Donald Trump Praised ICE Agents For Grabbing Immigrants By Their Necks

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawMar 10 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Undocumented ImmigrantsAbout: Immigration & Customs
Donald Trump praised Immigration and Customs agents for being unduly physical with immigrants accused of being members of the MS-13 gang while he was comparing how Democrats and Republicans approach immigration. Trump was railing against Democrats wanting "to protect criminals" when he made the statement.

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Quote | The harsh tactics are often criticized by immigrant rights activists.

"So the Democrats are the party of sanctuary cities," Trump said. "Explain that one, right? They like to protect criminals. They like to protect MS-13 ... How about that. How about that? How about ICE? (Immigration and Customs Enforcement.) These ICE guys are tough as hell. They go in and they are not playing games. You know, the only thing I hate to say, not so politically correct, but the only thing these gang members understand is toughness. I hate to say it. They're not interested in genius. They're not interested - they're interested in somebody who is tougher than them that's what and we have the toughest people you've ever seen and they went out in Long Island and they grabbed them by the neck and they threw them in the paddy. We're cleaning out. We're doing it."

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