I recently had a conversation with a friend in Charleston, WV about the Immigration Reform debate. As we parted, he mentioned to me that while it was very interesting, he felt “he (West Virginia residents) didn’t have dog in that fight”. Unfortunately, there are many in West Virginia, and many other non-border states, that hold this same view. They feel illegal immigration and the Immigration Reform debate has little to do with their state.
However, the fact is that illegal immigration, immigration reform, and particularly Amnesty, will have a big impact on West Virginia and other states.
Pro-Muslim protesters recently gathered outside the Village Parkway Baptist Church where Act of America was holding a meeting.
Members of the Council on American -Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other local organizations, including Jewish Voice for Peace( JVP), and Iraq Veterans against war (IVAR), accused ACT of being a hate group against Muslims.
The recent news of the murder committed by an illegal alien in San Francisco has brought a great deal of attention to President Obama’s failed border and immigration policies. While he and his liberal/progressive supporters defend their actions and inactions, criminal illegal aliens and drugs continue enter U.S. These are a few reports from the south Texas border during the 4th of July week.
I am often accused by the media and most politicians about saying “outrageous” comments like “what part of the word illegal don’t you understand?” But in the wake of today’s (Thursday, July 16) attack on a Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga TN, I have to ask why are American citizens, police officers and even military personnel being targeted...on American soil?!?!
Since the creation of the Texas/Mexican border, Texans and U.S. citizens have had to compete with cheap Mexican labor along the border. Here is a clear example of the impact of cheap Mexican labor on American workers.
This past June, the U.S. Department of Justice found against a Rio Grande Valley farmer for what was called an “unfair hiring practice” that discriminated against job seekers based on immigration status. DOJ argued that the farmer’s company preferred temporary H-2 visa employees from Mexico over U.S. citizens. The cry of “unfair hiring practices” is not new in the south Texas border region. In the 1940s, my father Eduardo Rodriguez, organized a printers’ labor union in Laredo to keep Mexican workers from taking American jobs.