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Lindsey Graham called Mexico, other countries ‘hellholes’ in 2013 immigration debate
Washington Times ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/12/2018 10:17:37 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of those in the meeting Thursday where President Trump reportedly called some developing nations “sh—hole” countries, used similar language himself during the last big immigration debate, calling Mexico and other Latin American nations “hellholes.”

The South Carolina Republican was arguing for the need for stiffer enforcement to stop a new wave of illegal immigrants, blaming the jobs magnet for enticing millions of people to flee their home countries for the U.S.

“The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes. They don’t like that. They want to come here. Our problem is we can’t have everybody in the world who lives in a hellhole come to America,” Mr. Graham said during a 2013 debate in the Judiciary Committee on an immigration bill he co-authored.

The senator continued: “There are 11 million people coming through the southern border ‘cause they come from countries where they can’t find work, and life is miserable. So it seems to me that if you can control who gets a job you’ve gone a long way in controlling illegal immigration. Because as long as the jobs are available in America you can’t build a fence high enough to stop people.”

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, now Mr. Trump’s attorney general, stepped in to correct his colleague.

“It’s not a hellhole, it has great things going on in Mexico, we’re proud of the people in Mexico,” Mr. Sessions said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; 3; graham; hellholes; searchhellholes
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1 posted on 01/12/2018 10:17:37 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

> developing nations

Trump’s term, if he even said it, is more accurate. These nations are not developing into anything of value. They are devolving. We need to be honest about this. You don’t cure cancer by denying it exists.


2 posted on 01/12/2018 10:23:35 PM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Well hell, then. Let’s string him up, impeach him and coat his face with cheeto-flavored spackle.


3 posted on 01/12/2018 10:26:13 PM PST by Oscar in Batangas (12:01 PM 1/20/2017...The end of an error.)
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To: BinaryBoy

But you have to admit....on the hell-hole comparison scale of one to ten...Mexico doesn’t go much past a three. You got tens of thousands of Americans who cross the border each weekend and stay at resort hotels. Now, I would consider Peru and Honduras to be higher up on the hell-hole scale (maybe a six or seven).


4 posted on 01/12/2018 10:38:35 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The biggest problem the world has is SEX. Its making too many people, so many that there isn’t enough work out there for them all. The poorer the country the more sex they have. What else is there to do? The more people reproduce the heavier the burden becomes. If the population of the world dropped 50%, there would be less of a problem. Instead we’ll probably increase by 50%. I do not consider that a healthy situation, we will eventually burst at the seams and discover we’ve become a $#!thole.


5 posted on 01/12/2018 10:40:34 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Damn, the tag line disappeared again? Coursors!)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

So, ah, which is worse, a hell-hole or a sh*t-hole?

Enquiring minds want to know!


6 posted on 01/12/2018 10:41:08 PM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I think New York City and Washington DC are s—tholes. At least, that’s my experience coupled with published stories. Los Angeles might be one too. San Francisco is not a s—thole, but more like an outhouse. Chicago would need to up their game to become a s—thole.


7 posted on 01/12/2018 10:41:39 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Donald Trump: Doing the work American politicians just won't do.)
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Saying "Hell" is o.k. if your a GOPe... saying "$hit" if your the President is a complete violation of ethics. /s

Mr. trump.. tell 'em to "kiss your a$$."

8 posted on 01/12/2018 10:48:23 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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Saying "Hell" is o.k. if you're a GOPe... saying "$hit" if you're the President is a complete violation of ethics. /s

Mr. trump.. tell 'em to "kiss your a$$."

9 posted on 01/12/2018 10:49:26 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Apparently they do have a record of that one Lindsey. You really are pathetic without your rump ranger McCain at your side.


10 posted on 01/12/2018 10:52:46 PM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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11 posted on 01/12/2018 10:53:09 PM PST by Jarhead9297
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12 posted on 01/12/2018 10:54:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
😉
13 posted on 01/12/2018 11:00:53 PM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: pepsionice

“You got tens of thousands of Americans who cross the border each weekend and stay at resort hotels. “

Well just today, the State Department put Americans on notice that it isn’t really safe to visit Mexico. Actually, it’s been a narco state for decades. I just don’t know why any American would go there and spend his money knowing that Mexico is a Remora that has been attached to American’s a$$ forever, sucking the economic life out of this country.


14 posted on 01/12/2018 11:31:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Whether Trump actually called these places “sh**holes” or not, they are. There is no other reason for their citizens to flee in droves to other countries, leaving behind their families, friends, all that they ever knew, unless their nations were such “sh**holes” that they could no longer bear to live there.


15 posted on 01/12/2018 11:31:56 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Yep. One of the most pervasive tactics of the left is to selectively recall the past. That doesn’t work nearly so well now that there is a record of everything at everyone’s fingertips. Somewhere somebody will be proving they are lying hypocrites by the next news cycle.

Doesn’t keep them still doing it though. Feinstein yesterday denied saying she was pressured to release Fusion GPS transcript. When the reporter replied “But there is a recording of you saying it” she simply denied the recording existed!


16 posted on 01/13/2018 12:04:00 AM PST by KyCats
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

bump for later


17 posted on 01/13/2018 1:41:21 AM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: BinaryBoy

I remember reading something probably 20 years ago that made the argument that they aren’t “developing nations”, they are “never to be developed nations.”


18 posted on 01/13/2018 3:53:43 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: BroJoeK

I’d rather be in s*** than in h***


19 posted on 01/13/2018 5:14:04 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

All of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation works for the Cheap Labor Express and wants to turn the USA into a hellhole.


20 posted on 01/13/2018 6:31:00 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents-Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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