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July 16, 2014


GOP Candidate Mistakes Campers for Migrant Children

Arizona congressional candidate Adam Kwasman (R) complained about the expected arrival of dozens of migrant children at a shelter on Twitter: "Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law."

He included a photo of the back of a yellow school bus and later told the Arizona Republic, "I was actually able to see some of the children in the buses. The fear on their faces... This is not compassion."

"But there was a problem with Kwasman's story: There was no fear on their faces. Those weren't the migrant children in the school bus. Those were children from the Marana school district. They were heading to the YMCA's Triangle Y Camp, not far from the Rite of Passage shelter for the migrants, at the base of Mt. Lemmon."














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