Donald Trump has taken our country hostage with dangerous rhetoric that is not only unacceptable, it’s un-American. He has sided with violent white supremacists. He has called Mexican immigrants “rapists.” And he has torn immigrant children from their parents.
Trump is ripping families apart by deporting good men and women who have been positive members of their communities for decades. He should be clearing a path for their citizenship instead.
Trump’s separation of infants and children at the southern border is a human rights violation and an international embarrassment. He made an executive order supposedly to end the separations. But in reality, he doesn’t show a commitment to family reunification. The president has done nothing to end the inhumane treatment of immigrants under his “zero tolerance” policy.
This is especially personal for Jeff and his family. At 5 years old, without knowing a word of English, Jeff’s wife Mei Sze and her family fled their home in Malaysia to escape ethnic persecution. They were forced to immigrate to Australia. There they were taken in, together, and empowered to restart their lives after being torn from everything they knew.
It was a very difficult time for Mei and her family, but it could have been so much worse. She could have been one of these children on our southern border, ripped from her family and literally thrown in a cage — not allowed to hug her siblings, unable to communicate with her parents.
We must have compassion in the face of extreme adversity. We must show respect for every person, no matter their race, religion, nationality, or the language they speak.
Floridians have spoken up and spoken out against Trump. They want a governor who will do the same. Jeff Greene has stood up to Trump on national television and in the president’s own dining room. As the next governor of Florida, Jeff will continue to stand up to the bully-in-chief in defense of ALL Floridians.