Past Features

May 12, 2016

The Killing of California
A History Lesson

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- May 12, 2016  
I was there
    Alan C. Nelson, President Reagan's head of Immigration and Naturalization Service, saw the serious error made by the US Supreme Court when it ruled that US Schools had to open their doors to anyone who wanted an education. The ruling was Plyler v Doe, and it started a flood of illegal immigration.
    Nelson wanted the Supreme Court to revisit this mistake, so he helped create Proposition 187.
    Proposition 187 passed overwhelmingly and it was on is way to the Supreme Court, but it was stopped by the very attorney who won the Plyler vs. Doe decision --- Peter Schey.
    But Schey didn't do it all by himself, he had plenty of help from the Republican Establishment.
David Frum: Paul Ryan As Speaker Will 'Carry The Day For Obama Immigration Plans'
As Bloomberg's John Heilemann reported in 1996, “[Ryan's] ties to the pro-immigration mafia ran deep. A protégé of [Cesar] Conda and an ally of [Rick] Swartz [founder of the pro-amnesty National Immigration Forum], Ryan was the staffer who had aided Jack Kemp and William Bennett in their crusade against [California's] Proposition 187.”
    I was a leader in the effort to pass Proposition 187.
    Had Proposition 187 reached the Supreme Court chances are very good that it would have been found constitutional and illegal immigration would have all but ended in California.
    Instead, 187 was killed --- illegally --- and the flood of illegal immigration increased. As a result, California is now a Hispanic State.
    I have since learned that Paul Ryan played a key role in the Republican establishment's effort to kill Proposition 187. In killing 187, Ryan killed California.
    I know because --- I was there.