Metcalfe Counters Mexican President’s Attacks on Americans with Introduction of Arizona-Modeled Immigration Reform Petition Drive

In response to Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s unprecedented verbal assaults on American citizens last week, Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) launched an all-new online petition drive that American citizens across the nation can now use to conveniently deliver this uncompromising message to all state and federal lawmakers:


“We, the undersigned, demand enactment of the Arizona-modeled legislation, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, to provide our law enforcement with full authority to apprehend illegal aliens for deportation; to punish employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens; and to eliminate public benefits, welfare, education, and all other economic attractions for illegal aliens.”


Starting today at, American citizens can sign the petition electronically or download and print out a hard copy to collect signatures from friends, family members and co-workers. Modeled after the revised Arizona law, Metcalfe’s recently introduced House Bill 2479 creates a new criminal offense to allow state and local law enforcement to apprehend Pennsylvania’s estimated 140,000 illegal aliens for deportation.   


 “The Obama administration’s decision to invite the President of Mexico to freely come onto American soil and take cheap shots against American citizens at the White House and before the U.S. Congress is a betrayal of America and the American people,” said Metcalfe.   “Mexican immigration law is just as tough, if not tougher on illegal aliens crossing its southern border with Central America.   The Mexican president’s unfounded and racially-motivated attack on states such as Arizona and Pennsylvania executing their individual rights to implement attrition through law enforcement is beyond hypocritical, especially when you consider that his economically and morally corrupt regime is the main reason that his own citizens are fleeing to our country.” 


Including Pennsylvania and Arizona, lawmakers from 37 state legislatures, or more than 60 percent of the nation, have now signed on as members of SLLI.   American citizens can encourage their state lawmakers to become official members by contacting Representative Metcalfe at (724) 772-3110 or via e-mail at


 “Rather than discussing economic boycotts or lawsuits against any state that enacts this Arizona-modeled legislation, American citizens should strongly consider boycotting any state, city or local government who falls in lockstep with the federal government’s un-American and unconstitutional dictates,” said Metcalfe.    “As far as allowing Mexico, the UN or any other foreign government to dictate American immigration policy, it would be wise to Remember the Alamo.   The national security message all 50 state legislatures should be sending to illegal aliens by passing Arizona-modeled legislation is crystal clear:  Leave America or go to jail.”


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(724) 772-3110
(717) 783-1707

Contact:  Ty McCauslin

(717) 772-9979

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