Latino group says Trump’s “asylum ban” is “racist”

Latino group says Trump’s “asylum ban” is “racist”


As the 10,000-strong migrant caravan inches closer to the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has clamped down on where illegal immigrants can formally apply for asylum to the U.S.

Trump Administration officials told reporters than those within the caravan seeking asylum would have to declare their intentions only at a U.S. port of entry.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker sent out a statement saying, “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so.”

This asylum move by the president has upset many pro-caravan, pro-illegal immigration activists and Hispanic groups.

The Latino Victory Fund, a Democratic Party-supporting organization founded by Actress Eva Longoria, states that the president’s new “asylum ban” adds to the  “unlawful and racist attacks against Central American asylum seekers.”

“Trump’s asylum ban is alarming. Once again, Trump and his administration have chiseled away at the bedrock of our nation—one that was founded and made prosperous by immigrants seeking peace and stability,” said Cristóbal J. Alex, Latino Victory Fund president. “This is simply unlawful, dangerous and goes against our democratic values and responsibilities.” 

U.S. Army active duty personnel have already started deploying along the border in support of the U.S. Border Patrol.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist who owns and manages Diverse New Media, Corp and Shark Tank Media, LLc. Under the Diverse New Media umbrella, he writes, manages, and publishes,,, and, in addition to publishing the conservative website,, which can be found under Shark Tank Media, LLc. During the 2018 election cycle, he ran in the Republican primary race for congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He and his fiancé Michelle have two small children. He enjoys soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. Email him at [email protected] Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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