NC's Two Largest Advocacy Groups for Border Security and Enforcement of Immigration Laws Announce Support for Pantano and Denounce Rouzer for his support of Amnesty

By Administrator on November 30, 2011


Pantano Receives the Support of ALIPAC and NCFIRE, Two of the Largest Advocacy Groups for Border Security & the Enforcement of Our Nation’s Immigration Laws


Wilmington, NC:  Today, ALIPAC and NCFIRE, two of the largest advocacy groups for border security and enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws, announced their support for Conservative Republican Ilario Pantano in the upcoming election for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District.  Both groups also expressed their displeasure with Pantano’s opponent David Rouzer’s support for Amnesty for illegal aliens.


“I am honored to receive the support of both ALIPAC and NCFIRE,” Pantano said upon learning today’s news. “Both of these groups do a great job here in NC and across the nation fighting against Amnesty, for secure borders, and for the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.  As the next Congressman from the 7th District, I look forward to working with these groups to ensure that our Nation secures our borders, cracks down on illegal immigration, and never gives US citizenship away to someone who has entered our Country illegally.”


Statement from William Gheen, President of ALIPAC, endorsing Ilario Pantano on behalf of ALIPAC and it’s many members across North Carolina and the United States 

“ALIPAC is proud to endorse Conservative Republican Ilario Pantano in the race for North Carolina’s 7th District.  Pantano is the only candidate in the race for the 7th District that we know that we can trust to stand firm against illegal immigration.  Ilario is a true leader and someone we can count on in the fight against amnesty for illegals. He’s the only candidate in the race committed to securing the border, enforcing and strengthening our immigration laws, punishing employers who knowingly employ illegal immigrants, and fighting Amnesty in all forms”


“Ilario’s primary opponent, David Rouzer, likes to talk a good game about securing the border and fighting illegal immigration, however his record shows that is not true.  In reality, Rouzer has been a paid advocate for Amnesty for illegals working alongside such open border pro-Amnesty liberals like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Diane Feinstein.  80% of Americans agree that Rouzer is wrong on Amnesty and he’s wrong for the 7th District. A pro-Amnesty Congressman like Rouzer is the last thing  the 7th District needs.”

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, found at  is a national organization comprised of citizens of every race, party, and walk of life who represent the 80% of Americans who oppose illegal immigration and Amnesty as evidenced in most recent polls. Founded on 9/11/2004, ALIPAC has quickly grown to become the third largest national organization addressing these issues.


Statement from James Johnson, Founder & President of NCFIRE, expressing NC FIRE’s support for Ilario Pantano’s strong stance against illegal immigration and against amnesty for illegal aliens:


NCFIRE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, we cannot endorse political candidates however, we strongly agree with Ilario Pantano's stance against illegal immigration and against amnesty for illegal aliens.


We have determined that Ilario, a Marine veteran of two wars, is dedicated to the enforcement of our immigration laws and keeping our citizens safe.


We cannot agree with Ilario's opponent, David Rouzer and his position of being a paid lobbyist and supporter of the AG Jobs Act which would give amnesty to 3.3 million illegal aliens.


We encourage the citizens of North Carolina's 7th Congressional District to take a good look at Ilario Pantano's  position on illegal immigration, when making their choice in the upcoming primary in May.