NRI Raj Bhakta,
nominee for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, October 15, 2006
NRI Raj Bhakta is the Republican Party's nominee for
the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 13th
congressional district. The election is to be held on November 7,
2006; he will face incumbent Democrat Allyson Schwartz.
His Political Philosophy: America
was born through immigration, though today too much of our immigration
is illegal and unchecked. Both the Democrat and Republican parties
are ignoring America’s border security crisis. Republicans
don’t want to anger big business and stop the flow of cheap
labor, while Democrats don’t want to turn away potential voters.
Astoundingly, five years after 9/11, we do not have an immigration
policy to meet our security needs.
More security fencing along the border and a more
stringent visa policy for those coming from terrorist states are
badly needed. In Congress, I will fight to see that this is done.
He focused on traditional American principals such as individual
responsibility, liberty, and small government."
Bhaktra is stunned that our border security is so
lax, it allows US Citizens to pull large-scale stunts in South Texas.
He filmed a campaign ad on the Mexican border and that campaign
ad will feature him sneaking three live elephants across the border
into the US accompanied by a mariachi band.
Border Patrol authorities discredited Bhakta’s
endeavors since he, the elephants and the musicians didn’t
actually cross the border illegally. Protocol was followed because
the elephants ultimately were quarantined at a checkpoint and dipped
for fever ticks, said Edinburg-based spokesman Roy Cervantes.
Circus producer James Plunkett of rural Van Zandt
County near Dallas said he thought he was renting out three elephants
for a private party at a ranch east of Brownsville near Boca Chica
beach and the mouth of the Rio Grande. He didn't know until ...
Wednesday that the guy riding one elephant was not a birthday boy,
or that the camera crew was not shooting a family video.
"These animals are treasures," he said. "To put them
in jeopardy or use them that way -- that's not something we would
be party to." Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“To our knowledge there is no problem with bringing
three elephants and a mariachi band to a private ranch along the
border,” Cervantes said.