damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations; slander.
There is a difference between immigrants and illegal aliens. Opposition to illegal immigration is not “anti-immigrant” (for the 10000th time).
Many anti-enforcement race-hustlers, including the SPLC, George Chidi and GALEO’s Jerry Gonzalez are again spreading various versions of the lie that in 2007 I went to Covington, Ga. and told a room full of curious people that immigrants are here to “blow up your buildings and kill your children, and you, and me.”
This is an intentional lie and uses the common practice of the left of redefining the English language, and taking a few words out of context to wield as a smear weapon to silence pro-enforcement advocates.
At a 2007 GOP meeting where I was invited to speak on illegal immigration I was in a segment of my presentation that mentioned what the MSM or the illegal alien lobby will never allow the public to know: Individuals from countries with known ties to terrorism are coming over our borders illegally. It was true then and it is true now. Here is a quick link from 2016.
Here is one from 2021.
To be clear for the slow: I am/was saying that some illegal aliens – both illegal border crossers and visa violation or overstays – come from terrorist countries and they are not all here to work on the cheap. I am/was not talking about legal immigrants (although some could be terrorists). The leftist media and the corporate-funded illegal alien lobby constantly try to blur the line between illegal aliens and immigrants.
I had recently returned from one of my many trips to the Arizona/Mexico border where Border Patrol Agents confirmed that fact for us.
A reporter from the local newspaper was present for my speech and wrote the meeting up. Here is a part of his story in which he quotes me:
“The porous border with Mexico is especially dangerous, he added, saying that it has been an entrance point for people from countries with known ties to terrorism.
“They’re not here to mow your lawn — they’re here to blow up your buildings and kill your children, and you, and me,” he said.
To prove his point, he flaunted two authentic Mexican government-issued photo ID cards — called matriculas consulares — that he said he was able to get using fake Mexican birth certificates. One of them lists his name; the other is under the name “Al Qada Gonzalez.” ( Note from D.A. – no, mine, like many, are fake)Current enforcement is so lax, he said, that the cards can be used in some states to obtain valid drivers licenses and board airplanes.
Georgia, which has seen a large influx of illegal immigration in recent years, should also be prepared to become a new front for problems with employment and crime that have been seen in border states, he said.”
The entire report can seen here – I pasted it into my blog.
I also have had a congressional report on the terrorost/border angle plainly posted on the DIS homepage since it was issued in 2006.
“Members of Hezbollah have already entered the United States across the Southwest border”. “A Line In the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border” U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security report, 2006.
This is not the first time this fabrication has come up. Several months after the Covington speech, GALEO’s Jerry Gonzalez began his campaign to convince people I made the statement about “immigrants.” That lie was passed on by the AJC’s Jim Galloway in his Political Insider blog – using the term “reportedly.” When I saw it, I called Galloway and explained GALEO’s intent to create fake news, sent him the Covington news report reflecting what I actually said and asked him to run a correction and explanation of the out-of-context smear he had helped perpetuate.
I never heard another word about it from Jim Galloway and it was never corrected to my knowledge.
This is just one example of how the media helps pass on lies about honest Americans who fight for immigration enforcement and secure borders. I have to spend time correcting lies and defending my reputation because the “watchdog media” is anything but. *UPDATE, July, 2021: Happily, Galloway has retired from the liberal AJC. Sadly, his replacements are worse on this.
Below, a notorious Democrat politician explains the “wrap up smear.” Youtube