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, .


Misgovernance

Misgovernance

Although not bearing directly upon the subject central to this website’s mission, the U.S. Senate’s decision this weekend to revive the heretofore deceased Export-Import Bank illuminates both the rancid nature of Congress and its inability to exercise anything approaching oversight upon an administration flagrantly abusing its authority. The confirmation by Senator Ted Cruz that...
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Progress…

Sometimes it’s incremental, as it seemed to be at the end of this week. However, the vote in the House of Representatives to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities is noteworthy insofar as the legislative branch has spent most of its time acquiescing to the Obama administration’s patently unlawful fiats regarding illegal immigrants. You...
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Sanctioning Crime, Spreading Lawlessness

Congressman Barletta, the architect of the Hazleton ordinance targeting illegal aliens, explains how sanctuary cities are endangering American lives. Another timely symposium from the Center for Immigration Studies.
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Catch And Release

Catch And Release

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding an oversight hearing today exploring the Obama administration’s opportunistic and lethal negation of federal immigration enforcement. In light of recent events, it should be well worth watching. You can see it for yourself beginning at 10 AM EST on the Committee’s website.
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Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

Kate’s Law (Call To Action)

Grassfire has initiated a petition drive to mobilize Congress to defang local officials that insist upon endangering American citizens. You can sign the petition here, as well as learn more about the proposed law and its sponsor, Congressman Matt Salmon, here.
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Defenseless in America

The latest outbreak of sudden jihad syndrome has struck the good people of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This time, resulting in the deaths of at least four United States Marines, as well as numerous other casualties. The Times Free Press has ongoing updates on the massacre and investigation thereof, including eyewitness accounts. If only authorities were...
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Justice for Kathryn (Kathryn Steinle’s Parents Speak Out)

  I’m not generally a fan of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, but give credit where it’s due. His interview of the late Kathryn Steinle’s parents is something that everyone in America, and certainly those who aren’t aware of the threat posed to American lives by sanctuary city policies, should see. Mediaite has the...
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Friends and Family (Lupus Meetup Tomorrow Night)

Friends and Family (Lupus Meetup Tomorrow Night)

  One of the unfortunate realities of clinical research is that much of it doesn’t bear fruit in the way its intended beneficiaries would like it to, i.e. resulting in cures for the diseases from which they suffer. It often leads researchers into blind alleys and cul-de-sacs rather than transformative medical breakthroughs. Even so,...
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The Great Escape: Part II

The Great Escape: Part II

If any evidence were needed that corruption and statecraft are inseparable, then the saga of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman would prove sufficient. While the wily Casanova merely escaped the Leads beneath the  Doge’s palace in Venice a single time, El Chapo has managed to spring himself from two maximum security federal prisons. This, in...
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Beyond Spin

Beyond Spin

On Tuesday, we posted a link to a CIS backgrounder by Dan Cadman which demonstrated the necessity of detention to any system of workable immigration enforcement. The brutal murder of Kathryn Steinle proves that our government’s embrace of illegal aliens-and stubborn refusal to pursue their deportation-has tragic consequences for innocent citizens living throughout this...
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