From Theodore "bowling for illegals" Kulongoski:
“State agencies that participate in the information sessions coordinated by the Mexican consulate do not participate in order to provide benefits to individuals who do not qualify for such benefits. Rather, state agencies, along with local and non-profit agencies, participate in these sessions in order to serve a growing, underserved and vulnerable population – non-English-speaking immigrants from Latin American nations and their families.
Kulongoski, you are a liar, stupid, or misinformed. Only Mexican citizens can participate in this event. That's why it's put on by the Mexican consulate not the Latin American consulate. (No such thing)
It would be wrong to assume that participants at these sessions are simply all undocumented persons; a great number of them are citizens and residents with legal immigrant status.
If you don't ask then HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE LEGAL? You must be a Mexican citizen, if you have documents to legally be here then you go to the DMV with those documents, you don't need a matricula consular card.
With that in mind, the State of Oregon is engaged in various efforts to reach out to underserved communities in our state – including participation in the Carrousel of Information coordinated by the Mexican consulate. I intend to continue with such efforts because I believe it is the right thing to do for all Oregonians.”
And that's why we won't re-elect you.
HAT TIP: Dawn Phillips, legislative staff member, doing work for Reps Krummel, Thatcher, Flores, and Greg Smith. The legislators she works for are very involved in legislative efforts to ensure that illegal immigrants are not being offered state benefits to which they're not entitled