Televised Debate on Immigration Amnesty in which I recently participated
On March 17, 2013 a local television station (WFMZ-TV- Channel 69) in Allentown, Pennsylvania aired a debate in which I participated, joining John Morganelli, the District Attorney for Northampton County, Pennsylvania who shared my views, with Daivd Vaida, an attorney, and radio talk show host and self described “community organizer” Alfonso Todd who partnered with Vaida and took the obverse position, advocating for a massive amnesty program for the unknown millions of illegal aliens whose identities, backgrounds and entry data can not be verified.
The topic for the debate was:
“Business Matters – Immigration Part II – Do you believe in amnesty or building a wall?”
This debate is a microcosm of the debate that is raging in the halls of Congress and in communities across the United States.
I am providing a link to the program below- please take the time to watch this 30 minute program.
It is telling that David Vaida, the attorney, had no facts to justify his position- only the usual emotional appeals and nasty allegations and accusations that ignore the reasons that the United States has immigration laws in the first place, to protect the lives and wellbeing of those who are in the United States and the jobs of American workers of every race, religion and ethnicity. At one point you will notice that Vaida even made the despicable accusation that I would put the millions of illegal aliens on “cattle cars” an obvious reference to the Holocaust!
You can imagine how I reacted to that! (Watch the vide and you won’t have to imagine!)
Vaida’s partner, Alfonso Todd, was apparently deceived by the false arguments the open borders advocates (Immigration Anarchists) use that ignore facts and reason.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!
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.
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!
I also ask that you forward this e-mail to your friends and neighbors- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
We the Peoplemust make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!
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!
Business Matters – Immigration Part II – Do you believe in amnesty or building a wall?
Published: Mar 17 2013 08:00:00 PM EDTUpdated On: Mar 18 2013 06:11:42 PM EDT
Original Airdate: 3/18/13 | Guest: Michael W. Cutler – Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Guest: John Morganelli – Northampton County DA, Guest: Alfonso Todd – Prolifick Radio, Guest: David Vaida, Esq. – Law Office of David Vaida