Leaders Rebuke Minuteman’s Endorsement of Mike Huckabee for President
By: Guest Authors
Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), (866) 329-3999, firstname.lastname@example.org
The immigration enforcement movement, which is made up of hundreds of organizations, was stunned to hear of Minuteman Co-Founder, Jim Gilchrist’s endorsement of pro-amnesty Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and over 80 organization leaders have signed a letter rebuking him for the endorsement.
The letter, found at ALIPAC.us, also rebukes Mike Huckabee deplorable record in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens, supporting in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and his verbal attacks on Americans who support enforcement of immigration laws. Signatures include those of the Executive Board of Minuteman Project and the Co-Founder of the Minutemen, Chris Simcox, as well as many independent Minuteman groups.
Copy of Letter and List of 79 Organizations Signed
While Huckabee has released a 9 point immigration plan that appears to be strong on enforcement, the plan lies when it claims that illegal aliens would be given 120 days to leave the US and get in line. His plan imitates the pro-enforcement positions of Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies, but in truth, Huckabee intends for illegal aliens to leave for a day and then return legally.
Huckabee’s true intentions to provide illegal aliens with a ‘touchback’ amnesty are found in his interview with Fox News Sunday: “Choosing the President” which aired on Dec 9, 2007 where he states…
“Look, if we can get a credit card application done within hours, it shouldn’t take years to get a work permit to come here and pick lettuce… You do have a pathway to get back here legally that would take days, maybe weeks, not years.”
“Americans want illegal aliens to leave as the current law states they must,” says William Gheen of ALIPAC. “The problem with Mike Huckabee and Jim Gilcrhist is they are trying to trick Americans by not telling voters that the illegal aliens only leave for a day, if that, under the Huckabee Amnesty plan. We want to warn America about this trick!”
ALIPAC speculates that many illegal aliens would be allowed to go to their consulates inside the US, which legally qualify as foreign soil, to pick up their new paperwork under this plan.
Over 80 leaders are standing together to rebuke Mike Huckabee and Jim Gilchrist for perpetrating this deceptive amnesty plan on American voters. ALIPAC is considering commissioning a phone poll into 50,000 Republican households in Iowa to ask, “Do you support Mike Huckabee’s plan to have illegal aliens leave and walk back in legally within a day?”
Signed by 80 leaders of Immigration Enforcement Groups!
In reaction to Jim Gilchrist’s (Co-Founder of Minutemen) lone endorsement of pro-amnesty Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee:
We, the undersigned, state that our organizations stand against racism and Amnesty for illegal aliens. Instead, we stand for the enforcement of our existing immigration laws, the securing of America’s borders, and attrition enforcement.
We have dedicated our efforts to fighting illegal immigration and we are compelled to warn the American public about the immigration stance and record of Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee.
We denounce Jim Gilchrist’s solo endorsement of a pro-amnesty and Open Borders candidate for President. Mr. Gilchrist does NOT speak for us!
Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens currently in the US, which would require a lifting of the current penalties.
Mike Huckabee is against ICE raids and decried them in his home state, when illegal aliens were arrested at companies that financially support his campaigns.
Mike Huckabee supports benefits for illegal aliens such as taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition.
Governor Huckabee also favors a “touchback” provision, which we feel is a trick to confuse voters. He would have illegal aliens leave for a day, pick up new papers, and then reenter the US LEGALLY, which is not the back of the immigration line! He has stated that illegal aliens could leave and “You do have a pathway to get back here legally that would take days, maybe weeks, not years.”
Mike Huckabee supported Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty that failed in the US Senate and was rejected by a large majority of Americans. He stated that those who opposed the legislation are “driven by racism or nativism.”
Mike Huckabee has distorted the goals of “attrition enforcement” and the positions of Mark Krikorian by adding visa expansions, expedited visas, and “touchback”, which would counteract enforcement measures.
In truth, Mike Huckabee’s stances on the illegal immigration issue are out of line with the vast majority of Americans.
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
NC Listen Border Project
9/11 Families for A Secure America
Author of “Fighting Immigration Anarchy: American Patriots Battle to Save the Nation”
Citizens Against Illegal Aliens
American Freedom Riders
Save America Fund
Friends of the Border Patrol
Co-founder TX Minutemen
MCDC Washington State
Hoosiers for Secure Borders
Pennsylvanians Against Illegal Immigration
Joseph L. Ray
MCDC Chapter Leader
Report and Deport
S. Byron Gassaway
Rescue Without Borders
Let Freedom Ring America
Minutemen Civil Defense Corps.
California-North Bay Chapter
Johnny Tex and the Texicans
Co-Founder Mohave County Minutemen
Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform
Protect Our Borders
Hayward Vickery Jr.
US Border Watch
Former Texas State Republican Executive Committee Member.
Former Political Director, Texas Republican Liberty Caucu
Teela Roche & Mark Thies
South Carolinians for Immigration Moderation
Greater Farmingville Citizens’ Association
Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration
California Coalition for Immigration Reform
Daniel Smeriglio & Andrew Woodring
Voice of the people U.S.A
Patriots Border Alliance
Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC
Bob Baker & Leon Donahue
Washingtonians For Immigration Reform
Michael A. Jackson
Government for the People
U.S. Congressional Candidate (California 30th District)
State Leader MCDC- CA
San Diego Minutemen
Joe Turner & Chelene Nightingale
Save Our State
V.P. of U.S. Border Watch
Joe & Barb McCutchen
A. B. Flanagan, III
Jan Herron, Columnist
Magic City Morning Star
Robert M. Copley Sr.
New York Constitution Party
CT Citizens for Immigration Control
Stopp SPP & NAU
Author & Paul Revere Riders
Kathy McKee, founder/chairman
Protect Arizona NOW
Latino Americans for Immigration Reform (LAIR)
Los Angeles Activist
Stop the ACLU Coalition
Peter B. Gemma
columnist, Middle American News
Paul & Jo Separk
The MidNight Writers
Antelope Valley Independent Minutemen
United Patriots of America
Nevada Action Coalition
Founder of Unite to Fight 1 & 2 and Wake Up America
Tennesseans for Responsible Immigration Policies
Nebraskans Advisory Group
Oregonians for Immigration Reform
Robert R. Galbreath Jr.
Citizens for a Constitutional Republic
Boycott State Farm Insurance
Buy Direct USA
America in Danger
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
Co-Founder of the Minutemen
PA Minutemen State Director
Massachusetts Citizens for Immigration Reform
Alabama Minuteman Project
Nebraska Minuteman Civil Defense Corp
Marvin Steward & Deborah Courtney
Minuteman Project Inc
Michael Strauss & John Loucome
LaPorte County Illegal Immigration Taskforce
Edward & Cynthis Kolb