Upscale Residents Protest as Biden Converts Scottsdale Hotel into ICE Detention Center

 

The precinct for Scottsdale’s Homewood Suites voted for Joe Biden, 51% to 47%. Today, this upscale Arizona neighborhood regrets its decision.

Two hundred residents protested Saturday after ICE took over the recently closed hotel to house more than 1,200 illegal immigrants. No public input was requested, not even from the Scottsdale Police Department, which was notified of the decision a day before migrants were transferred.

Government usually detains the undocumented in poorer neighborhoods where they’re more easily ignored by the media. But this zip code has nearly three times the state’s median income, making it harder to hide the ongoing border crisis.

“Over the Memorial Day Weekend, we were notified about the hotel and the illegals that were moved in under the cover of darkness without any kind of consultation from the local community,” protestor Lisa Seger said.

“My wife and I drove by last night and sure enough, they have armed guards and we have pictures taken by other homeowners unloading buses with people with backpacks into the facility,” said resident Geoff Gunsalus. “So we’re concerned that none of us have been put on notice. There was no due process.”

Angry neighbors soon learned their city government has no legal authority to override ICE’s decision. The facility is closed to the public and local journalists were denied entry.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants to get to the bottom of it. “The President is using Arizona as an experiment with his reckless border policies,” the elected Republican said. “I will continue to stand up for Arizonans and do everything I can to stop the Biden Administration’s attempt to abolish ICE. All of us will pay the price, not only with our tax dollars, but also with our national security, and the safety of our families.”

He demanded DHS provide details about the process, if migrants are being screened for diseases and criminal records, and cost to the taxpayer.

When the border is protected and the problem unseen, it’s easy to support lax enforcement and vague promises of “compassion.” Last fall, the Biden sticker on your Tesla earned approving nods from neighbors and you rest assured that you were on the side of the angels. Nine months later, you’re on a 108-degree sidewalk screaming “NIMBY!” and wondering why Democrats smirk as they drive by.

Politics is funny that way.

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  1. Kevin Creighton Contributor
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    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer zip code.

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  2. drlorentz Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: The precinct for Scottsdale’s Homewood Suites voted for Joe Biden, 51% to 47%.

    Payback’s a [redacted] and her stripper name is Karma. 

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  3. Front Seat Cat Member
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    That’s unbelievable – the whole immigration fiasco is unbelievable. Who is suffering here? Kids – babies.  Shameful.  They have no plan. Even the president of Guatemala said this mass migration is due to Biden’s policies – not “climate change and economy” – as Harris is trying to say, who knows zero about the role she is in. 

    Expect more under cover of night operations – you people that voted this administration in are getting what you deserve.  Unfortunately for the rest of us, we are under the same mantle (until the upcoming elections).

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-guatemala-potential-migrants-turned-back-do-not-come

     

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    They voted for this and now they’re going to get it. 

    Good and hard.

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  5. Kevin Schulte Member
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    What if a real Governor sent his National Guard in and detained all ICE agents, followed by busses to buss the invaders to the other side of the boarder ? Then release said agents with a nasty message for their boss.

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  6. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Arizona should have been shipping them off to Delaware as soon they crossed the border. Never miss an opportunity to spread the joy.  

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  7. Illiniguy Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    They voted for this and now they’re going to get it.

    Good and hard.

    The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill which will close all the state’s ICE facilities. Now we have a place to send our detainees.

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  8. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They voted for this and now they’re going to get it.

    Good and hard.

    The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill which will close all the state’s ICE facilities. Now we have a place to send our detainees.

    Good luck with trying to close Federal facilities. Your state has no lawful authority over a US Post Office, Federal Court, Federal Office building, much less ICE facilities. State troopers, Sheriff, and police officers have no lawful authority on Federal properties unless they are authorized to do so by the Fed’s.

    During my time as a sworn police officer in an Oregon I had lawful authority in any county in the state, city, or town, with the exception of federal facilities of any type, and on Tribal Lands, as they are considered Federal Reservations.

