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Friday, March 13, 2009

Anti-Immigrant Leaders Publicly Threaten Voters of El Salvador

By Eric Ward

U.S. Congressional leaders should immediately rebuke two of their colleagues for attempting to influence voters of another democratic country through threats and intimidation. The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) reports that two anti-immigrant congressional members, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), are publicly calling for El Salvadoran refugees and immigrants to be deported from the U.S., if the citizens of El Salvador elect opposition party, Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), in Sunday’s upcoming elections.

The FMLN is running against the right-wing ARENA party in an election that will have historic consequences. ARENA has worked closely with death squads in El Salvador.

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Jorge said...

This attack on the Salvadoran-American community should be condemned by Nanci Pelosi right away!

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