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Formerly Supportive Hispanic Leaders Consider Pulling Trump Support

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After GOP nominee Donald Trump’s severe speech on immigration Wednesday, in which he reiterated his prior policy of mass deportations, several previously-supportive Latino community leaders may be rethinking their endorsements, reports Politico.

Members of Trump’s own National Hispanic Advisory Council either immediately jumped ship or have stated they are thinking about it, after his rabidly anti-immigrant speech last night. Jacob Monty, a Texas attorney and one of the members of Trump’s council, resigned Thursday morning, and Remiro Pena, a pastor from Texas also on the Council, said he would reconsider his connections to the Trump team, calling it a “scam.”

Monty stated he was a “strong supporter of Donald Trump” when he thought immigration would be addressed “realistically and compassionately,” but could not continue to support him after the speech. Monty has also said he will no longer be raising money for Trump in Texas.

Pena sent an email to Republican leaders, including members of the Trump team, which Politico obtained.

“I am so sorry but I believe Mr. Trump lost the election tonight,” Pena wrote.

Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said he had not made a decision one way or another on his support of Trump, but was “inclined” to backtrack his endorsement. Aguilar had previously been critical of Trump but ultimately decided to support him.

“It’s so disappointing because we feel we took a chance, a very risky chance,” Aguilar said to Politico. “We decided to make a big U-turn to see if we could make him change. We thought we were moving in the right direction… we’re disappointed. We feel misled.”

Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on June 14, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

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  1. ErikKC2 September 1, 2016

    Trump hires illegal foreign workers all the time. He has for decades. In fact, he prefers foreign workers to American workers. Unless they sue him (which they have, and have won) for illegal conditions and pay.

    It’s well documented.

    https://thinkprogress.org/the-story-behind-donald-trumps-undocumented-polish-workers-243a00a77fd8#.36qn9od3z

    http://www.thewrap.com/donald-trump-hotel-accused-of-using-illegal-hispanic-construction-workers/

    Yes, they’ve sued him and won.

    And, today, he continues to do so. He’s knowingly using illegal workers, and covering up his crimes.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-hired-illegal-workers-models-2409360

    And, his preference for foreign workers, over Americans, is quite clear.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-hired-illegal-workers-models-2409360

    Finally, one might want to look into the immigration status of his wife? If Melanija isn’t legal, that makes Barron an anchor baby. No?

    Actually, I really don’t have much of a problem with any of the above. Except the exploitation of workers part. America was built by immigrants. My family were immigrants. I’ve worked with, hired, loved, and lived with immigrants, even illegal ones, all of my life. At the moment, I’m an immigrant to another country, other than the United States, but retain my citizenship, if for no other reason than to vote against Trump.

    But, as a Trump supporter, one might feel differently than I do. And Trump’s hypocrisy?

    Think about it.

    So, now, let’s see those tax returns.

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    1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

      I only had to read the first article in your post. Those “undocumented” Polish workers were hired by a contractor who was liable to them for payment but couldn’t after “financial troubles”. DT was in no way responsible for them but “settled” because that’s what smart business men do to avoid further litigation fees.

      The second one was one guys opinion and married into citizenship. No law broken there. Who knows about the other 14, perhaps the same applies and no law suit filed by anyone.

      The third was a practice held within the industry at the time and:
      On his website, the candidate vows to “end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”
      It’s different being a politician than a businessman. He stopped this practice. Don’t you wish Hillary would do the same with her foundation?

      The fourth is the same as the third

      Your arguments are trite compared to the treasonous activities of Hillary Clinton

      1. jmprint September 2, 2016

        You are a liar, he just applied for more visas.

        1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

          You dumbocrats like to throw that term around don’tcha?

          That was a quote from the left wing publication that the poster linked there.

          Get the f^ck off that soapbox jm, you really have no argument.

          1. jmprint September 2, 2016

            Oh there is no argument you are a proven liar.

      2. ErikKC2 September 2, 2016

        Again, the logical fallacy of well poisoning.

        Please feel free to provide evidence of any “treasonous activities of Hillary Clinton.” You know, like asking a foreign intelligence service to hack his political opponent’s emails. Or, merely illegal activities, like asking his supporters to assassinate her. Or, negotiating with a foreign leader over who’s going to pay for “the wall.” Let’s not forget the Logan Act.

