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Schultheis criticizes Polis for remarks on Arizona legislation

U.S. Representative Jared Polis received sharp criticism today from State Senator Dave Schultheis for his remarks on Arizona’s new immigration enforcement legislation. Polis, co-author of several Congressional bills aimed at providing taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants, is a staunch supporter of amnesty and promotes events such as college scholarship fairs for “undocumented students” on his Facebook account. Schultheis, on the other hand, is a proponent of strong border control and believes both political parties have ignored immigration laws in recent years, resulting in state taxpayers picking up the tab for their emergency room visits, education, and jail stays.

Polis described the new Arizona law as "reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II," and further stated that Arizona is on its way to becoming "a police state." The law to which he was referring is the recently passed SB 1070, immigration enforcement legislation that allows Arizona's state and local police agencies to enforce federal immigration laws and to ask for proof of residency, such as a valid driver’s license, if they suspect an individual is in the country illegally. In a national poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, 60% of those polled favor authorizing local police to verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

"Apparently in Congressman Polis’ fantasy world, asking someone for their driver's license is the moral equivalent of state-sponsored genocide. This kind of irresponsible hyperbole is an embarrassment to the citizens of Colorado,” said Schultheis. “H.L. Mencken once defined a demagogue as one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. Congressman Polis most certainly fits that definition," he concluded..


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  • Pat Conroy 5 years ago

    Everything in Jared Polis' life is "Fantasy World". He can't possibly relate to any of us. Born a "silver spoon baby", a having a net worth of almost $200 million he has never "walked in our shoes". There isn't a single act that I can find that Jared Polis has ever done that doesn't somehow come down to how it affects him. Every aspect of his life has been bought and paid for either by himself or his parents. He even voted against the de-funding of ACORN! I guess it is okay to smuggle in underaged children for the purpose of prostitution, but not okay to pursue illegal aliens! He has a misguided sense of morals and we need to get him out of office. I know his values don't represent mine, do they represent yours?

  • Jackie V. 5 years ago

    He's worth a whole more than $200 million. His inheritance was that, but his family overinflated the cost of their greeting card company and sold it for almost a billion dollars. Then the company went bust almost immediately. How many jobs were lost for their greed? They then took their money and bought the Democratic Party in Colorado

  • Geoff 5 years ago

    What Jared Polis doesn't understand is that everyone that comes into the United States as a legal immigrant is required by federal law to carry their green card with them at all times.
    It's stated right in their documents. I know this because my family came to the USA from Canada in 1967, and it was required even then. I received my US Citizenship in 2009.
    If you want to come to the United it legally.
    If you don't want to do it legally, then get out.

  • What the??? 5 years ago

    Oh Polis, you think that the majority are with you but they are not, and you will figure that out come election day. I don't think you use your own backbone, and are just a show puppet to your party and to the agenda, and the voters that you think are on your side of the issues. I will be the first one to cast a vote to send you away from your political fantasy camp... Camp is going to be closed for season for you!

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