Thursday, August 25, 2011

Independent council candidates voice views at tea party forum

25 August 2011

By: Graham Moomaw
The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)

"Collins, a self-described socialist running a campaign focused on poverty and the environment, seemed to be the favorite target when it came time for audience questions.

In the first question, and in several follow-ups, Collins was asked to share his views on illegal immigration.

Collins said immigration was one of the issues the tea party is most likely to disagree with on him because he's done "hard organizing" for immigrants' rights.

'My view is that these are human beings. They have children here. They've come here to have a better life,' Collins said. 'Locking people up and deporting them for having a DUI is unacceptable. We don't treat any other human being that way....'"

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