Skip to comments.New Immigration Standard Called "Unfair" [semi-satire]
Posted on 09/28/2018 5:55:37 PM PDT by John Semmens
The Trump Administration's new standard requiring immigrants seeking permanent residence to demonstrate they will not become welfare-dependent was assailed by top Democrats as "fundamentally unfair." The new rule would require that would-be new residents have the demonstrated ability to earn an income greater than 250% of the poverty level. Over the last five years more than 70% of immigrants from Latin America fell short of this standard. In contrast, more than 70% of immigrants from Asia met the standard.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) charged that "it is the height of selfishness for a rich country like America to want to restrict the entry of indigent people across the globe from access to their rightful share of the Earth's bounty. Our Statue of Liberty explicitly invites the poor and tired to come here. This latest attempt to require arrivals to be self-supporting reneges on this promise."
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) saw an even more "sinister scheme to suppress Democratic votes. The right of people to elect representatives who will redistribute wealth from the haves to the have-nots is a fundamental principle of democracy. The restrictions Trump wants to place on who will be admitted as permanent residents violates this principle. The kind of self-sufficient people Trump's immigration policy would favor are likely Republican voters. I don't see how the courts could possibly allow this politically discriminatory new rule to stand."
Meanwhile, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen wondered whether the policy "may be racist in intent. Racial minorities are disproportionately represented within the lower income groups. A rule that favors the self-supporting would tilt immigration away from Latinos and toward whites and those, like Asians, who act white. In my view this seems to violate the 14th Amendment."
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Move a couple thousand of the illegal invaders onto Pelosi’s properties in California.
See how long she holds these crazy thoughts that she wished to burden the rest of us with.
MY great grandparents came to the USA in the mid-1850’s. They had to have a sponsor-—a job-—a place to live-—and money in their pockets. They had to swear they would NOT become a ward of the state.
Deport all Illegals... .NOW!
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