Longtime radio host and Immigration Champion Terry Anderson died on Wednesday. Anderson was known for voicing his opinion on the negative impacts that America's current immigration system has on Black Americans. He was highly critical of the Bush and Obama Administrations and regularly had Immigration Champions such as Former Rep. Tom Tancredo and Rep. Brian Bilbray on his radio program.Terry died of pancreatic cancer.
Terry is survived by his wife Melanie, who was also his high school sweetheart, two sons, and two grandchildren. He was born in Oakland, Calif., but moved to South Los Angeles when he was a youngster and lived there ever since. After starting his radio show in November 2000, Terry would have broadcast for the 500th time in a few weeks. He's known for his well-prepared opening monologues (see one of his famous monologues here and watch him explaining how illegal immigration has harmed MacArthur Park here), which he often spent 20-30 hours a week to prepare. In 10 years, he never missed a show, although he was pre-empted a few times by his home station on very short notice.
Terry Anderson's website was dedicated to fighting for lower immigration levels to help impoverished Black Americans. He provided links to the various organizations, including NumbersUSA and our Immigration-Reduction Report Cards. He honored Border Patrol agents who lost their lives in the line of duty and provided a platform for candidates and public office holders looking to reduce overall immigration numbers.
In the weeks leading up to his death, Terry Anderson had J.D. Hayworth, Republican challenger to John McCain, and Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, on his radio program. In his "Clown of the Week" segment, he blasted the Obama Administration for their decision to sue the state of Arizona as well as DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Cardinal Roger Mahony.
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Updated: Mon, Jul 12th 2010 @ 10:40am EDT