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:: Saturday, March 29, 2003 ::

Tancredo and Immigration

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R - Colorado) made national news last fall when he personally asked the INS to look into the status of an undocumented immigrant student who complained that in spite of being a Colorado resident he was not eligible for in-state tuition. Suffice it to say that Tancredo wasn't trying to get the student a discount.
Tancredo's point is well taken, that people here illegally should not be looking for breaks when it comes to government services. However, his mean spirited action made a much bigger impression than any debating point he attempted to make.
The Rep. was on talk shows all over the country at the time, and he was usually quick to point out that he's not anti-immigrant, but only anti-illegal immigration.
Well, now the veneer is off. Recently an ad has been airing on Denver radio stations, lauding Rep. Tancredo for sponsoring a bill that would decrease legal immigration from one million to three hundred thousand persons annually. The stated purpose is to make it harder for terrorists to get here, and reduce overcrowding.
I think it serves another purpose. It shows that Rep. Tancredo is against legal immigration as well as illegal. I think it's safe to say he's anti-immigration, period. That's about as un-American as it gets.

The organization sponsoring the ad is called United to Secure America. You can find out more about them, and hear the Tancredo ad, on their website.

:: Walter 4:24 PM [+] ::

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