Blog

Pelosi Questions ‘Merit’ of Melania Trump’s Parents’ Immigration

By Craig Bannister | May 30, 2019 | 11:54am EDT
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Screenshot)

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized President Donald Trump’s support for merit-based immigration policy Wednesday by questioning the “merit” of the immigration of First Lady Melania Trump’s parents.

Speaking to the Commonwealth Club of California, Pelosi also claimed that, when President Trump uses the word “merit,” it’s actually code for “Make America white again”:

"When the president says, 'Merit,' turn it upside down - that means, 'Make America white again.' Export, have people leave, just go back, and we’ll just let in who we like.

"I don’t know if merit counted for when his wife’s family came into the country.

"I don’t know. Maybe, it did. God bless him, if it did. But, he calls that chain migration, which he wants to get rid of, family unification. Instead, call it merit."

 

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.