| How To Defeat Amnesty On Obamas 42nd Day |
By Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor Of Los Angeles, WalterMooreForMayor.com
November 11, 2008
If youre like most Americans, you want our federal and local governments to enforce our immigration laws rather than weaken or circumvent those laws.
This is not a partisan issue. On the contrary, a Zogby poll conducted in November for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) shows strong bipartisan support for enforcement, as does another Zogby poll conducted in October for Judicial Watch. Indeed, 71.5% of those surveyed agree that local law enforcement officers should enforce federal immigration laws, including 51.5% of Hispanics and 56.2% of self-described liberals.
Judging from our elected officials conduct, however, they either dont understand or dont care. Bush, McCain and Obama all support amnesty, and local officials in many cities pursue sanctuary city policies.
How then, can we prevent Congress from putting an amnesty bill on President Obamas desk?
Let me suggest we do so by ending the political career of Americas premier sanctuary city mayor, namely, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who comes up for re-election on March 3, 2009.
Im running for Mayor of Los Angeles right now, and my platform includes ending all sanctuary city policies here in Americas second-largest city -- a city that cover 469 square miles and has four million inhabitants.
By way of background: I am a 49-year-old business trial lawyer and licensed real estate broker; graduated with honors from Princeton with a degree in Public and International Affairs; graduated with honors from Georgetown Law; and am an independent. The candidate I support for City Attorney, by the way, is an immigrant who, like me, wants our immigration laws enforced.
I have raised over $180,000 in campaign contributions. Villaraigosa, however, has raised over $2.3 million, in large part from out-of-state developers. The local paper -- which is owned by a company that also publishes a Spanish-language newspaper that depends on illegal immigration for its financial success -- is ignoring my campaign. Result: voters in both parties dont even know they have an alternative to the sanctuary city incumbent.
Imagine how the race would change if just 100,000 of the millions of people throughout the U.S. who support enforcment would each contribute just $20 to my campaign. That would give me a $2 million budget to let the citizens of L.A. know they dont have to settle for more of the same. They would readily vote to replace Villaraigosa, and we would end illegal practices that aid and abet illegal immigration.
We would also send a huge wake up call to every member of the Senate and House: We, the people, want our immigration laws enforced, and if you vote for amnesty, then we will contribute, from all over the nation, to defeat you in the next election.
Enforcing our immigration laws, moreover, will complement, not undermine, Obamas policies. For example, he wants to reward employers for creating jobs here in America rather than opening plants abroad. Enforcing our immigration laws would achieve the same result: let out-of-work Americans take jobs currently held by foreigners who are in our country illegally.
Taking another example, enforcing our immigration laws will lower the tax burden on America's middle class, which is critical as we enter a recession. A former RAND economist recently estimated that illegal aliens in California receive between $10 billion and $38 billion more in state services than they pay in taxes.
So whether youre a Democrat, a Republican, or, like me, an independent, I ask that you make at least a $20 investment in stopping amnesty on Day 42 of the Obama administration. By contributing to my campaign now, you may prevent an amnesty bill from reaching his desk. Click here to contribute.