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Democratic Latino Organization of VA, Del. Lopez Respond to Barbara Comstock’s Immigration Remarks


From the Democratic Party of Virginia.

In response to Barbara Comstock’s insulting comments at the recent VA-10 debate comparing immigrants to FedEx packages, the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia (DLOV)  – an organization dedicated to supporting candidates who embrace policies that benefit the Latino Community of Virginia – and Virginia Delegate Alfonso Lopez issued the following statements condemning Comstock and calling for her to apologize to the Latino community:  

Statement From Dadly Cordero Terán, Spokesperson for DLOV: 

"With Barbara Comstock's FedEx/immigrant tracking statement, it seems Virginia Republicans are either going out of their way to deliver the next great right wing bumper sticker or auditioning to be shock jocks on AM radio. Between this and Ken Cuccinelli referring to immigrants as ‘rats’, perhaps they're actually campaigning for votes on Last Comic Standing because they've gone beyond insensitivity into outright ridiculousness. This is a joke, right?"

"Con la declaración de Barbara Comstock comparando a los inmigrantes con paquetes de FedEx parece que los republicanos de Virginia estuvieran cambiando de profesión en rumbo a ser payasos. Junto con Ken Cuccinelli y su referencia a los inmigrantes como 'ratas,' quizás de veras están haciendo campaña para ganar un concurso de chistes al decir cosas tan ridículas. Seguro que solo están bromeando y que pronto ofrezcan opciones pragmáticas para poder tener un verdadero debate sobre un tema que realmente afecta los residentes del distrito 10."

Statement from Virginia Delegate Alfonso Lopez:

"Considering the significant demographic shifts and the increase in the number of immigrants and New Americans in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District and throughout the Commonwealth, these comments are incredibly insensitive. Delegate Comstock has shown that she lacks a fundamental understanding of our immigration system.  We need serious Members of Congress who will debate and support comprehensive immigration reform without relying on unthinking and dehumanizing statements."

"Teniendo en cuenta los cambios demográficos significativos y el aumento en el número de inmigrantes y de los Nuevos Americanos en el Distrito Congresional #10 de Virginia y en todo el estado, estos comentarios son increíblemente insensible. Delegada Comstock ha demostrado que carece de una comprensión fundamental de nuestro sistema de inmigración. Necesitamos miembros fuertes en el Congreso que debatan y apoyen lareforma migratoria integral, sin depender de las declaraciones insensatos e inhumanas." 

  • JimWebster

    Comstock may want to reconsider her idea of tracking immigrants like we track FedEx parcels, likely with an identifying number. Seventy-some years ago, within the memory of some of us old fogies, a country in Europe tattooed the ID numbers on the arms of people they wanted to track. One suspects that’s not what she had in mind. Or was it?

  • True Blue

    Comstock believes she’s heir apparent, invoking Wolf’s name dozens of times during debate(s). Runs from reporters or refuses invites by tea party, has terrible voting record on education and transportation, regulates women’s reproductive rights without a medical degree, lobbies for Koch and KXL, insults immigrants.  I’m not clear how she appeals to any group.  Looking forward to her next “macaca” moment.

  • Dan Sullivan

    We don’t know how to do it nor does she; if we did, it would be done. Where are her specifics? She hasn’t a clue as to the scope of the effort she dismisses as so simple.  

    On the other hand, maybe we should require dealers use  FedEx so we can track the illegal drugs that enter the country every day.  

  • True Blue

    Maybe it was intended?  Is this really a not so subtle message to the teas?