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Thursday, Jul 21 2016

Trump's Anti-Immigration Policy Has Forever Scarred The GOP

Jul 21, 2016

Tonight, Donald Trump is re-upping his belief that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Trump has made it clear since hour one that he doesn’t care about alienating Latino voters.

He uses offensive language including “anchor babies” and “illegals.” He wants to build a wall on the Mexican-American border and deport millions by force. He thinks that Judge Curiel cannot preside over the Trump University case simply because he is Mexican-American. His idea of outreach is tweeting a picture of himself eating a taco bowl on Cinco de Mayo. In response, Hispanics are revolting against his candidacy, refusing to support him, and leaving the GOP altogether.

Republican Lionel Sosa, a Latino outreach veteran of the Reagan administration and both Bush presidencies irecently denounced Trump. In an op-ed for the San Antonio Express News appropriately titled“Farewell, my Grand Old Party,” Sosa writes that Trump’s rhetoric and racism is forcing him to leave:

Instead of “Tear down this wall,” the party promotes a new and bigger wall. A thousand points of light has been replaced by a thousand points of anger. In place of compassionate conservatism, our nominee promotes callousness, extremism and racism. And instead of a unifier, the party now cheers the ultimate “us against them” proponent. Divisiveness incarnate.

So, if my party winds up electing Donald Trump, I’ll have to bid farewell, hoping that one day soon, it comes to its senses. 

In an interview on the piece with Univision (watch it here), he says, “Donald Trump does not respect us… he is a racist… I will not vote for Donald Trump. It is impossible.”

Trump has effectively demolished the GOP’s chances with Hispanic voters, everyday driving more people who once identified as Republicans to abandon the party. Yet, Senator Marco Rubio and party leaders are standing by Trump as he systematically lights their 2016 chances on fire. If Republicans hopes to win in November or ever again, they should’ve condemned Trump from the moment he unequivocally called all Latinos criminals and rapists.


Donald Trump – Anti-Immigration

Trump Used Racist And Inflammatory Rhetoric

“Illegals” And “Anchor Babies”

[Video] Trump: “We Have To Stop The Inflow Of Illegals Coming Into Our Country.” In a Facebook video, Trump said, “We have to stop the inflow of illegals coming into our country. It has to be stopped. It has to be stopped now.” [Facebook – Donald J. Trump, 2/18/16]

[Video] Donald Trump:  “I’ll Use The Word Anchor Baby.” Reporter: Anchor baby, that’s an offensive term, people find that hurtful.  Donald Trump: You mean it’s not political correct and yet everybody uses it? Reporter:  Look it up in the dictionary, it’s offensive.  Trump: Give me a different term, give me a different term. What else would you like to say. Reporter: A child, an American born child of an undocumented immigrant.  Trump: You want me to say that, okay, I  use the word anchor baby. Excuse me, I’ll use the word anchor baby.”  [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Derry, NH, 8/19/15; 150819_JF_1253_A]

[Video] Donald Trump: “You’re Wrong About The 14th Amendment, And Frankly, The Whole Thing With Anchor Babies, And The Concept Of Anchor Babies, I Don’t Think You Are Right About That.” Donald Trump: I think you’re wrong about the 14th Amendment, and frankly, the whole thing with anchor babies, and the concept of anchor babies, I don’t think you are right about that. O’Reilly: I can quote it. You want me to quote you the amendment? If you’re born here, you’re an American. Period. Period. [“O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News, 8/18/15; 150819_MM_69662_A]

[Video] Donald Trump: “We Have The Anchor Babies. I Was Right About The Anchor Babies.” Trump: We have the anchor babies. I was right about the anchor babies. A women’s pregnant, she steps across the border, she has a baby. Congratulations. We take care of that baby for ninety years, or for however long the baby lives. [Donald Trump, Town Hall, Nashua, NH, 1/29/16]

