“I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over. And they’re bad. They’re really bad. You have people coming in, and I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re coming into this country.”
We are going back about 60 years. Donald Trump’s racist comments contradict the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965.This is disappointing to learn considering he is our President-elect. While many immigrants come to America believing it is a safe place from racism, many would be surprised to learn it is much different than Acts such as this depict. When your own President is disregarding this Act there is clearly a major disconnect between government and their policies. Trump is unique because he is one of the first Presidents to speak openly about immigrants as being bad people. They are not all necessarily bad people but Trump makes them seem much worse than they really are. Citizens of the United States view immigrants as lesser people than them because of the way our President-elect views them. This causes a cultural shift back to a society where immigrants are viewed as dangerous as opposed to a group of diverse people that have skills and abilities to offer that people in the homeland do not know about. Overall, Trumps effect on society will cause a more negative outlook on immigrants and lead to a less diverse society.
Source: By Gabe Ortiz on May 5, 2016, and By Gabe Ortiz. “Donald Trump’s Immigration Quotes Are Totally Unrecognizable From Past Republican Presidents.” America’s Voice. 2016. Accessed November 20, 2016. http://americasvoice.org/blog/donald-trumps-immigration-quotes-are-totally-unrecognizable-from-past-republican-presidents/.