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Radio Talk Jocks To Tackle Immigration On Sept. 11

Groups opposed to what they call “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants announced plans today to bring some 50 talk radio hosts from around the country to broadcast from Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” event is a reprise of a similar event last year when the populist broadcasters rallied opposition to the immigration reform legislation that ultimately collapsed in the Senate.

Organizers said they were staging their on-air demonstration as a reaction to the immigration reform movement, which has received a sympathetic ear from the presidential campaigns of both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

“Powerful special interests are now in full force pushing for amnesty and foreign guest workers with no regard to the plight of the American worker, wages, or a deteriorating economy,” said the chief organizer, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s Congressional Task Force.
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