The leader of an anti-illegal immigration faction in the U.S. House dissed Miami in recent remarks, saying the city by the bay "has become a Third World Country."
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado, cites Miami's spiraling homicide rate as proof that the U.S. needs to get a better handle on immigration. That brought a sharp rebuke from fellow Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. She said Tancredo is off-base and invited him to Miami to see the city for himself.
Tancredo, who has visited Miami in the past, said through a spokesman that if the offer included "a stay at a five star beachfront resort, he may be willing to look beyond the inherent dangers he had cited and visited Miami again."
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