Offbeat Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant

05:35  17 may  2018
05:35  17 may  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

  Trump says some migrants are 'animals' US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement. "We have people coming in to the country, or trying to come in," Trump told California Republicans visiting the White House, "we are taking people out of the country." "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are, these aren't people, these are animals and we're taking them out of the country."Trump's remarks came after comments on migration and law enforcement, so-called "sanctuary cities" for immigrants, and the MS-13 gang.

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting on Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “ animals .” Mr. Trump ’s incendiary comments

Trump Calls Undocumented Immigrants “ Animals ” Who Torture Teen Girls in Fear-Mongering Speech. Here’s the excerpt about immigrants which is making headlines: “And you’ve seen the stories about some of these animals .

Donald Trump et al. sitting at a table in front of a window: During a round-table discussion on California’s so-called sanctuary laws at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump warned of dangerous people clamoring to breach the nation’s borders: “These aren’t people, these are animals.” © Doug Mills/The New York Times During a round-table discussion on California’s so-called sanctuary laws at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump warned of dangerous people clamoring to breach the nation’s borders: “These aren’t people, these are animals.”

WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting on Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “animals.”

Mr. Trump’s incendiary comments came during a round-table discussion with state and local leaders on California’s so-called sanctuary laws, which strictly limit communication between local law enforcement and federal immigration officers, and which the Trump administration is suing to invalidate. It was hardly the first time the president has spoken in ugly and racially fraught terms about immigrants, but it underscored his lingering rage about immigration — the animating issue of his campaign and his tenure so far — and his frustration that he has not been able to do more to seal the nation’s borders.

Mexico rejects Trump's comments that some immigrants are 'animals'

  Mexico rejects Trump's comments that some immigrants are 'animals' Mexico's Foreign Minister said recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing some undocumented immigrants as "animals" were unacceptable."President Trump referred to some immigrants, perhaps he had criminal gangs in mind, I don't know, as animals, not as persons," Luis Videgaray said in an interview with local TV station Televisa.

In a highly disturbing display, frighteningly reminiscent of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump unleashed a vicious anti- immigrant rant at a rally in Ohio Tuesday night — a campaign event just six months into his presidency. And these are the animals that we’ve been protecting for so long.

San Francisco is a so- called sanctuary city that issues local ID cards to unauthorized immigrants so they can have access to municipal services. Democratic mayors of some major cities recently said they would do all they could to protect residents from deportation. Mr. Trump ’s plans are more

As he has in numerous private meetings with his advisers at the White House, Mr. Trump used the session to vent his anger at the nation’s immigration laws, calling them “the dumbest laws on immigration in the world.” He exhorted his administration to “do much better” in keeping out undesirable people, including members of transnational gangs like MS-13.

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“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — we’re stopping a lot of them,” Mr. Trump said in the Cabinet Room during an hourlong meeting that reporters had been allowed in to document. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”

Trump Defends ‘Animals’ Remark, Saying It Referred to MS-13 Gang Members

  Trump Defends ‘Animals’ Remark, Saying It Referred to MS-13 Gang Members One day after he prompted criticism for describing dangerous criminals crossing the border as “animals,” Trump reiterated that the term fits for gang members.WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday defended his use of the word “animals” to describe dangerous criminals trying to cross into the United States illegally, saying that he had been referring to members of the brutal transnational gang MS-13 when he used language critics called inappropriate.

Trump Scapegoats Unauthorized Immigrants for Crime. (The discrepancy, they noted, could not be explained by the fact that the government deports some immigrant criminals, thus sparing them incarceration in the U.S.). A The hashtag #ThisIsAmerica sits next to a rant about the deep state.

On Thursday, Trump pretty much closed the gap, proposing to deport all 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the US and then let some select few What Trump is actually proposing. Because this is Donald Trump we're talking about, the proposal is more of a rant than a white paper.

Mr. Trump’s remarks came as the local officials invited for the event took turns praising his immigration policies and lamenting California’s law, arguing that it was making it more difficult for their communities to find and deport dangerous criminals.

Sheriff Margaret Mims of Fresno County said the statute barred Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities from using her databases “to find the bad guys,” or from entering prisons to locate people who might be in the country illegally.

“It’s really put us in a very bad position,” Sheriff Mims said.

“It’s a disgrace,” Mr. Trump answered, “and we’re suing on that.”

