Skip to comments.Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine
Posted on 04/26/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT by Trump20162020
Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine.
In his first public speech since leaving office, the former US President said the Irish were treated like the other in the 19th century just like Muslims are today. Mr Obama drew parallels between the two periods in American history and that in both immigration policy was driven by biases.
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They’re being sent off to fight a civil war?
They’re living like animals in the five points with disease and death rampant?
Wow. Didn’t know that
What is holding us back today?
Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Buahahahahahahahahaha! O’bama the Irish patriot speaks!
The Irish never had host families or church organizations , or state welfare programs, job training programs that would support them until them get on their feet.Nor did their children have access to State funded education either.
Obama is a huge laugh. A clown.
The Irish during the potato famine had it far harder than Obama could ever even imagine in that narrow little cranium of his. They were my ancestors.
Wish this guy would focus more on his gay sex and cocaine interests and less on public pronouncements.
During his Residency, O went to a pub in Boston on every March 17, and claimed an Irish heritage.
Shut ye yap, then die!
My ancestors assimilated.
Those coming today show little inclination to do so.
I’m not sure but I think he is talking about Illegal Trespassers because Immigrants are here legally. Somebody should probably correct him on this nomenclature.
So using white people as an example will magically make white people vote for affirmative action because they are puppets.
But if you use anti irish discrimination as proof that you can make it without government help thats racist because there is no comparison between ANYTHING white people have gone through and even a single day of being Black in the white man’s world.
How about he can take his $400,000 per hour and open a nice little haven; invite all these “refugees” to live at his place, and he can treat them the way he thinks they should be treated.
If those Irish had been participating in a full scale civil war that included beheadings, rape, and genocide against Christians, then we would all be for keeping them out too - individually guilty or not.
Piss off Zero! You feed, clothe, and house them!
I dare say obama is “whitewashing” immigration.
too bad we don’t treat people from Kenya like them.
Barry, this country wasn’t a welfare state during the Irish famine, it attracted people who wanted to work hard and be proud Americans. They worked harder than you or any of your constituents ever worked.
Yes, the Irish escaped famine and death by Catholic haters in the Isles. They came, they worked, they went to real schools rather than the secret hedgerow schools, they assimilated and kept their faith for the most part. Most importantly, they came legally.
Those Irish who have recently come illegally must be deported. We do not need people who do not respect the rule of law. The 86 bunch,Obama and the Clintons are enough
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