(Sharry now leads 'America's Voice,' a new gaggle of open-borders advocates.
One Ali Noorani now runs the NIF dog-and-pony show.)
Sharry says Public Opinion Stopped Out
of Control Immigration
Frank Sharry's comments -- at the Hispanic
Council on International Affairs meeting on U.S. Immigration
Policy, Washington, D.C. - November 21, 1997.
We have to recognize, particularly the people in this room,
who tend to operate at high levels of policy discussions and
academic discussions, that elites are no longer driving this
debate as they once did.
In the nineteen eighties, a few policy makers, a few academics
and a few interests groups really determined policy for the most
part, and public opinion was more of an afterthought.
I think that it's obvious to say now that THE driving force
in the immigration debate in the United States is public opinion.
It doesn't determine the outcome necessarily but it determines
the climate and the context. And it limits what the key actors
can propose and achieve in the specific policy making that they
are involved in.
Now not surprisingly, looking at 1992 to 1996 when this backlash
against immigrants gathered such tremendous momentum in this
country, it led to the passage of the legislation that we are
talking about now.
I get this question all the time: How can the policy makers
end up with this? It doesn't make sense. It is just not what
you would do if you sat down and said how do we have a sensible
Now I suggest that this interaction of public opinion and
policy-making is a way to explain it and understand it. And I
say this and I want to underline it because I think it is important.
in terms of where we move now to take advantage of this political
From '92 to '96 a tremendous backlash, restrictionists, both
groups and politicians effectively exploited the notion of economic
insecurity and disaffection with the federal government, changing
demographics,. to really build a tremendous momentum.
And what were the sound bytes that dominated the debate? Illegal
immigration, immigrants and welfare, criminal aliens, lax controls,
the government doesn't seem to care--resulting in not only Proposition
187, but an immigration law which really manifested those sound
The policy that were enacted were sprung from those understandings
that the restrictionist had so effectively spread throughout
the American public that was paying attention.
Now the restrictionists were not able to achieve all of their
goals. Cuts in legal immigration and refugee admissions were
defeated. Efforts to offer procedural bars to asylum that
were so high that people couldn't access the system were diluted.
An attempt to introduce an national ID system were deferred.
The attempt to bring Proposition 187 into federal legislation
by giving states the authority to kick kids out of school because
they were undocumented were turned down -- had to be shelved
-- in order to pass the legalization that did pass.
My analysis of that is that in the overall climate, the restrictionists
had the upper hand, but on those specific issues where the restrictionists
weren't able to achieve their agenda, they lost the public debate.
Now we're in 1997, clearly a different period.
We see a welfare reform bill that passed in 1996 being revisited
with the restoration of SSI benefits for elderly and disabled
legal immigrants that no one would have predicted a year ago.
Half a million people suddenly getting their $400 checks.
The sound bytes of last year of immigrants and welfare met
the human face of people who had played by the rules and had
no other source of income. 245 i, the interaction with new restrictions
of the new immigration law - the whole debate was about families
and workers. The perception is that the federal government does
care...and that the federal government is minding the store.
Sharry goes on to say
that government is beginning to change public opinion and that
now is the time to for the immigration advocates to go for a
BIG SOLUTION -- before the economy turns sour or before something
else happens to change public opinion.
More on Invasion Cheerleading Sharry and his Cronies
|Allan Wall -- NewsWithViews.com -- November 24, 2011
Illegal alien driver's license in the Land of Enchantment
"DON'T LET NEW MEXICO BE THE NEXT ARIZONA - STOP GOVERNOR MARTINEZ" is the headline on a "Send a Message" action page, on the website called "America's Voice." -- Emblazoned on the page is a photo of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, who has run afoul of the Open Borders lobby for attempting to can you believe this? deny driver's licenses to illegal aliens...
|Color Lines -- September 30, 2011
Cheap labor-hustler piles it deep as E-Verify bill advances
..."The bill would endanger the jobs of millions of Latinos -- including U.S. citizens wrongly flagged by the government's database -- and import hundreds of thousands of new guest workers to replace them," said Frank Sharry, the executive director of the immigration reform advocacy group America's Voice. "It would push more jobs and workers into the underground economy, grow the deficit..."
|We Get E-Mail -- June 15, 2011
Open-borders crowd in tizzy over E-Verify legislation
New E-Verify legislation has Frank Sharry's cheap labor-hustlers knickers in a twist according to this e-mail. They are confident that the legislation will be defeated and illegals will be able to continue stealing American jobs, however...
