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DHS Immigrant Dump-Off Stopped by Residents in Oracle, Arizona

21st Century Wire
SPECIAL REPORT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) were planning to bus-in approximately 40 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors to the Sycamore Canyon Boys Ranch, located in Oracle, Arizona, but the plan came to a halt as peaceful, law-abiding residents exercised their First Amendment and state’s rights to challenge Washington’s latest the border surge scheme.
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Oracle residents camping out to stop federal buses (Photo: Patrick Henningsen – Copyright 2014)

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This marked federal bureaucrat’s latest attempt at forced resettlement in the southwest region of the US, as Washington DC attempted to traffic yet more more illegals via the DHS and HHS, into a rural community located in southern Arizona. Federal buses carrying Washington’s latest consignment of underaged immigrants were due to arrive in Oracle at 8:30am, but word reached the campsite at 3pm that the buses would not be be coming because of the protest mounted by local residents.

21WIRE and GMN reporter Patrick Henningsen and crew were on the ground reporting from the protest encampment nearby the proposed housing facility there.

Three hundred peaceful protestors rallied at the early hours of the morning and were met with little or no opposition from ultra-left Latino political agitation groups like La Raza, many of whom cleared out early in the day, having been vastly outnumbered by local residents voicing their concerns about illegal or ‘undocumented’ (politically correct term) migrants being transported and resettled into their community – transferred there by the federal government into a dilapidated, unsecured, juvenile offenders ‘dude ranch’ in Sycamore Canyon.

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Pinal County Sheriffs were on hand to keep the peace (Photo: Patrick Henningsen – Copyright 2014)

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Local residents were also joined by members of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), as well as Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, and former Arizona State Senator and author of the controversial SB1070 state’s rights bill, Russell Pearce.

It was Pearce who was thrust into the national spotlight in 2010, for his role in authoring and sponsoring the SB 1070 legislation, a law which strengthened state law enforcement procedures by requiring those that are suspected of being illegals need to provide government issued documents or face a potential misdemeanor, as it is a crime for an alien to be in Arizona without holding proper identification. Since the passing of SB 1070, the city of Phoenix is enjoying a 30-year low in crime.
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Local residents managed to repel HHS buses with teen immigrants (Photo: Patrick Henningsen – Copyright 2014)


The successful protest was organised by 84-year-old Air Force veteran and Oracle resident, Robert Skiba, with only 2 days notice. Over 300 residents and supporters were on site from the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Residents say they plan to maintain a presence at the site until at least the weekend, and longer if need be.

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