Thursday, August 31, 2006

GOP sends anti-immigrant letter, Roskam asked to "denounce and repudiate"

Roskam Asked To Condemn Anti-Immigrant Letter

Group Says Letter Treats Immigrants As "Disease"

(STNG) CHICAGO A pro-immigrant group Wednesday called on Republican congressional hopeful Peter Roskam “to publicly denounce and repudiate” a GOP mailer that the group charges treats immigrants as “some type of disease.”

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights dispatched a letter to Roskam criticizing the independent mailings sent out by the National Republican Congressional Committee in the west suburban 6th Congressional District.

“These mailings attack your Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth -- but more importantly they also attack immigrants and are extremely misleading,” the letter reads.

The GOP pieces accuse Duckworth of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants.

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