Trump called some illegal immigrants “animals”

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!

DACA

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!

For a third time, a judge ruled against Trump’s plan to end DACA

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!

US colleges have problems getting foreign students because of Trump

US colleges are having a hard time attracting foreign students because of Trump.

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.”

Sad!

Trump’s latest racist comments on immigrants

Trump tweeted about a “breeding concept” in sanctuary cities.

From this CNN analysis:

“Taken literally, the most likely explanation is that he’s talking about sanctuary cities as places where undocumented immigrants breed.

If that’s right, there’s a racial undertone in the comment should slap you in the face.
Fear of immigrants from certain countries “breeding” has been a staple of nativist thought for hundreds of years. The “breeding” fear has been affixed to Jews from Eastern Europe, Catholics from Ireland and Italy, Chinese and, now, Latinos, Filipinos, Africans and Haitians. This is dog-whistle politics at its worst.
“Breeding” as a concept has an animalistic connotation. Dogs and horses are bred. So his use of it is, at best, dehumanizing to the immigrants he appears to be referring to.”
Sad!