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Trump Uses “Infest” And “Invaders” To Describe Immigrants

June 24, 2018

Last week Donald Trump said immigrants “infest our country”. Today In a pair of morning tweets Trump described immigrants as invaders and wrote that U.S. immigration laws must be changed to take away trial rights from undocumented migrants.

Meanwhile Republican Senator James Lankford took issue with Trump’s demonization of individuals attempting to cross the U.S. border, contending instead that “the vast majority” come to the U.S. for “economic opportunity.”

“I would prefer (Trump) would say these are people coming for economic reasons,” he said, rather than describing them as rapists, criminals or gang members. But large numbers of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. say they are fleeing violence in their home countries, not coming for economic reasons.

Lankford also called–and correctly so–for 225 additional immigration judges as the administration struggles to process adults’ immigration proceedings within the 20-day window in which the government is lawfully allowed to hold migrant children in government custody.

A crucial vote in the House this week on GOP immigration legislation is slated.   Anyone care to wage if they have the votes…..hahahahha.

One Comment
  1. Solly permalink
    June 24, 2018 4:49 PM

    Humpty Trumpty in a speech to Nevada republicans also said “they” want an extra 5,000 judges. They, as in Ted Cruz and Lankford? Then he went into a rant about how we don’t need no stinkin’ due process.

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