        In the meantime, lets see those tax returns.

  2. A. D. Reed September 1, 2016

    I’m shocked — shocked! — that these people feel misled by Trump. he misled them? Impossible. No. It can’t be. Every word that comes out of his mouth is incredibly true, unbelievably fact-based, the most true truthiness any candidate who ever ran for the presidency has ever uttered. Believe me.

    Reply
    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth September 1, 2016

      “You’re a riot, A.D.—A regular riot”—Aaron, aka “Jackie Gleason”

      1. A. D. Reed September 1, 2016

        🙂

  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth September 1, 2016

    ” Monty stated he was a “strong supporter of Donald Trump” when he thought immigration would be addressed “realistically and compassionately,”

    It’s bemusing that anyone at this stage of the game would expect realism and compassion. Realism in a bizarre form is all we’ve gotten non-stop from Donald for over a year. As for compassion, who on this planet expects compassion from him when it departed Trump decades ago.

    A strange sleep must have overtaken Monty, but it seems he’s awakening. That’s a hopeful sign. Donald is as realistic as a heart-attack, Monty.

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  4. Mama Bear September 2, 2016

    It is difficult for me to believe that these men ever supported Trump. Ever. I can’t get past that. I am not an attorney nor am I Hispanic, but come on…what were they drinking when they joined his team?

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  5. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

    What did he say specifically that would lead one to believe that he would NOT handle the situation humanely? After the criminal element is deported he said that it would be determined on a case by case basis. How is this not showing compassion?

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    1. jmprint September 2, 2016

      Oh he is showing con-compassion very well. El Tromp, Pendejo Payaso!

      1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

        How would one know it’s a con until his methods have been proven unsuccessful? Then and only then could it be construed as a “con” and only by you democrats. I would maybe look at it as an idea that did not work and try something else. That “something else” is something the left NEVER tries and gets the same lousy results EVERY time.

        1. jmprint September 2, 2016

          He is going with Hillary and Obama’s plan, we don’t need Trump. His speech was directed at people like you, keeping you on your hind legs begging for more. Immigration reform should have been passed in 2008, what was on the table then is what is going to be put in place again. But you and your ilk want to fantasize about a YUGE wall and rounding up all illegals, meanwhile harassing ALL hispanics to prove they are citizens, which is totally unconstitutional.

          1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

            Oh but we do need Trump!

            Your pets plan was amnesty and citizenship for all his new voters. It was a BS plan.

            The new plan is no fantasy! It will be within the confines of the constitution whether a physical wall is put up or by hiring more agents or using drones. Within 5 years he will have this problem handled. Humanely and within the constitution! Legal Hispanics will gladly prove citizenship as they have had to work HARD at becoming one. The ones you and your kind are protecting will only hide in the shadows for so long. Buh-bye illegals….

            HELLO President Trump! Has a nice ring? No?

          2. jmprint September 2, 2016

            Like I said he is pandering to your ilk. You need Trump, the grand wizard, we don’t. BS, hispanics are just as much citizens as your race. Can you honestly tell me that you can trace your ancestors here on this soil, going back to the 1600?

            You say:
            Legal Hispanics will gladly prove citizenship as they have had to work HARD at becoming one.”

            You made my point it is illegal and racist. The constitution works for ALL american citizens, not just the hooded.

          3. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

            Mine came in through Ellis Island and can be verified when visiting such.

            You are delusional…hooded…you are a fool jm.

            The constitution DOES work for ALL American citizens! That’s the point fool, they are CITIZENS. The people you champion are ILLEGAL trespassers and have no rights that we as Americans do.

          4. jmprint September 2, 2016

            When Americans of a certain skin color tone, have to prove where they are from, and others with lighter skin, whether they are here from Russia or Canada illegally don’t, then no you are the fool, it’s not right. I am all for illegal coming here legally and follow the laws of man, based on our constitution, but I am TOTALLY against carding a race for their skin tone. Yes, I said hooded, some of Trumps followers are haters, rapist and murderers where is the wall around them.

          5. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

            I’m a dark skinned American and would be happy if asked to prove my citizenship if that’s what it took to make a liberal like you feel better about it. One more piece of identification would do it or a place on your DL. It ain’t that hard.

            If you are “all for” illegals coming here legally, following laws of man, based on the constitution then why are we having this debate? This is all DT is proposing.

