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Category Archive: Immigration

Jul 13 2014

Texas Wingnut Plays Armchair Psychologist

Larry Smith is a Republican candidate for Congress in Texas, with all of the twisted beliefs that post comes with. He also apparently thinks he’s a psychologist, diagnosing President Obama with a rare psychiatric disorder — but getting it completely backwards. Try to figure out this “logic.”

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Jul 11 2014

Cruz: Send Those Kids Back to Be Raped and Killed

Ted Cruz put on stark display both his insistence on making everything political and his total lack of human compassion by acknowledging that those Central American kids who’ve fled to the U.S. were facing rape and murder — but demanding that they be sent back immediately anyway.

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Jul 09 2014

Armed Wingnuts to Guard Border. This Will End Well.

A militia group in Texas is asking its members to guard private property on the Mexican border to keep out the people trying to enter the country. But don’t worry. They say they’re just there to preserve the peace, not to commit violence or anything:

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Jul 07 2014

The Diseased Immigrants Argument Returns

American history is replete with examples of xenophobes and nativists claiming that immigrants are bringing terrible diseases with them and infecting Americans. Now that absurd prejudice is being repeated as the right wing flips out and lies about the 52,000 children who have arrived on our borders in the last few months. Laura Murphy dismantles …

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Jul 03 2014

Gheen: Immigrants Want to Kill Your Families

William Gheen, the racist and xenophobic Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), did an interview with the Tea Party News Network and claimed that immigrants from Mexico are “invading” America and their goal is to kill you and your family. Yes, I’m serious, he actually said that.

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Jun 13 2014

Buchanan and the Perpetual Death of the West

How long can someone make the same dystopic prediction without it ever coming true and continue to get people to listen to them? In the case of the right wing, seemingly forever. For how long has Pat Buchanan been predicting the “death of the West”? Decades now. His latest:

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May 14 2014

Chamber of Commerce Demands Immigration Reform

There are many divisions within the Republican party right now, but one of the biggest is the division between the pro-business types and those trying to appeal to their largely xenophobic, anti-immigrant base. The Chamber of Commerce seems to be throwing down the gauntlet on the issue.

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May 09 2014

Open Immigration as Humanitarian Necessity

Freddie DeBoer has what I think is a great idea. Rather than using the military for “humanitarian intervention” around the world, why not open up our immigration policies to take in those who find themselves oppressed or in danger in other countries?

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Apr 12 2014

Jeb Bush Kills His Campaign Before It Starts

Jeb Bush apparently decided to destroy his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination before he’d even decided whether to run when he made an entirely reasonable statement about why people often immigrate in order to help their families. Reasonable statements like this one do not help one in a Republican primary:

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Feb 05 2014

Schlafly: Partisanship Over Principle, Always

Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum has a new report offering advice to the Republican party on how to handle the immigration issue. Not only do they not want them to support immigration reform of any kind, they think the GOP should try to cut legal immigration in half as well.

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Oct 30 2013

Rubio’s Bizarre Dance on Immigration Reform

Remember when Marco Rubio was seen as a rising star in the GOP and a serious 2016 presidential contender? Part of the reason he’s no longer taken seriously is how he has handled the issue on which he staked his entire political appeal, immigration reform. ThinkProgres has a rundown of how he has flipped and …

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Oct 22 2013

Rubio’s Unwitting Admission

Marco Rubio went on Fox News on Sunday and unwittingly admitted that the Republicans are so petty and focused on political revenge that they would refuse to work out an immigration plan with President Obama because he didn’t give in to them on the budget and debt ceiling fight.

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Aug 12 2013

More of Gohmert’s Paranoid Fantasies

Rep. Louis Gohmert is much like Michele Bachmann, both in the sense that neither are very smart but also in the sense that neither one really cares whether what they say is true or not. If they overhear some little tidbit of information that fits their ideology, they will not only repeat it but build …

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Aug 12 2013

Walker Appointee’s Totally Not Racist Immigration Stance

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Steven Krieser, the #3 official at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and a Scott Walker appointee, has been fired after posting a racist rant on Facebook against immigration. It started when a Democratic party official posted a picture of this sign:

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Aug 08 2013

Bachmann: Immigration Reform = ‘No Future, No Hope’

Michele Bachmann showed her typically complete detachment from reality and ability to spout utter nonsense as long as it will make her audience afraid during a talk to college students affiliated with the Eagle Forum over the weekend. She told them that immigration reform would destroy their future.

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