One of the most frustrating aspects of being part of the immigration enforcement and reform movement is the inertia that seems to develop over the course of time. When looking at the sheer scale of the problem-over 20 million illegals in the country, with over half a million coming every single year-many of us are tempted to throw up our hands in despair.
That’s why small, yet tangible and concentrated, efforts to address this problem are so essential. And that is why I’m pleased to bring you news of a fantastic new project being undertaken by Mr. Henry Buhl, a civic activist, generous philanthropist, and long-time ally of our cause.
Mr. Buhl was at the forefront of the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, which was instrumental in stopping former Governor Elliot Spitzer from continuing his drive to give every illegal alien driver in this state a valid Department of Motor Vehicles-issued ID. Now he’s leading an organization called the Coalition to Protect American Workers, which is a self-described “private, humanitarian effort assisting the voluntary repatriation of people unlawfully present in the United States.” In other words, this group was created with the expressed intent of helping reunite the families that have been broken up by illegal immigration, while simultaneously helping unemployed Americans regain a foothold in this country’s economy.
Mr. Buhl has a long history of helping out those in need, particularly those who have found themselves abandoned on the street or who have become homeless and unable to support themselves. So his newest initiative should come as a surprise to no one, especially when you consider his long history of activism in our movement. For those of you who want to make a difference but don’t have an abundance of time, I suggest you look into the innovative solution he has devised for what we all know is an enormous problem facing our country. If the federal government isn’t willing to preserve our nation’s sovereignty, then at least we know there are still Americans willing to defend it.