Nov 10, 2017
Over 300,000 Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans and Haitians have been living in the US under a “temporary protective status” since Hurricane Mitch hit Central America in 1998, and despite protests from the White House, the Homeland Security Secretary is insisting nearly all be allowed to stay.
The Washington Post reported on this ridiculous story under the ominous headline, “White House chief of staff tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say.”
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly tried to pressure acting DHS secretary to expel thousands of Hondurans, officials say https://t.co/5a01jdZdEj
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 9, 2017
They waited until the seventh paragraph to explain these people are still here from a hurricane that happened 19 years ago.
Just like the “diversity visa lottery,” this is another insane immigration policy no sane American would actually support if it were put up to a vote, nonetheless The Washington Post deceptively weaponized the story for propaganda purposes.
From The Washington Post:
On Monday, as the Department of Homeland Security prepared to extend the residency permits of tens of thousands of Honduran immigrants living in the United States, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly called Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to pressure her to expel them, according to current and former administration officials.
Duke refused to reverse her decision and was angered by what she felt was a politically driven intrusion by Kelly and Tom Bossert, the White House homeland security adviser, who also called her about the matter, according to officials with knowledge of Monday’s events, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
“As with many issues, there were a variety of views inside the administration on a…