Trump plays politics on coronavirus and immigration to impress his base

Source: USA Today - View Original Article
Published: Apr 29, 2020
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70% Conservative


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Policies:

Travel Ban

Sentiments

96% "Why are we turning away refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants rather than adopting sensible measures recommended by experienced public health experts, like screening ..."
86% "Worse yet, it violates longstanding international human rights and refugee protection standards.""
84% "Instead, he's playing politics with COVID-19 to prove, as November approaches, that he's still committed to scapegoating them.""
82% "If the president were serious about protecting public and economic health, he'd be looking for ways to support these brave men and women -- ..."
81% "The order builds upon similar recent actions the president has taken, including closing the southern and northern borders to nonresidents during the coronavirus pandemic, ..."
80% "Nearly 30% of doctors and 40% of health aides in the United States are foreign born, and immigrants disproportionately work in the service or ..."
77% "Although the president's executive order is ostensibly temporary, he has made it clear he may extend it much longer.""
76% "My morning working in a food distribution line shows the COVID-19 impact on America The climate of fear that the president has created is exacerbating ..."
74% "A 5-year-old died from the coronavirus: It's important you know her story, and so many more The president said he issued the executive order as ..."
72% "The cruel irony of his actions now is that immigrants of all stripes -- including thousands of torture survivors, many of whose wounds have ..."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : Why are we turning away refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants rather than adopting sensible measures recommended by experienced public health experts, like screening and quarantining (only to the extent permissible under international law, and with the safeguards it requires)?
86% : Worse yet, it violates longstanding international human rights and refugee protection standards.
84% : Instead, he's playing politics with COVID-19 to prove, as November approaches, that he's still committed to scapegoating them.
82% : If the president were serious about protecting public and economic health, he'd be looking for ways to support these brave men and women -- and so many other immigrants like them -- who have brought new meaning to the concept of "giving back."
81% : The order builds upon similar recent actions the president has taken, including closing the southern and northern borders to nonresidents during the coronavirus pandemic, halting the refugee admissions program, and imposing country- and region-specific travel bans.
80% : Nearly 30% of doctors and 40% of health aides in the United States are foreign born, and immigrants disproportionately work in the service or food industries that keep us fed during this crisis.
77% : Although the president's executive order is ostensibly temporary, he has made it clear he may extend it much longer.
76% : My morning working in a food distribution line shows the COVID-19 impact on America The climate of fear that the president has created is exacerbating survivors' symptoms, which often include depression, anxiety, nightmares about their experiences, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
74% : A 5-year-old died from the coronavirus: It's important you know her story, and so many more The president said he issued the executive order as a "solemn duty to ensure (that) unemployed Americans regain their jobs and their livelihoods."
72% : The cruel irony of his actions now is that immigrants of all stripes -- including thousands of torture survivors, many of whose wounds have not healed -- are disproportionately on the front lines providing all of us with essential services, often at tremendous personal risk.
69% : He has defended each of these steps as necessary to protect Americans' health or jobs as the death toll from COVID-19 rises and the stock market falls.
67% : President Donald Trump is once again using immigration as political theater, issuing an executive order to suspend entry to the United States for certain classes of new immigrants in an appeal to fear.
64% : People are in need:
61% : These are people who have endured unimaginable brutality at the hands of dictators, terrorists and other oppressors -- often for representing quintessentially American ideals -- and are still recovering from the profound physical and psychological consequences of their torture.
59% : Immigrants are more likely to work in the very jobs we depend on at this perilous moment.
56% : Moreover, even before the pandemic, he had eviscerated U.S. asylum policy, reduced refugee admissions from 110,000 several years ago to 18,000 for this fiscal year, and enacted his odious Muslim and related bans.
52% : They are also becoming sick and dying in alarming numbers to do so.
51% : But implicit in the exemptions stated in the order is an acknowledgment that we desperately need foreign scientists, doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs and armed service members and their families, as well as those needed "to perform medical research or other research intended to combat the spread of COVID-19; or to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
42% : Torture survivors receiving rehabilitation services at the Center for Victims of Torture are increasingly scared, as much by the president's rhetoric as the policies themselves.
40% : When the symptoms become acute, they can be debilitating.
39% : Especially when COVID-19 has already spread through the United States, turning people away doesn't make anyone safer.
37% : While the president and his advisers may believe that's a smart political tactic to convince his base he's doing something to protect Americans, it simply isn't true.
27% : The damage that the president is inflicting goes beyond those directly impacted and manifests in ways that further endanger all Americans.
26% : "People who are forced to flee conflict and persecution should not be denied safety and protection on the pretext, or even as a side effect, of responding to the virus," Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, reiterated last week.
14% : We all deserve better.

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