Voces de la Frontera: We Can Enter Your Country, But You Can’t Enter Our Meeting

Voces de la Frontera is a radical Wisconsin-based group that opposes all forms of immigration enforcement. Their in-your-face attitude is that the United States has no right to prevent anyone from entering the country, remaining here, taking advantage of any public benefit or service, or making demands based on self-asserted rights.

So, by the same logic, a forum hosted by Voces de la Frontera (at an area public school, no less and attended by high profile elected officials including Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett) for candidates vying to be Milwaukee County’s next executive, should be open to all, right? You know, all that stuff about how we need to be tolerant and welcoming to everyone?

Well, apparently everything has its limits, and for Voces de la Frontera, that line was crossed by candidate Purnima Nath when she called illegal aliens, “illegal aliens.” In the opinion of Voces de la Frontera organizers, that terminology amounted a “verbal attack.”

She was invited to leave. Actually, she was escorted to the door and told in no uncertain terms that she was not welcome. (See the video embedded in this article.) Nath can be heard on the video denying that she had verbally assaulted anyone, and pointing out that she is a legal immigrant who simply believes people have an obligation to obey laws.

Needless to say, her protestations fell on deaf ears. The message from the open border radicals is clear: ‘Our demands are non-negotiable, and we will bully dissenters into submission.’

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.

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