John Kelly: Undocumented Immigrants ‘Don’t Have Skills’


White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has defended the Trump administration’s harsh policies against undocumented immigrants by claiming most of those seeking to illegally cross the U.S. border are “rural people” with limited skills.

In an interview with NPR on Friday’s Morning Edition, Kelly said the “vast majority” of undocumented immigrants are “not bad people” or criminals who belong to the MS-13 street gang, a narrative often pushed by President Trump himself. But they are also “not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society,” according to Kelly, the former Homeland Security secretary. “They’re overwhelmingly rural people. In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don’t speak English; obviously that’s a big thing… They don’t integrate well; they don’t have skills,” he was quoted as saying. His comments come three days after the Trump administration vowed to separate families caught illegally crossing the U.S. border as part of a strict new “zero-tolerance” policy. Read more at THE HILL.



  1. Maybe to stop immigration one has to tell these people there is no free lunch. No welfare payments, no free medical, no free food. If they have a skill they have to declare it and start learning English, for that is the language of the country. There are people in this country have lived here for years and still can’t speak English because they live in little closed off areas in the big cities that protect them so they don’t have to speak English. I know this sounds strict, but when people that come here legally start working, and start learning the language of the country they chose to be in. Most countries declare this so there is no hate in this declaration.


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