EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: A young Gambian human right activist and founder of Refugee Dream center based in the United States has disqualified President Donald Trump’s controversial “shithole” about Africans as a total distortion and misrepresentation of the meaning of immigration.
In a video publish online, Omar Bah said Mr. Trump commented by taking an entire set of people based on their country and color and insult them, saying “that is wrong.”
To Bah, Mr. Trump need to understand that the countries he represented wrongly are beautiful countries including The Gambia (where he came from), saying that country has beautiful people and beautiful beaches and one of the most historical places in the world.
Last Thursday, President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.
Trump then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he met with Wednesday. The president, according to a White House official, also suggested he would be open to more immigrants from Asian countries because he felt that they help the United States economically.
Mr. Bah said the only problem about African countries is that “we” have been divided by wrong political leadership. “US are a global leader in everything that has to do with democracy.”
He established the Refugee Dream Center to create opportunities within the refugee community to facilitate their resettlement process and integration into their new lives in the United States. The Refugee Dream Center creates these opportunities by providing supportive roles including referrals, social level assistance, and skills development including healthcare education and cultural orientation, mental health support services, after-school programs, role modeling, tutoring and mentoring for youth, adult English language and job skills development, and interpreting services.