Hispanic pastors to Trump: No open borders, crisis is real
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)
A group of Hispanic pastors is praising President Donald Trump for his work on border security, including his determination to erect a border wall.
On Friday (January 25), President Trump invited Hispanic pastors from around the country to the White House for a roundtable discussion on immigration. In talking to the press, he touted a recent poll showing growing support for him among Latinos.
"And they've been talking to me for a long period of time. And you probably saw we went up 19 percent – I saw that just a little while – with the Hispanic population," Trump stated. "Part of it is the jobs, because they're doing record-setting jobs right now; but part of it is what we talk about: the wall and security."
Pastor Ramiro Pena of Waco, Texas (pictured above with President Trump), delivered a letter he said was endorsed by 150 Hispanic evangelical leaders.
"One thing you have not done, Mr. President, is manufacture a humanitarian crisis. It's real," said Pena. "And although many people began to declare repeatedly this is a 'manufactured crisis' – being a pastor from Texas, I can tell you the human suffering that's been going on for many decades has hit a fever pitch."
Pastor Guillermo Maldonado of King Jesus Ministry in Miami debunked what he called another misconception in the public: that the Spanish community favors illegal immigration.
"There's a misconception also that we want open borders. We don't want open borders," said the Miami pastor. "We're here to support you, and what you're doing is great."
Maldonado also touted the four-percent Hispanic unemployment under Trump.
We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details
The Church of England issued guidance last month to its clergy suggesting they be "creative and sensitive" as they affirm and celebrate transgender members with a public church service – but several hundred clergy members are pushing back.
One News Now Poll
Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, US adds 2.5 million jobs
WASHINGTON (June 5, 2020) - The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added – a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy in the wake of the viral pandemic.