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Friday, February 16, 2007

The last refuge

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 7:06 AM

Yes, if you criticize Rogers Mayor Steve Womack's fixation on immigrants, you are unpatriotic. He sounds a little tetched in the head, to tell the truth.

Rogers Mayor Steve Womack on Thursday strongly defended his interest in a federal program that trains cities to detain and question illegal aliens, saying he’s tired of “pot shots” being taken at him.

Womack criticized “liberals” and “outsiders” for questioning Rogers’ application to the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 287 (g ) program, which allows states and cities to contract with the federal government to enforce immigration laws.

“I tell you what, they’re the first ones that want to take pot shots at me because I bleed red, white and blue,” Womack said.

It's a good account of the mayor from the Northwest Democrat-Gazette website in which he expresses anger at Latino students for lack of sufficient respect toward the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance and generally unrepentant hostility toward the immigrant community. If Rogers blows up  some day, he'll be able to claim some of the credit.

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