Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The project morphed into a 25 minute documentary that premiered at a arts center in Lawrence Kansas. Later the documentary was screened at the capitol in Washington hosted by Rep. Mike Honda.
Read the whole story here and view the trailer below.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Then there's a piece in the McCarville Report today, spouting the same thing without any attribution to the source.
"Republicans are tagging Democratic opponents across the country for wanting to "give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants." But nobody's proposing paying benefits to illegals, not until and unless they become US citizens or are granted legal status.
The charge is a mis-characterization of an amendment offered during debate of the immigration bill that passed the Senate last May (06) with a healthy bi-partisan majority, 62-36. The amendment would change current law to prevent immigrants from getting credit toward future Social Security benefits from taxes paid before they have legal permission to work.
The measure has become a popular campaign issue for Republicans, particularly incumbent House members who raise it against their Democratic challengers. We have counted 29 GOP ads attacking Democrats with various versions of this misleading claim. Similar misconceptions about the measure were spread as part of a chain e-mail last spring and summer. "
Could there be a new campaign to spread this diatribe that was debunked last year?