President Donald Trump has used dehumanizing language when referring to immigrants. In the past, he said immigrants coming from Africa and Haiti are “sh*thole countries.” Most recently he defended his zero-tolerance policy by saying that immigrants are “infesting” our country.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council said that President Trump’s language is not true.
“The president said it again today, that these people trying to cross into the United States are all criminals, drug smugglers, gang members,” Blitzer said. “You men and women of the border patrol deal with them on a daily basis. Is that accurate?”
“The vast majority of the individuals encountered are very polite, respectful individuals. It is about 20% that we deal with that have criminal records,” he said.
Judd went on to say that he has received zero instructions on how to implement President Trump’s new executive order to stop separating children from their parents at the border.