Michelle Malkin

DREAMers are barely people

Look, a lot of people in America, law-abiding Americans and law-abiding immigrants for that matter, are born into unfortunate circumstances. This is not how we come up with public policy, based on pulling the heart strings.

The fact is that if there were a single “deserving Dreamer” in this country, they would be deserving because they would acknowledge that they are owed nothing, and that they deserve nothing from a country into which they were born because of their parents’ illegal activity.

– Right-wing Pundit Michelle Malkin, September 7, 2017

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions

Very radical, indeed

In seven years we’ll have the highest percentage of Americans, non-native born, since the founding of the Republic. Some people think we’ve always had these numbers, and it’s not so, it’s very unusual, it’s a radical change. When the numbers reached about this high in 1924, the president and congress changed the policy, and it slowed down immigration significantly, we then assimilated through the 1965 and created really the solid middle class of America, with assimilated immigrants, and it was good for America. We passed a law that went far beyond what anybody realized in 1965, and we’re on a path to surge far past what the situation was in 1924.

– Republican Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, 2015, harkening back to a time when the US Congress had a Chief Eugenicist on the payroll

Roy Moore

Pardon? The Dreamer program?

Roy Moore: Pardon? The Dreamer program?

Host: Yes, sir, the DACA/DAPA. You’re not aware of what Dreamers are?

Moore: No.

Host: This is a big issue in the immigration debate…

Moore: Why don’t you tell me what it is Dale and quit beating around and tell me what it is.

Host: I’m in the process of doing that Judge Moore.

Moore: OK.

– Conservative Judge Roy Moore, July 11, 2017

Stephen Miller

Lies, damned lies, and history

I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty enlightening the world; it’s a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to that was added later and is not part of the original Statue of Liberty.

– Advisor to President Trump Stephen Miller, August, 2017, lying about the poem on the Statue of Liberty (a popular neo-nazi talking point)

Steve King

Celebrating Tragedy

First non-valedictorian DREAMer deported. Border Patrol, this one’s for you. usat.ly/2pyZriQ

– Republican Representative Steve King, April 18, 2017, after hearing that Border Patrol (possibly illegally) deported a kid brought into the US at nine years old, who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, and is in college

Newt Gingrich

Teaching “American”

We need to go back to teaching people how to be American — to assimilating them into an American civilization. We absorb lots of people from lots of places. We can do it again, but part of that requires that we defeat this left-wing mythology that you can be multicultural and still be a single country. I think we can have many peoples come to America, but they need to learn to be American if they’re going to live here.

– Republican Newt Gingrich, March 22, 2017, forgetting to mention what he means by “American

Ben Carson

Forced Immigration

That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.

– Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, March 6, 2017

Donald J. Trump

Immigrant Crime

I have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to serve American Victims. The office is called VOICE — Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement. We are providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 28, 2016