The Anti-Defamation League asked presidential candidates to refrain from anti-immigration rhetoric... The anti-bias group sent a letter to the major party presidential candidates requesting that they refrain from using language that demonizes and dehumanizes minorities, particularly Hispanics.Of course, if we asked them for examples of those Bad Thoughts their interpretations would be as faulty as their "report", discussed at the first link. The claim that the candidates are "demonizing" and "dehumanizing" anyone is simply a smear.
We pledge ourselves as people of faith and goodwill to stand with our immigrant neighbors who have come to the United States from throughout the world. Recognizing the moral imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst, we commit ourselves to support laws that affirm their dignity, preserve their families, and acknowledge the value of their presence among us.First, by "immigrant neighbors" they mean illegal aliens, so they're lying to the signatories. Second, it's odd that they support some laws but not others; would that we all could choose. Third, their desire to "preserve their families" would lead to a loose borders system where anyone who managed to have a child in the U.S. could not be deported. Fourth, the last sentence supports massive corporate welfare, where crooked companies can import a foreign serf class and pass the full cost of that labor on to the rest of us.
Members of the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition are urging presidential candidates of both parties to conduct the debate over immigration policy in a civil manner "that respects human dignity."In other words, it's not going the way that those who support illegal activity would like it, so smear the other side. Also quoted: "Dr. Rich Pleva, conference minister of the Iowa conference of the United Church of Christ" and "Imam Ahmed Elkhaldy, Iowa president of the Muslim American Society in Cedar Rapids".
In a Dec. 4 news conference, Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, led a group of speakers who gathered to "change the negative, public attitudes and rhetoric which demonize and dehumanize our immigrant friends and neighbors."
Ms. Terrell said this "destructive attitude has permeated our nation," making the discussion about immigration a more "complex and difficult debate."
Immigration2008a · Wed, 01/02/2008 - 21:02 · Importance: 4