Jean-Pierre, a Haitian-American who wrote a response to Trump’s “shithole” remarks earlier this year, emphasized that “they’re not just comments: they’re the basis for Trump’s mass deportation policy.” She pointed to the president’s efforts to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as his constant calls for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pollsters also asked if Americans believe certain groups have a hard time getting ahead in Trump’s America. They found the majority of respondents believe Muslims, Hispanics, immigrants, and LGBTQ people have faced disadvantages. Each group has been targeted by the Trump administration at various points since the president took office, through measures such as multiple Muslim bans, attempts to ramp up immigration enforcement, and the implementation of his so-called religious freedom agenda.
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