|Center for Immigration Studies -- June 3, 2011
Awakening from the DREAM Act: Sen. Rubio vs. Frank Sharry
...The part-time imperial anthropologist is Frank Sharry, former Executive Director of the extremist identity-politics National Immigration Forum who now heads the (suspiciously) patriotically titled pro-amnesty group "America's Voice." Adding his voice to the lynch mob of usual suspects, Sharry has said of the senator: "To be against comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship and against the DREAM Act defines you in the Latino immigrant community as a hard-liner and an enemy of the community."...
|Miami Herald -- April 20, 2011
Open-borders crowd attacks opponents with TV ads
A group of [pro-invasion] advocates in Miami is turning up the heat on local lawmakers over an illegal immigration crackdown proposed in Tallahassee. -- Starting on Wednesday, three organizations Democracia Inc., SEIU Florida and America's Voice Education Fund will begin airing Spanish-language radio advertisements calling out two Miami Republicans...
|Las Vegas Sun -- October 26, 2010
Usual suspects bemoan Sharron Angle's TV ads
Pro-[illegal] immigration groups say they will launch a Spanish-language ad blitz to urge Hispanic voters to defeat Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle. -- America's Voice, Mi Familia Vota and Campaign for Community Change said Tuesday that their print and radio campaign will stress the importance of the Hispanic vote against rising [anti-illegal alien invasion] fervor...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- June 30, 2010
Cheap labor hustler Sharry laments invader exodus
...Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a national organization that champions comprehensive immigration reform [aka amnesty], predicted that Arizona and supporters of its law eventually will end up on the wrong side of U.S. civil-rights history...
|Bill O'Reilly -- Fox News -- May 4, 2010
The truth about Arizona and illegal aliens
...America's Voice, founded by a man named Frank Sharry, is driving anti-Arizona sentiment through the mail and by petitions. America's Voice receives millions of dollars from the far-left Carnegie Corporation. On the board of Carnegie are former U.N. chief Kofi Annan and Janet Robinson, the president of The New York Times...
|Center for American Progress -- April 28, 2010
What's going on in Arizona
Former sidekick of cheap-labor hustler Frank Sharry and current lackey for the radical ultra-Left-wing open-borders operation of John Podesta and George Soros called the Center for American Progress, Angela Kelley finger-wags over Arizona's new anti-invader law.... then goes into the amnesty scheme their ilk dreams of...
|Roll Call -- March 22, 2010
Cheap Labor Hustler Sharry on Amnesty: "We're throwing down"
..."The moment of truth will come soon," said Frank Sharry, founder of the [illegal alien.... criminal] advocacy group America's Voice. "There is either the decision to move forward, or not. We're throwing down." -- [Amnesty] supporters are planning several rallies on the West Coast in April and May, along with a massive grass-roots push to persuade Members to act quickly...
|Roy Beck -- NumbersUSA.com -- February 16, 2010
Frank Sharry in Huffington Post can't stand the truth about immigration & welfare
I seem to have struck some nerves among the open-borders crowd with my reminder to Tea Party activists around the country that our immigration policies drive a lot of the increases in the size of government. The open-borders folks are especially howling that I said immigration policies drive growth in welfare use. To say such a thing, is "immigrant bashing," according to Frank Sharry...
|Frank Sharry -- Huffington Post -- February 10, 2010
Professional cheap labor pimp Sharry claims GOP "at war on immigration"
Earlier this week, the organization I head, America's Voice, released a new report entitled, "The Power of the Latino Vote in America: They Tipped Elections in 2008; Where Will they be in 2010?" -- The detailed findings highlight the many potential benefits and potential perils for both major political parties...
|Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif. -- February 10, 2010
Are Tea Partiers anti-Latino?
..."To the extent that the Tea Party movement gets a lot of attention it's because of its focus on high taxes and Shenanigans," [cheap labor hustler and pro-invasion "progressive" Frank] Sharry told me today. "But if it becomes an anti-immigrant movement or part of the birther conspiracy then I suspect it's going to be viewed as a fringe movement that won't last for long."
|Firedog Lake -- February 9, 2010
Latino vote could hinge on illegal alien amnesty efforts
...On a conference call yesterday put together by America's Voice [a project of the notorious "progressive" and cheap labor pimp Frank Sharry], immigration reform advocates released a study called "The Power of the Latino Vote," looking at this constituency and their impact on the 2010 midterms. Despite having swung to Democrats decidedly in 2008... [SEIU goon Eliseo Medina also chimes in]
|Frank Sharry -- Huffington Post -- January 8, 2010
Lying cheap labor-pimp Sharry bewails Steve Levy
...Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, who is reportedly considering a primary challenge to New York Governor David Paterson, is among the most notable anti-immigrant public officials in the state. Levy's Long Island base has been the site of several anti-immigrant hate crimes...
