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by Roger Algase

Center for Immigration Studies Shows That Bigotry Against Minorities is at the Root of CIR Opposition

Talk about letting the cat out of the bag. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has now made it official.

Huffington Post's Latino Voices page reports on May 30 that Steven Camarota, CIS Director of "Research" (since quotation marks are always advisable in referring to "research" or "studies" by anti-immigrant lobbying groups such as CIS, FAIR, or NumbersUSA), has issued the following press release, also dated May 30:

"As Republicans think about how they can expand their voter base, the new data suggest that one of their big problems in the last presidential election was that so many less-educated whites sat home...These voters, who have been hard hit by the recession, have traditionally supported Republicans. It seems likely that by supporting the Schumer-Rubio amnesty, GOP legislators would further alienate these voters."

See Republicans Should Chase White Vote, Center For Immigration Studies Says

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/republicans-white-vote_n_3361687.html?

Of course, CIS would never wish to alienate anyone - except that is, for the millions of Latino, African-American and other minority voters who overwhelmed the Republicans in last November's election.

Nor, to be sure, should we read any significance into the fact that even though several other members of the Senate Gang of Eight who crafted the CIR bill belong to America's white, Christian, majority, CIR somehow chose to focus on two members with Jewish and Latino names, respectively, as if they were the only authors of the immigration reform bill.

Yes, coincidences do happen. And it also becomes more obvious each day that only real reason for opposition to CIR is white supremacist bigotry. Everythng else is just window dressing.

 


 


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Roger Algase is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has been practicing business immigration law in New York City for more than 20 years.


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