Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rep Weiner on President Obama's Immigration Speech

Continued GOP Opposition Will Relegate Them “To a Future as a Minority or Fringe Party in An Increasingly Diverse Nation”

Today, with President Obama travelling to the border city of El Paso, Texas to deliver a speech on the need for immigration reform, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – Queens and Brooklyn) released the following statement:

“President Obama is right to push for immigration reform. He understands it is vital to the fabric of our nation and the strength of our economy that we address the sorry state of our immigration laws.”

“Unfortunately, although the solution is rather simple and has been on the table for years, Republicans have succeeded in making the politics white hot.”

"If the GOP wants to be the party of demagoguery and hate, they will continue to tie up this job-creating reform.”

"But then they relegate themselves to a future as a minority or fringe party in an increasingly diverse nation."