Skip to comments.Senator brings snowboarder Chloe Kim and her gold medal into immigration fight
Posted on 02/13/2018 12:59:32 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
On the same day that Long Beach-born, Korean-American superstar Chloe Kim jumped, flipped and twisted her way to a golden medal in the halfpipe competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the U.S. Senate barreled ahead with a long-awaited debate on the fate of young, unauthorized immigrants in America.
Now she and her gold medal are being sucked into the immigration fight unfolding in Congress.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, went as far as to bring a victorious photo of Kim to the Senate floor on Tuesday as he shared the immigration story of her father.
Today, all across this country and all across the world, we are saluting this amazing 17-year-old girl and the skill that she developed, Durbin said. But lets remember, Chloe Kims story is the story of immigration in America.
Plenty of news media stories have been written about Chloe Kim and her familys roots, and now politicians are capitalizing on what her dad calls the American dream in Washington. Durbin isnt the only one.
(Excerpt) Read more at sandiegouniontribune.com ...
LEGAL immigration. Durbin has cognitive issues.
I see he came here legally and on merit.
Why dies Durbin think this is a defense of DACA?
It’s the story of LEGAL immigration, by a family who wants to be American. Not a story about illegals who really don’t want to be Americans, but instead live off welfare.
Yes, great story about legal immigration. Same can be said for hundreds of gold medal winners.
OK so Dick wants productive people brought into America from non-shi*-holes too, just like Trump:-)
Ok, I read in the article that it talked of her Dad’s immigration from South Korea to America to study engineering. No where does it say that he immigrated here illegally so if he immigrated here legally, how does this correspond to DACA, Dreamers and illegal immigrants?
confusion is democrat tactic number 12.
Her folks went through the LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROCESS!!!
Do you pretend not to know the difference?
Dickless Durbin & Fairy Soetoro are precisely the type of execrable slime that has ruined Illinois.
Is Mr. Kim an illegal border jumper? I didn’t think so. But Tiny Dick Durbin is a shameless lieing politiwhore.
Her family came here legally as far as I could tell from the article. They always leave out those key words “legal” and “illegal.”
most K-A are too smart to vote for Durbin
Everybodie’s story is a story of immigration. Even the red man who walked across the Bering straight. Illegally, I might add.
What a scoundrel. If Mr. Kim and his wife came here illegally and then had Chloe as an anchor baby, perhaps Dick Turbin might have a point.
The Kim family’s story is my family’s story. My parents spent several years and a considerable sum petitioning the State Department to be granted LEGAL residence. We felt so blessed when we got our green cards and we worked hard in the subsequent decades to add value to this country as proud, naturalized Americans.
Comparing our situation with DACA “kids” and their illegal immigrant parents is comparing apples with elephants.
Durbin is comparing apples to elephants. The guy is nuts.
“””On the same day that Long Beach-born, Korean-American superstar Chloe Kim jumped,””””””””””””
She is an American that was born here legally. Why the Korean thing?
I never NEVER get called that Norwegian-American shelterguy.
My feelings have been hurt. I shall go protest.
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