Immigration has 'changed the fabric' of Europe

Lloyd Doyle
July 13, 2018

Trump said that mass migration has changed Europe in a negative way - and that without quick action, it will never be the same again.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., born in the Dominican Republic, said Trump was "trying to throw gasoline on fire and begin a culture war, and it's unfortunate that he's divisive in the United States and he's divisive in Europe as well". But he reiterated his belief that Europe's decision to accept migrants from Middle Eastern and African countries is "a very negative thing for Europe". Europe is a place I know very well and what has happened has been very tough.

It comes after the continent's migration crisis has made headlines yet again this year as hundreds of thousands of people - mostly from Africa and the Middle East - make risky journeys to reach Europe illegally. "We have a proud history of welcoming people who want to come to our country to contribute to our economy and contribute to our society".

"Of course what is important is that we have control of our borders, what is important is we have a set of rules that enable us to determine who comes into our country", she added.

Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric and policies have played a huge role in his 2016 election and presidency so far.

"It's not politically not necessarily correct to say that, but I'll say it, and I'll say it loud", he continued. But he said European countries need to "watch themselves".

"I dont think it's good for Europe".

"One of the reasons I got elected was because of immigration and I felt that Brexit had the upper hand and most people didn't agree with me".

Trump has long pointed to Europe's immigration policy as a cautionary tale for the U.S. He has lamented that immigrants have poured into European countries and changed the culture of each nation.

He went on: "When a bad incident happened... then surely you should recognise that the police and community have a job to do and what Sadiq has sought to do is bring people together in unity to keep London together, just as happened after 7/7 all those years ago".

Khan said on Friday that he was "trying to rise above" the jibe, but when asked if the door of City Hall would be open to Trump if he wanted a face-to-face meeting, he added: "I'm happy to meet President Trump and to explain to him, in a respectful, courteous manner where I think he's wrong on a number of issues, to hear him out, see what his explanation is for holding me responsible for the attacks we saw in London a year ago".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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