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Old 12-20-2008, 12:04 PM
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Goode's positions on immigration drew national attention, and it was the subject of a heated exchange between the two during their second debate. During the campaign Goode touted his support of legislation to stop "anchor babies," a term conservatives use to describe the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States and are therefore citizens. (Technically, legislation preventing individuals born in the United States from being automatic citizens would be unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment.) Perriello contended immigration hurt rather than helped Goode's campaign. "It's a wedge issue that's driving every farmer out of Goode's camp and into mine," he told me.
Immigration is a complex issue in the 5th, where the agricultural sector often relies on immigrant labor, documented and undocumented. Nevertheless, in the debate, Goode drew raucous applause from the audience when he stood up, McCain bumper stickers plastered to his gray blazer, and declared that his legislation to "stop the anchor baby situation" was "standing up for America." Perriello often uses his faith to contrast with Goode on this issue, insisting that the country has to deal with immigration in a way that "does not dehumanize our fellow children of God of whatever color
How Tom Perriello Showed Virgil Goode The Door | The American Prospect

When will republicans ever learn?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:22 PM
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You pay for the illegal aliens.
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