Frank Sharry: Now Romney’s Embrace of Nativism is Unequivocal and Complete
Today, Mitt Romney issued a press release highlighting his endorsement by anti-immigrant ringleader Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). Kobach is the leading architect of the “papers, please” anti-immigration laws in states like Alabama and Arizona and has a long track record of opposing positive immigration reforms—including those that would benefit U.S. citizens.
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news:
“With his campaign trumpeting Kris Kobach’s endorsement, Mitt Romney’s descent into the dark clutches of radical nativism is complete. In Kris Kobach’s America, kids who want to serve in the military and attend college are criminals, states should have the right to nullify federal immigration enforcement priorities, and undocumented immigrants who are hardworking and well-established, who take care of our kids, our elders, our food and our houses, are a plague to be banished. Romney’s embrace of this endorsement is nothing less than disgusting, and will not be forgotten by those who have felt the consequences of the Kobach approach to immigration first-hand.”
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