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 National Public Radio and El Diario La Prensa. He has also appeared on the David Webb Show, ABC-7's Tiempo, and a GMA presidential town hall. American Rattlesnake's work has been featured in National Review Online, Newbusters, Breitbart.com, and Pamelageller.com, and its coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has appeared in Reason Magazine and Wikipedia. He can be reached at perry@american-rattlesnake.org. Follow him on Twitter, and Gab. Also, read more of his work on Medium.


Boycott The Bad Guys

Another great project undertaken by William Gheen and our allies at ALIPAC.  This time, it’s a coalition-building project designed to combat corporations and  businesses that knowingly aid illegal aliens in their efforts to embed themselves in American society. Stand up for legal American residents and citizens who want to earn an honest living by...
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Join The Fray

One of the best ways to start addressing this issue is to connect with others who feel the same way you do, and who are willing to put their necks on the line in order to effect change in the immigration debate.  Although there are several great immigration reform, anti-illegal  organizations working around the...
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Ordered Liberty

Ordered Liberty

A  discussion panel on the subject of SB 1070 was held by the Cato Institute recently. Although the discussion itself ran along fairly predictable lines, Mark Krikorian has some fascinating observations about the participants and audience.
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Slanting The Story

Slanting The Story

An article in the L.A. Times today carries a slightly misleading headline implying that the legal community believes that SB 1070 is patently unconstitutional, and the debate is not even close as a matter of law. The actual piece, however, potrays a slightly different story.
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See No Evil

See No Evil

Apparently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn’t believe that illegal aliens hurt the domestic labor market. I beg to differ, as do many others.
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Tom Tancredo Throws His Hat Into The Ring

Tom Tancredo Throws His Hat Into The Ring

In  an update to a story I posted earlier, it turns out that former congressman Tom Tancredo has decided to make it official and announce his candidacy for governor of Colorado.
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Deportee

Deportee

I’m not sure what to make of this story. It could simply be yet another acute case of anti-SB 1070 hysteria ginned up by the mainstream media. On the other hand, it could mean that even the threat of enforcement has a deterrent effect. Judge for yourself.
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Immigration in the land of Oz

Immigration in the land of Oz

One of the critiques of our side is that we’re not always consistent. But is being consistently wrong, a la the open borders crowd, a good alternative to the occasional lapse in judgment?
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Immigration In Popular Culture

Immigration In Popular Culture

The eternal lure of migration and the appeal of the immigrant story writ large is something that Hollywood knows how to exploit with some degree of panache. American popular culture is filled with stories of exile and struggle and the Horatio Alger path to success that we presume most immigrants to this country want...
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Who’s In Charge?

Who’s In Charge?

  An interesting discussion about the federal government’s lawsuit against  Arizona, which was launched to halt implementation of its new immigration law, SB 1070.  Who made the call? Was it Attorney General Eric Holder, or was it President Barack Obama’s decision to sue the state? Representative Steve King has his suspicions.  
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