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Last week, during his kickoff speech at the first National
Teabagger Tea Party Convention, former congressman Tom Tancredo called for voters to take civics literacy tests and suggested President Obama only got elected because the U.S. doesn’t require them.
“People who could not even spell the word ‘vote,’ or say it in English, put a committed socialist idealogue in the White House, name is Barack Hussein Obama,” Tancredo said.
Tancredo, a one-note anti-immigration advocate, got a partner-in-hysteria this week when Yeh Ling-Ling, executive director of the creepy-sounding Alliance for a Sustainable USA–a non-profit that champions an outright immigration moratorium and couches its anti-immigration agenda in more palatable terms such as “environmentalism” and being for “social coherence”–came out in support of the idea.
Ms. Yeh, wouldn’t you know, is herself an immigrant several times over. From a 2004 Sierra magazine–as in The Sierra Club–profile:
Filed under: Anti-Immigration, Beans and Ricism, Civics Literacy Test, Conservatards, Haters, Immigrant Haters, Immigrants, Immigration Reform, National Tea Party Convention, Ricism, Tea Party Conventions, Tom Tancredo
Xinhua news agency reports that the Asian Pacific American Legal Center here in L.A., a very cool advocacy group, recently polled 2,200 Asian-American voters and found that “62 percent favored legislative attempts to legalize undocumented immigrants” and nearly “60 percent opposed further efforts to bring criminal charges against the undocumented.”
Didja know that Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S? And that Hillary Clinton has her own Asian-American voter outreach advisor, Doris Matsui? Or that Obama tried to show he’s down wit us, issuing a statement honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which ended yesterday (although not for us, where every month is…well, you get the picture)?
Support our Latino brethren and make some changes, peeps!
Click here to learn more about the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.