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Rep. to Trump: Consult a Not-white-guy on Immigration

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III (Mass.) has called out President Trump on his all-white cronies.


Before Trump signed his executive order on Wednesday, which he claims will solve the problem of separating families at the border, he was photographed at a table entirely made up of white men who would make the ultimate decision on the fate of migrant Latino families trying to enter the United States.

When Trump took office he did so with the least diverse presidential Cabinet in decades. His was also the first Cabinet without a Latino member since former President Ronald Reagan appointed the first Latino nearly 30 years ago.

Meanwhile, two bills pertaining to immigration are currently up for vote in the Republican-controlled House. (The House is nearly 80 percent white.) One bill is more conservative, and the other considered more of a compromise. Neither bill appears likely to pass, though, according to media reports.

And the white men in the House may not be ready for the vote. Politico reported:

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows argued loudly with each other over what exactly was going to see a vote. At one point, looking down his glasses, Meadows angrily gestured at Ryan.

Meadows later told reporters that Ryan was putting the wrong version of a conservative bill up for a vote and that there were two other provisions that were left out of the leadership-backed “compromise” legislation he’d helped negotiate with moderate Republicans.

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