Lou Barletta, Once Again
Now Barletta is a Congressman but still opposed not merely to illegal immigration, but Latino immigration altogether. Here's why:
“Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken,” Barletta said. “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.”
My own grandparents were low-skilled and probably didn't have a high school diploma, when they first arrived here from eastern Europe. Nativist Americans back then worried about immigrants ruining America--immigrants like my grandparents and Lou Barletta's Italian-immigrant ancestors.