Extremist Rubber Stamp Radical Republican Ernie Scott Garrett just plain hates immigrants. He has consistently worked against immigrants having access to faster and more efficient naturalization, and he consistently works to deport all 12 million undocumented American immigrants who have families here and want to be good citizens. The Bergen Record has picked up on this story.
Immigrants are the lifeblood of this country. As a son of one immigrant and the grandson of four immigrants, I am disgusted by the paleoconservative and isolationist and nativist sentiments of Scott Garrett. While he couches his views in the language of "upholding our laws and securing our borders," this is merely lip service to the wingnut conservative base that despises Latinos "messing up our racial purity," as if our country was ever homogeneous.
The vote last week against the Voting Rights Act just shows how far Garrett will go to oppress minorities. I'm glad to see immigrant groups getting out and opposing Garrett. But what we really need immigrant groups to do now is to support Paul Aronsohn.
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