|Ling Island Wins -- December 2, 2009
Open-borders fanatics meet to plot amnesty scheme
...Frank Sharry, who heads America's Voice and spent a decade and a half as the director of the National Immigration forum, said that he thought the math still favors a comprehensive approach [read: amnesty]. The chances for "passage are around 50-50 right now", he said. He told the audience that the pro-reform movement is strong right now...
|Irish Times -- New York -- November 25, 2009
Cheap labor-pimp Sharry urges Dobbs to run for office
America's Voice has urged Lou Dobbs to run for President. -- That's right! America's Voice, the [open-borders] advocacy group is backing Dobbs "the immigration propagandist" for President. -- Frank Sharry, executive director, says Dobbs should meet a fitting fate...
|America's Voice (Reconquistas) -- October 14, 2009
Liar and cheap labor pimp Sharry and pals continue war on Lou Dobbs, CNN
Over the past few weeks, a wide coalition of groups America's Voice included -- have been channeling the growing outrage over CNN's determination to keep controversial host Lou Dobbs in its nightly news lineup. This is especially hypocritical as the network prepares to air it special "Latino in America" series with Soledad O'Brien...
|Washington Independent -- October 9, 2009
Cheap labor pimp Sharry continues to bemoan Dobbs, badger CNN
...Today, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, a nonprofit group that advocates comprehensive immigration reform, issued a long statement in response to CNN, calling Lou Dobbs “one of the biggest menaces facing Latinos in America” due to his frequent immigrant-bashing...
|ClickZ.com -- September 25, 2009
Cheap labor pimp Frank Sharry's goons target Lou Dobbs using Facebook ads
...This month Capitol Hill staffers, CNN employees, and staff members of other media companies have been targeted with Facebook ads from America's Voice. The campaign's goal is to raise money for television advertising. The organization wants to run ads during CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" show that take direct aim at Dobbs...
|Los Angeles Times -- September 14, 2009
Obama takes heat from open-borders zealots
...Wilson "acted like a buffoon, and everybody criticized him -- but then at the end of the day he sort of got his way," said Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director of LULAC. -- "It rewards bullying in a way that begets more bullying," said Frank Sharry, who directs the pro-[illegal alien] group America's Voice and has been advising the White House and congressional Democrats on broader immigration issues...
|Orlando Sentinel -- September 2, 2009
U.S. Senate seat: Did illegals lose a vote in Florida?
Immigration advocates are wondering if Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's pick for a temporary Senate seat will be as friendly to their cause as the outgoing Sen. Mel Martinez was. -- America's Voice [run by craven traitor Frank Sharry] issued a statement today asking if Crist appointee George LeMieux will be favorable to the kind of immigration reform that would allow for the legalization of millions of [illegal aliens]...
|Frank Sharry -- America's Voice -- August 26, 2009
Serial liar Sharry laments passing of the ayatollah of open-borders menaces
Senator Kennedy was our hero, our leader, and our rock. For over four decades he was a towering figure in the ongoing work to make our immigration and refugee policies consistent with America's finest ideals. -- With his 1965 immigration legislation, Senator Kennedy made sure families were reunited without regard to race, religion, or national origin....
|Roll Call -- Washington -- August 19, 2009
Kyl says concerns over illegal immigration are valid
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday defended critics of Democratic health care reform plans who claim the proposals would provide subsidized health care to illegal [aliens]. Kyl said Democrats have long sought to block curbs on public services for people illegally in the country.
|New York Times -- August 4, 2009
Firm stance on illegals remains policy
..."If they reform the 287(g) program and Arpaio doesn't change, it won't be reform," said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a national [illegal alien] advocacy group. -- Ms. Napolitano said it would be up to Mr. Arpaio, like other current participants, to decide whether to sign and abide by the new cooperation agreement...
|The Examiner -- July 31, 2009
Radical left-wingers sponsor new video critical of DHS immigration tactics
After the release of several reports critical of the DHS' enforcement and detention tactics, America’s Voice has created a new video demanding that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano do more to reject the strategies of the Bush Administration and move forward on workable comprehensive immigration reform. The video campaign was given the name "Enough is enough."
|Frank Sharry -- Huffington Post -- June 24, 2009
Open-borders weasel Sharry pushes Obama on amnesty
On June 25th, President Obama is convening a bi-partisan meeting to discuss the prospects for moving on comprehensive immigration reform later this year. If he asked me about the politics of immigration reform in this economic climate, this is the memo I would send to him...
