Will Paul Mero and the Sutherland Institute's new proposal to resurrect the Robles-Amnesty plan bring corruption to Utah?:
In the past month, Utah has seen the arrest of individuals connected to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico:
We have also seen the arrest of an individual who was running what was described as "one of the most sophisticated fake ID mills" in the history of Utah:
We have also learned that several members of Sheriff Arpaio's department in Maricopa County, AZ have been arrested for drug and human-smuggling:
The article about the Arizona situation tells us:
"Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said a deputy and two female detention officers at the sheriff's largest jail facility were among 12 people taken into custody and accused of being in a Phoenix-based international drug smuggling ring."
The information also shows just how close one of the individuals is to the Sinaloa Cartel:
"One of the detention officers, Marcella Hernandez, told authorities that she is eight-months pregnant with the child of Francisco Arce-Torres, the alleged drug ring's leader who court documents say is also a member of the Mexican Sinaloa cartel."
The allegations against one officer include that he passed information to the ring about the sheriff's departments crime prevention operations. The officer also worked with a separate human smuggling operation.
"We have enough violence without having moles in my own organization that put my deputies in danger," Arpaio said."
The County Attorney, Bill Montgomery, had this to say about the situation:
"No one is above the law, and apparently no one if [is]beyond the reach of drug trafficking organizations in Mexico," Montgomery said. "It's just one more illustration ... that the border is not secure. We have cross national transportation of drugs and illegal aliens that has now involved law enforcement officials here. And they've been able to do this and be ongoing in their efforts."
If this is the level of infiltration and corruption of a department run by one of the best law enforcement officers in the nation, what will be the level of infiltration and corruption of law enforcement agencies in Utah - especially one run by the naive Chief Burbank of Salt Lake City?
Let's add up the information and see where it leads us:
1. Utah has HB116, which will allow illegals to remain and work in Utah when it takes effect. If HB116 doesn't do the job, we still have the Robles-Amnesty plan (to be pushed, it seems, should HB116 get too bogged down in challenges). The Robles-Amnesty plan will accomplish the same thing as HB116 - allow illegals to remain in Utah and work.
2. The Utah Amnesties will provide a cover for those who can fool the system into thinking they meet the requirements of the amnesties to remain and work in Utah.
3. Sinaloa cartel operations are already linked to criminal operations in Utah.
4. Producing fake documents appears to be on-going in Utah.
5. Pulling law enforcement officers into cartel influence has already been demonstrated in the department run by one of the most astute individuals in terms of understanding how to deal with the crime problems associated with illegal aliens.
6. The Sinaloa Cartel and other criminal operations will surely be looking for ways to advance their operations in Utah. The Utah Amnesties will help to facilitate their ability to operate through providing a legal cover for their presence in Utah.
7. To further protect their operations, criminal organizations will start to corrupt individuals at key points in the legal system to aid them, cover for them, and to even work for them.
The type of corruption that will be brought to Utah through the folly of our amnesty-minded leaders and self-appointed public spokespersons will be violent and aggressive.
If law enforcement can be corrupted in Arizona, it can be corrupted in Utah.