This Sunday, is the third annual National Remembrance Day for those killed by illegal aliens.
As such, the citizen advocacy group known as the Tea Party Immigration Coalition (TPIC) has asked President Obama to lower all national flags, including the one flown above the White House, to half-mast on that day.
The TPIC's request follows:
Dear President Obama,
Millions of American citizens and legal immigrants are killed, maimed and otherwise victimized by illegal alien criminals every year. This unnecessary harm to Americans is perpetuated by the failure of the federal government to enforce our nation's immigration and employment laws. And the toll on our citizens will continue to grow so long as you ignore your responsibility to enforce those laws.
Accordingly, we have designated November 3rd as the third annual Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Illegal Aliens.
November 6th is the 27th anniversary of the 1986 IRCA Amnesty for illegal aliens which encouraged, and over a quarter century later continues to encourage, illegal immigration by those expecting amnesty.
Mr. President, we are asking you to order all national flags to be flown at half-staff on November 3rd to honor our fallen citizens, victimized not only by illegal alien criminals, but by the federal government's refusal to secure the border and enforce our immigration laws.
The Tea Party Immigration Coalition
Will Obama comply with the request?
So far, the White House has not responded.
However, there is precedent for such action.
On August 6, 2012, Obama ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast following the mass shooting at the Oak Creek Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
That proclamation read:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, August 10, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including military facilities and naval vessels and stations."
In light of the fact that with his refusal to enforce our immigration laws, Obama bears at least some of the responsibility for everyone who has been killed by an illegal alien since he took office in 2009, lowering the flag is the very least he can do.
Keep an eye on the White House flag this Sunday!