ROCKY POINT, NC -- The Constitution Party of North Carolina, a growing political party in the state, strongly condemns President Bush's amnesty plan for illegal aliens. The preamble of the Constitution of the United States articulates that the primary purpose of the federal government is to "ensure domestic tranquility and provide for a common defense." The president’s plan will do just the opposite in this case. Says state chairman Michael Harrison, "The president is seriously compromising the security of our nation in a political maneuver designed to garner the Hispanic vote."
"This should be one of the top campaign issues in our nation this year," said Harrison, who also points out that once implemented, not only will the plan encourage more illegal immigration, but it is a "slap in the face to those who have obeyed the law in trying to immigrate legally."
The Manhattan Institute recently published a report which demonstrates that illegal immigration has caused, among other problems, a large crime wave in the country. A recent poll shows that 58% of registered Republicans oppose this amnesty plan. Concerning immigration, the Constitution Party's platform states in part: "We affirm the integrity of the international borders of the United States and the Constitutional authority and right of the federal government to guard and to protect those borders, including the regulation of the numbers and of the qualifications of immigrants into the country." The Constitution Party of North Carolina calls on all conservatives in the state to re-evaluate their support of this president in lieu of this plan.
The Constitution Party of North Carolina is organizing local chapters throughout the state and preparing to run candidates in this year's election. The state party is currently working toward ballot access in North Carolina so that the national party’s candidate for president can be on the ballot in November.
More information about the Constitution Party of North Carolina can be found by visiting the state party website at http://www.cpnc.info or by calling .