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.


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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Arizona Strong

Arizona Strong

One of the things you can do, if you don’t live in Arizona yourself, to support Governor Brewer and the citizens of that state is affirm your support for that state publicly.
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Poisoning The Well?

Poisoning The Well?

It turns out that not all police officers in the state of Arizona are racists, but some of them think their fellow citizens are for opposing illegality.
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Heather MacDonald and Jason Riley Debate Immigration

Heather MacDonald and Jason Riley Debate Immigration

A very interesting debate about immigration took place this weekend on the John Stossel Show between Wall Street Journal editor Jason Riley and the Manhattan Institute’s Heather MacDonald. I’ll let you decide who bests whom.
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Perilous Journey

Turns out that Mexico is not as hospitable to “undocumented” newcomers as its president would have us believe. I’ll let Current tell the story.
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A Champion Of Americans

A Champion Of Americans

  Earlier this month we lost a giant in the struggle for sensible immigration limitations.
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The Mounting Cost Of Illegal Aliens

From our good friends at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, we finally have a rough estimate of how much, cumulatively speaking, the continued presence of illegal aliens in this country costs the American taxpayer. Hat tip: Dr. Carol M. Swain
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