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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 04:45 PM

Top White House aide gets questioned on racial coding in new immigration policy, totally flips out

Source: Think Progress

Aug 2

“It shows your cosmopolitan bias!”




During the White House press briefing on Wednesday, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller went off on CNN’s Jim Acosta after Acosta pressed Miller about the racial implications of a new immigration bill backed by the Trump administration that gives English speakers preferred status.

Acosta, who mentioned that his father emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in 1962 and obtained a Green Card, pointed out to Miller that “people who emigrate to this country — not through Ellis Island as your family may have but in others ways — do obtain a Green Card at some point, they do it through a lot of hard work, and yes, they may learn English as a second language later on in life, but this whole notion of, ‘Well, they have to learn English before they get to the United States’ — are we just going to bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?”

Acosta’s question caused Miller to quickly lose his cool.

“Jim, I have to honestly say, I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people form Great Britain and Australia would know English,” Miller said. “It’s actually — it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind — no, this is an amazing moment, this is an amazing moment — that you think only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English is so insulting to millions of hard-working immigrants from all over the world.”

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/stephen-miller-flips-out-c6509aa37cd2

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Reply Top White House aide gets questioned on racial coding in new immigration policy, totally flips out (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2017 OP
TreasonousBastard Aug 2017 #1
Judi Lynn Aug 2017 #2
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #4
pangaia Aug 2017 #3
adigal Aug 2017 #5
Corvo Bianco Aug 2017 #6
trailmonkee Aug 2017 #7
Cicada Aug 2017 #8
Hoyt Aug 2017 #9
Igel Aug 2017 #10
Yupster Aug 2017 #16
rockfordfile Aug 2017 #12
alfredo Aug 2017 #11
llmart Aug 2017 #14
dalton99a Aug 2017 #13
Hoyt Aug 2017 #15
Archae Aug 2017 #17
yellowcanine Aug 2017 #18

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 04:47 PM

1. Watching the crew on MSNBC cracking up over what an asshole he was...

"He looks like the kid who used to get his lunch stolen every day"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 04:48 PM

2. Screechs older and racist brother.: Trump aide Stephen Miller gets mocked over immigration meltdo


Noor Al-Sibai NOOR AL-SIBAI
02 AUG 2017 AT 16:34 ET


Trump aide Stephen Miller’s raucous arguments at a White House press briefing on Wednesday was sure to ruffle some feathers — and, predictably, the Internet had a lot to say about it.

During Wednesday’s briefing, Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta got into it over President Donald Trump’s controversial new immigration policy and the meaning of the “huddled masses” quote engraved on the Statue of Liberty. Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say about it.

“Stephen Miller proves that if you don’t want your new immigration plan to be called racist, don’t let it be presented by a creepy racist,” actor John Fugelsang tweeted.

“Poor Stephen Miller is getting very upset,” another user wrote. “Its really hard when the facts, data and truth are not on your side Stephen.”

More:
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/screechs-older-and-racist-brother-trump-aide-stephen-miller-gets-mocked-over-immigration-meltdown/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 04:54 PM

4. No - it wouldn't!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 04:49 PM

3. Stephen ironyless, hyperboleless ratfucker.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:07 PM

5. Steven miller is totally batshit crazy, they should hide him

 

Every time he goes out and speaks for the President, it scares more and more of us.
He really just goes on and on in a Nazi way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:22 PM

6. Miller's last thought there: english speaking hard working.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:28 PM

7. a bunch of fuckin' scumbgs, aren't they?

jeesh - cant wait for the gods to do their work and get rid of these hateful bastards!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:32 PM

8. No denial denial

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:35 PM

9. "Speaking English" is one of those dog-whistles ignorant white wing racist use all the time.

 

Screw em.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 05:49 PM

10. I've known a lot of immigrants who spoke English.

Before they immigrated.

It usually meant they were fairly well educated. My GP's in that group. So was my endocrinologist. And my former dentist. Neither of them are what you'd call "white." (I might, but that depends on what race you put Persians into.) My current GP's Nigerian, so few would call him white. Beyonce, Barack Obama, even Michelle Obama are "whiter".

Note that universities require the TOEFL or something like it for international students. Apparently all foreign students in the US these days must be from Great Britain and Australia.

(I think that the assumption is that all those people of color who immigrate, well, they must all be uneducated and so they can't know basic English. I'm not going to assume "immigrant of color" = uneducated.There's going to be a bias, a racial skew, there, but it's not this binary opposition. If we're going to argue racism here, I'd like it if we argued reasonably instead of using racist straw men. Right now both sides can be accused of blowing them little ultrasonic whistles.)

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Response to Igel (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:10 AM

16. When I heard this plan announced, my first reaction was

We're going to take in 500,000 people a year and 490,000 of them will be from India. How people think this would end up with all white people coming in is totally beyond me.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 06:49 AM

12. I agree since it's coming from Trump's Administration. Comrade Trumpf.

I do agree it would be a good idea once here to learn English. You're going need to learn English to survive in USA.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 06:55 PM

11. Are refugees considered immigrants under trump's plan?

When you are running for your life, you won't have time to learn English.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 08:00 AM

14. Trump doesn't "do" refugees...

You think he and his minions care about refugees??? He doesn't want them here either.

As someone who is responsible for hiring faculty at a state university, I can tell you that many, many, many of our researchers speak only limited English when they get here. Their resumes and ongoing research accomplishments are incredibly impressive. They are usually sponsored by someone on faculty that does speak their native language and they aren't teaching in a classroom. They may be the one who discovers a cure for cancer or other diseases that can affect any one of us. They do this for very little pay and I have yet to see too many Americans in their age group who can even come close to their level of experience.

We deny these people entrance at our own peril. The rest of the world will move on while the US keeps falling further behind because the deplorables decide the direction of our country.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 07:51 AM

13. How about copying the British or Australian healthcare system instead?

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:28 AM

15. In some respects -- like healthcare -- I wish we lost the Revolutionary War. n/t

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:24 PM

17. I actually knew a guy who never learned English, who emigrated to the US.

He lived here in the US for 60 years, never learned English.

He stayed in areas where his native language was spoken.

German.

He was my Great-Grandfather.

I visited him with my family quite a few times, before he died in 1972.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 01:47 PM

18. After two years in a refugee camp they should have IT skills and know English!

Got nothing to do all day except line up for the gruel so why not?

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