Michel Evanchik

Michel Evanchik is the owner and publisher of American-Rattlesnake.org . Mr. Evanchik has been developing websites since 1998 and his active involvement in (mostly Democratic) politics dates back to 1984. He resides in Forest Hills, Queens, the most diverse of New York City's five boroughs. In his spare time he enjoys amateur paleontology, reading and swimming in the ocean.


Brewer Endorses Romney

Brewer Endorses Romney

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer endorsed Mitt Romney for President on this Sunday’s “Meet the Press”: “I think that he handles himself very, very well, but more than that I think that he has that pro-business background and he has that political history that I think that he would serve America the best of all...
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The Hyphen

The Hyphen

 John Wayne’s “The Hyphen”:
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US Supreme Court: Deport Tax Scofflaws

The Supreme Court has ruled that a legal immigrant couple, Akio and Fukado Kawashima, may be deported for criminal tax evasion. The legal question was whether evading taxes rose to the level of deportable offense as an “‘aggravated felony’ to include crimes of ‘fraud or deceit'”.  The Court decided that the 4 months in prison Akio...
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Baltimore Illegals Demand Double Standard

The city of Baltimore joined the federal Secure Communities program this week. Illegal immigrants and their supporters are upset because now they are more likely to face deportation for breaking immigration laws. They are further upset that increased scrutiny of immigration status will make them more likely to be victims of crime themselves, because...
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The LA Times Takes on Immigration in Arizona

It would be too much to expect the LA Limes to accurately report  on the overwhelming support immigration enforcement enjoys in Arizona.  But buried deep in the story, there it is: Merrill (political pollster and ASU professor emeritus) said that polling he’s done shows that illegal immigration remains a huge issue and that most people,...
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Mississippi Gets Tough On Illegals

Mississippi Gets Tough On Illegals

Taking their cue from their Alabama neighbors, the Mississippi legislature is moving forward on a bill to crack down on illegal immigrants with local enforcement.   The bill’s supporters want to preserve state services for those residents who legally deserve them, and free up the jobs taken by illegals for unemployed legal residents of...
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South Park Does Mexico

South Park Does Mexico

South Park is an absurd and profane comedy series, but it has a knack for exposing the underlying truths behind social issues.  The latest episode of South Park,  “The Last of the Meheecans“, tackles the problem of illegal immigration, and gets a lot of it right .   Liberals claiming to care for the well-being...
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Weprin Gets Desperate

Weprin Gets Desperate

  A last minute storefront office for David Weprin, Democratic nominee for the 9th NY Congressional district, has popped up in Forest Hills.  The storefront, in a vacated beauty parlour, is a hundred feet from Queens Democratic headquarters and around the corner from former Repesentative Anthony Weiner’s old apartment.  It is organized by SEIU...
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Bob Turner For Congress

Tomorrow, September 13th, New York will hold a special election to elect a replacement for Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former Congressman. American Rattlesnake urges you to vote for Bob Turner, the Republican candidate.  While immigration has not been a key issue in this race, Mr. Turner has vocalized his opposition to both the DREAM...
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Firemen Saved Us on September 11th

Firemen Saved Us on September 11th

On this day, ten years ago, the firemen of the City of New York saved lives when death rained from the sky. A tribute in their own words. American Rattlesnake readers are welcome to post their thoughts and remembrances in the comments.
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