Trump’s Immigration Policies Are Dehumanizing And Treat Illegals As Animals Or Something

And this is how it works: a leading media outlet manufactures some sort of Outrage, in this case the utterly out of context “animals” quote. They then correct, or sorta correct, the “mistake”, meaning they got caught. But, by that point, they’ve gotten their mistake into the leftist talking points, and the leftists run wild. That’s how we end up with this schlock at Vox

It’s not just rhetoric: Trump’s policies treat immigrants like me as “animals”
Trump’s rhetoric and agencies like ICE immigration enforcement dehumanize immigrants.

“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”

This is what President Trump said on Wednesday during a roundtable meeting with top officials of his administration and California politicians to discuss California’s new “sanctuary” law. It’s a little unclear whether these “animals” he was referencing were undocumented immigrants as a whole, as he seemed to imply, or specifically members of the MS-13 gang, which was the subject of some previous questions. Regardless, the comments went viral: Without missing a beat, the internet and the media were swift to castigate Trump over his deplorable remarks.

No, it’s not unclear, that’s just a cop-out to continue your rant.

I’m an immigration advocate and a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. I’ve been following the Trump administration’s words and actions closely on immigration issues because my future depends on it. The “animals” comments are nothing new: Trump has consistently dehumanized immigrants as a group, comparing all of us to rapists and gang members from the earliest days of his campaign.

You’re in the country illegally. Don’t want to be dehumanized? Leave.

The ambiguity — whether Trump was dehumanizing gang members or all undocumented immigrants — is predictably being exploited by conservative politicians, including Trump himself, and pundits who make the case that the “fake news” media is being unfair to the president.

Wait, is there a problem with dehumanizing gang members now? Really? Here comes the big spin

But that argument fails to recognize that whether Trump meant MS-13 gang members or immigrants as a whole doesn’t really matter: In his eyes, and in the directives that have shaped his policies, they are one and the same. Equating these groups is impacting real lives — Trump officials do it in their rhetoric, and they do it in their policies.

Don’t like it? Leave. You’re hear in violation of our laws. You’re sucking up resources and money meant for U.S. citizens and those who are legally present.

Trump has vilified immigrants and their contributions every step of the way.

You aren’t an immigration. Immigrants come to the U.S. legally. You didn’t. And this kind of schtick is a main reason that illegals, at least those who aren’t scumbag animal gang members and serious criminals, aren’t getting any sympathy from Conservatives, who tend to be way more religious than liberals: these unhinged demands and screeds push us away. Instead of being abusive when you’re in violation of the law, try being nice and asking politely. You do not get to demand anything. Personally, I’m at the point of just saying “deport them all.”

Save $10 on purchases of $49.99 & up on our Fruit Bouquets at Promo Code: FRUIT49
If you liked my post, feel free to subscribe to my rss feeds.

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed

Comments are closed.

Pirate's Cove