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  9. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    If memory serves, Bill Clinton was defeated for re-election as Arkansas Governor after taking a number of Cubans from the Mariel Boatlift.  (Clinton was elected again at the next election.)

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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
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    I wonder if it’s as reasonable as the Radisson.

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  11. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Well the residents of Arizona should be contacting their two Senator’s, both have names that end in (D). They might let them know not to sign any long term lease for housing in DC.

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  12. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    Room service?  Mini-bars?  Does ICE have a CC on file?

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  13. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Arizona should have been shipping them off to Delaware as soon they crossed the border. Never miss an opportunity to spread the joy.

    No – straight to CA – specifically Harris’s district and Pelosi’s neighborhood.  Share some of that expensive ice cream.

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They voted for this and now they’re going to get it.

    Good and hard.

    The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill which will close all the state’s ICE facilities. Now we have a place to send our detainees.

    Good luck with trying to close Federal facilities. Your state has no lawful authority over a US Post Office, Federal Court, Federal Office building, much less ICE facilities. State troopers, Sheriff, and police officers have no lawful authority on Federal properties unless they are authorized to do so by the Fed’s.

    During my time as a sworn police officer in an Oregon I had lawful authority in any county in the state, city, or town, with the exception of federal facilities of any type, and on Tribal Lands, as they are considered Federal Reservations.

    Those power lines don’t run on federal territory. Neither do the water and sewer lines. It depends on how bloodyminded the local authorities want to get.

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  15. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    That’s unbelievable – the whole immigration fiasco is unbelievable. Who is suffering here? Kids – babies. Shameful. They have no plan. Even the president of Guatemala said this mass migration is due to Biden’s policies – not “climate change and economy” – as Harris is trying to say, who knows zero about the role she is in.

    Expect more under cover of night operations – you people that voted this administration in are getting what you deserve. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we are under the same mantle (until the upcoming elections).

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-guatemala-potential-migrants-turned-back-do-not-come

     

    From what I’ve been reading, the Feds have been running another version of ConAir; only this time they’re resettling illegals in places like Virginia, Tennessee and Texas (among other places).

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  16. Old Bathos Moderator
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    And wait till Biden declares it a permanent residence and opens a couple more.  

    Drop a few thousand illegals into each upscale school district in every high income locale and see if support for the border wall doesn’t skyrocket.  Liberal compassion requires a lot of distance between the enlightened and the pitied.

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  17. Jimmy Carter Member
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    So, do They make Their Own beds and clean the bathrooms?

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  18. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    So, do They make Their Own beds and clean the bathrooms?

    No. They hire illegals to come do that.

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  19. Illiniguy Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Illiniguy (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    They voted for this and now they’re going to get it.

    Good and hard.

    The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill which will close all the state’s ICE facilities. Now we have a place to send our detainees.

    Good luck with trying to close Federal facilities. Your state has no lawful authority over a US Post Office, Federal Court, Federal Office building, much less ICE facilities. State troopers, Sheriff, and police officers have no lawful authority on Federal properties unless they are authorized to do so by the Fed’s.

    During my time as a sworn police officer in an Oregon I had lawful authority in any county in the state, city, or town, with the exception of federal facilities of any type, and on Tribal Lands, as they are considered Federal Reservations.

     

    The Feds have a contract with McHenry County to use its facility as a detention center, it’s not a Federal facility.

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  20. Bill Nelson Member
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    Know the area well. Is in the northern portion of Scottsdale, I drove past there every Saturday to go to my grandchildren’s soccer games about 2 miles east of there. About a half mile from a high school. Very little in support services in the area or any type of low cost services.

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  21. TBA Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    That’s unbelievable – the whole immigration fiasco is unbelievable. Who is suffering here? Kids – babies. Shameful. They have no plan. Even the president of Guatemala said this mass migration is due to Biden’s policies – not “climate change and economy” – as Harris is trying to say, who knows zero about the role she is in.

