Previous Congressman Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke met unlawful immigrants in Mississippi on Friday after ICE arrested 680 illegal employees in food processing plants in the state.
O’Rourke disallowed the press from his conference with the prohibited immigrants inside a grocery store in Canton, Mississippi, but later permitted them to enjoy him losing consciousness food contributions to the some of the families of those who were deported. He stated that the unlawful immigrants he satisfied were terrified to march in public after the raids.
” He is scary this neighborhood,” an annoyed O’Rourke said, according to the Jackson Free-Press
He expressed unhappiness at the raid, telling press reporters that ICE raids had actually increased tenfold compared to previous President Barack Obama’s administration.
” If that is his goal, he is getting it done, he is terrifying this neighborhood, individuals who have actually not done anything to anybody else postured no threat to America, so there’s no other reason to raise this community other than to terrify this community,” he stated.
O’Rourke said that a lot of the illegal immigrants he fulfilled were fretted about paying their rent, and how to manage legal charges for their recorded relatives.
” We’re going to talk to local organizers in the neighborhood to find out how we can direct resources for those fellow [sic] Americans who wish to help this community today,” he said.
O’Rourke said his see to Mississippi was an effort to remind Americans simply how dangerous Trump had actually ended up being, accusing him of targeting Hispanic immigrants to the country, recalling the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart.
” When I heard what took place in Mississippi, it was another dot that we have actually got to connect for the American individuals, that massacre in El Paso did not occur in a vacuum, this raid did not take place in a vacuum– there is an attack on immigrations specifically Hispanics in this nation today under this administration,” he said.