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World class or Third World?

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."

See the story here: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/16110727.htm


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roberto e

As an immigrant and naturalized US citizen whose family members have served and are currently serving in the Armed forces of the USA ,,,,I guess Tancredo does not mean me.
I guess he means my brother in law who
paying the equivalent of 2-3 times Tancredo's salary in taxes with his terrible english is employing 15 legal immigrants on path to citizenship with kids bound for service in Iraq??
so that Republicans like Tancredo who got us in this war can crow about the war on terror from the safety of
the Breakers Hotel and a Colorado Mountain Top
with their KIds safely in the best schools and jobs at tax payer expense!!
Every Political Big Wig in this state should come out against this gentleman
and as for his aide de campe asking to be put up in a South Beach Five star Hotel like The Breakers where he was staying.
Who is paying for that Breakers Hotel during Peak Season ??
I am going to copy Taxpayer watch dogs and the new Speaker of the House so she can question him on CSPAN
He could have stayed at a Holiday Inn or camped out with the KKK !!
Who paid his bills?Jack Abramoff ??. No he can't mean them....They were voted out
As a reminder
It took Irish immigrants a few generations to acclamate ,leaving behind the gangs of new york fame, even while speaking English prior to coming to America as it was the language of their English Masters for 700 years
Italians were and still are stygmatized by prejudice so I guess its just our turn to take the brunt of Nativist prejudice,and Historical Ignorance
Senator Martinez remind Congressman Moron that until the 1960-1970's and after Italian Americans like him were discriminated for the full 100 years from the first Boat load of peasants to their IVY league descendents today because of a vowel at the end of their names!
Just ask Rudy Guiliani,Senator Amato,
and former Congresswoman Susan Molinari
And If Tancredo is not of Italian descent then Tom drop the o at the end of your name or Senator Byrd will not let you in the KLAN

Tancredo should be the poster child of the Miami Dade Democratic Party so I can throw him in the face of all my fellow Cuban Americans ,most of whom are Republican!! I was too!! No More!!!

Pedro A. Romanach

Tom Tancredo is an ignorant bigot. He doesn't know anything about Miami. Miami is a wonderful city. Tancredo is a member of the xenophobic wing of the Republican Party, an embarrassment to many other Republicans. In Miami, we have opera, ballet, classical music, theatre, art galleries, etc. This is a great city. I wonder how many cultural events they have in Tancredo's district. This man is an example of the "ugly American". He owes us all an apology.

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