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

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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

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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

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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

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Rudy Giuliani

Concentration Camps

What we should do is. First of all, we should develop detention centres for them [undocumented immigrants]. It shouldn’t be catch and release. They shouldn’t go to jail for five years for assault, or attempted murder, or selling drugs, and then go back out on the street. They should go to a detention centre. They should be held. And then, we should exert all the pressure that we have, which is enormous by the way, to deport them to the countries where they should go to.

– Conservative Rudy Giuliani, January 28, 2017

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