Americans are sick and tired of the illegal alien invasion of this country and are standing up to be counted.

We’re not afraid of the name-calling that inevitably follows.

We’re not deterred by the fact that almost no one in Washington is listening to us.

We’re not giving up because it seems like the system is rigged against us and in favor of the illegal invaders.

The latest hero in this life-and-death struggle to save our country is John M. Morganelli, a district attorney in Pennsylvania, known for his raids on businesses employing illegals and for arresting others for identity theft and tampering with public records.

But Morganelli knows locally he can’t even make a dent in the problems we have in this country with illegal invaders. So he is taking his fight nationwide with a new political action committee.

It’s called Us Securing America PAC or USA PAC. I urge you to visit right now, sign up for his free e-mail newsletter and make a healthy financial contribution to the cause.

Morganelli joins another hero of mine, Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, the only official in Washington who has taken a leadership role in this fight, despite opposition from his own president, his own party and most of his colleagues in the House and Senate.

As expected, Morganelli’s opposition comes largely from the activists at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, or what I call the illegal alien lobby. MALDEF is an extremist group that fights any attempt to enforce immigration laws, any attempt to enforce laws requiring votes only by U.S. citizens and any effort to deny illegals taxpayer benefits to which they are not entitled.

MALDEF is in the vanguard of the fight right now to overturn Arizona’s Proposition 200, a ballot initiative duly approved by the state’s voters Nov. 2 and now under attack because it attempts to impose consequences on the lawbreakers.

It’s unusual for a local official like Morganelli to start a PAC. It’s unusual for a local official to take such a bold stand. It’s unusual for a local official to take on such a huge national issue. And the “experts” are laughing off his effort.

That’s why I am betting he will succeed.

Morganelli doesn’t only want to support his own effort to clean up Northampton County in Pennsylvania. He wants to raise money and visibility to make an impact nationally. And I say more power to him.

He’s presenting us with the hard facts no one in Washington wants you to hear:

  • Nine to 13 million illegal criminal aliens presently roam the United States. The number of illegal criminal aliens doubled in the 1990s.

  • Illegal aliens constitute over 25 percent of the federal prison population. In some areas of the country, 12 percent of felonies, 25 percent of burglaries and 34 percent of thefts are committed by illegal aliens.

  • In Los Angeles alone, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total approximately 1,200-1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (approximately 17,000) are for illegal aliens.

  • In fiscal year 1999, incarceration expenses for illegal aliens in state and local jails in Pennsylvania alone cost taxpayers $13.3 million. It has been established that the nationwide costs to states and localities for housing illegal criminal aliens is about $2 billion per year.

Morganelli is no new kid on the block. He has been DA for the last 13 years. He is the past president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

He says his concerns are stirred by facts like these:

  • Approximately 400,000 illegal aliens who have committed crimes and have been given a deportation order are at large in the United States and their whereabouts unknown.

  • In May 2002, federal agents arrested two Egyptian nationals for trying to smuggle illegal Middle Eastern immigrants into New Jersey via Mexico.

  • In August 2004, Adrienne George Camacho – an illegal alien with a criminal record that included four previous felony convictions and who had been deported from the United States – sneaked back into California and shot and killed police officer Tony Zeppetella. Office Zeppetella left behind a wife and infant child.

  • Illegal alien Walter Alexander Sorto was repeatedly picked up for driver’s license violations and for driving without insurance. Houston police, however, were barred from reporting his illegal residency status to federal authorities by “sanctuary policies.” In March 2004, Sorto and a companion abducted, raped and killed three Houston women.

Have you heard enough?

Do those facts stir you to action?

Are you ready to join this campaign?

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