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Will the U.S. Continue to be a Nation of Immigrants?

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Advocates Must Organize Quickly as Sessions Says “No Entry” to Victims of Domestic and Gang Violence

 

https://nonprofitqua...-gang-violence/

 

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(Nonprofit Quarterly) After a nine-year waiting period, Aminta Cifuentes was finally granted asylum after escaping Guatemala from her abusive husband in 2014. The Board of Immigration Appeals, in granting asylum, established that asylum can be granted on the basis of domestic violence. This was solidified in 2016 by the Justice Department. However, in a statement released on June 11th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that the decision is to be overruled and “should not have been issued as a precedential decision” for asylum. Sessions also added that claims of gang violence will not qualify for asylum under the federal law.

 

Sessions’ reason for the policy repeal is based on his argument that domestic violence victims are not a part of a “particular social group.” According to precedent and his statement, this means they must have membership in a group that “share[s] a common immutable characteristic” and “membership in the group is a central reason for her persecution.” Federal law requires asylum seekers to show that “race, religion, nationality, membership to a certain social group, or political opinion” was foundational to their persecution. However, in Cifuentes’s case, the Board of Immigration Appeals found her to be a member of the group “married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship,” also citing that Guatemala has a culture of “machismo and family violence,” including spousal rape and unenforced domestic violence laws and ordinances.

 

Sessions denies this characterization of domestic violence, claiming that private actors are the ones inflicting violence and the group membership is not a central reason for the abuse. Sessions wrote that the asylum statute “does not provide redress for all misfortune.” The decision should elicit an immediate outraged response from so many movements and sectors of society.

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No Entry!” Photo: Rabiem22


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Behind the Headline: Isaura Martinez

 

https://www.propubli...isaura-martinez

 

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(ProPublica) In 2012, Isaura Martinez was working as a temp in Chicago. Like the city’s many other immigrant workers employed by temp agencies, she boarded vans each day to work in hazardous conditions at a rotating series of factories and warehouses, often without safety training and protective equipment. Those rides, arranged by the agencies, came with high fees, as did cashing her paychecks. At the end of the day, she earned less than minimum wage.

 

When ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell approached her as part of his 2013 investigation into the abuses of temporary workers employed in the supply chains of Sony, Smirnoff, Ty Inc., and other major corporations, Martinez was initially apprehensive about speaking with him about her experiences.

 

“I was afraid of the retaliation,” said Martinez. “My fear was that the raiteros, the van drivers, would no longer take me to work, and that the temp agency would not hire me because I had complained and exposed the abuse I was suffering.”

 

It was after a particularly tough night, in which a van driver left an elderly worker behind and then spat expletives at him upon returning to the factory, when Martinez’s outrage outweighed her fear. “For me, it wasn’t just about the way that I was being treated, but how my coworkers were being treated,” she said.

Ultimately, Martinez and hundreds of other temp workers shared their stories with Grabell to help shed light on a shadow system that is harming workers and burdening the economy as a whole. “I felt sincerely happy to get it off my chest — I freed myself,” said Martinez. “Once the stories came out, it motivated me to continue denouncing these sorts of injustices.”

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Alyssa Schukar, special to ProPublica


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Immigrants Sue Over Minor Refugee Program Shutdown

 

https://www.courthou...gram-shut-down/

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (Courthouse News) – A group of Central American immigrants has filed a class action lawsuit against the Trump administration over the secret termination of a refugee program that gave children fleeing violence in the region a path to reunification with their parents in the United States.

 

The plaintiffs, Central American immigrants legally residing in the United States and their minor children living in Central America, say racism against Latinos motivated the administration’s 2017 decision to terminate the Central American Minors (CAM) program.

 

The June 13 complaint claims the administration shut down the program just days after Trump entered office in January 2017, but didn’t announce the termination until August of that year.

 

The immigrants say the new administration immediately stopped interviewing program beneficiaries and froze their applications; stopped issuing decisions to applicants who were likely candidates for parole; and stopped scheduling the medical exams required for parolees to travel to the United States – all in secret.

 

Nonetheless, the administration continued to accept money from applicants, including $100 or more for medical exams and $1,400 for each child’s plane ticket to the United States, the class representatives say.


