Despite the election year, the Bush
Administration appears to be
lurching blindly toward another illegal alien
amnesty—possibly based on the
Arizona Amnesty plan.
So more than ever before, the
patriotic American citizen will be the country's
last line of defense in 2004.
Crucial voter initiatives against
illegal alien entitlements in
California (search: "save187") and Arizona (search:
"pan2004") will soon take center stage. But whether
these campaigns gain enough signatures, volunteers and
money depends on all of us.
Yes, that means you, my dear
Citizen activism is the only hope
for stopping the illegal alien
amnesty juggernaut, and bringing the issue of real
immigration reform into the November elections. So now
is the time to
VDARE.COM's own columnist
Joe Guzzardi already
predicted the coming immigration reform gunfight of
2004, especially in his home state of California.
smoking mad in California, that's for sure. And we're
fighting back where it matters the most — with our
voices and our votes . . . California is the immigration
enthusiasts' weak point — because we can take issues
directly to the people through the initiative process."
Meanwhile, at the Virginia-based
NumbersUSA, executive director
Roy Beck stressed how essential
citizen activism already has been in holding the
federal government in check.
In a recent e-mail to supporters
only power that kept U.S.
borders intact, that protected
American workers from having to totally compete one
on one with every worker in the world for wage and
conditions, that protected our communities and
open spaces from having millions upon millions of
additional residents over the next few years at a
minimum, WAS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS, EACH TAKING
INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS ONE BY ONE AND CUMULATIVELY FORCING
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO TIP-TOE
THROUGH THE TULIPS THAT THEY OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE
STOMPED WITH NARY A THOUGHT!"
So instead of making predictions on
what's going to happen with the immigration mess in
2004, I offer a shopping list of New Year's resolutions
for patriotic citizen activists:
- Support the Arizona Taxpayer
Citizen Protection Act—Protect Arizona Now (PAN). This
initiative petition (# I-03-2004) amends the Arizona
statutes to require proof of citizenship when
registering to vote, proof of identity when voting,
and proof of eligibility for non-federally mandated
public benefits. Search "pan2004" for more
- Support the California Save Our
"son of Prop. 187." This initiative amends the
California state constitution to require public
benefit providers to verify eligibility under federal
law, mandatory reporting of immigration law
violations, verification of lawful presence and
driver's license applications, and prohibits the
acceptance of identification not issued by a state or
federal jurisdiction. Search "save187" for more
Report illegal aliens and criminal alien
residents—Help solve the illegal immigration problem
one alien at a time.
tax-cheating employers who hire illegal
IRS hotline at 800-829-0433. You might even be
rewarded for your efforts if you file an
"application for reward for original information,"
Form 211 (PDF)—available
at the IRS
website, or by calling 800-829-3676.
- Be a patriot—Join and support the
real immigration reform movement. Find a worthy group
listed in the VDARE.COM
links page, on Terry Anderson's
mega-links, or through the "act now"
- And just for fun,
don't shop on January 12, 2004, while President
Bush is in Mexico.
The time to start getting involved
Juan Mann [send him
email] is a lawyer and the proprietor of