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Thompson: President Trump’s Latest Immigration Policies are Nothing More Than Desperate Political Stunts

Oct 30, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on President Trump inciting fear and playing politics with immigration policy just before an election:

“The President’s desperate attempts to militarize our southern border and tease out unconstitutional immigration policy are nothing more than political stunts and must be called out as such.  A week before the midterm elections, it is clear President Trump wants nothing more than to change the narrative and incite hatred and fear in his political base.  As he continues to fail in his role as President, he shows he has little to offer besides constant division, confusion, and racially-tinged hysterics. The Trump Administration excels at creating problems where none exist instead of offering substantive solutions. The American people will not be fooled by this continual and tired pattern, now more craven and transparent than ever.”

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