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Trump Just Derailed the Latest Republican Immigration Hostage-Taking Scheme

 

https://www.alternet...e-taking-scheme

 

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(Alternet) Popular vote loser Donald Trump, the mastermind of family separation and child gulags, blew up House Republican's latest legislative effort to blame it all on Democrats when he summarily dismissed a "compromise" poison-pill immigration bill leadership has been negotiating. House Speaker Paul Ryan had been planning on holding votes on two bills early next week, one that hard-line Republicans were demanding, a white supremacist wish list sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and one that was "negotiated" between hardliners and "moderates" who were threatening to force a vote on protections for Dreamers with a discharge petition.

 

That negotiation was basically the moderates completely caving, and the resulting bill draft being another ransom demand from Republicans: Democrats could free the children in those gulags and get protections for Dreamers if they agreed to $25 billion in border wall funding. By the way, the legislation doesn't actually prevent family separation, as Republicans assert. It would instead do away with the "current requirement that children be kept in the 'least restrictive' conditions possible, and that they not be detained any longer than necessary." Families would be kept together, but it would allow Trump to keep them indefinite detention.

 

In his supposedly impromptu appearance on the White House lawn in front of tv cameras Friday morning, Trump said, "I'm looking at both of them. I certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one." That blew up Ryan's plans, and the whipping that was supposed to begin Friday on the second bill was abruptly cancelled. A leadership source told NBC News that "we are going to take a little pause & continue the discussion next week" while they try to get "more clarity on the White House position on this.

 

Rep. Jeff Denham, R-CA, a supposed supporter of immigration reform, seems to think that no one is sure what Trump was talking about (probably including Trump) and there's the possibility that the White House will walk back his opposition. Freedom Caucus guy Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), on the other hand, seizedon Trump's comments, saying "I think he understands what’s in the bill and not in the bill," and that he "carries more weight in the Republican Conference." That's all the Freedom Caucus needs to blow this whole thing up.

 

 

Apparently, the Republican Congressional plan was not evil enough for Trump.


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Priest Calls Jeff Sessions "Disgraceful' for Using the Bible to Defend Tearing Apart Immigrant Families

 

https://www.alternet...apart-immigrant

 

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(Alternet) "Many of the criticisms raised in recent days are not fair, not logical, and some of contrary to plain law," …(Jeff Sessions) said.

 

"I would cite you to the apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes," Sessions added.

 

"Disgraceful," James Martin, a Jesuit and editor at large for American Magazine, said on Twitter of the comments.

 

He continued: "Do not use St. Paul to justify unjust laws and acts of cruelty. St. Paul was an apostle not of laws (we are not justified by laws, he says in Romans), but an apostle of a person: Jesus Christ. "

 

Instead of pointing to Paul, Martin suggested taking a look a Jesus' own word, in particular, "I was a stranger and you did not welcome me" (Mt. 25). 


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The War on Immigrants (of Color): Who’s Really Crossing the Line?

 

https://nonprofitqua...ssing-the-line/

 

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(Nonprofit Quarterly) The extant US practice of separating parents from their children for the misdemeanor of being in the country illegally is a test and we know it. It is a test administered by Trump and his collaborators to see how much the people of this country will buy in to the idea of being under attack by “others.” Not the others from Norway, but those from Haiti, Central America, and other places where Black and brown families live. Clearly, this is not just about immigration.

 

NPR reported yesterday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said, “This administration has a simple message: If you cross there border illegally, we will prosecute you.”

But it’s not that simple, as Nielsen soon found out. After she tweeted, “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period,” the ACLU responded with, “You have a policy of criminally prosecuting any asylum seeker who crosses the border between ports of entry. Period. Parents go into custody and kids are shipped off to facilities—over a misdemeanor. You also have a record of not giving kids back after parents serve time.”

 

Many others weighed in:

 

 

Rachel Maddow on MSNBC commented that the Trumpians see this as a winning issue for them because it will "energize their base."

 

So children are to be separated from their mothers for partisan political purposes.  This, from a party that constantly complains about others operating for political motives.  The double standards at play are astonishing, and morally bankrupt. 

 

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Stop Separating Immigrant Families Press Conference and Rally Chicago Illinois 6-5-18 1908,”

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'This Is What Solidarity Looks Like': Mass Demonstrations at LaGuardia Airport as Kids Ripped From Parents Arrive in New York

 

https://www.alternet...arrive-new-york

 

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(Alternet) If President Donald Trump thought his sham executive order would put an end to mass grassroots outrage over his unspeakably cruel anti-immigrant agenda, he was sorely mistaken.

 

As hundreds of immigrant children forcibly separated from their families arrived on flights to New York City from Texas Wednesday night, massive demonstrations kicked off both inside and outside LaGuardia Airport showing solidarity with the young children and demanding that the Trump administration immediately reunite them with their loved ones, who are detained thousands of miles away.

