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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Harkin Dishonors Mother To Curry Favor WIth Illegal Aliens

Cross posted from InMuscatine:

Sen. Tom Harkin has sunk to a new low by using his dead mother for attempted political
gain with illegal aliens. Truly, it can be said that Tom Harkin would sell his own mother for political gain. Read on -

Des Moines Register | Harkin backs bill allowing illegal immigrants to stay legally:

Washington, D.C. – Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., pushed for a proposal today that would have allowed anyone who entered the United States illegally prior to Jan. 1 to apply for legal status.

The amendment to an immigration overhaul bill failed on a 61-37 vote as the Senate
moved toward a final decision on the legislation later this week.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Ia., was opposed.
Remember this the next time Harkin comes up for election. DO NOT FORGET !
Harkin said this would prevent the breakup of families, which he said is possible under a three-tiered system of earned citizenship now included in the bill. Those in the United States illegally for five years or longer would find it easier to stay than those here for a shorter time.
Or, we send them ALL back so families are not broken up either. Just a wacky idea off the top of my head, since, y'know a good Constitutional case can be made for voiding the citizenship of the "anchor babies".
He called the Feinstein proposal "pro-family, pro-worker, pro-America and pro-national security," and said Iowans have urged him to find a fair solution to the
immigration issue. He said that includes leaders of the Marshalltown Chamber of
Commerce and the mayor of Denison, two Iowa cities where many Hispanic workers live and work in meatpacking plants.
So, in other words, Harkin is choosing to listen to powerful special interests rather than the 80% of his constituents that do not favor any sort of amnesty and want the illegals sent home !!
Harkin said his own mother was an immigrant to the United States, arriving from Slovenia with nothing but $7 in her pocket and a one-way train ticket to Des Moines. "Was she legal? I don't know," Harkin said.
Oh, Harkin knows but will not say. So, where is the crack investigative staff of the Des Moines Register to verify this information? Are they asleep, stupid, or do they just not want to investigate the claims of a fellow Liberal?

Why do I say this? Because they are too lazy to Google Harkin's own web site and find this :
My mother came to America from the village of Suha, a short distance from Skofja Loka in Slovenia. Today, 85 years later, I see this beautiful country through her eyes. I feel the warmth of Slovenia's people with her heart: And I feel very much at
Or this little gem where he lets the truth slip out :
"For me, the American Dream has come true. My father was a coal miner, my mother a Yugoslavian immigrant with no formal education. Now, I sit next to a Rockefeller in the United States Senate."
(Quick digression - note how in 1992 Harkin was for "protecting jobs", but now
he is for giving away those jobs.

Immigrant. He called her an immigrant. Certainly in 1992 he didn't describe her as an illegal alien, but today he doesn't seem to know.

The problem is Tommy knows very well his mother wasn't an illegal. The trip to Slovenia was around 2005 (according to the Des Moines Register!). He states his mother came to the US 85 years earlier, or in other words in early 1920. The Immigration Restriction act of 1921 means that Harkin's mother entered the United States of America legally !!

Thomas Richard Harkin, you are a liar, and shame on you, sir, for using and
dishonoring your dead mother to curry political favor with illegal aliens !!

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