Illegal Immigration Forum. Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) and former INS agent Michael Cutler appeared in “The President Speakers Series” on the subject of illegal immigration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The event was moderated by the talk show host Marc Bernier – who also serves as President’s special assistant at the university – and was broadcast on WNDB, Daytona Beach and carried by C-SPAN. Pictured here are (from l-r): Bernier, ERAU president John P. Johnson, Rep. Barletta and Cutler. The event was the 95th in the Town Hall Series. Photo by Arthur J. Byrnes.
I will doing a “Radio Double-Header” today, September 5th beginning at 8:00 AM, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, when I will be a guest on Charles Butler’s radio show, “The Take” that is broadcast from Chicago, Illinois.
We will cover lots of territory beginning with the fact that we are rapidly approaching the 12th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Additionally, earlier this week, on Tuesday, September 3rd I had the privilege of joining Congressman Lou Barletta and radio talk show host Marc Bernier at a town hall meeting to discuss illegal immigration on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.
I have known Lou for a number of years- going back to the federal trial that resulted from a lawsuit filed against him and his town of Hazleton, PA when he was the mayor of that town and enacted ordinances against illegal immigration in response to a series of murders and other violent crimes committed by transnational drug traffickers who had set up shop in his town. The lawsuit was filed by the illegal aliens and the ACLU that represented them. I was the final witness at that trial.
Lou and I have become friends since then and he has truly offered a strong “voice of reason” to the national debate on immigration.
I have been a guest on Marc’s terrific show many times over the past decade. He made this event possible. The event was broadcast live on his radio station WNDB and was video-taped by several organizations including C-SPAN which is planning to air the meeting soon. (I will provide the information about this as soon as they determine when it will be aired.
Here is the way that “Talkers Magazine,” the magazine of talk radio, reported on the event:
I hope you will be listening to both shows!