Tancredo’s comments were inflammatory
Congressman Tom Tancredo said Monday that visiting Miami is like
visiting a third-world country, lamenting the fact that much business is done in Spanish and people enjoy their Latino heritage. His spokesman said Miami is “as bad as any ghetto in any Third World country” for these reasons.
Since the congressman and his staff omit discussion of Texas’ German population, Pennsylvania’s Amish population or California’s sizable Asian population it’s easy to see the nature of his concern.
Tancredo’s assault on the immigrant population of the United States
has nothing to do with national security or economics or values. Instead, the congressman’s assault on the immigrant population of the United States finds its root in his racism and xenophobia.
Tom Tancredo is an embarrassment to the state of Colorado and the Republican Party.