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.


President Trump’s SCOTUS Pick (Watch Live)

Update: Reason has a detailed analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy.  There are 2 Senate Democrats who have signaled a willingness to vote on President Trump’s SC nominee. Here’s a brief overview of Neil Gorsuch, courtesy of NPR.
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The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

As if the President’s first week in office weren’t interesting enough, he has decided to fire Attorney General Sally Yates, who had been the placeholder until Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Or so we thought. The proximate cause of her dismissal was her refusal to defend the legal actions of the...
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Resolved: Free Migration Is Good For America

Resolved: Free Migration Is Good For America

The Soho Forum is a fantastic new institution which explores important philosophical and political issues, many of them topical in nature, through rigorously argued debates.
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Quebec City Mosque Attack

Quebec City Mosque Attack

Update: The stories of those who were murdered.  Alexandre Bissonnette has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder.  The names of the victims have been released.  The sole suspect in the Quebec City mosque attack has been identified.  In a correction of an earlier report, it now appears that only...
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Passing Through

Passing Through

As most of you probably know, a federal judge has blocked portions of President Trump’s executive order pertaining to refugees from 7 Muslim majority nations. Josh Blackman has published a good summary of what this injunction accomplishes, as well as a copy of the temporary restraining order itself. According to reports, it applies to a...
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Another Domino Falls

Another Domino Falls

Miami-Dade is the latest city to come to the realization that Donald Trump really is President of the United States. Just like the Sheriff of Suffolk County, Carlos A. Giménez has recognized the new reality of a federal government which will actually enforce its immigration laws.
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President Trump’s Press Conference


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Dropping The Ball

Dropping The Ball

Update: Why DACA must end.  For those of you on the Trump Train, I have some disappointing news. It seems that the President, at least, if we’re to believe his chief mouthpieces, has accepted DACA as a fait accompli.
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Streets Of Rage

Streets Of Rage

Those of you who’ve read Todd Gitlin’s fantastic account of ’60s Era political activism are well aware of the New Left’s descent into chaos, infighting, and terrorism during the course of that decade. However, I’m not sure how many of you realize just how much destruction the sectarian left inflicted upon our society during...
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A New Beginning

The fact that Samuel Rodriguez is delivering the invocation is probably not a good sign for immigration patriots, but we shall see. Hopefully, the Trump Era will be a welcome departure from the open borders chaos we’ve had to endure under his predecessor in the Oval Office. Only time will tell.    
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