Gerard Perry

A third-generation Brooklynite, Gerard Perry's ancestors emigrated from Manhattan. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in English. In the past, he's worked as the chief spokesperson for New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement. He is also a member of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, and has previously collaborated with unions, public officials, and other immigration reform activists who want to address the issue of illegal aliens and their cumulative cost to society. He's testified at public hearings convened to examine former governor Elliot Spitzer's scheme to give illegal aliens driver's licenses, and has appeared in numerous public forums speaking about and debating immigration issues. He has been interviewed by both National Public Radio, and El Diario La Prensa.American Rattlesnake's work has been referred to by National Review Online and its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has appeared on Reason Magazine and Wikipedia. He can be reached at perry@american-rattlesnake.org. Follow him on Twitter, and/or friend him on Facebook, .


Honest Labor

Honest Labor

As this country celebrates Labor Day, it’s important to reflect upon how our political class continues to shortchange American workers and those who are desperately seeking work but are locked out of opportunities by our government’s disastrous immigration policies. It’s perhaps not surprising that the chief cheerleader for the disemployment of Americans, i.e. President...
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Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

  Kudos to intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for bringing attention to a noble cause. As most of you know, the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican narco-insurgents has gone nowhere for nearly the past four years, in no small part due to the obstruction of this...
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Plugging The Holes

  Kudos to the Newshour for highlighting the threats posed to America from the unsecured stretch of land in America’s southwest as well as the Rio Grande Valley, which has become a pipeline for illegal immigration from Mexico. The growth of criminal insurgents from south of the border is another issue that needs to...
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Free Tahmooressi

Free Tahmooressi

Kudos to Assemblyman Donnelly for once again reminding us of how our ostensible ally to the south treats American citizens.  For those of you who don’t know, Marine Sgt. Andre Tahmooressi has been languishing in a Mexican prison for over five months for unintentionally violating Mexico’s draconian gun laws. Fox News provided a handy...
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Corruption In High Places

Corruption In High Places

There’s nothing that defines this administration as much as its lack of transparency, and its handling of immigration policy is no exception to this rule. Which is why we recommend reading the account by the Center for Investigative Reporting of James F. Tomsheck’s explosive allegations regarding corruption within the bureaucracy of U.S. Customs and...
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Fudging The Numbers

    For a more detailed explanation of his grand deception, I recommend reading Jessica Vaughan’s CIS backgrounder  exploring this administration’s manipulated deportation statistics.  Mark Krikorian exposed the big lie as early as 2010 in a devastating monograph, How Obama Is Transforming America Through Immigration, which I also highly recommend for those  of you seeking some...
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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in...
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Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

Sons of Liberty (The Boston Tea Party Opera At Fringe)

You can find my entire review at Liberty Island as well.  I’m not what you would characterize as a typical fan of opera, be it  of the buffa or not-so buffa variety. In fact, when a close friend of mine-who also happens to be a classically trained pianist-asked me whether the opera I intended...
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Debunking Open Borders Dogma

Our good friend Dennis Michael Lynch schooling one of the ambassadors of open borders Republicanism. Worth watching in its entirety. Hat tip: Barracuda Brigade Blogspot       
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Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish...
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