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Sotomayor-critic Krikorian Seeks to Hang Healthcare Debate on Immigrants

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 06/30/2009 at 9:48am

Think Progress’ Wonk Room blogger Andrea Nill found this clip of Mark Krikorian (of Keith Olbermann Worst Person in the World fame) trying to pin the problems with our healthcare system, including our “uninsured crisis” on immigrants. Big surprise there.

Mark Krikorian is the Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a restrictionist “think tank” that plays prominently within the network of anti-immigrant organizations beholden to John Tanton, a man with clear ties to white nationalism.

Here’s the video:

 

According to Nill in Mark Krikorian And CIS Conflate ‘Uninsured Crisis’ With ‘Immigration Crisis,’ Krikorian’s claims falsely distort the healthcare debate in much the same way as his now-infamous call for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to change her last name to sound more “Anglo” distorted the debate over the President’s Supreme Court nomination’s qualifications.

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