Editors note: In the wake of the stunning loss in Virginia by a squish on immigration—Rep. Eric Cantor—a reader from Tennessee sent us a comment.
***The Tennessee primary is August 7th, early voting begins on July 18th.***
Lamar Alexander: the next Eric Cantor beat down!
Anti-amnesty Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in what could be the another Brat-Cantor race. Honest post-election commentary summed up Cantor’s defeat in Virginia as “he was pro amnesty so he lost.”
Sen. Lamar Alexander voted YES, helping to pass the pro-amnesty “Gang of Eight” (S.744), last year even though as Breitbart, reports, Lamar was told less than a month before his YES vote, that a yes vote would create the overwhelming border surge we are facing today:
“On May 29, 2013, less than a month before the Senate would pass its amnesty bill, officials from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council of the American Federation of Government Employees wrote a letter to senators before the vote on the Senate’s comprehensive amnesty bill, warning them that passing a bill granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would be a magnet that attracts more while subjecting illegal immigrant youths to victimization.”
Lamar and others were warned:
“Driven by mere speculation that S. 744 may be enacted by Congress, illegal border crossings have spiked dramatically. Thousands of unaccompanied children, runaways, and families now attempt to illegally enter the United States in hopes of receiving legalization.”
Estimates for illegal minors (unaccompanied alien children, aka UAC), in 2015 are as high as 142,000. In response, the Senate Appropriations Committee on which Lamar serves, voted to give Obama $1.94 billion, to help the administration with the amnesty motivated rush at the border. Ironically, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that amnesty YES votes like Lamar’s which included $39 billion to increase border security will only improve border security by a mere 8%.
Lamar’s YES vote on amnesty is also helping to bring new emergency shelters for hundreds of illegal minors to places like Lawrenceville, Virginia. Angry citizens packed a school auditorium to tell federal officials they didn’t want the disease, government spending and crime that would go along with bringing the illegal immigrants to their community. Gang affiliation has long ceased to be a bar for unaccompanied minors even when they are tatted head-to-toe with MS-13 gang tattoos.
Given the government’s explicit directive to Border Patrol to withhold information from the public, communities must be on alert.
Lamar’s primary challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr has a voting record on illegal immigration that looks nothing like Lamar’s.
Carr was the sponsor of Tennessee’s successful E-verify law and other legislative measures prohibiting taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants and banning sanctuary cities that serve as open invitations to illegal immigration.
Seems like an easy choice. Forget Lamar, VOTE CARR.
Editor: See Rep. Carr’s website by clicking here and help him defeat Alexander. Early voting begins July 18th so hurry! See all of our posts on problems with refugees and immigration generally in Tennessee. See especially this one about turning red states blue. And, we have an entire category devoted to Nashville (click here), which is home to a well-established ‘pocket of resistance.’