Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Interview: ALIPAC's William Gheen says pro-mass immigration conservatives are defeating their own interests

Editor's note: This interview was originally published in April 2017.

This is the second part of my discussion with William Gheen. The first article is available here. 
Story by Joseph Ford Cotto
After several years on the back burner, serious talk about enforcing immigration law finally returned – thanks to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. With his election, executive-level action was at long last taken.
Do not expect Congress to follow suit, however.
The last time a bipartisan consensus formed on immigration policy was in the then-majority-Democratic U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, it was centered around a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. Mercifully, this legislation did not get through the Republican-led U.S. House.
Among the GOP ranks, opposition to amnesty has solidified since Trump's victory and the 2014 midterm elections. Not long before Trump launched his bid, House GOPers rejected defense legislation because it would have provided for citizenship should an illegal serve in our military.

This move was met with strong criticism, including from center-right voices, which is what made it so commendable. When the rubber met the road, typically spineless politicians chose the more difficult, yet civic-minded, path. "The Honorable" gentlemen and gentlewomen indeed.
Still, kicking the can down the road no longer works. Illegal immigration has grown too vast and far too expensive. The time for legislative action is now, but it must be asked if said action will help or harm the situation.
Before anything else is mentioned, we must realize that the idea of rounding up and deporting illegal aliens en masse is unrealistic. The social consequences of this would surpass imagination, and there simply aren't enough law enforcement officers to do the job.
However, making citizens out of illegal aliens is a plan for abject failure. Not only would unlawful immigration be encouraged, but competition would soar for even the most menial of employment opportunities.
If one thinks it is difficult to build a good career in post-Great Recession America, just wait and see how hard it will be to make ends meet in post-amnesty America.
All too many illegal aliens have minimal interest in assimilating to our country's cultural norms and earn a substantial – yet illicit – salary through public assistance and/or government-funded private charities. Amnesty is not going to bring the average American any fortune whatsoever. Mitt Romney was onto something when he spoke about self-deportation. 
Scores of Democrats support amnesty for building a permanent political majority. No small number of Republicans want a first-class seat on the gravy train as well; especially those whose constituents utilize illegal alien labor.
William Gheen has seen all of this and then some.
He "is considered one of the top experts in America regarding the topics of immigration, illegal immigration, illegal immigrants, border security, state and federal immigration laws, and associated issues .... Gheen serves as President & Spokesman of ALIPAC and manages all operations and activities," the organization's website stated. "William Gheen's Fight against illegal immigration and any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants has been his mission since September 11, 2004."
It was also mentioned that he "is the primary administrator of the archives at www.ALIPAC.us which represents the largest collection of information about illegal immigration in the world .... Gheen also became a contributor to The Hill newspaper which reports on congress, legislation, and government issues with the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication .... Gheen is a veteran campaign consultant and North Carolina native with over 15 years of experience in Internet and grass roots organizing, marketing, research, campaign management and event coordination. He has an undergraduate degree in political science from East Carolina University, has served in several leadership positions, and has experience working with over 40 campaigns for public office."
ALIPAC -- which is an abbreviation of 'Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee' has long-since-established itself as one of our nation's strongest voices against illegal alien amnesty. Gheen recently spoke with me about several issues relative to America's immigration situation. Some of our conversation is included below.


Joseph Ford Cotto: What would you tell right-leaners who [believe that America needs mass immigration now more than ever. They say that such a thing will reinvigorate the economy]?

William Gheen: I would tell them that their corporate profits or stock holdings do not supersede the US Constitution and the existing immigration laws passed by Congress which were the direct results of our elections.  I would also remind them that many of the George Soros funded power groups facilitating this invasion of America will enjoy complete control of all three branches of government and most state governments if their mission to turn more than 10 million illegal aliens into new Democrat Party voters is achieved.  

The current immigration and demographic trends set in motion by mass legal and illegal immigration have America on course to turn solid Democrat socialist globalist blue permanently if Comprehensive Immigration reform amnesty ever passes.

Cotto: To what extent was Trump's victory a repudiation of post-1965 American immigration policy, which has been embraced by both major parties? 

Gheen: If the American public could look ahead to the year 2016 and 2017, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act would have been soundly defeated.  The promises from Democrats like Ted Kennedy that the legislation would not significantly alter the Demographics of America was a complete lie and the Democratic Party would no longer be remotely competitive today if that act had not been passed.

Cotto: California has emerged as the citadel of opposition to Trump's administration. The Golden State's government has dedicated itself to countering his policies and a viable secessionist movement is gaining steam there. With regard to the ramifications of immigration policy, what can the rest of the country learn from this?

Gheen: The rest of the country can see the clear impact of illegal immigration in the failed state of California where the state has turned deep Democrat blue, much of the tax base has fled the state, and large numbers of illegal aliens vote in elections committing mass fraud without fear of detection or justice.  

The real secessionist movement has been moved steadily forward by La Raza groups since the 1960s with their Aztlan separatist movement we've heard so much from in the last ten years.  However, there is a chance that California's solid Democrat advantage in elections could be a different story if the federal government under Donald Trump removes all of the illegal alien, legal immigrant, and other forms of fraudulent voters from the voter registration files of California and all other states.