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Latino Daily News

Friday March 11, 2011

Rep Barney Frank, “Lazy People Don’t Immigrate”

Rep Barney Frank, “Lazy People Don’t Immigrate”

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Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass) received an award from National Council of La Raza at a black tie event ant the National Building Museum this week.

Frank told the Latino group; “There’s a problem in this country with bilingualism. And the problem is that not enough of us are [bilingual].”

Frank also took a witty jab at certain anti-immigration arguments. “Lazy people don’t immigrate. I mean, who gets up and goes to a foreign country where they don’t speak the language and they don’t have any contacts?”

“The lazy people stayed home!” he exclaimed. “I don’t mean to be critical of them, but since they stayed home.”