From The Associated Press:
By Meg Kinnard
Thursday, Nov. 03, 2011
South Carolina Democratic and Latino leaders Wednesday demanded an apology from U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan for remarks comparing the country’s illegal immigration issues to a house without a door that allows “any kind of vagrant or animal” to come in.
“It’s kind of like having a house … taking the door off the hinges and allowing any kind of vagrant or animal or just somebody that’s hungry, or somebody that wants to do your dishes for you, to come in,” Duncan said Tuesday night during a forum at Furman University, according to a report by The Greenville News.
“And you can’t say, ‘No, you can’t come in. And you can’t say, ‘No, you can’t stay all night.’ Or ‘No, you can’t have this benefit of using my deodorant.’ … We’re giving those benefits away, which we earn as citizens of this nation, of being legalized citizens,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Duncan spokesman Allen Klump defended the comments, saying the congressman was simply likening the importance of border security to protecting one’s home. (more…)
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