As you might have noticed, with Election Day imminent, I’ve turned the website’s focus to some very competitive political races throughout the country whose outcomes might have a significant impact on immigration policy on either a state/local or national level.
I’ve drawn attention to races that I consider pivotal to the outcome of the immigration debate, including the exciting gubernatorial race in Colorado, which features a surprisingly strong campaign by maverick Republican, and current Constitution Party nominee, Tom Tancredo. I’ve also focused on the highly publicized campaign by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to oust open borders incumbent Barbara Boxer in the California Senate race, as well as the highly-charged contest between Sharon Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
However, for the next five days I intend to highlight several underreported races taking place right now that could have an equally significant impact on American immigration policy in this country going forward. I’d like to begin this coverage by examining one congressional race that has escaped scrutiny thus far due to the incumbent’s presumably insurmountable advantage over any prospective Republican opponent. The contest involves Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), the current chairman of the House Homeland Security Commitee.
Thompson was elevated to that post after the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in 2006, replacing then Chairman Peter King, a man with impeccable national security credentials and a fairly good record on border security and immigration issues. Unfortunately, his successor is the complete opposite of King, going out of his way to diminish border security, demand that citizenship be conferred upon millions of illegal aliens, and thwart any attempt at reforming our nation’s most dysfunctional immigration policies. For a full report exploring just how bad Rep. Thompson is on immigration/border security, I suggest you read this dossier.
Fortunately, voters in Mississippi’s second congressional district have a choice this year, unlike in most election cycles where their congressman handily wins re-election in a heavily gerrymandered seat. That choice comes in the form of challenger William Marcy, a man who not only has a distinguished career in law enforcement-who better to police our border than a former policeman-but one who offers a refreshing departure from Mr. Thompson’s siren song of open borders. In fact, Bill Marcy is a staunch advocate for shoring up our porous southern border, as a quick perusal of his website indicates.
Whether recent polling suggesting a neck and neck race is an accurate reflection of voter sentiment remains to be seen. However, what can’t be denied is that many of his African-American constituents-and it should be noted here that Rep. Thompson serves a majority-minority district-have finally begun to rebel against a congressman who arrogantly pursues open borders policies in spite of the astronomical employment rate among black Americans and the empirical evidence demonstrating that illegal aliens undercut black American citizens in the labor market.
Hopefully, people in the 2nd District will express their displeasure with their errant congressman’s immigration stance at the ballot box this coming tuesday.