Friday, May 24, 2024

CNN Correspondent Accuses White House of ‘Harboring Bias Against Latino Immigrants’

While speaking at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta accused the White House of harboring a “bias against Latino immigrants.” After getting into a heated exchange with senior adviser to the Trump administration Stephen Miller, Acosta claims the new Republican backed bill, designed to drastically curve immigration in favor of high skilled, English speaking immigrants, is an offshoot of the president’s hardline campaign.

“I think this goes back, to a problem that this White House has,” said Jim Acosta. “That bias against Latino immigrants has just sort of infected the president, some of his top officials who deal with this issue of immigration, throughout that entire time period [in the campaign] and I think you saw some of that spill out into the briefing room today.”

President Trump said in prepared remarks that the new bill “will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy.” Jim Acosta believes President Trump’s words are out of sync with the poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty.

“What you’re seeing with this policy proposal today here at the White House, when they put in the policy proposal … that there’s this preference for people who speak English coming into the country, you know, my question simply was, what about what our Statue of Liberty tells us?” said Jim Acosta.

While the poem on the Statue of Liberty reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” Miller pointed out to Acosta during the heated exchange that the Statue of Liberty’s poem is not an official policy document of the United States.

Washington Examiner