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Immigration in the Senate: Reid and “Racist”

From the Senate, during debate about an English-only amendment :

{16:21:50} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT }

DISTINGUISHED FRIEND, THE SENATOR FROM OKLAHOMA, KNOWS THAT. HE’S FLOWN AROUND THE WORLD HIMSELF AS A PILOT. I HAVE AFFECTION FOR MY FRIEND FROM OKLAHOMA, BUT I HAVE THE GREATEST DISAGREEMENT WITH HIM ON THIS AMENDMENT. WHILE THE INTENT MAY NOT BE THERE, I REALLY BELIEVE THIS AMENDMENT IS RACIST. I

{16:22:23} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT }

THINK IT’S DIRECTED BASICALLY TO PEOPLE WHO SPEAK SPANISH. NOW, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE THREE SONS THAT SPEAK SPANISH, FLUENT SPANISH. ONE OF THEM LIVED IN ARGENTINA A COUPLE YEARS. ONE LIVED IN ECUADOR, ONE LIVED IN SPAIN. THEY SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH. I’M VERY PROUD OF THESE YOUNG MEN. THEY HAVE ACTED AS INTERPRETERS FOR ME WHEN I DO RADIO PROGRAMS THAT ARE IN 

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