Sarah on Trump: No immigration concerns

Sarah on Trump: No immigration concerns

Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister with Responsibility for External Affairs, has said that the Saint Lucia government has no immediate immigration concerns following the Donald Trump victory in the United States Presidential elections.

“Immediately no – we have not seen any change in the policy regarding Saint Lucia and it would be premature to speculate or even talk about it,” she told reporters.

Sarah Flood-Beaubrun explained that there are some things about US foreign policy that will not change.

But at the same time she observed that some things do change with a new administration.

The Minister said that with the Republicans controlling both the Senate and the House there may be changes.

However Flood-Beaubrun said it was too early to speculate.

“It’s a question of wait and see and evaluate things as we go along, but whatever it is we ¬†expect to continue to have strong relations with the United States,”she stated.

The Minister asserted that the outcome of the elections in the United States had stunned many people, demonstrating that elections are won on election day.

“We can’t take anything for granted,” Flood-Beaubrun told reporters.

She expressed the view that Hillary Clinton gave a good account of herself and put up a good fight.

Flood-Beaubrun congratulated the President elect, Donald Trump.

She said Saint Lucia looks forward to working with the new US administration.

“It would certainly be interesting to see how that would affect immigration policy, foreign policy – we know President Trump has very strong views on immigration matters and he has articulated his vision very clearly,” the Minister stated.

She said what happened in the US is ‘kind of’ what happened in the UK with Brexit.

According to Flood-Beaubrun, people are very clear that they do not want the status quo to remain.

“They want to see decisive action and clear political direction in terms of moving their countries forward,” she observed.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Oh sure..it will be business as usual
    In my opinion everthing will change under the Trump era

  2. Calvin
    November 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm Reply

    It seems that Ms. Flood has not had a chance to be fully briefed on the state of play over the years and might want to get a full briefing prior to the upcoming meeting of CARICOM on the topic of the new American administration returning illegals/criminals back to their homelands, not excluding SLU.

    Our nation has not exactly had the best reputation in good-standing the the U.S., often justifiably so.

    Most of us have followed the less than stellar record that our nation has had both in domestic crime and the St. Lucian-perpetrated crime off-shore.

    Nor are we seemingly doing much on matters such as human trafficking, somewhat appalling give how our Ministers of Cabinet, notably of both genders, seem to not speak directly to a dire on-going problem of human exploitation.

    Tis is not limited to recent instances such as mothers pimping out their daughters or a citizen recently being arrested ass one of three involved in human trafficking.
    It goes back years. For example, this extensively researched report:
    http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/countries/2014/226820.htm

    Our government needs to realize that so it has sowed over the past decades, both SLP and UWP, so it is now reaping.

    I do hope for the economic sustainability of our island that our elected officials seize the opportunity get us out of the increasing deep socio-economic doo-doo that we are in. With that in mind as they hopefullyt move forward with measurable progress, it has been written:
    “Among those created there is a community who guide by the Truth and act justly according to it.”

  3. Anonymous
    November 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm Reply

    We are fast approaching the year 2017. It is a new erase and point in time. So we face new governmentsite, new rules and regulation’s and laws. The U.S. now has a new administration with a clear vision for the future of the greatest nation on earth.

    We keep our noses clean, we keep being law abiding citizens, there should be problems

    Keep in mind many St Lucian nationals are now Naturalized Citizens, in addition to having offspring born in the United States.
    The intent is to Make America Great Again.

    1. lucianborn
      November 16, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply

      what you said makes no sense.

  4. Joe
    November 17, 2016 at 7:31 am Reply

    Well said Mrs. Beaubrun. You clearly have a grasp of your Ministry. For years now we have had worsening relations under the SLP with the USA.
    The CARICOM position relative to the USA on most matters has brought us nothing so I hope you and the PM have new ideas to bring to the table.
    You articulated the govt position well Mrs. Flood Beaubrun as it puts us in a good place moving forward with the new Administration.
    Liberal failures want you to make unhelpful anti Trump remarks and hurt St Lucia just so that you follow the fail Left’s policies.

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