The right people oppose Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over immigration
Whether she's really tough or not, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's immigration position is already angering the right people.
* The New York State Youth Leadership Council sent an email to their mailing list urging their members to oppose her. Their message contained the same text from her site at the first link. At that link I pointed out that her position might not be that strong due to that text; the NYSYLC thinks that's too tough for them ("Gillibrand: Immigration issues?" by John Riley of Newsday, link).
* Chung Wa Hong, of the New York Immigration Coalition finds Gilibrand's positions "deeply troubling" and NYS Assemblyman Peter Rivera says they "border on xenophobia" ("Gillibrand’s immigration backlash" by Rick Karlin of the Times Union, link).
* Sam Udani (publisher of the Immigration Daily newspaper) and Deborah Notkin (former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association) express their distaste over her positions. Immigration lawyer Ted Ruthizer of Kramer Levin says that she might be flexible in those positions ("Gillibrand Already Taking Heat for Immigration Views" by Nathan Koppel of the Wall Street Journal, link).
* Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute offers "Gillibrand Needs to Change Her Stance on Immigration" (link). As one could expect, she's confused and in this case that includes either saying that illegal aliens are the "backbone" of the economy in New York City, or confusing illegal aliens with legal immigrants.