[Dean] said Republicans are targeting immigrants and told the Republican presidential candidates that the tone of their debates on the issue has become "outrageous."The top GOP contenders are mostly concerned about illegal immigration, with only minor proposals relating to legal immigration. And, all of them pretend to be opposed to illegal immigration. When Howard Dean falsely implies that what they're doing is "scapegoating", he's trying to prevent a debate about illegal immigration and he's enabling more illegal immigration. Thus, I don't think it's unfair in the least to say that he fully supports illegal immigration.
"Stop scapegoating immigrants and stop using immigration as a wedge issue."
Asked repeatedly by reporters about the split in his party [between those who support enforcement first and those who support "reform"], Mr. Dean sought to marginalize the enforcement-supporting Democrats, calling them "very, very few" and saying they aren't representative of his party.Dean brought along Luis Cortes Jr. from Esperanza USA.
"All the Democratic presidential candidates are clear" in supporting a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, he said, adding that the presidential nominee will set the party's position.
"You can take your cue from that," he said.
Immigration2007b · Fri, 12/07/2007 - 09:44 · Importance: 1