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Simpson Miller congratulates Trump, highlights immigration proposal concerns

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2016 | 11:46 AM
Simpson Miller ... Throughout his campaign, he offered policy solutions that may impact immigrant communities in the United States. We have some concerns.

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated Republican Donald J. Trump on being elected President of the United States of America.

In a statement Wednesday morning, Simpson Miller said Trump has joined a select group of men who have attained the distinction of becoming Leader of the Free World.

"This job carries with it an awesome responsibility, as the President of the United States has a major influence on global affairs," she said.

Donald Trump has been an international businessman and television personality who has built a successful brand and is known as a hard and tireless worker.


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"The United States is a strong democracy and Mr. Trump’s victory is an expression of the confidence of Americans in his ability to push for the changes in Washington that many have advocated for over the years," she said.

The Opposition Leader said she is looking forward to hearing and seeing how Trump’s administration will take shape.

"Throughout his campaign, he offered policy solutions that may impact immigrant communities in the United States. We have some concerns, since Jamaicans are a big part of the immigrant community in the US," she said.

She also said she hoped that he will quickly reach across the political divide in the US and try to build bridges in the global space so that peace and development around the world and continue.