Sean Casten, the Democratic Representative from Illinois, was born in Dublin

Irish-born Representative Sean Casten has slammed President Trump and his tweets that told “‘Progressive’ Democratic Congresswomen” to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

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On July 14, President Trump tweeted:

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019 is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019

The President is understood to have been referring to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on July 15 (Getty Images)

Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on July 15 (Getty Images)

Of the four Congresswomen, only Representative Omar was born outside of the US - she was born in Somalia in 1982, emigrated to the US in 1992, was granted asylum with her family in 1995, and became an official US citizen in 2000.

Despite being the only actual immigrant Trump told to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," Rep. Omar joins more than two dozen other immigrants currently serving in Congress. Among them is Democratic Representative from Illinois Sean Casten, who was born to American parents in Dublin.

The Facebook page for Casten's Congressional campaign shared the below picture on St. Patrick's Day 2018:

Did you know that Sean was born in Dublin, Ireland? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Publiée par Sean Casten for Congress sur Samedi 17 mars 2018

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In response to Trump’s July 14 tweets, the Irish born Rep. Casten tweeted from his personal account that the President’s remarks were “racist, inaccurate and inflammatory.”

You are the President of the United States. The office must be bigger than the man, but you should at least try to live up to its dignity. This is racist, inaccurate and inflammatory. Stop embarrassing us and apologize.

— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) July 14, 2019

He followed up by providing for Trump a list of "immigrants who make America great," and a link to the current members of Congress, including himself, who were born outside of the US:

Hey @realDonaldTrump: I know you’re not a big reader, but here are a list of immigrants who make America great.

— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) July 14, 2019

The following day, Rep. Casten urged people to "Ignore Trump today" and instead focus on taking the GOP members of Congress to task:

Ignore Trump today. He's not worth it. Focus your righteous fury on all those GOP members of Congress who can't find the courage to call out racism, defend the constitution or condemn sexual assault. Take away their silent, fearful complicity and Trump is done.

— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) July 15, 2019

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And, for reference, here is the list of 29 people who are currently serving in Congress that were born outside of the United States:

  • Adriano Espaillat - Dominican Republic - Democratic -Rep. from New York
  • Albio Sires - Cuba - Democratic - Rep. from New Jersey
  • Chris Van Hollen - Pakistan - Democratic - Senator from Maryland
  • Dan Crenshaw - United Kingdom - Republican - Rep. from Texas
  • David Rouzer - West Germany -Republican -Rep. from North Carolina
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell - Ecuador - Democratic - Rep. from Florida
  • Diana DeGette - Japan - Democratic - Rep. from Colorado
  • Don Beyer - Trieste - Democratic - Rep. from Virginia
  • Don McEachin - West Germany - Democratic - Rep. from Virginia
  • Ilhan Omar - Somalia -Democratic - Rep. from Minnesota
  • Jesús "Chuy" García - Mexico - Democratic - Rep. from Illinois
  • Jim Himes - Peru - Democratic -Rep. from Connecticut
  • Mark Meadows - France - Republican - Rep. from North Carolina
  • Mazie Hirono - Japan - Democratic - Senator from Hawaii
  • Michael F. Bennet - India - Democratic - Senator from Colorado
  • Norma J. Torres - Guatemala - Democratic - Rep. from California
  • Pramila Jayapal - India - Democratic - Rep. from Washington
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi - India - Democratic - Rep. from Illinois
  • Raul Ruiz - Mexico - Democratic - Rep. from California
  • Salud Carbajal - Mexico - Democratic - Rep. from California
  • Sean Casten - Ireland - Democratic - Rep. from Illinois
  • Sean Patrick Maloney - Canada - Democratic -Rep. from New York
  • Sharice Davids - Germany - Democratic - Rep. from Kansas
  • Stephanie Murphy - Vietnam - Democratic - Rep. from Florida
  • Susan Wild -West Germany -Democratic - Rep. from Pennsylvania
  • Tammy Duckworth - Thailand - Democratic - Senator from Illinois
  • Ted Lieu - Taiwan - Democratic - Rep. from California
  • Ted Rafael E. Cruz - Canada - Republican - Senator from Texas
  • Tom Malinowski - Poland - Democratic - Rep. from New Jersey

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