[Video] Donald Trump: “Anchor Babies, Which I Was Right About. The Fact That Somebody Has A Baby Whose An Illegal On Our Land Doesn’t Mean We Have To Take Care Of That Baby.” Trump: Anchor babies, which I was right about. The fact that somebody has a baby whose an illegal on our land doesn’t mean we have to take care of that baby for the next ninety years, by the way I’m right. I’m right. And we don’t need a constitutional amendment. [Donald Trump, Rally, Muscatine, IA, 1/24/16]

[Video] Donald Trump: “We’re Going To Stop With The Anchor Babies.” Trump: We’re going to stop with the anchor babies. Hundreds of thousands of people coming in from all over, they have a baby, and you have to take care of the baby for 85 years. No good folks, no good. [Donald Trump, Rally, Las Vegas, NV, 1/21/16]

Trump Referred To Mexican Immigrants As Criminals And Rapists

When Launching His Campaign, Donald Trump Said That Mexican Immigrants Are “Bringing Drugs. They’re Bringing Crime. They’re Rapists. And Some, I Assume, Are Good People.” According to CNBC, “But Trump widened that divide — and began his rise to the top of Republican polls with hot rhetoric in his presidential announcement speech about who was crossing America’s southern border. ‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,’ he declared in June. ‘They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’” [CNBC, 10/28/15]

[Video] Trump:  “Somebody’s Doing The Raping.”  Don Lemon: I’ve read the — I’ve read The Washington Post. I’ve read the Fusion. I’ve read the Huffington Post. And that’s about women being raped. It’s not about criminals coming across the border or entering the country.  Donald Trump: Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don. I mean, you know — I mean, somebody’s doing just think women are being rape. Well, who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”  [“CNN Tonight,” [CNN, 7/1/15]

Trump, 2015: Criminals “Crossed Our Border Illegally Only To Go On To Commit Horrific Crimes Against Americans.” According to the Donald Trump campaign, “The impact in terms of crime has been tragic. In recent weeks, the headlines have been covered with cases of criminals who crossed our border illegally only to go on to commit horrific crimes against Americans.” [Donald Trump Campaign, 2015]

[Video] Trump:  “If You Look At The Statistics On Rape, On Crime, On Everything Coming In Illegally Into This Country, They’re Mind Boggling.” “Well, if you look at the statistics, our people come — I didn’t see about Mexicans. I say the illegal immigrants. If you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country, they’re mind boggling. If you go to Fusion, you will see a story about 80 percent of the women coming in, I mean, you have to take a look at these stories. And you know who owns Fusion? Univision.”  [“CNN Tonight,” CNN, 7/1/15]

Trump: “The Overwhelming Amount Of Violent Crime In Our Major Cities Is Committed By Blacks And Hispanics.” According to a tweet from the account Donald Trump, “Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed.” [Twitter – Donald Trump, 6/5/13]

Trump Called For Repealing Birthright Citizenship

2015: Trump Called For End To Birthright Citizenship. According to the Donald Trump campaign, “End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.” [Donald Trump Campaign, 2015]

[Video] Donald Trump On The Children Of Immigrants:  “I Don’t Think They Have American Citizenship.” “Bill, I think you’re wrong about the 14th Amendment.  And frankly, the whole thing with ‘anchor babies’ and the concept of ‘anchor babies’ — I don’t think you’re right about that. […]  Bill, I don’t think that they have American citizenship.  And if you speak to some very, very good lawyers — and I know some would disagree, but many of them agree with me — you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship. We have to start a process where we take back our country. Our country is going to hell.” [“O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News, 8/18/15]

[Video] Trump Suggested That U.S. Children Of Immigrants Did Not Contribute To American Society, Said The U.S. Had To Take Care Of “Anchor Babies” For “85 Years.” Donald Trump: “And then you have the anchor babies. You have  a woman, she gets pregnant, she’s nine months, walks over to the United States, has the baby. Congratulations, United States, you take care of that baby for 85 years, okay? [Donald Trump Speech, Franklin, TN, 10/3/15; 37:15]

