Saturday, May 27, 2017

Congressional Rightwingers Push Anti-Immigrant Wish List

Tea Partier Labrador. (Kyle Mills/Lewiston Tribune)
From the Immigration Action Bulletin
Number 15    May 19, 2017

Welcome to the “Anti-Immigrant Wish List” edition of the Bulletin.

Last week, with the country's attention distracted by presidential chaos, Republicans in the U.S.
House of Representatives moved forward on the most sweeping package of federal anti-immigrant legislation in decades.

The heart of this cruel and costly legislation is the Davis-Oliver Act (HR 2431), a $23-billion dollar anti-immigrant wish list introduced by Idaho Tea Partier Raul Labrador. It is flanked by two supporting bills (HR 2406 and 2407) and championed by every prominent nativist organization in the county.  

In its current form, the 185-page, 616-section bill contains just about every extreme right wing immigration enforcement proposal you can imagine--and more. [...]

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