By: Carolyn Cooke
Special to The Press
The Idaho State House of Representatives is in serious need of a major ‘house cleaning.’ To begin with, two north Idaho Representatives should be swept out of office.
Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, and Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden, have a lot of explaining to do to their constituents because of their support for Idaho State Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, in the Republican primary to unseat United States Congressman Walt Minnick.
Both call him a “conservative.”
Rep. Labrador rails against tax increases on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol at the same time he speaks out against Sen. Michael Jorgenson’s bill that would force employers to comply with federal immigration law. Idaho taxpayers are paying more than $200 million dollars per year to support illegal immigrants – more than the current Idaho state deficit!
Labrador is an immigration attorney who has admittedly defended illegal aliens in newspaper interviews and on talk radio with Nate Shelman on KBOI.
Immigration attorney Labrador fought to keep an illegal alien smuggler and perpetrator of document fraud from being deported from the United States. The defendant in the case, Xavier Sotelo, was wanted for murder in Mexico.
Labrador is calling for ‘guest worker programs for foreign nationals’ in the worst recession since the Great Depression. Idaho families are out of work and suffering! There are no jobs Americans will not do for living wages – this, according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics.
Labrador has been on retainer for the Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) to help with ‘migrant labor’ issues, while at the same time serving as an elected member of the Idaho State House of Representatives. The Idaho Dairymen’s Association is an organization that has joined with national groups, such as ImmigrationWorks USA, to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants via Comprehensive Immigration Reform, twice defeated by the American people.
The CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA has stated that the ultimate goal of her organization is achieving a free flow of labor across America’s borders and thus an end to American sovereignty. The IDA also belongs to the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR), a group that lobbies the United States Congress for former Sen. Larry Craig’s AgJobs amnesty.
Labrador spoke out in favor of the Dream Act amnesty in a panel discussion before the City Club of Boise as well as for former Sen. Craig’s guest worker program or AgJobs amnesty. The Dream Act is taxpayer funded instate tuition for illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship. Instate tuition is denied to American students and families living in other states. The Dream Act is an amnesty with a huge magnet for further illegal immigration to the United States.
Labrador voted against Idaho State Sen. McGee’s 2007 Senate bill which required verification of legal status to receive public benefits except in emergencies.
How do you think Labrador will vote when amnesties for illegal immigrants once again rear their ugly heads in the Congress of the United States if he is elected?
If former Sen. Craig were to pick a candidate to replace him in Washington, D.C., Labrador would be his choice.
Because of their support for the radical pro-amnesty candidacy of Labrador, the positions of both Reps. Clark and Nonini must be called into question by those who elected them to office.
It is a new day in America and Idaho patriots have no patience with those who seek to undermine the United States Constitution and American sovereignty by supporting the views of candidate Labrador.
Carolyn Cooke is a resident of Coeur d’Alene, ID and an author at NoisyRoom.net and Family Security Matters.