Tucker Carlson said President Trump’s controversial comment about the U.S. accepting immigrants from “s***hole countries” is forcing a conversation that elected leaders don’t want to have.
“Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” Trump said during a bipartisan meeting on immigration earlier this week, according to multiple people in the room. The statement was confirmed by Fox News.
The Washington Post reported that he singled out Haitians, asking: “Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out.”
The remarks stirred criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, along with the mainstream media. Watch more below.
If Haiti isn’t such a bad place, why don’t we say to the people here temporarily, in REFUGE from Haiti, “go back, it’s great.” We don’t say that because it’s not great. Actually, it’s everything the president said it was.
This is the question that a reporter was asking President Trump seconds after he signed Martin Luther King Day Proclamation. Watch below.
President Donald J. Trump holds a meeting with cabinet members one day after marathon negotiations with bipartisan lawmakers over immigration reform. He also spoke of new healthcare plans, unemployment rates, new liability laws, and much more watch below.
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The 2nd amendment of the Constitution played a big roll in stopping more killing in Texas. The neighbor with the gun that came out and exchanged fire with the suspect and hit him fatally. From what we know about the shooter he was there to kill his in-laws. They were not at the church, he was likely leaving to head to the next location that he thought his original targets would be.
Would you have helped chase this crazy individual down?
The day after a gunman massacred innocent churchgoers in a Texas church, the U.S Air Force admitted that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that should have stopped him from passing a background check and buying the rifle he used to slaughter 26 people.
Our question is how is more gun control supposed to fix the issue when they are not even using the reporting and laws we currently have?
The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2017
Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 was ordered by a military judge on Friday to be dishonorably discharged from the Army. Despite prosecutors seeking 14 years in a military prison, Bergdahl, received no prison time for desertion or endangering troops.
Col. Jeffery R. Nance of the Army, the military judge, also reduced Sergeant Bergdahl’s rank to private which required him to forfeit $1,000 a month of his pay for 10 months.
Do you feel justice was served?
I as do many others in this country agree with what President Trump said about the NFL players disrespecting the flag. I think he as the leader of this country should use a bit of caution when speaking about it. The First Amendment of the Constitution is in place so the government can not do anything to stop freedom of speech or religion. As one person to another, there is no protection for freedom of speech or religion.
Again I personally agree with what he is saying on a one on one basis. As the President though this seems to be getting close to encroaching on the First Amendment.
What are your thoughts on this?
The fact that the term “illegal immigrants” does not appear in the document leads us to believe that the U.S. Constitution’s rights and freedoms do not apply to them. Most often described as a “living document,” the Constitution has repeatedly been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal appeals courts and Congress in order to address the ever-changing needs and demands of the people. In my opinion “We the People of the United States,” refers only to legal citizens, however, the Supreme Court has consistently disagreed.
In Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law prohibiting enrollment of illegal aliens in public school. In its decision, the Court held, “The illegal aliens who are plaintiffs in these cases challenging the statute may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause, which provides that no State shall ‘deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’ Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is a ‘person’ in any ordinary sense of that term… The undocumented status of these children does not establish a sufficient rational basis for denying them benefits that the State affords other residents.”
Equal Protection Amendment
When the Supreme Court decides cases dealing with illegal immigrants, it typically draws guidance from the 14th Amendment’s principal of “equal protection under the law.” In essence, the “equal protection” clause extends constitutional rights to anyone and everyone covered by the 5th and 14th Amendments. Through courts consistent rulings they find that the 5th and 14th Amendments apply equally to illegal aliens and citizens alike.
In rejecting the argument that the “equal” protections of the 14th Amendment are only to apply to U.S. citizens, the Supreme Court has referred to the language used by the Congressional Committee that drafted the amendment.
“The last two clauses of the first section of the amendment disable a State from depriving not merely a citizen of the United States, but any person, whoever he may be, of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or from denying to him the equal protection of the laws of the State. This abolishes all class legislation in the States and does away with the injustice of subjecting one caste of persons to a code not applicable to another. . . . It [the 14th Amendment] will, if adopted by the States, forever disable every one of them from passing laws trenching upon those fundamental rights and privileges which pertain to citizens of the United States, and to all persons who may happen to be within their jurisdiction.”
My concern is with the current rulings of the courts if the illegal immigrants want to push the limits can they also exercise the rights to vote or possess firearms. In my final analysis, the courts have ruled that, while they are within the borders of the United States, undocumented workers are granted the same fundamental, undeniable constitutional rights granted to all Americans. I believe we need to be careful as this could be a means for certain individuals with the political power to enable them to vote in upcoming elections.
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