Trump Proposed Mass Deportation

Pledged To Deport All Undocumented Immigrants

[Video] Trump: “It’s Going To Be Done In A Very Humane Fashion. People Will Have To Go Out, They Are Illegal Immigrants, They Came In Illegally. They Have To Go Out And They Have To Come Back Legally. Bret, There Will Be A Deportation.” Trump: Well first of all, it’s not only deportation. It’s building a wall and I mean a real wall. Mexico will pay for the wall. Most politicians wouldn’t understand how you go about doing that. It will happen. It’s basically quite simple. But it’s going to be done in a very humane fashion. People will have to go out, they are illegal immigrants, they came in illegally. They have to go out and they have to come back legally. Bret, there will be a deportation, and hopefully they’ll be able to come back into the country. [“Special Report,” Fox News, 11/13/15]

[Video] Trump: “We’re Rounding Them Up In A Very Humane Way.” Pelley: Eleven, twelve million illegal immigrants still in the country. What do you do? Trump: If they’ve done well, they’re going out and they’re coming back in legally. Pelley: You’re rounding them all up. Trump: We’re rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. And they’re going to be happy because they want to be legalized. And, by the way, I know it doesn’t sound nice. But not everything is nice. [“60 Minutes,” CBS, 9/27/15]

[Video] Trump: “You’re Going To Have A Deportation Force, And You’re Going To Do It Humanely.” Trump: You’re going to have a deportation force, and you’re going to do it humanely and you’re going to bring the country — and, frankly, the people, because you have some excellent, wonderful people, some fantastic people that have been here for a long period of time. Don’t forget, Mika, that you have millions of people that are waiting in line to come into this country and they’re waiting to come in legally. And I always say the wall, we’re going to build the wall. It’s going to be a real deal. It’s going to be a real wall. [“Morning Joe,” MSNBC, 11/11/15; 151111_MM_74114_C.mp4]

[Video] Trump Said He Would Deport The American Born Children Of Undocumented Immigrants: “We Have To Keep The Families Together But They Have To Go.”   “Chuck Todd: So you’re going to split up families? Donald Trump: Chuck. Todd: You’re going to deport children– Trump: Chuck. No, no. We’re going to keep the families together. We have to keep the families together. Todd: But you’re going to keep them together out–Trump: But they have to go. But they have to go. Todd: What if they have no place to go? Trump: We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country or we don’t have a country.”  [“Meet the Press,” NBC, 8/16/15; 150816_JF_1226_A]

Trump Praised President Eisenhower For “Operation Wetback” Deportations

2015: Trump Referenced Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback” Without Using Name As Proof That Mass Deportations Can Succeed. According to Washington Post, “In Box 4 of the diaries of President Dwight David Eisenhower maintained at his presidential library are his personal notes from January to November of 1954. The library’s summary articulates what’s covered, including, ‘Dirksen discussion with DDE; notes on Bricker Amendment; school construction; wetbacks; Brazilian coffee.’ ‘Wetbacks.’ In 1954, Eisenhower’s attorney general, Herbert Brownell, expanded a Border Patrol effort to repatriate Mexicans who had entered the United States illegally, following a wave of border crossings. That effort, officially named Operation Wetback, was approvingly referenced by Donald Trump during the fourth Republican debate Tuesday as proof that millions of illegal immigrants can indeed be deported — despite general understanding at this point that the operation was inhumane and occasionally deadly.” [Washington Post, 11/12/15]

[Video] At The Fox Business News Debate, Trump Praised President Eisenhower For Deporting 1.5 Million Workers. During the Fox Business News debate, Trump said, “Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower, good president, great president, people liked him. “I like Ike,” right? The expression. ‘I like Ike.’ Moved a 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back. Dwight Eisenhower. You don’t get nicer. You don’t get friendlier. They moved a 1.5 million out. We have no choice. We have no choice.”  [Donald Trump, Fox Business Debate, Milwaukee, WI,11/10/15]

