Republican Party uses Boston Marathon bombing to denounce immigration reform

Republican Party using Boston Marathon bombing to denounce immigration reform

The Extreme Right Wing Continues to Search for Ways to Stop Immigration Reform

The racist, and extreme right wing of the Republican Party is looking for ways to denounce bipartisan immigration reform.  Now they’re using the Boston Marathon bombing as a reason.

Their complaint is that the Tsarnaev brothers, who are suspected of detonating bombs at the Boston Marathon Monday, were given visas to live in the United States about a decade ago.

The family was given visas for the U.S. under the provisions of protecting migrants from ethnic, religious or political persecution.

The older brother was a ‘permanent resident’, and the younger had received his citizenship just last year.

Anyone who knows about the “good old white boy’s” attitude towards immigration is fully aware that this is merely an attempt to derail a plan that is sensible, fair, but tough.

If they truly believed that our government mistakenly allowed the brothers refuge in our country, than we would have to evict tens of thousands more.  Many of our Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Cuban citizens were granted visas under the same guidelines.

On Friday, during a Judiciary Committee hearing, Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa questioned whether “lawmakers were moving forward too quickly on the proposal”.

Too quickly?  This should have happened under the Reagan administration when legislation was passed that had no enforcement provision.

Conservative radio was quick to denounce the bipartisan plan based on the Boston bombings.

One conservative radio talk show host said the Senate’s new amnesty plan was now dead on arrival. However, a number of Republican senators in support of the reform proposal acted quickly to rebut their conservative opponents.

With Republicans and red states renewing their war on women and Hispanics, the 2014 mid-term election is getting more and more interesting.  Republicans could lose many more seats in the House and Senate.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express