Congressman Suggests "Arab Persons" Might Disguise As Hispanics To Cross The Border

Republican Rep. Buck McKeon was speaking at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 in Simi Valley, California Wednesday on immigration reform where he suggested terrorists from the Middle East might disguises as Hipanics to cross the border. McKeon serves as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

“There are people that can’t tell the difference between a Hispanic person and an Arab person….They can mingle in, and they can get in here, and then they can do damage.”

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Here’s the longer source video of McKeon’s remarks. [Note: Sound quality is poor and may require headphones.]

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