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."You gotta love the GOP sponsor's response:
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."
Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind., said without an organized, official language, "we are all going to descend into chaos."