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There are 4 comments on Students on Why They Voted

  1. While I appreciate the attempts to include multiple points of view from various students, I can’t help but feel disappointed by the one-sidedness of this article. Not once is the word ‘illegal’ mentioned in connection to immigration, even though the vast majority of Trump’s rhetoric has been directed at illegal immigrants as opposed to legal immigrants. By conflating Trump’s border enforcement policies with an anti-immigrant stance, this article may offer a misleading view of the President’s policies.

  2. Unfortunately, although Trump’s rhetoric is directed toward illegal immigration, his administration is also taking aim at legal immigrants. People who have green cards or valid visas and have been in the States for many years are now facing the threat of deportation. Even foreign-born American citizens have been targeted in some cases.

    1. While I do understand some concerns pertaining to legal immigration, I was speaking particularly in reference to the incorrect quote that suggests Trump called ‘immigrants’ rapists. The issue with illegal immigration is that, when immigrants do not go through the necessary vetting process to enter the country, we run the risk of letting in lawbreakers and potential criminals along with the desperate migrants seeking refuge. This seems like a reasonable viewpoint to hold. Trump has never called legal immigrants ‘rapists’, because we can confidently say that legal immigrants who provide documentation and undergo various background checks are, in fact, not criminals.

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