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The ACLU Attacks Trump for Saying ‘America’ a Lot in His SOTU

Apparently the organization is forgetting what the 'A' in its name stands for.

By NTK Staff | 01.31.2018 @1:42pm
The ACLU Attacks Trump for Saying ‘America’ a Lot in His SOTU

When President Trump delivered the annual State of the Union on Tuesday, he naturally cited the benefits that Americans had received during the first year of his presidency. In all, the president mentioned some version of the word “America” almost 90 times in his speech, but for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), this focus on the country Trump governs was “exclusionary.”

A statement from Faiz Shakir, the national political director of the ACLU, attacked Trump’s America-centric speech as “exclusionary” in a statement.

“Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech,” Shakir wrote. “Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities.”

The ACLU staffer went on to demand that Trump sign amnesty for Dreamers without any additional border security or immigration enforcement:

In particular, the immigration plan put forth by Trump would hold Dreamers hostage to his demands for a harmful border wall and an even larger mass deportation force. We are at this crossroads because of the president’s deeply destructive ideas fomented by his nativist allies and divisive rhetoric. We will continue to stand up for these young immigrants and ensure they continue to contribute to our country. We cannot let America’s Dreamers be deported.

Trump previously proposed a bipartisan compromise on immigration and reiterated that offer last night. The proposal includes protection for DACA recipients, funding for Trump’s border wall, an end to chain migration, and an end to the diversity visa lottery program.

(H/T CNSnews.com)

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