Phoenix, AZ (March 28) –JD Hayworthoffers his prayers andcondolences to the wife, family and friends of Cochise County rancher Rob Krentz, who was found shot to death after calling into his brother that he was giving aid to an apparent illegal alien he found at one of his cattlewatering holes.
Krentz was a third generation rancher on the border of Southeastern Arizona.Conservative blogs the Sonoran Alliance andDiggersRealm.comreport that in the past the Krentz family had received threats from illegal aliens.In 2002, the family was physically threatened when one of them stumbled upon a group of 39 illegals.
Hayworth said, “We need the federal government to act now and step up its efforts to secure our borders. Border security is national security and it is time that we enforce the law.For thousands of Arizonans, border security is also quite literally a matter of personal security.”
Mr. Hayworth also supportsArizonaSB1070 which empowers locallaw enforcement officersto identify, detain, and help deport those within the borders of Arizona illegally.
Hayworth is challenging U.S.Senator John McCainin the Arizona Republican primary August 24 2010.One of the reasons Hayworth is challengingJohn McCain, is because of McCain’s past sponsorship of legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens.
Hayworth sponsored the anti-amnesty “Enforcement First Act” during his tenure in the U.S.House of Representatives.