Trump Called For Building A Wall And Said Mexico Would Pay For It

Trump Proposed A Wall And Making Mexico Pay For It. According to CNBC, “Presidential hopeful Donald Trump insisted Wednesday night that he has what it takes to get Mexico to build a wall along the U.S. border. ‘We’re going to do a wall; we’re going to have a big, fat beautiful door on the wall; we’re going to have people come in, but they’re going to come in legally,’ Trump said at the third Republican debate, hosted by CNBC. ‘Mexico’s going to pay for the wall,’ he said. ‘I love the Mexican people; I respect the Mexican leaders, but their leaders are much sharper, much smarter and more cunning than our leader.’ For years, the issue has divided anti-immigrant conservative activists from business-oriented Republicans and the fast-growing Hispanic constituency, from which the GOP needs more votes to win presidential elections.” [CNBC, 10/28/15]

Trump Pledged To Repeal DACA And DAPA; Deport DREAMers

Trump Said DAPA and DACA Would Be Rescinded And That DREAMers Would Be Deported

Washington Post: Trump “Would Rescind President Obama’s Executive Actions” On Immigration. According to Washington Post, “Trump would also require employers to verify their workers’ eligibility to work and would rescind President Obama’s executive actions granting a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who have children who are U.S. citizens or who were brought here illegally as children by their own parents. Those actions are held up in the federal courts for now.” [Washington Post, 8/7/15]

[Video] Donald Trump Suggested He Would Deport At Least Some DREAMers Depending on Circumstances  Donald Trump: But the DREAMers, it’s a tough situation. We’re going to do something. And one of the things we’re going to do is expedite. When somebody is terrific, we want them back here. They have to be legally. Dana Bash:  So they have to leave, too? Trump: They’re with their parents. It depends. But look, it sounds cold, and it sounds hard. We have a country. Our country is going to hell. We have to have a system where people are legally in our country.” [“New Day,” CNN, 7/30/15; 150730_MM_76011_A]

[Video] Donald Trump:  “I Will Immediately Terminate President Obama’s Illegal Executive Order On Immigration.” [Donald Trump, Presidential Campaign Announcement, New York, NY 6/16/15] 

[Video] Trump Said He Would Rescind DACA And DAPA. Donald Trump: The executive order gets rescinded. One good thing about– Chuck Todd: You’ll rescind that one, too? Trump: One good thing about– Todd: You’ll rescind the DREAM Act executive order– Trump: You’re going to have to.Todd: DACA? Trump: We have to make a whole new set of standards. And when people come in, they have to come in legally.”  [“Meet the Press,” NBC, 8/16/15; 150816_JF_1226_A]

Trump Opposed Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants

[Video] Trump:  “Legal Status.  No Citizenship.” Donald Trump: We have to bring great people into this country. OK? And I want to bring — I love the idea of immigration, but it’s got to be legal immigration. Now, a lot of these people are helping us, whether it’s the grapes or whether it’s jobs. And sometimes it’s jobs. In all fairness, I love our country, but sometimes it’s jobs that a citizen of the United States doesn’t even want to do.  There are jobs that a lot of people don’t want to do. I want to move them out. I want to move them back in and let them be legal. But they have to be in here legally.  Otherwise, you don’t have a country. You don’t have a country. If people can just pour into the country illegally, you don’t have a country. But I would expedite the system.  Bash: When you say legal, do you mean legal status or can they be eligible for citizenship? Trump: Legal status.  Bash: No citizenship? Trump: No citizenship.  We will see. Later down the line, who knows what is going to happen, but legal status.  Bash: So you’re open to… Trump: It’s something I would think about, but I would say, right now, no, I’m not open to it. I would say legal status.”  [“New Day,” CNN, 7/30/15; 150730_MM_76011_A]

