Monday, May 08, 2006

Virginia Sends A Message

Last week's municipal elections in Herndon, Virginia, were about one issue, illegal immigration. Voters unseated the mayor and two Town Council members who supported a bitterly debated day-labor center for immigrant workers.

Incumbent Mayor Michael O'Reilly had deliberately ignored public opposition to accommodating illegal aliens.

"Herndon is a harbinger of what is to come for other politicians who disregard the public's growing anger over mass illegal immigration," predicts Dan Stein, president of the Federation of American Immigration Reform.

"The message to local, state and national politicians is clear: Pander to the special interests that constitute the illegal alien lobby and you will find yourselves looking for a different line of work come Election Day."

"Monday was billed as 'a day without an immigrant.' For supporters of illegal aliens in Herndon, Tuesday turned out to be 'a day without a political career,'" said Stein.

"If Congress does not turn its attention over the next few months to addressing the voters' demands for meaningful enforcement of America's immigration laws and rejecting calls for an illegal alien amnesty, there will be many more politicians around the country who share Mayor O'Reilly's and the Herndon Town Council's fate."

"Public opinion has always clearly favored strong immigration enforcement and rejected accommodating illegal aliens with hiring centers, access to public benefits and service, and amnesty. Now those sentiments are being expressed at the ballot box, and any politician who ignores them does so at his or her own peril," said Stein.

"As the soon to be former mayor and town council in Herndon have discovered, immigration is now an issue that decides elections. While illegal aliens and their supporters make a lot of noise on the streets, the voters still have the last word at the ballot box."

Nicely said Mr. Stein and may this be the "shot heard 'round the world" for the real revolution that's going to take place at the polls in America.

Via AXcessNews.

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