On Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time, Congressman Lou Barletta of Hazleton, Pennsylvania will be conducting a telephonic Town Hall Meeting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Here is the link to information about the Town Hall Meeting:
To participate, call 1-877-228-2184 and enter event ID 110601
I don’t usually pass along information about such events but I am compelled to call your attention to Lou’s meeting. Prior to becoming the member of Congress that represents Hazleton in Washington, Lou was the mayor of that town. Several years ago, as mayor, he was confronted by the impact that the failures of the federal government to enforce the immigration laws was having on his community. Members of the violent transnational gang, MS-13 had set up shop in Hazleton and drug trafficking and violent crime hammered that bucolic town. In response to murder and other such violent crimes that struck understandable fear in the hearts of the residents of Hazleton, then Mayor Barletta implemented town ordinances that would penalize those who would knowingly offer housing and employment to illegal aliens. He was the first mayor to attempt to fill the void created by the federal government’s failures. As a consequence, he was promptly sued by the ACLU. I was Lou’s final witness at the federal trial.
Lou understands the true importance of the borders of the United States and the immigration laws of the United States- to protect national security, to enhance public safety and protect the jobs of American workers.
He is firmly opposed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform as now being called for.
Here is the link to his official website:
Please call in and participate!
Please forward this e-mail to as many folks as you can- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within. The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
The immigration laws are supposed to achieve two primary goals- to protect American lives and protect Americans’ jobs.
We the People must make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
Our nation is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda or other terrorist organizations!
It is also vital that American workers never be made to compete with foreign workers for their jobs! (This requirement is a component of the immigration laws that are not being enforced today!)
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws that are intended to protect our nation and our citizens concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!
We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.
This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!
You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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