Today, white nationalist presidential advisor Stephen Miller and chief of staff John Kelly pulled Puppet Trump’s strings to make him release a bigoted “immigration framework” that holds 1.8 million DACA recipients (aka “Dreamers) hostage in exchange for $25 billion toward the racist’s border wall and an end to “chain migration” (letting immigrants sponsor extended families).
Despite the fact that, to a man, Trump and his white supremacist inner circle hail from immigrants who benefited from “chain migration,” they are pushing for a Faustian bargain that saves Dreamers from deportation at the expense of an open relationship with our neighbor and longtime ally, Mexico, and immigrants being able to save their families from dire circumstances overseas.
Their transparently bigoted plan comes on the heels of Trump’s “shithole countries” comments, rejecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and all of Africa as undesirable compared to those from white countries like “Norway.”
According to today’s Think Progress, the $25 billion in funding from a government that wants to cut Medicare, Social Security and Obamacare, will go not only to a border wall with Mexico, but one with Canada, as well — presumably to stop Americans from fleeing northward to gain free healthcare and escape our Orwellian dictatorship:
The White House says the $25 billion would help pay for the cost of a physical barrier at the United States southern border with Mexico and the northern border with Canada. The administration is also seeking funds for more U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lawyers and immigration judges, suggesting that the only thing standing in between President Trump and his deportation ambitions are the number of personnel.
ICE agents are already arresting little girls with cerebral palsy as they exit surgery, but that has not satisfied this administration, which views the changing demographics of our nation as “white genocide.”
Their plan also dispenses with the visa lottery that exemplifies Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty: “Bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . .”
Instead, this administration wants a “merit-based” system that would have precluded their ancestors’ arrival — and which, if practiced fairly, would not keep out immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa, who demonstrate the highest achievement levels of any ethnic group in America, including white people and Asian-Americans.
By isolating itself from the world and touting anachronistic racist, xenophobic ideologies, the Trump White House is obediently carrying out Russia’s foreign policy goals — namely to destroy the freedom for which America stands, divide our electorate, undermine our international alliances, tank our global reputation, and tear down our moral leadership.
We must #Resist every single day that this administration remains in power and we must march to the polls à la Les Miserables in 2018 and 2020 to overthrow the shackles of the tyrannical imposter and his monstrous minions.