 

"We want to let them know that there are thousands of people who see them, who love them, and who will fight for them," Stosh Cotler, CEO of immigrant rights group Bend the Arc and one of the organizers of the rally, said in a statement.

 

The protests at LaGuardia, which continued into the early hours of Thursday morning, closed with chants of "I believe that we will win!"

 

The rapid-response demonstration against Trump's family separation practice came amid reports that the administration is quietly transferring young immigrant children to New York "in waves," without the knowledge of state officials.


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Judge Erupts at Prosecutor over Trump's Missing Children: ‘They Take Your Kids And You Get Nothing? Not Even A Slip of Paper?’

 

https://www.alternet...get-nothing-not

 

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(Alternet) One (immigration) agent told Hanshew during a cross-examination she was the lead investigator in his client’s case, but admitted she hadn’t known the man was arrested with his 4-year-old daughter and added that she had no information in her report about the missing child.

 

“At another hearing before a different judge, as one of my colleagues asked the agent on the stand about the whereabouts of my client’s child, the prosecutor objected to the relevance of the questions,” Hanshew wrote. “The judge turned on the prosecutor, demanding to know why this wasn’t relevant.”

 

The judge eventually had enough of the agent’s evasions and the prosecutor’s disinterest in reuniting the parent and child.

 

“At one point, (the judge) slammed his hand on the desk, sending a pen flying,” Hanshew wrote. “This type of emotional display is unheard of in federal court. I can’t understand this, the judge said. If someone at the jail takes your wallet, they give you a receipt. They take your kids, and you get nothing? Not even a slip of paper?”

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Did Climate Change Spark the Border Crisis?

 

https://thebulletin....der-crisis11935

 

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(The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists) The majority of immigrants crossing the southwestern US border in recent months have come from the Northern Triangle of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In the popular narrative, they are fleeing gang violence, drug wars, and a lack of economic opportunities. An alternative narrative, however, suggests that another factor sparked the border crisis: protracted drought.

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Increased Immigration Raids Affect Economy in the Heartland

 

https://www.courthou...-the-heartland/

 

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(Courthoue News) While detention centers and the Mexican border sit at the white-hot center of the immigration debate, communities in the American heartland also are seeing a change of tone from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

 

And though Tennessee recently enacted a law that requires local law enforcement to assist in immigration enforcement, immigrant advocates say tough enforcement will hurt the state’s economy.

 

“We have heard from many small business owners that when there are policy changes or rumors of ICE activity in a community, their businesses suffer because so many families are too afraid to leave their homes or drive,” Teatro wrote.

 

According to a study by The Partnership for a New American Economy, if 10 percent of Tennessee’s 132,000 undocumented immigrants left the state, Tennessee would lose $21 million in state and federal taxes and $588 million from its Gross Domestic Product.

 

The St. Louis Federal Reserve estimated Tennessee’s 2017 GDP at $345 billion.


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California’s Vineyard Workers Already Faced Long Hours, Low Pay, and Harsh Conditions. Then Came Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

 

https://www.motherjo...tion-crackdown/

 

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(Mother Jones) President Donald Trump has called for a crackdown on immigrants because he says they “compete directly against vulnerable American workers.” But to California’s grape growers, this claim is laughable. According to Manuel Rios, the owner of the company supplying Sinskey with its contract labor, “Nobody wants these jobs.” The shortage is part of a larger trend in agriculture, one that has sparked a race “between rising imports, more machines, and foreign guest workers,” in the words of agricultural economist Philip Martin.

 

Over the last few decades, millions of Mexicans have come north to work on US farms. But in the last few years, the migrations have slowed: The journey became more expensive and more dangerous, and the 2008 recession took hold. What’s more, during that time Mexico’s economy improved, and its rural poverty decreased. “This is a case where what’s good for Mexico creates big challenges for California farmers,” says University of California-­Davis professor J. Edward Taylor, who estimates that the number of farmworkers coming out of rural Mexico is declining by about 150,000, or roughly 1 percent, a year. On top of this, the foreign-born farmworkers who have settled in the states are aging out, and their children, as with American-­born farm kids, aren’t following them into the fields.

 

The Trump administration’s stance on immigration could scare off even more workers. President Barack Obama’s administration deported more than 5 million people over the course of eight years, but it prioritized those with criminal records. During Trump’s first year in office, deportation arrests of undocumented immigrants without rap sheets more than doubled. Immigration policy advocate Ed Kissam, who has led studies on farmworkers for the Labor Department, analyzed Trump’s proposed immigration policies and found that they pose a “major threat” to California’s economic well-being. If all the orders were to take effect, he concluded, the state could lose 5 to 10 percent of its agricultural labor force by 2020.

