Speaking to a group of immigration advocates on November 22, 2017 Philadelphia Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney decided to insert himself into the realm of national politics instead of being more concerned about the city of brotherly love. While speaking to the group Mayor Kenney called President Donald Trump a bully for ending an immigration program for Haitian refugees.
According to the local NBC affiliate, Kenney was livid toward President Trump in his speech when speaking to the group of immigration advocates.
“There is no compassion whatsoever in the White House. I’m just beside myself with sadness because our president is a bully, our president is a punk, and he just doesn’t get it”
The country of Haiti was initiated into the TPS (Temporary Protection Service) by President Obama in 2010 when an earthquake hit the country. Under the TPS program Haitians that were granted immunity will no longer be protected from deportation beginning in July 2019. This will pertain to almost 60,000 Haitians that currently live in the United States.
Elaine Duke, the acting Homeland Security Secretary made the decision to end the program after determining that the conditions on the ground in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake had improved to the point where it was no longer Haiti to be on the program.
The Philadelphia Mayor called the decision “un-American” and that it lacked compassion. He even compared the decision to the struggles of the Irish Americans in the 1800’s.
“Could you imagine if they ended TPS for the Irish when we came here in the 1840s? Sent us all back to starve in our home country? This country used to be a country of compassion and empathy and it is now a country of anger and divisiveness.”
It is hard to believe that Kenney would say this but what to expect from a liberal Democratic mayor who wants to bring every refugee to America and give the all the free welfare while our veterans struggle in the country that they fought for.
To see the complete video of the Philadelphia Mayor’s comments click here.