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MRP: Nixon Silently Endorses Smith Claim That Illegals are ‘New Gays’

December 3rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

“Illegal immigrants are the new gays.”Sen. Jeff Smith (Hat tip:Prime Buzz)

The MRP released the following statement regarding Sen. Smith’s insulting comment.

JEFFERSON CITY _ While Governor Blunt is issuing tough directives and plans to fight illegal immigration in Missouri, Missouri Democrats like Jay Nixon are making like their liberal allies in Washington by silently ratifying Democrat St. Louis state Sen. Jeff Smith’s claim that illegal immigrants are “the new gays.”

“Jay Nixon’s failure to repudiate Smith’s left-wing endorsement of open borders for illegal immigrants has again proven to Missourians that Nixon and other Democrats support using taxpayer dollars to reward illegal behavior,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “By their silence, Missouri Democrats like Nixon have chosen to ignore the voices of Missourians and instead have accepted the liberal doctrine of their leftist and unpopular allies in Washington.”

Smith’s statement reported by The Kansas City Star is ludicrous and fails to acknowledge that more than 70 percent of Missourians opposed gay marriage in 2004 and that recent data shows that nearly the same number of Missourians support the governor’s continued efforts to crack down in illegal immigration.

“Know Your Rights”

Then there is Jay Nixon’s faulty record on illegal immigration including the now infamous 1998 Project Vote Smart questionnaire in which Nixon said he supported using taxpayer dollars to support illegal immigrants; the Nixon-controlled Missouri Foundation for Health also has awarded public grants to La Clinica which provides services to illegal immigrants; and more recently Nixon’s outright dismissal of the governor’s nationally recognized plan to prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining Missouri driver’s licenses.

Nixon’s silence and that of the Missouri Democrat Party also shows clear opposition to anti-illegal immigration initiatives supported by the governor including directing law enforcement to verify the immigration status of every criminal presented for incarceration; deputizing state law enforcement officers to enforce federal laws and protect Missourians against illegal immigration; and shielding taxpayers’ money from supporting contractors who do building projects with illegal workers. And earlier this year, the governor ousted former state contractor Sam’s Janitorial Services whose 60-person workforce included 22 illegal workers.

“The choice for Missourians is clear. Jay Nixon would rather sit complicit in his support for illegal immigration while Governor Blunt stands by the majority of Missourians concerned about the issue,” Sloca said.

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