Immigration

Trump Says the Obama Admin is Letting Immigrants In to Vote

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will believe anything you say as long as there's a racist veneer to it.

Trump met with members of a Border Control labor union this morning where the group's vice president told Trump that federal authorities are allowing immigrants to remain in the country so they can vote in the election.

Some of these individuals that [we’ve] apprehended with criminal records,” he told Trump. “They’re setting them aside because at this point they are saying immigration is so tied up with trying to get the people who are on the waiting list to hurry up and get them their immigration status corrected.

When Trump asked why, Del Cueto said, “So they can go ahead and vote before the election.”

Trump initially motioned to the reporters in the room and said, “Big statement, fellas.” Then he said, “That’s huge. But they’re letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote. … And these are the professionals. You hear a thing like that, and it’s a disgrace. Well, it will be a lot different if I get elected.”

It needs to be said why Del Cueto's claims are so ridiculous.

We all know immigration is down and that there are more agents patrolling the border today than ever before, but Cueto's claim that immigrants with criminal records are not being deported as quickly as they should be can be attributed to opponents of immigration like Trump and Cueto.

President Obama created a deferred action program through executive order to prioritize the deportation of criminals over innocent families but, as you know, Republicans sued the administration to block the program and they won at the Supreme Court. If there are more criminals on the street today (a claim that hasn't been substantiated) it's their own fault.

As for the idea that immigrants are getting their "immigration status corrected" to vote, Cueto and Trump are seemingly unaware that simply being a legal, documented immigrant does not give you a right to vote. The naturalization process is a very long process and for those legally entering the country today, it will be many years before they become citizens and can vote in our elections.

  • muselet

    Art Del Cueto is a racist arsehole. No wonder Donald Trump believed every word Del Cueto said.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    This is what always gets me about Conservatives and Republican politicians. They spout the type of things that shouldn’t require any kind of debunking because even the slightest moment of critical thinking should be enough to dispel this nonsense. Yet this sort of thing seems to define Republican politics. Mind, our national media doesn’t help by constantly reporting this sort of thing as “Well, one side says this and the other side says that.”

  • The naturalization process is a very long process and for those legally entering the country today, it will be many years before they become citizens and can vote in our elections.

    Dollars to donuts Herr Drumpf does not know this (and many Americans don’t know this) but Del Cueto most certainly does. So fuck both of them–one for being an ignorant shit and the other for manipulating the ignorance of American voters. Del Cueto is an asshole of the first order. He does his officers absolutely no good by stirring up racist and xenophobic tensions.

  • Georgie

    Does trump even know how to read? Yeah, he is presidental and informed, fuck him.

    • Victor the Crab

      Drumph nu need too reed! Drumph knuu bestist wurds!