Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney (D) criticized President Trump after the White House announced plans to end "temporary protected status" for certain refugees in the United States.
After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the government allowed displaced residents to come to the United States. Under the new order, they must return to the island or face deportation.
"This country used to be a country of compassion and empathy," Kenney said, according to WCAU NBC-10. "It is now a country of anger and divisiveness."
This is a theme that runs through every immigration decision this Administration makes, just like with DACA and Dreamers. We must pass the DREAM Act now. As Mayor, I'll continue advocating for Dreamers & TPS recipients because our families, communities, and economies need them. pic.twitter.com/ToLuSIbSTT
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) November 22, 2017
Kenney, whose office is also opposed to the now-blocked plan to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, called the decision "terrible and disgusting."
"There is no compassion whatsoever... in the White House," he said. "Our president is a bully. Our president is a punk and he just doesn't get it."
Kenney accused Trump's family of "not doing a great job raising the guy."
"I don't know where he was raised," Kenney said, accusing Trump of sowing "chaos."
Under the White House directive, those formerly covered under TPS have until mid-2019 to return to their home country.
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