“Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable, especially those who may be dangerous.”
Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform recently visited the campus of Georgetown University where he spoke to several students. He shared a quote about immigration with them which they found repugnant, until they learned the quote was from Obama, not Trump.
From Campus Reform:
VIDEO: Students say Obama immigration quote racist…when they think it’s from Trump
President Donald Trump announced that he would use ICE to track down and deport illegal aliens who have been convicted of a crime.
The move prompted outrage from many on the Left who accused the practice of being anti-immigrant and unprecedented.
Proponents of the move pointed out this week that President Barack Obama gave his support to the same policy when he was in office and bragged of deportations of criminals having increased 80 percent during his tenure.
In 2014, Obama gave an immigration address from the White House, in which he said:
We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable, especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing on threats to our security.
Here’s a sample of the reactions:
“I think that policy comes from a place of white American nationalism,” one said, before another added, “Donald Trump has embraced this rhetoric of racism and xenophobia that’s not beneficial to our country at all.”
“I don’t think that quote stands true,” another stated.
“It’s just really awful.”
Watch the video:
Cabot Phillips later appeared on FOX and Friends and said, “I think you could attribute a Mother Teresa quote to Donald Trump and many students would blindly say, ‘well that’s evil, that’s coming from a place of hatred.'”
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