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Old 09-12-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This is laughable. Obviously, pro-illegals need to convince themselves (and illegals) that Americans really do embrace illegal aliens.

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Hernán Rozemberg - Express-News A handful of conservative states with a recent influx of immigrants have drawn national attention for passing “punitive” immigration laws, but the reality is that most state legislatures are quietly welcoming newcomers, according to a report released Thursday.

The Progressive States Network, a pro-immigrant group founded three years ago in New York City to lobby states, weighed in on the immigration debate, concluding that the public has been wrongly led to conclude that most states have suddenly turned into immigration law enforcers.

“We hear a lot about an anti-immigrant movement spreading through states, but facts don't bear it out,” said Joel Barkin, the group's executive director. “Pro-immigrant forces are actually winning the fight, though it's far from over.”

Backers of increased immigration restrictions vehemently contested the report, countering that it's more states are cracking down on illegal immigration due to inaction in Washington.
Report says immigrant backlash a myth (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Report_says_immigrant_backlash_a_myth.html - broken link)
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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What a RELIEF !! I was beginning to fear that we'd become an angry nation of xenophobic racists, just looking for ways to make life tough for people whose only crime was 'looking for work'.

Now that I know that we're really NOT that mean at ALL....that our churlishness and bad humor is mostly just a "myth"...I'll be able to sleep tonight. Thanks, Benicar.
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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What a RELIEF !! I was beginning to fear that we'd become an angry nation of xenophobic racists, just looking for ways to make life tough for people whose only crime was 'looking for work'.

Now that I know that we're really NOT that mean at ALL....that our churlishness and bad humor is mostly just a "myth"...I'll be able to sleep tonight. Thanks, Benicar.
LOL!
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