House Speaker Pelosi Condemns Trump’s Immigration Policies, Says ‘Merit Not Merit’

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House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi condemns Donald Trump’s immigration policies during her weekly press briefing with reporters at the US Capitol. She launched a bizarre rant referring to President Trump’s latest merit-based immigration proposal.

“I want to say something about the word that they use: Merit. It’s really a condescending word. Are they saying family is without merit? Are they saying most people that have ever come to the United States are without merit because they don’t have an engineering degree?” asked Pelosi.

“We’ll see what values are reflected there. Merit, which is not merit. It means merit, in the eyes of Donald Trump,” she added.

The House Speaker’s comments come hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham revealed a series of new proposals regarding the nation’s outdated immigration laws. This new proposal would end asylum claims at the US border but would permit individuals to request asylum at US embassies and consulates across Central America.

“If we do these four things, then the incentives created by our laws will cease to exist, this humanitarian disaster will begin to repair itself and I am willing to sit down with Democrats and find a way to address the underlying problem in Central America,” said Graham. “I am willing to put other immigration ideas on the table to marry up with this but what I am not willing to do is ignore this problem any longer.”

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