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Immigrant-bashing "hate" group attacking Rubio: Build fence that "stings people," let "illegals" live "in the shadows."

@MarcACaputo

Ever hear of the group, Californians for Population Stabilization, which is running Florida ads attacking Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for backing immigration reform?

Immigrant-rights groups sure have.

"This is a hate group that thinks undocumented children spread disease and filth. Hardliners? They are xenophobic at best," said Kathy Bird Caicedo, with the Florida Immigrant Coalition.

Her evidence: A YouTube video showing ads from CAPS and an interview with its chair, Marilyn DeYoung, who suggests that illegal immigrants aren't screened for whether they're "Communists, drug smugglers," felons or members of Al Qaida.

She also talks about "even the Venezuelans" -- something that wouldn't play well, say, in Doral, home to the United States' largest Venezuelan exile community and homebase of the influential Spanish-language network Univision.

CAPS also gets all environmental, pointing out in one ad that "immigrants produce four times the carbon emissions in the U.S. than they do in their home countries."

"Oh I'm called a racist all the time," DeYoung says in one clip. "That's because they think we dislike them, we dislike illegal immigrants. Well, in a way we do."

"We need to close our borders -- a fence, electric wiring that stings people that they can't get through and  they can't clip," she said. "We're not saying they have to be deported by ICE. Let them live in the United States as illegals in the shadows until they decide to go home."

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Nan Jefferies

While clearly unflattering, the clip of DeYoung (cleverly edited against the backdrop of happy and productive, we presume, immigrants) is not representative of her long-term dedication and commitment to working on population issues, and more recently immigration issues – a logical extension, since immigration is what has driven population growth in recent years in the United States.

Among other nonprofit work she served for more than two decades on the Board of Population Crisis Committee (now Population Action International), and she also founded the Population Education Committee which worked to reduce U.S. teenage pregnancies.

She also served on the prestigious President's Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, the White House Fellowship Commission, Southern California's Association of Governments Regional Advisory Council, the National Council of the Salk Institute and the United Nations Population Fund.

Poor choice of word delivery doesn’t negate the fact that “Birthright Citizenship” IS a gross misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment that has allowed many to “game” the system to obtain U.S. citizenship.

Poor expression also doesn’t negate the fact that we DON’T know the identities of millions of people who have come into the country illegally. You can find ample evidence of hard-core criminals – including human traffickers, rapists, murderers and drug dealers – infiltrating U.S. borders, among them, notorious gang members from MS13. Look just to recent news and you’ll find the report of an alleged Hezbollah member who was arrested in Texas seeking naturalization and a security clearance to work for the Department of Defense.

And how can we forget that the deaths of nearly 3,000 people in New York City and Washington, DC were perpetrated by foreign terrorists who had committed immigration fraud?

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