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Old 10-24-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Cristobal Cavazos, DuPage County, Election 2008, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, Immigration, Immigration Debate, Jill Morgenthaler, Peter Roskam, Tammy Duckworth, Chicago News



6th District Congressman Peter Roskam has embarked upon another "Blame Pedro" Campaign designed for short-term political gain heading into November's elections, says Cristobal Cavazos of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage as they plan for their Oct. 23rd Rally at Peter Roskam's office.
"On September 19, Peter Roskam, a freshman in Congress seeking a second term, became the first congressman to make use of anti-immigrant ads in Illinois this election cycle with a direct-mail piece sent out to supporters," says Cavazos, as they planned for their Oct. 23rd rally at Peter Roskam's office. "We are a bi-partisan group and denounce Roskam because of his willful demonizing of the growing immigrant community in DuPage," he added.

Speakers at the rally will include members of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, local religious leaders, student leader Erika Sanchez and allies Jorge Mujica from the March 10th Committee and Tim Bell from the Chicago Workers Collaborative.

The ads, paid for by the Illinois Republican Party, use the anti-immigrant code word "illegals" in reference to the nation's undocumented immigrant population. The Roskam campaign also incorporates anti-Latino stereotypes by featuring images of "border-hopping" Hispanic types while questioning whether "we" have "enough border-security." In addition, Roskam, again in coded language, suggests that any kind of an immigration reform -- a policy favored by most Americans -- amounts to "granting amnesty."

"We deserve better than this," suggests Roskam.

"The congressman sent out these ads a day after Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) an anti-immigrant, enforcement only, extremist group announced their endorsement of Roskam giving him an "A" rating," says Cavazos. Roskam made use of similar ads two years ago in his campaign against Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth and is adding to the surge of hate and violence that has surrounded the immigration debate.
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Naazish YarKhan: !No More Immigrant Bashing in Dupage! !Deja de Golpear al Inmigrante en Dupage!
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Here's what ALIPAC has to say about it.........
Illegal Immigration: ALIPAC Americans for Legal Immigration PAC Forums-viewtopic-Huffington Post Attacking ALIPAC???
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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The ads, paid for by the Illinois Republican Party, use the anti-immigrant code word "illegals" in reference to the nation's undocumented immigrant population. The Roskam campaign also incorporates anti-Latino stereotypes by featuring images of "border-hopping" Hispanic types while questioning whether "we" have "enough border-security." In addition, Roskam, again in coded language, suggests that any kind of an immigration reform -- a policy favored by most Americans -- amounts to "granting amnesty."
Wth? Blacknight, since you side with the pro illegal immigration side of things here, perhaps you can explain the bolded text to me. How is 'illegal' a code word against undocumented workers? Illegal is the forthright description of people who are violating immigration laws. Undocumented immigrants is merely a more 'pc' way to say it, but it is still showcasing a people without the proper documents i.e. violating immigration laws.

And what is up with 'code words', anyways? We need more border security. How is that racist? It is the truth! Beyond the people coming in, there are also drugs, weopons and god alone knows if there are also terrorists as well. And 'granting amnesty'? Isn't that what the illegal immigrants and their lobbyists want? Citizenship without the paperwork, years of waiting in their home coutries and background checks?

I'm sorry, but this article shows either the desperation of the pro illegal community as they sense public opinion turning negative towards them or their unchecked arrogance ...... most likely it shows both.
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