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Tan Nguyen Case Update—Original Documents
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October 20, 2006, 05:44 PM
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Here`s an English translation, you can see a PDF of the the original Spanish here, and note that while the letter was sent out on CCIR letterhead, both Barbara Coe and Nguyen deny sending it. This is via a liberal site which seems to think that Nguyen is part of the "racist right." The letter seems to me to make the important distinction between those who are citizens and those who aren`t.

Greetings XXXX XXXX,

You are being sent this letter because you were recently registered to vote. If you are a citizen of the United States, we ask that you participate in the democratic process of voting.[Emphasis added.]

You are advised that if your residence in this country is illegal or you are an immigrant, voting in a federal election is a crime that could result in jail time, and you will be deported for voting without having a right to do so.

At the same time, you are advised that the government of the United States is installing a new computer system to verify the names of all new registered voters that vote in the October and November elections. Anti-immigration organizations can ask for information from this new computer system.

Unlike Mexico, here there is no incentive to vote. There is not a voter registration card in the United States. Therefore, it is useless and dangerous to vote in any election if you are not a citizen of the United States.

Do not listen to any politician that tells you the opposite. They are only looking out for their own interests. They only want to win elections without any regard to what happens to you.

Sincerely, Sergio Ramirez