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#1 COKid

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 23:44

An Arizona Congressional candidate who is opposed to the country’s immigration policies described the fear he saw on the faces of Central American migrant children in custody – and tweeted out a photo of kids on a bus headed for a YMCA camp.

 

Adam Kwasman, a Republican state legislator running to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional district, tweeted a photo of a yellow school bus while attending a protest outside of Tucson, with the caption, “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.”

 

“I was able to actually see some of the children in the buses, and the fear on their faces … This is not compassion,” Kwasman told the Arizona Republic.

 

Turns out the children were not migrants, but campers headed to the YMCA’s Triangle Y Ranch Camp, which offers horseback riding, archery, and rock climbing, among other activities.

 

The buses of immigrant children never showed up, according to the Arizona Republic.

 

When informed of the mix-up by a reporter, Kwasman said the campers “were sad too” before apologizing.

 

“OK, I apologize, I’m sorry. I didn’t know. I was leaving when I saw the school bus,” Kwasman said.

 

He later deleted his tweet—which was archived by the Sunlight Foundation–and apologized on social media.

 

Source and remainder of article: http://abcnews.go.co...s-for-migrants/

 

The next bus sent back to Mexico should contain this bozo.




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Posted 16 July 2014 - 23:56

Read this the other day. Only word needed to explain this is: Arizona.



#3 hagjohn

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 00:27

I read about this. Maybe instead of doing a photo op (stopping/harassing a bus full of YMCA campers),  maybe the Republicans should work together with the Democrats to actually do something meaningful on immigration.



#4 macrosslover

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 00:42

I read about this. Maybe instead of doing a photo op (stopping/harassing a bus full of YMCA campers),  maybe the Republicans should work together with the Democrats to actually do something meaningful on immigration.

there is nothing wrong with our system.  It's better than many other countries as is.  Who can blame us for wanting to let the best people from other countries in and NOT the poor high school dropout, bottom feeders from other countries into our country.  Our system is similar to others, if you have something to offer you can/will get in.  It may take some time but it will happen.  Just because some people don't feel like waiting and want to break the law DOES NOT mean that our system is broken.

 

As a side note, granting amnesty is not doing something about immigration, although I think most people are resigned to the fact that it will happen someday (again) whether a Republican or Democrat is in the White House.  I think people would be more willing to accept it, if they could guarantee that our borders are closed, which they aren't now.



#5 DocM

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:04

This year supporting anything tHat even has a hint of being amnesty or an open-door policy will be political suicide in the vast majority of the US. Party won't matter.

#6 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:23

I read about this. Maybe instead of doing a photo op (stopping/harassing a bus full of YMCA campers),  maybe the Republicans should work together with the Democrats to actually do something meaningful on immigration.

 

You were doing so well until you got to that point, too!  Alas, now you've just entered cloud cuckoo land!  Dems and Repubs working together?  Riiiiiight... :rolleyes: :p



#7 hagjohn

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 22:42

You were doing so well until you got to that point, too!  Alas, now you've just entered cloud cuckoo land!  Dems and Repubs working together?  Riiiiiight... :rolleyes: :p

 

How stupid of me :rofl:  but it's the only way it will get done properly.