Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Evil, Pure And Simple

When I see ideas like this one, I really begin to wonder what decade we’re in.  And if somehow we got caught in some kind of time-loop throwback, why we landed in Germany in the 1930’s.

Via NBC News:

The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News.

The move, which would not need congressional approval, is part of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller’s plan to limit the number of migrants who obtain legal status in the U.S. each year.

Details of the rulemaking proposal are still being finalized, but based on a recent draft seen last week and described to NBC News, immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children’s health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S.

Immigration lawyers and advocates and public health researchers say it would be the biggest change to the legal immigration system in decades and estimate that more than 20 million immigrants could be affected. They say it would fall particularly hard on immigrants working jobs that don’t pay enough to support their families.

So legal immigrants, who pay taxes just like everybody else, who contribute to their community by holding jobs that perhaps others wouldn’t, and who, by the way, represent the entire history of this nation because they’re immigrants, would be denied a chance to become citizens because they availed themselves of some of the benefits they paid for with their taxes because they’re immigrants?

I just spent five minutes staring at the monitor trying to figure out a way that anyone who has a soul could possibly justify this.  I can’t.  It’s just plain evil, pure and simple.  Which is pretty much how you can describe the people that came up with this.

3 barks and woofs on “Evil, Pure And Simple

  1. I think it is terrifying that this political party can keep coming up with ways to ruin peoples’ lives. They have figured out ways to chop corporate tax rates yet again, bypassing Congress completely, and they’re going to continue to strip immigration laws of all their protections and instead make them punitive.

    Every damned day, some new cruelty. Every damned day.

  2. This is the way Trump’s grandparents got here – on a boat from Germany. Perhaps we should have had the exclusionary law and kept them out.

  3. Miller is living out his SS fantasies. He imagines himself in a sharp black uniform, rounding up the untermenschen and shipping them off to camps. I’m surprised he hasn’t insisted that they get tattoos on their arms.

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