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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Friday, July 14, 2006
Border Security Subordinated to Political Grandstanding
Boulder, CO - The America First Party demands that the Senate stop its hypocrisy in critical national security matters by publicly advancing a border security bill, and then imposing impossible barriers to the implementation of the same bill's provisions.
Two months after voting to build 370 miles of border fencing, the Senate voted 71 to 29 against having it funded. This maneuver is not a surprise to observers who noticed the bill's provision requiring border states and local governments to consult with their Mexican counterparts before commencement of construction of a fence -- a process which is expected to delay construction for many years.
Press Secretary John Schweingrouber commented: "This is an obvious smoke-and-mirror tactic. The Senate is trying to appeal to its conservative base by appearing border-security-friendly ahead of the November elections, while actually doing nothing."
National Secretary John Pittman Hey opined: "Our elected officials seem to be delaying any solution to the immigration crisis, until the situation worsens and political pressure for amnesty builds -- another backdoor and dishonest attempt to force acceptance of a policy which the majority of Americans would not accept."
The America First Party holds that our immigration policy needs immediate correction. Our platform calls for a number of remedies, including effective interior enforcement, a rejection of amnesty, and use of the armed forces to assist the Border Patrol.
The America First Party was founded in April 2002 and is focused on electing principled citizen statesmen who will preserve and protect our people and our sovereignty, promote economic growth and independence, encourage the traditional values of faith, family, and responsibility, ensure equality before the law in protecting those rights granted by the Creator, and clean up our corrupted political system. In 2004, the AFP elected two-thirds of its candidates to public office.
Jonathan Hill, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
John Schweingrouber, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2