          6. jmprint September 2, 2016

            IT’S CALLED RACISM. It’s called wanting to impose your beliefs on others, it’s called thinking you are better then others, it’s called greed, it’s called controlling, it’s called steeling. IT’S CALLED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

          7. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

            Okay, because you happen to live in a sh^thole in the midwest and feel you have been crapped on all your life anything that goes against the grain of your insane way of thinking is RACIST huh? You’re quickly becoming the of the people I ignore on here for the inability to form a RATIONAL argument jm. I’ll leave you with some quotes of one of your own people…take heed:

            Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”

            “One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. And it’s a dirty, dark secret.”

            Charles Barkley concluded the interview by stating,

            “There are a lot of black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success, It’s best to knock a successful black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful…We’re the only ethnic group who say, ‘Hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.’ It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re black, man.”

          8. jmprint September 2, 2016

            Who ever sold you that crystal ball, fkd you over. You are wrong about everything, but I’m used to that. I’m not from the midwest, never have had anyone crap on me. I’m just not one of those that you can lead with a bone. I don’t know what bag you pulled your BS from, but it’s all BS.

            You can quote Gandhi and it still doesn’t change the fact that you are Trumps pendejito.

          9. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

            Cincinnati….close enough. No crystal ball needed as you told me. You also told me that you’ve had your share of what you called “racism” used against you. I’ll call that crap. Oh but you are just what you claim not to be sir. You have been lead around by the democratic bone for years and have been lead to believe they are actually in your corner when the absolute opposite is true.

            You are the fool

          10. jmprint September 2, 2016

            Three strikes and your are out. I didn’t tell you I was from Cincinnati, never been there. I employed a granddaughter of the grand wizard, I know more then you think. I also know that you are a total loser. I don’t need to call you a fool, you show it very well.

  6. Dominick Vila September 2, 2016

    The greatest fallacy about illegal immigration, and our obsession with Mexico, is that illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America has declined significantly since the 1980s and 90s…while Asian immigration is sky rocketing…and nobody is talking about it. Are people truly concerned about upholding and enforcing our laws, or are they just plain racist? The enclosed link provides valuable data on this issue:
    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-consequences-a-look-behind-the-claims-on-immigration/

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    1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

      Good article but it does not really distinguish the percentage of illegals vs. legals in either population. My guess would be, of the Asian/Indian population, that more are here legally and then enabled to stay due to their ability for production.

      1. Dominick Vila September 2, 2016

        Most Asians from India enter the USA with H1b visas, have a degree, and are financially successful. Asians from China, Korea, and the Philippines are usually not as successful, and many live in poverty.

  7. Jon September 2, 2016

    When has Trump been honest about any issue or any of his many personal attacks? Politicians have long been associated with lying but Trump, like Hitler, takes lying to new heights. Truth and facts are his enemies to be crushed. Prejudice and fear replace truth and facts. Listen to him at his rallies and you hear no truth and no accurate recitation of facts. He often says “Believe me” or “I know” as if he has some secret knowledge the rest of us aren’t privy to and only he has THE TRUTH. How can any rational person believe a single word the man says. He repeatedly has proven in his business practices that he cannot be trusted to be honest. He has consistently shown in his campaign that he cannot be trusted to be honest. Mexican President Pena Nieto just learned what a dishonest man Trump is. How many people can this clown con?

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    1. Javier Santana September 2, 2016

      Well Mexican president Pena Nieto was naïve and stupid, for inviting Trump, he just used him and lied to him.
      I am imagining this scenario:

      After the meeting in Mexico with Pena Nieto, and after hard negotiations, Trump is taking all his abroad investments into Mexico, he will pay no taxes(just like he does here), he will pay $0% tariff, he will have no restrictions in the import/export process. Pena Nieto will donate all the land needed, and, will build a big and tall wall, to protect and secure Trump’s investment and facilities, this is the wall that Trump has been talking about all this time, it seems is the only wall that Mexico is paying for. But wait a minute, what about the AMERICAN WORKFROCE, we need to make America great again!!!. Well for this issue you will have to talk to Nabisco

      1. Jim Samaras September 2, 2016

        LOL…you libtards DO have a sense of humor

        1. Javier Santana September 2, 2016

          Well we learned it from Trump, he is so funny, almost as you are, and you both are retards, wishing to be libtards.

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