Fine, but she makes no distinction, as ANY LEFTIST HAS TO INSIST, between what 99% of Americans want… LEGAL IMMIGRATION, especially of those who want to become one of us, and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION in which at the very least, one becomes, for instance, a FELON by identity theft in order to illegally work.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t mention President Donald Trump or his immigration policies in a public appearance Thursday. She didn’t need to.
The liberal U.S. Supreme Court justice, who last year called then-candidate Trump a “faker,” hailed the country as one made great by immigration, diversity and free speech, and suggested the U.S. was losing sight of some of its core values.
“We are not as mindful of what makes America great,” she told an audience at George Washington University in Washington.
Ginsburg spoke blocks away from the White House, where Trump has ordered stepped-up deportations of undocumented immigrants and tried to put in place a temporary travel ban for people from seven mostly Muslim nations. Those efforts ultimately could become the focus of Supreme Court fights.
The 83-year-old justice recalled the “America first” movement that tried to keep the U.S. out of World War II in the 1930s and 40s. That was a time when “anyone who wasn’t born and bred in the USA was considered an outcast,” she said.
‘Welcoming All People’
But she characterized that attitude as an anomaly in a national history marked by “welcoming all people,” rather than exclusion.
“I am the beneficiary myself of my father being able to leave the Old World where the conditions were not good to come here and make a living and raise a family,” Ginsburg said. “That is America to me.”
Trump has adopted the slogan “America first” for his approach to trade and international relations.
Instant recusal compulsory on any immigration case reaching SCOTUS.