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Alabama’s “Latino Problem:” The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

by Adam Luna on 07/20/2011 at 10:37am

Alabama Immigration LawCross-Posted at Jack and Jill:

Alabama, which is 2.8 percent Latino, has a race problem again.  Dark people are on the verge of taking over and like George Wallace and Bull Connor before them, today’s politicos in Alabama aren’t having it. “Anything short of shooting them,” one politician has said from Alabama. From another: “Empty the clip and do what has to be done.”

As you probably remember, the state passed an anti-immigrant bill this year which Keith Owens wrote about a few weeks ago:

The idea, here, of course, was to chase away those pesky immigrants who are supposed to be stealin’ those good American jobs while living off of welfare and carting in all those drugs across the border (they may be pesky but you damned sure can’t call ‘em lazy). Amerka fer Amerkans, and all that.

And now, at the federal level, the hate is being personified by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), a first-term Congressman who’s come under fire for remarks he made to Alabama television station, WHNT:

[Undocumented immigrants] have no right to be here.  They are clogging up our emergency rooms and making our education system more expensive.  There are far too many illegal aliens [in Huntsville county jail] because they have victimized Americans.  As your congressman on the House floor, I will do anything short of shooting them.  Anything that is lawful, it needs to be done.

As we asked last week at America’s Voice, what exactly does that mean?  I guess water-boarding Muslim anchor babies and housekeepers in the Capitol would be okay.

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