President Trump has been placed under the spotlight since he was elected into office in January as everyone was eager and anxious to see whether he was going to live up to the many promises he delivered in his speeches. Whether he has or not, that is up for debate, but many can’t deny that President Trump has definitely given the world something to watch, and listen to. From his irrational Tweets to his inappropriate comments, the President continues to make headline news for the things he says and does.
In fact, President Trump recently made a comment during a televised discussion on taxes where he referred back to one of his “most notorious” comments he made during his 2016 campaign. Back when Trump was running for the spot as the leader of the U.S., he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.” He also stated “They’re sending people that have a lot of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
These comments along with many others, allowed those who believed Trump to be an “immigration hardliner” confirm what they had thought about the President. And Trump has been no stranger to immigration reform. From placing a travel ban on many countries to building a wall to separate the U.S. from Mexico, Trump has made it very clear that he is working hard to change immigration law so that it conforms to his way of thinking. And after his recent comment, many are still left feeling as though the President views Mexicans as rapists.
This is what the President had to say.
"Remember my opening remarks at Trump Tower when I opened — everyone said, 'Oh, he was so tough.' I used the word 'rape. And yes, it came out where this journey coming up — women are raped at levels that nobody's ever seen before," he continued. "They don't want to mention that. So, we have to change our laws. And the Democrats, what they're doing is just — it's insanity. Nobody understands what's going on."
According to Business Insider, “Trump appeared to be referring to the dangerous journey migrants often take through Central America to get to Mexico and the US.” Aside from experiencing violence on these long and treacherous treks, many women allegedly are being sexually abused as well. So, is President Trump saying that the rapists that these women encounter on their long journeys are the same people trying to enter the U.S.? Clearly, Trump’s comments have caused a great deal of controversy as many have interpreted his comments in various ways.
But, while President Trump continues to push for immigration reform and change the way people can enter and live in the U.S. from other countries, there are still immigrants who are seeking refuge or trying to make a better life for themselves which is why they attempt to come and live the U.S. Some come from Mexico while others travel from much farther distances, many of which who are not rapists or have ill intentions when they arrive.
If you happen to be someone who is looking to make your residency in the U.S. more permanent or you have a family member you are trying to bring to live in Atlanta, GA, the immigration attorneys at Kuck|Baxter Immigration Partners are more than qualified to help you. In fact, if you are dealing with any type of immigration matter, these attorneys are capable of you assisting you with it and providing you with the advice you might be needing right about now.
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