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There was a very weird moment in Trump’s speech today where he mocked undocumented immigrants who actually showed up to their immigration court hearings.
He falsely claimed that only two percent of immigrants show up to their court hearings. Actually, a majority do. But then he goes: “those people you almost don’t want because they cannot be very smart.. those two percent are not going to make America great again, I tell ya."
So the Obama administration had set up this program, the Family Case Management Program, that worked with asylum seekers, provided them some legal representation. It worked great. Attendance at court hearings hit high-90s percent levels. The Trump admin quickly dismantled it.
So when you look at the issue of undocumented immigrants not showing up for court hearings — the Trump administration quickly moved to exacerbate this issue and now the president is *openly mocking* people who do show up for their hearings.
So, uh, I guess that’s Trump’s message to undocumented immigrants: only an idiot would go through the legal system properly.
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