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.


Elton John Bashes The Boycotters

Elton John Bashes The Boycotters

  Some welcome news from the artistic community, courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star. Three cheers for Elton John!
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Disappointing News From The Garden State

Disappointing News From The Garden State

If we take his statements at face-value, the only thing we can conclude is that Governor Christie supports amnesty on a federal level.
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Rally Against Amnesty

Even though it currently looks DOA, amnesty is always ready to rear its ugly head.  A good way to demonstrate your opposition to this wrongheaded legislation is demonstrating against it in the most public fashion possible. Learn how to take it to the streets.
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Voting Information

One of the best ways to spur change  is to elect thoughtful, pro-enforcement, anti-amnesty legislators. The first step in achieving that goal is registering to vote. The deadline for registration in New York is next month.  You can find out how to register here.
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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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