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stated on March 15, 2020 in a Democratic presidential primary debate
Says a 2007 immigration bill “was opposed by (the League of United Latin American Citizens), the largest Latino organization in America. The Southern Poverty Law Center called its guest-worker programs akin to slavery. … And you know who voted with me on that one, Joe? Barack Obama.”
stated on February 14, 2020 in an interview with Jorge Ramos
“You had the last two administrations deport twice as many people as we deported — twice as many.”
stated on February 12, 2020 in a Facebook post
“Amy Klobuchar vows to resettle 500 percent more refugees, none in her neighborhood.”
stated on November 12, 2019 in a tweet
"Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals."
stated on October 30, 2019 in a re-election campaign ad
Says he is "cutting illegal immigration in half."
stated on October 20, 2019 in a tweet
"Starting January 1, 2020, California will tax legal citizens if they don’t have health insurance. Why? The state needs to come up with $98,000,000 to pay for free health insurance for illegal aliens."
stated on August 15, 2019 in a Facebook post
"ICE has not deported or detained one white illegal immigrant."
stated on September 12, 2019 in a tweet
"The Obama-Biden Administration did not conduct workplace raids—in fact, it ended them."
stated on September 12, 2019 in a Democratic debate
Says the Obama administration "didn't lock people up in cages."
stated on August 25, 2019 in a Facebook post
"89,000 children were separated from their parents under Obama" and "only 1,900 children have been separated under Trump."
stated on July 31, 2019 in a re-election campaign ad
Says the Democratic presidential candidates "support giving illegal immigrants free health care at our expense."
stated on July 21, 2019 in CNN State of the Union interview
"There's a survey done in Guatemala. A third of Guatemalans intend to migrate to the United States. That's about 5.8 million people."
stated on July 11, 2019 in a public forum
At the same time President Trump talks about supporting veterans, "he is deporting service members who have volunteered to serve this country."
stated on July 7, 2019 in a Fox News Sunday interview
"Last year, we were in the range of 850,000 and that was the most in five years. … We are letting more people become citizens than has happened in years."
stated on June 24, 2019 in an MSNBC interview
Of shelters for immigrant children: "You know what? There's not a lock on the door. Any child is free to leave at anytime, but they don't. You know why? Because they are well taken care of."
stated on June 20, 2019 in a Telemundo interview
"When I became president, President Obama had a separation policy. I didn’t have it. He had it."
stated on May 26, 2019 in a TV interview
"Just the last three weeks, on average about 23,000 women, children, men are coming over across the border illegally as family units or as unaccompanied children."
stated on June 10, 2019 in a tweet
Says that in New Mexico, "illegals are issued emergency welfare EBT cards with $1k a month +$200 for each child, for at least 5+ years until they see a judge."
stated on May 16, 2019 in an immigration speech
"Only 12% of legal immigrants are selected based on skill or based on merit. In countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and others, that number is closer to 60, and even 70 and 75% in some cases."
stated on April 5, 2019 in a tweet
Says President Donald Trump said asylum seekers "aren't people. These are animals."
Has President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act or not? It’s complicated
By Louis Jacobson • March 23, 2020