The Hill’s Chris Cillizza says Democrats are ‘ready to pounce’ on Trump’s ‘brazen’ immigration remarks
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President Donald Trump has been slammed for saying that “illegal aliens are coming into our country through the back door.”
The Hill’s Rachael Bade reports on what the president means by the term “illegal immigrants” and how it may affect the way he is viewed by the media.
Trump was asked on Thursday about his remarks about “illegal” immigrants who are “coming into our nation through the front door,” and he said, “They’re coming into this country through broken border, through broken hearts, through tears.
They’re coming in through the cracks.”
He added that they are “not coming into the country legally.”
“It is a very, very dangerous situation, and we’re going to be doing everything we can to stop it,” Trump said.
Trump made the comments at a press conference where he signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “suspend the issuance of visas to any person who, on or before March 15, 2021, willfully enters the United States, except under a lawful visa.”
The order applies to immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries.
“They are coming in.
We’re going a lot harder than anybody else,” Trump added.
“We’re going tougher than everybody else.
We want to stop the flood of illegals.
And they’re coming.
We are going to stop them.”
Trump said that “people are coming through the southern border illegally.
I can tell you that.
And I know it’s happening.”
He also said that they’re “not going to stay in the country if they’re not going to pay their taxes, because we don’t want that, and they’re going nowhere.”
“They’re taking advantage of our country, and if you have any respect for the American people, you know what I mean?
We don’t have to worry about it,” he said.”
You can’t have the worst of them coming into your country, but if you can have the best of them leaving your country,” Trump continued, “they’re coming.”
Trump has repeatedly suggested that illegal immigrants are “rapists” and “murderers” and that they should be deported.
He has also said the government should “build a wall” along the southern U.S. border to keep out “rapist” migrants, and has advocated for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
On Friday, The Hill published an op-ed by former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that called on Trump to rescind his executive order.
“The president must stop pandering to nativist fears by reversing his executive orders and calling for border security measures,” they wrote.
“The order was written to scare voters into a false sense of security, but it has already caused widespread chaos, and a spike in criminal activity across our country.
Trump should take the opportunity to restore border security and respect for human rights and our country’s immigration laws.””
The order’s stated purpose was to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to enter our country legally.
That is no longer the case,” they added.
President Donald Trump has been slammed for saying that “illegal aliens are coming into our country through the back door.”The…
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