Sentinel Star Power
The Heritage Action Sentinels are engaging full force on the political battleground.
Check out this Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor from Sentinel Clay Hamlin. Clay is the founder of the Hamlin Family Foundation and the CEO of CITRS, a non-profit character education company catering to K-12 schools.
Clay’s letter corrects a common misconception about immigration and the grassroots movement. He explained the grassroots is “solidly in favor” of reforms to our immigration system, including “securing our borders, allowing temporary guest workers where needed, using E-Verify, awarding green cards to highly educated foreigners who are potential ‘job creators,’ derailing ‘chain immigration’ and many other beneficial reforms.” He then added this very important point:
“What they are against is legalization (amnesty) for persons breaching our borders illegally. They cannot understand why people who break our laws should be rewarded and why the U.S. intentionally coddles such people, unlike other countries in the world. They believe that all nations should be able to select the number and qualifications of immigrants they want and need, instead of being limited to choosing among a group of people who break into a country illegally.”
No one trusts President Obama to follow the law so immigration reform isn’t happening, and it shouldn’t, but Clay’s insights – you can be anti-amnesty while still acknowledging the current system is broken – and accountability efforts are another example of Sentinels taking the fight to the front line.