    Expect more under cover of night operations – you people that voted this administration in are getting what you deserve. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we are under the same mantle (until the upcoming elections).

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-guatemala-potential-migrants-turned-back-do-not-come

     

    Some types of governments do their best work at night. 

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  22. kedavis Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: “Over the Memorial Day Weekend, we were notified about the hotel and the illegals that were moved in under the cover of darkness without any kind of consultation from the local community,” protestor Lisa Seger said.

    Your consultation was last year, and you approved on Election Day.  So shaddup.

    You too, Jon.

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  23. RufusRJones Member
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    In the month of May, 10,000 illegals crossed the 60 mile Darian Gap on foot, trying to get to the United States. These people are from all over the planet. If you aren’t familiar, this is a brutal jungle between Columbia and Panama. 10% of them die trying to make the crossing. The crime and abuse by bandits is even worse than what they go through on the rest of the journey north. The John Batchelor show covers it with Michael Yon. 

    Every single day there are 1000 “getaways” at the Mexico border, as well. Unknown criminals that aren’t turning themselves into border control.

    They don’t even give them court dates anymore. Supposedly, there is a shortage of immigration judges and lawyers anyway. 

    I don’t see how we can do anything about root causes of it, like the Biden administration keeps talking about. Fox News has been doing good reporting on this. There is just too much organized crime in those countries. 

    How is this going to play out?

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  24. RufusRJones Member
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  25. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Since when does anyone listen to Kamala Harris?

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  26. kedavis Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    In the month of May, 10,000 illegals crossed the 60 mile Darian Gap on foot, trying to get to the United States. These people are from all over the planet. If you aren’t familiar, this is a brutal jungle between Columbia and Panama. 10% of them die trying to make the crossing. The crime and abuse by bandits is even worse than what they go through on the rest of the journey north. The John Batchelor show covers it with Michael Yon.

    Every single day there are 1000 “getaways” at the Mexico border, as well. Unknown criminals that aren’t turning themselves into border control.

    They don’t even give them court dates anymore. Supposedly, there is a shortage of immigration judges and lawyers anyway.

    I don’t see how we can do anything about root causes of it, like the Biden administration keeps talking about. Fox News has been doing good reporting on this. There is just too much organized crime in those countries.

    How is this going to play out?

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  27. RufusRJones Member
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    In my opinion, on this one dimension of foreign policy, we mostly just need to make sure that we aren’t dragging ourselves down in any way. I don’t think we can do much about it. These countries need more investment and this will never happen until they wipe out their organized crime. Even then, these people are so uneducated and these places are rife with crony capitalism and economic cartels. 

     

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  28. RufusRJones Member
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  29. kedavis Member
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    The Columbia Bugle  🇺🇸 

    @ColumbiaBugle

    It’s too late. You guys knew what you were doing when you pushed amnesty.

     I don’t know if they EVER really know what they are doing.  Which is why they should never have been in office, especially not falsely.

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  30. RufusRJones Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    Even then, these people are so uneducated and these places are rife with crony capitalism and economic cartels. 

    I was talking to a Republican about this the other day. People need to get it straight in their heads about why people come here. Uneducated people’s labor is more valuable in the United States because these countries are run so poorly. This guy was trying to tell me that we are just losing out on their business, and they will do business in a different country. That is ridiculous. Then throw in the question if all of the remittances are so damaging to both the United States and the original country. 

    Your typical Maga type will talk about tight labor markets being good for the poor and the middle class. I really hate that theory but the way the Fed, the financial system, and economic regulation is organized, we probably don’t have any alternative. We need the immigrants mathematically speaking, but we just aren’t set up for it, policy-wise. 

    The other thing is, everybody that isn’t under actual one way political or religious persecution needs to go through regular immigration channels. There is no reason we should be so nice to people that aren’t going through ports of entry. Why is this so hard?

     

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