Minuteman Founder Slams Tennessee Legislature for Education Savings Accounts Targeting Illegal Immigrants

Minuteman Project Founder Jim Gilchrist
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Print Release on Friday, April 5, 2019
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Minuteman Founder Slams Tennessee Legislature
Statewide radio ad calls proposed Educational Savings Accounts “new entitlement” and “giveaway” to illegal aliens

Aliso Viejo, CA – Minuteman Project Founder and President Jim Gilchrist, the nation’s leading grassroots activist on the issue of immigration reform and border security, sponsored a statewide radio ad buy opposing the Tennessee Legislature’s proposed Educational Savings Accounts. Gilchrist is asking for opponents of illegal immigration and those who oppose amnesty to join with him in calling and emailing their state legislators to show their opposition to the plan.

The ad, which will be broadcast this week and next statewide, says “Each year taxpayers are on the hook for billions to illegal immigrants. The waste and law breaking has to stop. That’s why I’m against the Tennessee Legislature’s scheme: “education saving accounts” to literally give debit cards to illegal immigrants to spend any way they want.”

The ad further explains, “Breitbart News reports the current attempt at “school choice reform” could be a new entitlement that drains needed funds from current students – especially in rural and struggling schools. Governor Bill Lee’s top education advisor worked for the group that hatched a similar plan in Arizona. Now they want this giveaway here.”

The ad then requests that opponents of creating a magnet for illegal aliens in Tennessee to contact state legislators before concluding, “Tell them to stand up against amnesty and enforce the rule of law. Tell them to say “no” to “education savings accounts” – these new taxpayer subsidized benefits for illegal immigrants.”

Jim Gilchrist founded the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project on Oct. 1, 2004, after years of frustrated efforts trying to get a neglectful U.S. government to simply enforce existing immigration laws. Thousands of patriots since then have volunteered tens of thousands of man hours performing the “world’s largest neighborhood watch” by joining Gilchrist on the US-Mexico border. Armed only with lawn chairs, binoculars, and satellite phones, they support the efforts of the US Border Patrol.

Mr. Gilchrist is a passionate defender of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and an avid supporter of law enforcement organizations. He has appeared on over 3000 radio and TV news and commentary shows in the past decade, and he believes he is only one of millions of 21st century minutemen / women / children who want the U.S. to remain governed by the “rule of law” and who want proactive enforcement of our national security protections and our immigration legal code.

Jim Gilchrist is the founder and President of the Minuteman Project, a multi-ethnic grassroots organization dedicated to border security and immigration reform. For more information see www.MinutemanProject.com

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