Thursday, July 27, 2006

Rep. Hinojosa blasts English language bill

Crossposted from America Blog. It's just to good.

The GOP wants to make immigrant bashing a campaign issue for their base. Congressman Hinojosa called it what it is:

Congress' standoff over immigration legislation flared into emotional rhetoric Wednesday over a House proposal to make English the nation's official language. A Hispanic lawmaker said that was "code for official discrimination."

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, lashed out at Republicans during a House hearing on the proposal, saying the effort was designed by the House majority to "derail comprehensive immigration reform and fan the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment before the election."
You gotta love the GOP sponsor's response:

Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., said without an organized, official language, "we are all going to descend into chaos."

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