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Immigration Reform – Republicans Show Their Mastery of Disinformation and Lying

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LetÂ's cut through the mountain of disinformation being put out by the Republicans. Democrats want to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are working in this country and want to become good citizens. As clearly proven by the harsh bills and amendments put out by Republicans like Frist, Sensenbrenner and others, Republicans want to make undocumented immigrants, mostly Latinos, into Felons and send them back where they came from. These are the indisputable facts.

How is this being portrayed? Republicans are spending millions of dollars on Spanish Language advertisements in places like Arizona, New Mexico and Texas among other places telling Latinos lies and disinformation that Democrats in the House and Senate are blocking progress on immigration reform. Sure, Democratic Senators and congress people like Reid are trying to stop amendments and bills that make undocumented Latinos felons and criminals. Sure, Democratic Senators and congress people like Reid are trying to stop amendments and bills from passing that would likely lead to mass deportation of undocumented Latinos. Republicans are lying because if the true facts were out there unchallenged, Latinos would go to the polls in November in droves and vote the GOP out on their ears.

The one good thing this has lead to is the mass organization of Latinos to fight these measures. This reporter, for one, has finally got off my butt, joined National Council of La Raza, and started getting involved with these issues. I encourage all Latinos and those concerned with Latino and immigration rights to join at http://www.nclr.org , support La Raza, and support the Democratic Party in fighting for the best and most compassionate legislation for undocumented immigrants.

Living in New York City as I do and constantly coming into contact with Latino immigrants of all types, citizens, documented and in the process of becoming a citizen AND undocumented, who work unbelievably hard and want nothing more than to be law abiding citizens, I am tired of the way the Republicans are talking out of both sides of their mouths and trying to deny these people at chance at the American dream. People should not be fooled by Republican disinformation on immigration reform. Republicans are trying their hardest to make undocumented immigrants, mostly Latinos, into felons and to deport them. Compassionate Americans of all races in all states need to organize and prevent this from happening.
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A political blogger for the International Business Times, Steve Leser is a hot national political pundit. He has appeared on MSNBC's Coundown with Keith Olbermann, Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Russia Today's (RT) Crosstalk with (more...)
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