|Dallas Morning News -- April 10, 2009
Open-borders gasbag Frank Sharry spouts off at SMU
...Rising unemployment means a work-permit plan for future workers part of past immigration proposals won't work, said Frank Sharry, executive director of the [illegal alien] advocacy group America's Voice, to a group of about 100 at SMU. But the rising clout of the Democrats after the 2008 elections means the overall plan stands a chance of success, Sharry said.
|National Immigration Forum -- March 12, 2009
Open-borders zealots laud investigation of Joe Arpaio
...We welcome the Department of Justice's investigation because when a local elected official takes the law into his own hands, the role of the federal government is to protect the people from abuse. The Sheriff's over-the-top publicity-seeking has made him a flashpoint for those concerned that immigration enforcement practices...
|Boston Globe -- March 6, 2009
Nervous employers turn to ID check for workers
A federal system that lets employers check the legal status of their workers is soaring in popularity across the country... -- "We think that an expansion of E-Verify without immigration reform makes no sense whatsoever," said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum in Washington. "We're not fixing the problem."
|CivilRights.org -- February 27, 2009
Open-borders zealots demand DOJ investigation of Joe Arpaio
America's Voice, a national [pro-open borders] organization [run by the notorious liar Frank Sharry], has created a petition calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. -- The petition comes in the wake of public outcry over Arpaio's recent humiliation of 200 [illegal alien] inmates.
|Politico -- February 17, 2009
Rahm's immigration turnabout
It was not so long ago that Rahm Emanuel was on the House Democratic leadership team and being accused of throwing immigrants "under the bus" for the sake of strengthening Democrats' power in the House. -- As the engineer of the Democrats' 2007 takeover of Congress, Emanuel was viewed as... [The notorious Frank Sharry also mentioned]
|O Jornal -- Fall River, Massachusetts -- January 20, 2009
Amnesty likely to happen this fall
...Paco [Fabian], communications director for America's Voice, which is for common-sense immigration reform [aka amnesty], believes that those appointments [Tan Klan hack Cecilia Munoz and reconquista zealot Hilda Solis] coupled with Sen. Reid's intentions are signs that immigration reform will happen sooner rather than later...
|Straits Times -- Singapore -- January 12, 2009
U. S. amnesty in September
...'We are confident and very optimistic that there's likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,' America's Voice pro-[amnesty] group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. -- 'I think that would be a good time simply because there are no federal elections going on...'
|San Antonio Express-News -- January 12, 2009
Immigration issue on back burner
...Immigrant advocates are making a pledge of their own: to hold Obama accountable for his campaign promises. They estimate Congress won't take up the issue until September and, if the effort succeeds, look for a new law overhauling the current system by March 2010, said Frank Sharry, director of America's Voice in Washington, D.C...
|We Get E-Mail -- January 9, 2009 Audio Conference - National Immigration Forum
Amnesty scheme alert!
Audio clip recorded on January 8 is of a telephone conference featuring the usual anti-American pro-Reconquista crowd the likes of Frank Sharry, Cardinal Mahony, The 'Tan Klan's' Janet Murguia, and others plotting their next push for amnesty and open borders. These traitors are relentless.
|RealClearPolitics -- Chicago -- January 9, 2009
'Reform' is coming, but problems remain
...Longtime [whiner and open-borders] advocate Frank Sharry, now director of America's Voice, said that "Chertoff worked admirably" for reform, "but after it failed, what he did was disgraceful. -- "He let the enforcement cowboys loose on residential neighborhoods, conducted those employment raids that mainly targeted helpless workers, not the employers, and terrorized the immigrant community," Sharry charged.
|CNN -- December 26, 2008
More about Joe Arpaio's reality show
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has gotten his own reality show on Fox. This ticks off open-borders fanatics such as the Reconquista likes of Paco Fabian, another 'America's Voice' sidekick of long-time nuisance Frank Sharry. Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson reports... [Permanent video link here]
|Angela Kelly (Sidekick of Frank Sharry) -- La Prensa San Diego -- December 25, 2008
Reconquistas squeal after Fox gives Joe Arpaio his own show
"Smile, You're Under Arrest" that's the name of a new reality TV show starring none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). Yet Maricopa County citizens aren't smiling as Arpaio's tactics have wreaked a lot of havoc, and fought little crime...
|Los Angeles Times -- December 19, 2008
Reconquista fanatics hope their hour has come
...Frank Sharry of America's Voice, a Washington-based immigrant advocacy organization, said that Democrats who favored a comprehensive reform approach beat Republicans advocating only border control and other enforcement measures in 20 of 22 congressional races in such battleground states as Colorado and New Mexico...
