#NoMames: Congressman Says No to Immigration Reform Because Most Latinos Are “Illegal” and “Low-Skilled”

Jan 29, 2013
3:59 PM

And the hits keep on coming.


In response to the news of a bipartisan immigration reform framework, Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta told a local paper the following:

It’s amnesty that America can’t afford. We have to stop people from coming in illegally. This will be a green light for anyone who wants to come to America illegally and then be granted citizenship one day. I hope politics is not at the root of why we’re rushing to pass a bill. Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken. The majority that are here illegally are low-skilled or may not even have a high school diploma. The Republican Party is not going to compete over who can give more social programs out. They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.

We are confused. Does Barletta mean that most U.S. Latinos are “illegal” and “low-skilled,” or is he saying that because the majority of the undocumented who happen to be Latino are “low-skilled” and uneducated? Whatever he meant, he needs to stop talking Hit it, Gollum.