truly is phenomenal in his bluntness:
Anger has been growing for months in southern Texas over plans to build a wall along the US side of the border with Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. The city of Brownsville, which has a largely Hispanic-American population, has been a center of opposition by residents, who cite both environmental impacts and their own centuries-old ties with the Mexicans on the other side of the border.
Tempers flared even higher last week, after Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), an anti-immigration Republican who has been a major proponent of the border fence, told residents at a congressional hearing in Brownsville, “If you don’t want a fence between the city and Mexico, I suggest then you build the fence around the northern part of your city.”
Tancredo’s remark was met by boos and hisses, and Brownsville Major Pat Ahumada denounced it as an insult to his city. “You have people like the congressman there who are bigots,” he told CNN. “It’s a racist thing to them. They’re afraid of us Mexicans taking over politically, I think.”
However, Tancredo has refused to apologize and continues to insist, “Loyalties are actually at stake here. … It’s a question of who you’re loyal to, what country you’re loyal to. In that case, multiculturalism becomes a danger to a nation like the United States.”