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At a winery in Sonoma County, workers harvest grapes early in the morning.

 

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The Bipartisan War on Central and South American Women

 

https://www.counterp...american-women/

 

 

 

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(Counterpunch) An under-examined element of the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants was the ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that immigration judges could not consider domestic or gang violence when deciding who qualifies for asylum in the United States. Sessions said: “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim.” Suddenly Mr. Sessions is concerned about the ability to police. Sessions is expanding private prisons, escalating the war on drugs and standing against consent degrees for cops. But now apparently nothing can be done?

 

We can’t blame it all on Sessions, he was drawing from the five categories that one can seek asylum under. The five categories are persecution for membership in a social group, race, religion, nationality and political affiliation. Alarmingly, there is not a category for being a woman. Even though this is by far the most common reason one is in a dangerous situation at home. Jeff will probably come around to women’s rights the next time Kate McKinnon impersonates him.

 

Contrary to liberal doctrine I would like to propose that Mr. Sessions and Mr. Trump are not so much suffering from an unhealthy dose of masculinity that will be flipped on its head by a naked statue. They, like the Democrat and Republican leaders before them are operating under an economic incentive to keep Central America in disarray, women be damned. 

 

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Mr. Trump is a pig. And his administration will continue the war on women without blinking. Trump’s optics are bad, but his actions may be even worse. Same goes for these Democrats though. Liberals and Democrats hate women too. The only difference between them and Trump is their image relies on saving a few that wash up on their shores.

 

Yet, that difference does present the possibility and the incentive to understand the problems pointed out in the Counterpunch article.


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My personal guess is that with the rise of the robot economy, as more and more people lose their jobs to robots, there will be a backlash against immigrants because people will be so desperate for jobs.  Desperate people do terrible things to survive, so I could see in the future mass riots and demonstrations calling for the US to completely close our borders and stopping all immigrants so that the non-robot jobs that are left go to Americans.

All of you Americans are descendants of immigrants. It is selfish to enjoy the air of freedom but to prevent others from pursuing a better life!
The United States is strong and new to immigrants who are not open source. You only see the immigration entering the short-term damage to the interests of individual people, but can not see the long-term benefits of the country's development. When to completely reject immigration is the beginning of a real decline in the United States.

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Citing Racism, Federal Judge Blocks DHS Plan to Deport 300,000 with Temporary Protected Status

 

https://nonprofitqua...otected-status/

 

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(Nonprofit Quarterly) Yesterday, US District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco issued an injunction to block the deportation of hundreds of thousands who are in the country under temporary protected status. Judge Chen ruled that the order issued by Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, which would have affected former residents of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan, may have been motivated by racism.

 

Those deportations were due to begin on November 2nd and continue through the fall of 2019.

 

Immigrants from 10 nations currently hold the status. The suit was filed on behalf of 263,000 Salvadorans, who were allowed to remain in the U.S. after a 2001 earthquake; 5,300 Nicaraguans, after a hurricane in 1998; 46,000 Haitians, following a 2010 quake; and 1,000 Sudanese because of an ongoing civil war.

 

Once again, Trump’s own words were considered by a court as proof of motivation. In this case, it was his reference to Haiti and nations in Africa as “s—hole countries” that helped make the case. (A week later, it was announced that protected status for Haitians would be terminated.) The judge took that statement as evidence that the action taken may have been influenced by racial discrimination, which violates the Constitution. Chen also cited statements calling Mexican immigrants “drug dealers and rapists,” along with Trump’s assertions last year that Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS” and that Nigerians, after entering the United States, would “never go back to their huts” in Africa.

 

Further, a memo issued by then-Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke acknowledged that the TPS revocation order was “a result of an America First view.” Chen put all these things together and concluded that Duke was “largely carrying out or conforming with a predetermined presidential agenda to end TPS,” observing that real harm could be caused to those targeted under the order…


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My personal guess is that with the rise of the robot economy, as more and more people lose their jobs to robots, there will be a backlash against immigrants because people will be so desperate for jobs.  Desperate people do terrible things to survive, so I could see in the future mass riots and demonstrations calling for the US to completely close our borders and stopping all immigrants so that the non-robot jobs that are left go to Americans.

