Pat Bertroche, a GOP congressional candidate in Iowa’s Third District, has a unique approach to the nation’s illegal immigration policy. It’s kind of like how we catch, tag, and release wild animals for monitoring. Only this is for humans.
Bertroche says he wants to round up illegal immigrants and stick a microchip in them. He says it works great when his dog gets away, so why wouldn’t it work on Mexicans?
Check out his quotes in the Cedar Rapids Gazette:
“I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going. I actually support micro-chipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I micro-chip an illegal? That’s not a popular thing to say, but it’s a lot cheaper than building a fence they can tunnel under.”
This one came on the heels of U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) stating that he is in favor of deporting American-born children of illegal immigrant parents. The fact that those children are legal citizens, as clearly defined by the 14th Amendment to our Constitution, doesn’t phase the right-wing Hunter in the least. Why? Because he says those children don’t have the requisite American ’souls.”
Let me say that again. They don’t have “American souls”. Hmm, their souls? What does that mean? Are children of undocumented immigrants not truly human in Hunter’s warped view? I swear to God Californians, you re-elect this moron and I will ask God top drop your sorry ass state into the Pacific every damn day until I die.
We shouldn’t be surprised though, this is the same douche that claimed that once you allow gays to serve openly, the military would be opened up “to transgenders, to hermaphrodites.” The “military is going to let everybody in,” declared Hunter.
When politically charged issues like immigration reform come to the forefront, the nativists come out of the closet to stoke racial divisiveness. And the harsh Arizona “show me your papers” law seems to have done just that.
The proverbial nutjobs are coming out of the woodworks at an alarming rate. And where is the almighty, god-fearing, Constitution loving Tea Party in all of this?
It’s rather odd that tea party members screech about protecting the constitution, except when they don’t agree with parts of it, such as the 14th Amendment, which clearly states: those “born … in the United States” are “citizens of the United States.”
Kind of makes one wonder if they really do love the thing as much as they claim.