Donald Trump's comments about illegal immigrants have been well-documented ever since he announced his candidacy. However, there's another group of immigrants Trump often talks about which gets very little media attention:
Christian Syrians attempting to emigrate to the West.
During a speech in Las Vegas last weekend, Trump said Christians persecuted in Syria should be allowed to come to America more easily; and if he becomes president, he intends to do something about it:
“If you’re from Syria and you’re a Christian, you cannot come into this country. And they’re the ones that are being persecuted. If you’re Islamic and you come in, hard to believe, you can come in so easily. In fact, it’s one of our main groups of people that are coming in.
Not that we should discriminate against one or the other. But if you’re Christian, you cannot get into the country. You cannot get in. I thought that was unbelievable. We have to do something about it.”
Trump also talked about his Christian heritage and how it relates to the Mideast:
“You know a lot of people don’t know I’m Protestant. Nobody believes me. I’m Presbyterian, can you believe this? Presbyterian. We have to protect our people.
They’re being beheaded. And they can’t come in. But other people that aren’t being persecuted, certainly not to the same extent, they can come in, from the same country."
Incidentally, according to Pew Research Center, the number of Muslim immigrants coming to the United States annually has doubled over the last 10 years, from 50,000 to approximately 100,000.