Trump Had Jorge Ramos Forcibly Ejected From A Press Conference

[Video] Trump Had Jorge Ramos Forcibly Ejected From A Press Conference. [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Dubuque, IA, 8/25/15]

[Video] Trump To Jorge Ramos: “Go Back To Univision.” Trump: Go back to Univision. [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Dubuque, IA, 8/25/15]

Trump’s staff Assaulted Latino Protestors

Trump’s In-House Security Led By Keith Schiller, Retired NYPD Detective. According to New York Times, “Mr. Trump’s in-house security is led by Keith Schiller, a retired detective from the New York Police Department, who is omnipresent at his boss’s side.” [New York Times, 3/14/16]

  • September 2015: Schiller Punched A Latino Protestor In The Face Outside Trump Tower. According to New York Times, “Mr. Trump’s in-house security is led by Keith Schiller, a retired detective from the New York Police Department, who is omnipresent at his boss’s side. Mr. Schiller, who in September punched a Latino protester in the face outside Trump Tower in New York, is fiercely devoted to Mr. Trump, and was the first person to leap onto the dais in Dayton when the activist came running. Mr. Trump employs several other security guards, some of whom, in recent weeks, have been seen moving in plain clothes into crowds to try to end disruptions.” [New York Times, 3/14/16]

Trump’s Attempts At Hispanic Outreach Missed The Mark, Was Culturally Offensive

Trump Tweeted A  Photo That Showed Him Eating A Trump Tower Taco Bowl Captioned With “Happy #CincoDeMayo” And “I Love Hispanics”

Trump Tweet, 2016: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The Best Taco Bowls Are Made In Trump Tower Grill. I Love Hispanics!” [Twitter- Donald J. Trump, 5/5/16]

Trump Claimed The Federal Judge Presiding Over His Trump University Lawsuit Was Biased Because Of his Mexican Heritage

Trump Claimed That Judge Gonzalo Curiel Had An “Absolute Conflict” Of Interest In Presiding Over Trump University Litigation Because Curiel—Who Was Born In Indiana—Was “Of Mexican Heritage.” According to Wall Street Journal, “Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attacks on the federal judge presiding over civil fraud lawsuits against Trump University, amid criticism from legal observers who say the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s comments are an unusual affront on an independent judiciary. In an interview, Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had ‘an absolute conflict’ in presiding over the litigation given that he was ‘of Mexican heritage’ and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant because of his campaign stance against illegal immigration and his pledge to seal the southern U.S. border. ‘I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,’ Mr. Trump said.” [Wall Street Journal, 6/3/16]

  • [Video] Megyn Kelly: Trump Was Explicitly Saying “A Hispanic Cannot Judge A Case Against Me.” Fox News Host Megyn Kelly: “That Trump continues to attack a sitting federal judge–who, by the way, did a lot to fight the drug cartels when he was a prosecutor—based on his ethnicity. Suggesting that he has an inherit—an inherit—conflict of interest because of his heritage. ‘A Hispanic cannot judge a case against me,’ that is what Trump is saying. ” [Fox News Live, 6/2/16]

Trump Promised to Make It Harder For Mexicans To live And Work In the U.S.

Bloomberg Politics: “Trump Says He Could Increase His Leverage On Mexico’s Leaders By Making It Harder For Their People To Live And Work In The U.S.” According to Bloomberg Politics, “Trump says he could increase his leverage on Mexico’s leaders by making it harder for their people to live and work in the U.S. The country accounted for about 14 percent of the 10.9 million visas issues by the U.S. in 2015, according to State Department data. Only Chinese visitors, who received one of every four U.S. visas last year, took more. Trump’s administration would have broad discretion in choosing who to give visas, and how much to charge, said John Sandweg, a former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.” [Bloomberg Politics, 6/27/16]

Published: Jul 21, 2016

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