We want to thank all of you who took time out of your day, time off from work, to testify against the Sanctuary State bill on Friday, as well as everyone who signed our petition, called and emailed your legislators, shared our Facebook campaign, and donated to the effort.
After waiting into the evening on Friday, many legal immigrants and average citizens told their stories. They shared their dismay that our state would encourage “cutting the line,” breaking the law, jeopardizing their safety and the safety of their communities. Legal immigrants and their descendants, from places as diverse as Haiti and Ireland, encouraged the committee not to place lawbreakers ahead of the average person.
Our public policy director, Bill Gillmeister, delivered the petitions with the assistance of Rep. Dave DeCoste of Norwell. Other legislators, such as Rep. Joe McKenna, and Rep. Ryan Fattman, brought others up to testify, including Maureen Maloney, whose son was brutally killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien who should’ve been deported. Experts like Jonathan Hanen of FAIR and Jessica Vaughn from the Center for Immigration Studies were on hand to not only to testify, but to speak to the assembled press, to get our views out.
Our opponents were out in force on at the hearing on Friday, and yesterday as well as part of the annual “Gay Pride” festivities, specifically for a rally to raise funds and to “mobilize to fight for equal rights for everyone,” as their advertising declared. By that they mean not equal rights, but special rights for gender-confused men in lady’s rooms, and special rights for illegal immigrants to violate our laws without consequence.
Lead by Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, they’re working hard to unite left wing groups to continue overwhelming common sense voices on Beacon Hill. They did it with the enormous legislative pay raises at the beginning of the year; they did it with the Bathroom Bill. Their next objective appears to be the Safe Communities Act, and we must oppose them.
They’ll be rallying behind left wing candidates to win in special elections this fall, and in legislative elections next year. We must oppose them on every level, from city council to US Senate, and organize against their efforts at each turn.
Their left-wing heroes declare, it’s “not illegal to be illegal” and, “if you have a problem with men in the ladies room, hold it.” Last week the ultra-left MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition) gave an award to our state’s highest law enforcement official, Maura Healey, specifically for her promotion of lawlessness.
Our opponents are united, we must be too, supporting grassroots efforts that slow their relentless push.