
Selaty said the group timed the rally to have maximum impact in the Aug. 24 contest between Hayworth, an immigration hard-liner, and McCain, who until recently had been a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform that created a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.
Organizers hope the rally will also draw attention to porous sections of the border, which they say have become a magnet for smugglers and drug traffickers. http://newscastmedia.com/teaparty-rally.htm