 

People were afraid to be taken away from work during the first industrial revolution, but things were not what they worried about.

Immigrants are not always bad, and there are bad people in citizens. Fair competition will activate the vitality of the people and hinder competition is short-sighted.



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New Department of Labor Numbers Show Farmers Are Increasingly Turning to Controversial Visa Program

 

https://www.motherjo...l-visa-program/

 

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(Mother Jones) For years, California’s avocado farms have been scrambling to find enough people to pick their fruit. As a result, growers there and in several other states are increasingly turning to a controversial visa program, the H-2A, to import workers. New numbers released by the Department of Labor show that the number of positions certified for the H-2A program grew by 21 percent since the last fiscal year.

 

“Many farmers have to supplement their existing workforces with H-2A labor or in some cases, they are completely dependent on the H-2A program,” said Jason Resnick, the vice president and general counsel for the Western Growers Association, which is based primarily in California.

 

Around 70 percent of farm workers were immigrants at the time of the last National Agricultural Workers Survey, and around half were undocumented, though some organizations estimate that the percent is higher. “It’s always been difficult to get people to work in the fields because the wages are so low and the conditions are so harsh, thus farmers in the past have turned to vulnerable and often exploitable workers without immigration status,” said Daniel Costa, an attorney and former director of immigration at the Economic Policy Institute. John Hollay, the senior director of government relations at the industry group United Fresh Produce Association, notes that “a lot of the folks that work in agriculture—and agriculture hasn’t been shy about talking about this—are improperly or falsely documented.” 

 

Growers say shifts in immigration policy have made it even harder to get the labor they need, as my colleague explored in this feature about a worker shortage in California’s wine country. President Donald Trump’s calls for more deportations alongside targeted Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids have made workers fearful. As it becomes more difficult to find and hire undocumented workers, farmers supplement their workforce with H-2A workers, Costa said.

 

The H-2A visa program brings temporary agricultural workers to the United States, usually from Mexico. The guestworkers stay for up to 10 months(barring extension) and employers—mostly large agricultural producers and contractors—must provide transportation and government approved housing. 

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Join Me to Stop Trump’s Phony “Public Charge” Screen Of Immigrants

 

https://ourfuture.or...n-of-immigrants

 

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(Our Future) Iowa needs immigrants. So does our country – that’s the plain and simple truth. But it’s one that too many of our lawmakers simply ignore.

 

Why? Because the Hawkeye State, like the rest of our country, needs workers – and immigrants are some of our hardest-working residents. They have been for a long time. Every industry in Iowa – from agriculture to manufacturing – depends heavily on foreign-born workers, and they are net contributors to our state’s finances. They pay taxes and support our social services, and contribute way more to our way of life than they take.

 

Iowa’s safe communities, good schools, and calm lifestyle attract these foreign-born workers, who have revitalized communities large and small all across the state. Like other states with large rural areas, we have experienced dramatic declines in population, but  our economy has remained stable, in large part thanks to these workers.

 

That’s why it’s so upsetting when I see the Trump administration scapegoat immigrants in Iowa and across the  country. First came the “Muslim ban,” then workplace raids, like the one we saw in Mount Pleasant this spring.

 

Now Trump wants to further drive immigrants into the shadows by throwing them off a path to citizenship if they or their children have ever sought access to public health services or food aid.  This so-called “public charge” screen is not just unfair, it is inhumane – which is why we must stop it now.


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Born in the most powerful and civilized country is not necessarily great, and it is great to dare to pursue a life of freedom and dignity while at the same time adhering to universal values. It is an instinct to protect one's own interests, and it is great to sacrifice one's own interests for others.
This is not a slogan. The declarations and sacrifices made by the founders of the United States and the terminators of slavery are not for the rights of a certain group of people, but for all. These political declarations and the systems that were subsequently established have become models of human civilization.
The War of Independence and the Civil War seem to have become far away, but the lives of every American have benefited from the self-sacrifice and dedication of these pioneers. If they were not, many Americans could only struggle for life and harm each other in poverty and ignorance.
There is a life in the United States, but selfishness; there is a life in a foreign country, but it is a firm practitioner of the American spirit. So don't simply think that immigration will only bring you trouble. If we only aim at short-term interests, the United States will not have so many allies today, and it will not have the strength of today.


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The War of Independence and the Civil War seem to have become far away

It's funny how we as Americans think this is the case when the Civil War was literally about two lifetimes ago. My grandpa's grandpa lived through the civil war and I think there was still a Civil War pensioner/widow as late as 2009.


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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.






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