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Michael van der Galien

After $500K Donation to Arizona Defense Fund AP Finally Realizes that Americans Want Borders Enforced

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Posted on July 9 2010 10:00 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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After concerned Americans donated $500,000 to Arizona’s defense fund, the Associated Press finally realizes that they truly want their borders secured:

Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

That logically impresses the leftists at the Associated Press, who always pretend that the only ones supporting conservative policies are the rich and powerful:

Website contributions came from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including nearly 2,000 from Arizona. Donations ranged from $5 to $2,000, with the vast majority between $10 and $100.

The AP examined about a quarter of the fund’s total contributions, and found only two that came from businesses.

In other words, they tried to discredit the defense fund, but failed. The AP’s conclusion:

The willingness of thousands of individual Americans to contribute to the Arizona fund illustrates broad concern and frustration over border security and illegal immigration. The state’s legislation has since renewed calls for broader immigration changes.

The more the White House goes after Arizona for passing a (rather strict) anti-illegal immigration law, the more out of touch they prove themselves to be with the average American. Even the Obama administration‘s best friend in the mainstream media, the AP, seems to understand this.

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