NC-02: Ellmers moves put amnesty for illegal aliens at the center of her primary fight | Eastern North Carolina Now

Renee Ellmers has been proud of her ties to House leadership. She once slipped up - I think - in a conversation with me, referring to House Speaker John Boehner as her "boss."

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    Renee Ellmers has been proud of her ties to House leadership. She once slipped up  -  I think  -  in a conversation with me, referring to House Speaker John Boehner as her "boss."

    Now comes word that Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor are ready to sign the party up for amnesty. Word leaked out months ago that Ellmers would be elevated as a spokesman for the House GOP on "immigration reform." Ellmers has gone as far as reaching out to immigrants protesting FOR amnesty here in North Carolina.

    Ellmers and the House leadership are treating "immigration reform" as a major issue  -  even though Gallup finds only 3 percent of Americans see immigration reform as an important issue. Working with Obama and his fellow Democrats to grant amnesty to illegals already in the country raises the ire of folks throughout "flyover country."

    Ellmers' primary opponent, Frank Roche, has made his opposition to amnesty one of the centerpieces of his campaign effort. Roche has attracted the attention of Americans For Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), a North Carolina-based anti-amnesty political action committee. The group started expressing concern about Ellmers on the immigration issue back in October:

    We knew there was something very suspicious about the Renee Ellmers campaign a few years ago here in NC. Despite being right next door to ALIPAC's operations and despite several fervent promises from campaign volunteers and supporters that Ellmers would return an ALIPAC federal candidate survey, we never received a survey back from her campaign.

    Sometimes this is just a decision the campaign makes or a sign of disorganization. Other times it is a sign that behind such a campaign the Open Borders Lobby is playing the role of puppet master!

    The latter appears to the case in regards to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers the new GOP lawmaker in North Carolina's 2nd District.

    Last week we were contacted by ALIPAC grass roots supporter Ron Woodard of NC Listen who informed us "Congresswoman Renee Ellmers from North Carolina says we need immigration reform that is in line with the realities facing "undocumented" people (what about the realities facing unemployed citizens and the taxpayers?). She has become too cozy with cheap labor interests that want an Amnesty (she meets frequently with cheap labor business groups and the Farm Bureau, but rarely with her own local constituents). She has also made comments supporting illegal immigrants getting legal work status (she apparently is ignorant that North Carolina's unemployment rate is the third highest and worst in the nation  -  and that over 20 million citizens in the USA are either unemployed or want but cannot find a full-time job). She says immigration reform is essential for growing the American economy (this is a code phrase for more legal immigration beyond the one million legal immigrants already allowed to immigrate to the USA each year)."

    So then we deployed our ALIPAC researchers who tell us they believe that Renee Ellmers is a John Boehner puppet. We found this on her website. Looks like she is one of these "secure the borders first' illegal alien Amnesty supporters!

    "we need to address the millions of people (illegal aliens) who are already in this country and formulate a process for them to earn legal work status."

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    Well, it appears the folks at ALIPAC have found someone they can support. They have formally endorsed Roche in the Second District GOP primary:

    America's largest Political Action Committee addressing the issues of illegal immigration, border security, and immigration reform amnesty plans is making the national organization's first endorsement of 2014 today by endorsing Frank Roche for Congress.

    Frank Roche has announced he is filing in North Carolina's 2nd District to provide a GOP primary challenge to incumbent Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. Roche has cited Ellmers support for a path to legalization for illegal immigrants as a motivation for his run.

    "Renee Ellmers supports a form of amnesty for illegal aliens!" said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "Frank Roche has sent us a federal candidate survey indicating he will support America's existing border and immigration laws instead of destroying them as Renee Ellmers would do."

    Renee Ellmers has recently stated she will work with President Barack Obama and the US Chamber of Commerce to alter existing American laws to accommodate tens of millions of illegal immigrants with some form of legalization or path to citizenship that would eventually lead to a new voting bloc in American elections which would destroy America's borders forever.

    In October of 2013, Renee Ellmers admitted she had met with pro amnesty groups in North Carolina while ignoring groups that oppose amnesty. She then said on her website, "we need to address the millions of people who are already in this country and formulate a process for them to earn legal work status." This position in support of amnesty for illegal aliens was further reinforced in her recent editorial piece to the Fayetteville Observer.

    Frank Roche has completed the ALIPAC 2014 federal candidate survey (Click here to view) where he aligns himself with the more than 80% of Republican voters in Ellmers' district who feel their member of Congress should "Support Americans and legal immigrants by supporting the adequate enforcement of America's existing border and immigration laws as the US Constitution requires for the protection of American jobs, elections, taxpayer resources, health, and lives."

    Renee Ellmers is one of 35 Republican members of Congress ALIPAC and other conservative groups are targeting in the GOP primaries of 2014 due to their support for Obama's call to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants!

    ALIPAC is currently endorsing more than 140 members of Congress including Congressmen Walter Jones and Patrick McHenry in North Carolina.


    These developments look like they could make what had looked like a sleepy primary become very interesting. If Ellmers survives this fight in May, she could end up facing either former NC Commerce secretary Keith Crisco or former American Idol Clay Aiken in the general election.
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