The president’s language and his focus on California drew a sharp rebuke from Jerry Brown, the state’s Democratic governor.

“Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of California,” Mr. Brown said in a statement. “Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth-largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”

White House: Calling MS-13 'animals' isn't 'strong enough'

  White House: Calling MS-13 'animals' isn't 'strong enough' The White House said Thursday that President Trump was "clearly" referring to members of the MS-13 gang when he called some immigrants "animals" and argued the controversial label is more than appropriate. "If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. "Frankly, I don't think the term the president used is strong enough."ThThe White House said Thursday that President Trump was "clearly" referring to members of the MS-13 gang when he called some immigrants "animals" and argued the controversial label is more than appropriate.

The Trump campaign released an ad Saturday announcing its intention to blame Democrats for murders committed by unauthorized immigrants . President Donald Trump on Saturday released a vitriolic campaign ad attacking Democrats on immigration , calling them "complicit in every murder

Trump ’s rhetoric isn’t really about immigration at all. He is articulating a worldview held by some conservatives who believe unauthorized immigrants becoming citizens or even staying in the US will result in the corrosion of white political power.

During the session, Mr. Trump suggested that the mayor of Oakland, Calif., should be charged with obstruction of justice for warning her constituents in February of an impending large-scale immigration raid and arrests.

“You talk about obstruction of justice,” said the president, who is himself the subject of a special counsel’s investigation into whether he sought to thwart a federal examination of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. “I would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of Oakland.”

Looking at Jeff Sessions, his attorney general, who sat at the other end of the large wooden conference table, Mr. Trump said: “Perhaps the Department of Justice can look into that.”

The round table took place exactly one week after Mr. Trump used a closed-door cabinet meeting to castigate Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of homeland security, for failing to do enough to crack down at the border. On Wednesday, Ms. Nielsen said little when called upon for her turn to speak, other than to thank Mr. Trump for his leadership on the issue.

ICE arresting more non-criminal undocumented immigrants

  ICE arresting more non-criminal undocumented immigrants President Trump has vowed to go after "bad hombres" but his ICE agents are rounding up more undocumented immigrants without a criminal record.Over the first full 14 months of the Trump administration, 69% of undocumented immigrants arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had a criminal record. Over the final two years of the Obama administration, that number was 86%.

Animals . Arlington. ICE agents are detaining many more unauthorized immigrants than were arrested by this time last year, and North Texas has been a leader in those efforts. Trump 's move to end DACA ignites debate and fear in a nation of immigrants .

President Donald Trump ’s administration at some point considered mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants , according to a draft copy of an order obtained by The Associated Press.

“You’re doing a good job, and it’s not an easy job,” Mr. Trump told Ms. Nielsen.

He alluded to a recent push by his administration that parents be separated from their children when families cross illegally into the United States, but blamed Democrats — many of whom have vehemently opposed the practice — for the new policy.

“I know what you’re going through right now with families is very tough, but those are the bad laws that the Democrats gave us,” Mr. Trump said. “We have to break up families. The Democrats gave us that law.”

The president also took aim at Mexico, savaging the United States’ ally and southern neighbor as unhelpful on immigration.

“Mexico does nothing for us,” Mr. Trump said. “Mexico talks, but they do nothing for us, especially at the border. Certainly don’t help us much on trade, but especially at the border, they do nothing for us.”

His harsh criticism came as American and Mexican officials were at a critical stage in their efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Trump’s frequent outbursts on immigration, both private and public, appear to have resonated with his advisers, who have been moving to put in place ever-stricter policies in line with the president’s vision. Mr. Sessions said the Department of Justice would be adding immigration judges and prosecuting twice as many immigration cases this year.

“The president has made clear to all of us that we have to do better,” he said. “We are going to do better.”

The attorney general, a former senator who helped to derail previous attempts at revamping immigration laws, also expressed hope that a legislative overhaul could be enacted this year, although Republicans on Capitol Hill have shown little appetite for undertaking one.

“This is the year that we have to move Congress,” Mr. Sessions said.

FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States .
A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the US has no official language. "The Founding Fathers didn't see a need to declare one," Dr. Wayne Wright, a professor of language and literacy at Purdue University, told CNN. "English was pretty much the dominant language of the United States at the time so there really wasn't a need to protect it. And they didn't want to offend their fellow Americans who helped fight for independence.

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