Open Letter to Team America:
Nice name. What I like most is it implies a solidarity that does not exist. If so many were on your team Tancredo would have been nominated. I guess those of us with different opinions are on Team Anti-America.
With that said do you mind pointing to where I advocate open borders in my blog? Do you always give canned and uninformed information to your “team” against those that don’t agree with you? You’re obviously not going to read through my blog and I wouldn’t expect you to so let me quote from a post a wrote last October:
Then there’s those on the far left that do support more immigration and/or a method for which illegal immigrants can become citizens are often called traitors. Though I would be grouped into this category by some the truth is I don’t support open borders, but I do support a stringent program through which illegal immigrants can become citizens. I basically support any humane, civilized, and compassionate solution.”
Well your desire to push callous misinformation shouldn’t surprise me as I don’t consider social responsibility a strong suite from your camp. I mean how sick is it to disallow other human beings health care?
Original Post: Gayle Harrell claims she’s not anti-Hispanic she’s just anti-“illegal”. Well, I guess Harrell needs to be reminded that the term “illegal” is a construct of the worst of the anti-migrant movement. So embraces their rhetoric isn’t going to help her distance herself from them.
Though she claims to be anti-“illegal” and not anti-Hispanic she did stand outside a day labor center comprised of Hispanic workers demanding that it be shut down. Read about the center Gayle wants to shut down – The El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center. In here speech at the El Sol center to rally for Bill 821 Gayle stated:
We must do everything possible to deal with this problem so that our legal citizens get jobs and can go to school.
I find this quite irresponsible as it asserts that kids cannot even go to school because of the problem and no jobs are available. Here is my post about this rally where I query hotjobs.com to find there are jobs in Jupiter where the rally was held.
Demonstrators at the Capitol said she was anti-Hispanic.
“I’m anti-illegal,” she firmly retorted, although she agrees that some xenophobes crouch behind the term anti-illegal as a racial code word.
Harrell Makes Illegal Aliens A Top Priority – Tampa Bay Online
By Gary Pinnell | Highlands Today
Published: May 28, 2008
AVON PARK — She would have supported the 2006 Avon Park housing ordinance. She advocates English only for government signs and ballots. And she would require all illegal aliens to return to their country. But she’s not anti-Hispanic.