|Associated Press -- December 18, 2008
Obama picks another Mexican Reconquista, this one for Labor
A labor official says Rep. Hilda Solis of California will be nominated as labor secretary by President-elect Barack Obama. -- The Democratic congresswoman was just elected to her fifth term representing heavily Hispanic portions of eastern Los Angeles County and east L.A. She is the daughter of Mexican and Nicaraguan immigrants... [Open-borders fanatic Frank Sharry is elated]
|Gerald F. Seib -- Wall Street Journal -- December 16, 2008
Democrats risk losing Hispanics
...[T]hose who push immigration reform still expect action. Mr. Obama "himself promised he was going to push on immigration reform in the first year," says Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, a nonpartisan advocacy group backing immigration reform [aka amnesty].
|Reuters / AltertNet -- November 21, 2008
CWS, NCC call on U.S. government to stop workplace immigration raids
...[Notorious America-hating liar] Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of America's Voice, a new communications campaign to win [amnesty], told the General Assembly delegates before the resolution's approval that illegal [illegal aliens] in the U. S. "are subject to the largest detention program the federal government runs. -- "We have 4,000 people who were just 'driving while brown' being stopped and exported..."
|Frontera NorteSur -- New Mexico State University -- Las Cruces -- November 17, 2008
Will the Latino vote spur amnesty scheme in 2009?
..."I think they [Republicans] are in a tough spot", said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice. "It's not clear to me the Republicans have gotten the message." -- In Sharry's view Republicans will have to disassociate themselves from "anti-immigrant extremists that have hijacked most of the party," while Democrats will have to deliver immigration and other reforms...
|Chicago Tribune -- November 17, 2008
Chicago petition drive aims to make amnesty a priority for Obama
..."The real question, in my mind, is not whether the new administration is going to be willing to take the initiative, it's going to be whether the Democratic members of Congress are going to have the backbone" to push through reforms, said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, [a bunch of America-hating ethnic hustlers] in Washington...
|American Patrol Report Feature -- August 27, 2008
Sharry again plots with open-border menaces for amnesty
This feature includes a video that shows socialist windbag Frank Sharry plotting with Zoe Lofgren, the 'Tan Klan's' Janet Murguia, and others to push another amnesty down the throats of the American people.
|Amber Arellano -- Detroit News -- July 14, 2008
Open-borders fanatic Sharry lauds McCain
..."I think John McCain is truly one of the great leaders in American history on immigration reform," said Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, an immigration advocacy group last week. -- "It's also true that he chose to pander to the right-wing, anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party," he added....
-- New America Media [Radical
Left-wing Drool] - January 19, 2006
Job Only Immigrants Can Do?
President Bush was never my kind of President.
But shortly after he took office in 2001, he caught my attention
with an evident desire to make history on an issue near and dear
to my heart. -- For the first time in American history, an American
President made Mexico the destination of his first trip out of
News -- December 7, 2005
border-busters slam Sensenbrenner bill
A popular Washington-based immigrant
advocacy organization has slammed the latest piece of immigration
legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress yesterday, saying
it only "makes a bad situation worse." -- Angela Kelley,
deputy director of the National Immigration Forum said Rep. F.
James Sensenbrenner's bill demonstrates a breathtaking misunderstanding
of the immigration issue.
News -- May 7, 2004
Immigration Reform Bill Pleases Rights Groups
..."This bill provides real solutions
to the problems that plague our current broken immigration system,"
said Vibiana Andrade, of MALDEF.
-- "This bill will, over time, replace a chaotic, deadly,
and illegal flow of exploitable workers and desperate family
members with a safe, orderly, and legal flow of workers with
full labor rights and family members with legal immigrant visas,"
said Frank Sharry...
Drops Ball on Goal Line
Buchanan and Tancredo Fail to Call Sharry on Mexican Reconquista
Millions to Attack
Just Three Groups Have $78 Million a Year to Keep Borders
Annual Income - 2001
This a Fair Fight?
ABP - July 8, 2003. This week, Spanish
language TV featured a report from Frank
Sharry, who spoke in perfect Spanish. The banner read "Frank
Sharry - Ford
Foundation." The Ford Foundation has $9.5 billion in
assets. It works to keep America's borders open by financing
groups such as MALDEF
Adding in the virulent anti-American SPLC,
and these three groups bring in more than $78 million a year
to destroy America's sovereignty. Last year, American Border
Patrol's total income was less than $50,000.
Is this a fair fight?