Virginia Democrats' Latino Caucus Responds to Brat's Offensive Comments
Immigrants in Virginia just cannot catch a break from their conservative representatives in Congress. As if Barbara Comstock reducing New Americans to FedEx packages wasn't bad enough, Dave Brat's reminding folks that he, too, is offensive. He argued on the John Fredericks Radio Show yesterday that undocumented immigrants who want to join the military weren't actually showing their patriotism, because "ISIS is willing to serve in our military as well."
Yes, Dave Brat thinks undocumented immigrants who would put their lives on the line for our country are no more patriotic than ISIS.
"Rep. Brat's comments equating DREAMers to ISIS are both reprehensible and sadly predictable. It's sad, but unsurprising, that he's managed to top Barbara Comstock's insensitive comments comparing immigrants to FedEx packages," said Monique Alcala, President of the Virginia Democrats Latino Caucus. "Comparing hard-working American patriots in our workforce and schools to terrorists is offensive fearmongering. They are not terrorists; they are Americans."