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.


The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 15, 2010

Politicians at home and abroad play immigration for political gain, sometimes for good and sometimes for bad.  And while rattlesnakes live only in our hemisphere, their slithering cousins are everywhere: •  The Atlantic is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is bundling in the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship...
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Vote, citizens of New York. Vote!

This Tuesday, September 14, New York State will be holding primaries for party nominations for elected office.  If you are affiliated with a party, you can vote in that party’s primary.  Your September primary vote carries no obligation for the general November election. Find out where to vote, and then drag yourself to the...
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Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 14, 2010

Illegal aliens villainous and sympathetic take part in our round-up of recent immigration news.  We end with a northern sighting of our mascot:
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The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 13, 2010

American-Rattlesnake scours the world for the latest immigration news at home and abroad, and always has a special place in its heart for its sometimes noisy mascot:
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The Daily Rattle – Immigration News Summary for September 12, 2010

A round-up of what’s happening in immigration news worldwide and in the United States (finishing with a fact about our favorite reptile): •  Colorado State Representative Randy Baumgardner (R–Hot Sulphur Springs) is working on Arizona-style legislation to fight against illegal immigration in the Mile-High state. Mr. Baumgarden says that illegal immigration costs Colorado over...
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Pay Illegals to Leave

Pay Illegals to Leave

Market-based solutions are the vogue in public policy. Throwing money around judiciously, exploiting people’s love of cash rewards has proved an effective measure in dealing with previously intractable problems. The problem of illegal immigration and especially the backlog of illegal aliens within US borders offers the opportunity for such a solution.
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Listen to RePatriot Radio

Pennsylvania’s Voice of the People USA founder, Dan Smeriglio, will be debuting his new radio program today, August 19. Joanna Marzullo, President of New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, will be one of his first guests. The show can be heard online from 6 to 8 PM, at Liberty and Freedom Radio. 
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Long Islanders Rally in Support of Arizona

On Sunday, August 15, Tea Party activists rallied in Arizona to support SB 1070, the controversial law requiring state authorities to enforce immigration laws. In Huntington, Long Island, on that same date, the Conservative Society for Action, a local Tea Party organization, had over fifty members rallying along the Jericho Turnpike in support of...
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Stowaways To America – A True Story

photo courtesy of Alan Miles - http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanrmiles

    The following story was told to the American-Rattlesnake by a graduate of the Maritime College of the State University of New York, who has an unlimited master’s license and has been a sailor for over a decade.  American-Rattlesnake has maintained their anonymity at their request. Working as a merchant mariner, stowaway stories...
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NYICE Counter-Protests In Support of SB 1070

NYICE Counter-Protests In Support of SB 1070

There is opposition to illegal immigration, even at pro-illegal immigration rallies. On July 8th, the New York Immigration Coalition, a group sympathetic to illegal aliens and supporters of immigration amnesty, held a rally outside the offices of Major League Baseball (MLB).  The protest rally was against the state of Arizona and the passage of...
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