Immigration as Punishment

08/14/2019

The Trump administration's announcement on Monday of its update to the "1999 Interim Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds" to better avoid letting in legal immigrants likely to wind up on welfare was widely greeted with shocked sputtering. Our elected government choosing immigrants who would be better neighbors for us current Americans makes the Statue of Liberty cry.

This silly ethnic self-aggrandizement has metastasized into the dogma that immigration is an inviolable civil right for the world's 7.4 billion Pre-Americans. For Americans to not let in anybody who wants to come would be discriminatory, and discrimination is the worst thing ever.

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