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Demand Rep. Paul Ryan apologize for his offensive slur against US citizens

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Demand Rep. Paul Ryan apologize for his offensive slur against US citizens

To be delivered to Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1)

Petition Statement

The ugly slur you used to describe American citizens is offensive. As a leader in your party, you bear a unique responsibility in the public discourse on immigration reform. Your words influence. We demand you stop using this slur and apologize immediately for your remarks.
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Petition Background

While attempting to pitch immigration reform to conservative constituents in his home state of Wisconsin, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan astonishingly referred to the US-born children of undocumented immigrants using an ugly slur -- "anchor babies."

Rep. Ryan offered no apology, and even suggested amending the Constitution so that these children are denied naturalization at birth.
As a former vice-presidential nominee and key player in the GOP's future, Rep. Ryan knows better than to resort to language that only serves to rile up the fringe, anti-immigrant segment of his party.

If he wants to attract Republican voters to truly bipartisan reform efforts, this isn't the way to do it. Demand Rep. Ryan apologize for his offensive words today.

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