Fact check on Trump’s misleading comments on immigration
This opinion column on Trump’s “animals” comment puts in the contest of prior Trump statements.
The White House justifies his comment:
Nobody wants to defend MS-13!
Most Americans support DACA. The most recent poll I could find shows 83% approval. Even 67% of Republicans support it.
However, Trump created a crisis by trying to end the program and Republican congressional leadership is not willing to let the House vote on bills to decide the fate of DACA.
Conservative Republicans don’t want a vote – they only care about politics. From this article:
“McCarthy had a blunter message, according to two members present who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private meeting and as first reported by Politico: Signing the discharge petition and paving the way for passage of a moderate immigration bill could hurt Republicans in November’s elections by depressing conservative turnout and upending leadership’s plans to focus on tax cuts and other GOP successes.”
This is a pathetic effort to avoid doing what the public wants. Sad!
As part of Trump’s bigoted anti-immigrant rhetoric, he lies about how much crime they commit. This article points out that “…the United States incarcerates a larger share of its population than any other country.”
Maybe other countries should be worried about taking immigrants from the US!
A federal judge ( a George W. Bush appointee) “…called the government’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “virtually unexplained” and therefore “unlawful.” However, he stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security a chance to provide more solid reasoning for ending the program.”
Trump is a bigot and judges can see through it. Sad!
The article states:
“Universities say they need to continue to attract the world’s brightest students for America to maintain its scientific edge. They argue foreign students often become important economic drivers, pointing to famous foreign-born entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, who grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. International students can also help with the bottom line, since they often pay full freight, and some universities charge them more to attend.”
Trump tweeted about a “breeding concept” in sanctuary cities.
“Taken literally, the most likely explanation is that he’s talking about sanctuary cities as places where undocumented immigrants breed.