Man who asked the question of Bachmann

It was Eddie Diaz, a 32-year-old who lives in Perry.  Diaz told reporters he was “born and raised in the U.S.” and he declined to reveal his occupation. Diaz said he was tired of politicians who used illegal immigration as a “scare tactic to rile up voters.”

As reporters gathered around Diaz, others in the crowd started shouting at Diaz and at reporters.  One man said children of people who commit murder are penalized, as they’re sent to foster care.  A woman who said she was from Perry told reporters “half the students” in Perry High School are “Mexicans” who are getting “free books and free food” from Perry taxpayers.  When asked, the woman said she didn’t know if the students she referred to as “Mexicans”  were all illegal.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.