After President Trump took to a White House podium Monday to condemn the "barbaric slaughter" in Texas and Ohio, asserting that "hate has no place in America," residents across El Paso had no shortage of messages for him .
Responding to the White House press release, the Cato Institute quickly pointed out: “In our updated terrorism information that runs through the end of 2017, we found that a total of 155 people were killed on U.S. soil in terrorist attacks since January 1, 2002, 34 of them by foreign-born terrorists and 121 of them by domestic terrorists.“
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted President Trump's reported comment Thursday referring to Haiti and some African nations as shithole countries, calling it insidious racism masquerading poorly as immigration policy.
In the aftermath of an explosive device going off in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York last weekend, and other attacks in cities throughout the world, we recognize that the security of all our residents is paramount in large, open, democratic societies. But it is wrong to characterize immigrant and refugee communities as radical and dangerous. Therefore, we must continue to pursue an inclusive approach to resettlement in order to combat the growing tide of xenophobic language around the globe. Such language will lead only to the increased marginalization of our immigrant communities, and without making us any safer.Ignore the xenophobia. Newcomers make New York, Paris and London healthier and more vibrant.
In previous rulings, the court has said that even egregious misconduct by jurors cannot be used to challenge a conviction. But a case involving a juror’s racial bias might be an exception.