An senior aide to Donald Trump said on CNN that half a million American girls were at risk for genital mutilation because of immigration.
“You want to talk about women’s issues? Here’s something we should be talking about,” said Stephen Miller. “It is a fact: As a result of uncontrolled migration into this country – you can look this up, it’s a statistic from Equality Now – half a million U.S. girls in this country are at risk of female genital mutilation.”
He immediately faced opposition from the rest of the panel, which included Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, who said his comment is an example of the Trump campaign saying “something outrageous.”
The report he cited, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk because they were born in countries were female mutilation is a tradition or have parents who were born in those countries.
Female genital mutilation is a horrific practice but the girls are at risk not for the laughable reason of immigration, but because the backward, women-hating societies from which they come are hell holes of barbarism. And Miller made it sound as if immigrants were going to come to this country and seize young American girls off the streets to cut their genitals.
You can be strongly against immigration without being an idiot.
A version of this piece also appeared at The American Thinker