Another liberal college campus is making its voice heard in the ongoing and controversial immigration debate. Breitbart is reporting today that the University of California Berkeley "student government voted to financially fund the migrant caravan in a resolution passed by the student senate" last week. The $1,500 in funds for the student organization Central Americans for Empowerment will help with migrants' "legal fees and health services."
Besides disrespecting the rule of law and the protection of borders, these students and other migrant caravan supporters like them are disgracing and insulting every legal immigrant who became a citizen of the United States through a lawful process.
A member of America's legal immigrant family is New York Times best-selling author Brigitte Gabriel, who in her new book, Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom, writes extensively about how immigration policies are fundamentally changing the nation.
"So much has changed from a cultural standpoint over the past decade, but nothing so unfortunate as the attempted legitimacy of lawlessness that pervades our current American landscape," Gabriel says. "It seems like only yesterday when encouraging a foreign invasion on our southern border was considered a radical and dangerous sentiment. Now, it's practically the spoken word throughout the mainstream media, Democrat political offices and Hollywood social media accounts. Of course, we now live in a country where the American flag is considered a 'hate symbol' on certain college campuses, so I suppose nothing should shock us anymore."
Gabriel adds that there's nothing racist about locking doors at night; millions of Americans of every race, gender, religion do it every night, she says.
"In fact, it is those who are supporting this attempted invasion who are disgracing legal immigrants such as myself, who had to go to extraordinary lengths to achieve citizenship legally," Gabriel continues. "Tens of thousands of dollars were invested after years of penny pinching and countless hours were spent studying American civics and history. Lawyers, paperwork, medical testing—it's all part of the well-worth-it process of coming to America the legal and legitimate way.
"Those who took the time to follow the rule of law and went to these extraordinary lengths, making tremendous personal and financial sacrifices, are watching this caravan invasion on television and those who support it with resentment and betrayal," she says. "And, by the way, we are not a nation built by immigrants; we are a nation founded by settlers and built by citizens. Immigrants become citizens, and then add to the fabric of the American ideal. Immigrants who make this country better do so assimilating to America—not the other way around—as well as by following the law, not breaking it."
Rise contains Gabriel's most hard-hitting, explosive message yet by equipping Americans to fight the efforts of the nation's enemies to undermine the U.S. culture at every level. It's not only a warning but also a rallying cry to unite Americans of all backgrounds in a fight for the survival of the nation, the protection of the Judeo-Christian values upon which it was built and the preservation of the freedoms on which future generations depend.
In the 10 years since her groundbreaking first book took the world by storm, Gabriel has boldly faced death threats from terrorists, condemnation from critics and attacks from the "PC Police," yet she refuses to back down. Gutsy, spirited, undauntable and resolute, Gabriel now issues a new clarion call to America that addresses the historical and religious basis of our greatest threats to national security.
She started her organization, ACT for America—now approaching 1 million members—in an effort to protect the citizens of the United States from the horrors she experienced as a girl. She is also the celebrated author of two New York Times best-sellers, Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (2006) and They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (2010). Rise is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published 14 New York Times best-sellers.
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