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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:30 PM

Multiple Spanish-Language Republican Websites Alter Their Immigration Positions

Multiple Spanish-Language Republican Websites Alter Their Immigration Positions
By Guest Blogger on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Sometimes things just get lost in translation, but when it comes to Republican websites, the language incongruities appear deliberate. After an initial report found that Nevada Senator Dean Heller’s Spanish website offered up a distinctly milder immigration stance than its English language counterpart, ThinkProgress has discovered other inconsistencies on GOP websites meant to reach Latino constituents.

Heller, the original offender, tried to pull a fast one on Spanish speakers by omitting his stance on border security and illegal immigration on his campaign’s Spanish site. Both of Heller’s websites have some general information on his immigration stance, but according to his English site (and only his English site):

“Businesses who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be held accountable. Dean also believes border patrol must also have the resources necessary to end the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States and opposes amnesty for those who enter America illegally.”

Heller is not the only Republican guilty of this kind of web editing. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is a staunch Republican who, like Heller, represents a state with a huge Spanish speaking population. On Senator Cornyn’s English site, “Immigration” is the fourth policy listed on the “Key Issues” page — higher than “Education” and even “Homeland Security.” On the other hand, users on his Spanish site must scroll down to near the bottom of the page to learn about his immigration views.



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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:08 PM

1. Lying


SOP for repigs, and in addition you are REQUIRED to lie to your voters 24x7 to stay a repig in good standing.

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