The Trump Admin has taken many controversial actions to combat illegal immigration.
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) August 7, 2018
Trump is going to try to effectively end legal immigration by executive order. https://t.co/NFNAv1RkaP
— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) August 7, 2018
When Congress was debating immigration reform and DACA a few months ago, I asked several conservative members why their proposals took massive cuts to the *legal* immigration system.
I never got a solid answer. Most explained it away by claiming it would be temporary. https://t.co/c6vuOA6Itg
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) August 7, 2018
The fact that Stephen Miller and Trump now targeting legal immigrants is an absolute proof that the war on immigration was never about legalization, it was always about racism and fascism.
This is completely atrocious and literally unacceptable.
— Ambassador Rob (@RobertoWinsSher) August 7, 2018
FUN FACT: Deporting Stephen Miller would solve 99.9% of our immigration issues.https://t.co/QpWEqaEPQi
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 7, 2018
Gov. Phil Murphy rushed to a church Thursday that has provided sanctuary for immigrants, hours after two Indonesians were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in simultaneous arrests at their homes. Continue reading “Why elections matter: Gov. Murphy races to sanctuary church after ICE detains 2 in N.J.”
Leave it to the worst U.S. president in history to bring the office down a few more notches by making this remark at a meeting about immigration last week: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
The Washington Post reported the quotation, and that was that for a day or so, until it dawned on the dummy-in-chief that people outside his base thought his remark had been despicable.
So then, of course, he tweeted “…this was not the language used at the meeting.”
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting, rebuked Trump and added that the “shithole” remark was in keeping with the rest of what Trump had said to those in attendance: “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” And Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, also at the meeting, more-or-less went along with the Post’s account.
But then, incredibly, Trump attempted to turn the shitstorm in his favor by trotting out two Republican lackeys — Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, both at the meeting — who reportedly said that our fearless leader had said “shithouse” countries, not “shithole” countries.
Scholars took note. The leader of the free world might have said “shithouse” instead of “shithole.” Untold millions had begun to wonder if Trump harbored cruelly racist feelings about poor, non-white peoples and was stupid enough to voice those feelings in front of congressional leaders at a meeting about immigration.
Thank God he cleared that up!
Donald Trump (and his handful of supporters) have defended his pathetic response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Reports coming from Puerto Rico dispute everything Trump has said. Trump’s response to criticism from the Mayor of San Juan was to lash out over Twitter. Disgusting. Well, enter the former head of the United… Continue reading “Expert slams Trump response to Puerto Rico”
Donald Trump wants more than $3 billion over the next year and a half to start building his wall on the border with Mexico, one of a number of controversial requests the White House will roll out as part of its budget “blueprint” on Thursday. Related: Trump’s Controversial Budget Is Unlikely to Pass Congress The president… Continue reading “Trump to ask for $3.1 billion for border wall”