Julia Hartley-Brewer scolded demonstrators while clashing with University of Birmingham professor Scott Lucas, who blasted Donald Trump for not seeking a “sensible” position on immigration.
The presenter’s outburst comes after the US leader’s administration issued tough guides to widen the scope for deporting illegal immigrants.
She said: “I don’t remember anyone objecting to that [Mr Obama’s deportations].
Donald Trump has issued guidelines to widen the scope for who the US can deport
I don’t remember people protesting about this when Obama did it
“I don’t remember all the people who protest against everything Donald Trump does – and I don’t like Donald Trump, I’d like to say – but I don’t remember people protesting about this when Obama did it.”
The former President deported undocumented immigrants who had been convicted of serious crimes, but President Trump’s immigration order looks to widen that to all illegal immigrants who have committed any crime.
International politics expert Prof Lucas said: "What Obama tried to do was get order in the immigration system.
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"What Trump’s doing is not installing order, he’s saying, 'let’s go wholesale and ensure certain categories of immigrants can be chucked out regardless of outstanding legal cases’.
"He's not trying to get back to a sensible position on immigration, and 11million people are now in limbo with no legal recourse.
“The guidelines not only violate international laws, but also raise the question of relationships with other countries like Mexico."
The radio clash comes after the billionaire tycoon dismissed reports he was considering mobilising as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants.
Mr Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer said: “That is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this.
“There is no effort at all to round up, to utilise the national guard to round up illegal immigrants.”
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