Class Warfare Blog

April 23, 2013

Republicans Against Immigration Reform? Nah, They Just Talk That Way

Many Republicans and their right-wing media machine are doing back flips to avoid having to do anything to fix the immigration system. The latest claim is that the Boston Marathon Bombers are just the latest indicator that our immigration system is broken. We need to ban all immigrants from Muslim dominated countries! We need to rethink immigration reform . . . blah, blah, blah!

In their mad rush to simultaneously placate potential Hispanic voters and their xenophobic base they kind of miss on a few facts . . . like the family in question (the Tsarnaevs) didn’t come through the immigration system; they sought political asylum and were granted it by the State Department.

Somebody needs to throw these Republicans an intellectual life preserver but, considering their track record they would probably eat it.

1 Comment »

  1. I laughed at your last line… funny and true. The Republicans need to get their act and messaging together about immigration reform. Rand Paul came out for a pathway to citizenship a few weeks ago. Smart move by him for his 2016 run.


    Comment by Jason — April 27, 2013 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

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