On Saturday, over 300 people attended Causa’s 17th annual Immigrant Action Day at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.  This year we were honored to Immigrant Action Day 2015have Congressman Kurt Schrader – representing Oregon’s 5th District – discuss his support for immigration reform and his work in Washington D.C.

 

Congressman Schrader’s attendance at this year’s Immigrant Action Day didn’t go unnoticed and was a topic of attack by national right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh who freely admits that “Millennials or young peoplewho hear his radio show will think he’s a “racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe...”

 

Not surprisingly, Limbaugh let the lies fly about what Congressman Schrader actually said at Immigrant Action Day and confused two articles from right-wing website Breitbart.

 

What Congressman Schrader did say, as quoted by the Portland Tribune, is that:

 

…the current debate on federal immigration policy is “the civil rights battle for the younger generation.”

“This is what is at stake now for a lot of you and your families. I feel a kinship and a need to support all people who had an opportunity to come to this great country.

 

Defending President Obama’s Immigrant Action to provide relief to families, Congressman Schrader said:

 

“All he is doing is setting priorities for law enforcement in a tough budget environment, which Republicans should be pleased with. So let’s be smart about it and give hope to people who have been here for a long time and have contributed a huge amount to society.”

 

Please take a moment and use our online form to thank Congressman Schrader for attending Immigrant Action Day and supporting immigration reform in Washington D.C.