Open borders crowd targets state enforcement

An Urgent Message From Tom Tancredo

Tom Tancredo

Dear Friend,

We know that Obama will not enforce our laws, but we've made great strides in the States. Last year Team America defeated the Chamber and their friends from undermining Arizona's great law that makes E-Verify mandatory.

Arizona's law, along with others in states like Oklahoma, Georgia, and Mississippi, as well as localities like Prince William County, VA and Hazleton, PA make serious dents in illegal immigration. Every week, 1,000 new businesses sign up for E-Verify, and more and more states and localities are taking responsibility when the Federal government fails to do its job.

The open borders lobby knows that we are making progress in the state and they are putting their resources to stop us. I just got information on a new "grassroots" organization called "Immigration Works." They started state chapters in 19 states to try to fight "enforcement only" candidates and state bills on the local level.

There are deadly consequences if we do not take on these groups to get our laws enforced. On Wednesday, police in Wausaa, WI released the details in the murder of 18 year old Breanna Schneller. On May, 2 she was brutally beaten and stabbed to death.

Police later found her cell phone, two pairs of her underwear, and bloody gloves belonging to illegal alien Raul Ponce-Rocha in a dumpster.

Ponce-Rocha broke into this country six years ago. He attended public schools at tax payers' expense. He obtained a valid Wisconsin driver's license. With his ID, he got a job working at the restraint El Tequila Salsa, where he met Breanna. He was arrested last year for attacking his girlfriend and again this February for a DUI. The police did not contact federal immigration officials to check his status.

Had Wisconsin required employers to use E-Verify, he wouldn't be able to earn a living and would have never met Breanna. Had Wisconsin had a 287g agreement to cooperate with Federal immigration authorities, then Ponce-Rocha would have been deported.

This tragedy and hundreds more like it could be prevented if states instituted simple and common sense policies like those in Arizona and Oklahoma.

Despite Obama and the Democratic Congress, we are making great strides in this field.

Team America is stepping up our efforts on the state and local level to help get laws passed that keep criminal illegal aliens like Ponce-Rocha from terrorizing Americans. We are working with state and local legislators and activists across the country to follow the lead of our heroes like Lou Barletta in Hazleton, PA and Russell Pearce in Arizona.

But we need your help. With heavily funded groups like Immigration Works working alongside The Chamber, the ethnic lobbies, and the other usual suspects, we face a huge uphill financial battle. We can win, and have won, while being outspent 5-1 even 10-1; but we need your help so we aren't down 100-1.

If you have the means, could you please contribute to Team America. We don't have the millionaire and corporate donors that our opponents do, but if you could spare 25, 50, or 100 dollars we will be able to launch a serious effort on the states.

Thanks for all your support, and I'll be sure to update you as we move forward.

Your Friend,
Tom Tancredo

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Tom Tancredo
Fri, 15 May 2009 5:57 pm
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