Trump Vilifies Immigrants, Claims He's Civil Rights Champion
Mar 02 2017 by Larry Hoffman
Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on "Special Report" that President Trump's announcement that the time is right for immigration legislation - as long as both sides are willing to compromise - is "huge news".
"I wasn't gonna let them get away with it", Shaw said.
Immigration laws are based on the rights and safety of US citizens.
For months, Trump has pointed to immigrant crime as a way to push his policies.
It appears that as the number of illegal immigrants goes up, violent crime goes down and goes down a lot.
There was no mention of the possibility for legal status, encouraging his hardline immigration supporters on the Hill who say the absence proves that he has no plans to provide a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants.
Donald Trump has just given his first Congressional Address and it seems he used the momentous occasion to use thinly-veiled propaganda to fuel his own political gains. He infamously made inflammatory racist remarks that immigrants coming over the border are drug smugglers, murderers, and rapists, and his proposed travel ban and ignorance of attacks on Muslims in the US and overseas have made his Islamophobia and xenophobia painfully clear.
For the umpteenth time, immigration laws are not based on race. Any changes would need to be approved by the U.S. Congress.
Trump is hoping that his new agency will continue the trend he displayed during his candidacy, inflating stories about immigrant-committed crimes as if to indicate a widespread trend or epidemic.
As it stands, so far President Trump and his administration have not only tried to keep many immigrants and foreign visitors out of the country, they have done so by casting them as criminals, potential terrorists and trespassers, out to steal the jobs and threaten the lives of Americans.
In the crowd were several family members of people slain by undocumented immigrants, including Susan Oliver and Jessica Davis, whose police officer husbands were "gunned down by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record and two prior deportations", Trump said.
"It will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families - including immigrant families - enter the middle class", Trump said of his plan. At present, Trump's immigration order and self-described "military operation" crackdown on undocumented immigrants has created a climate of extreme uncertainty for immigrants and non-immigrants alike.
In other words, Democrats booed a president wanting to help legal USA citizens who are the victims of crimes committed by individuals who broke the law by being in the country in the first place.