Courtesy of the New York Daily News:
President Trump’s cruelty in deflecting entry of desperate migrants feeling violence coincides with measures to choke legal channels for immigration, drying up needed fresh vigor for America before our eyes.
All told, visas have declined 12% from their prior volume since Trump’s inauguration — for business, school, and travel that are part of this nation’s lifeblood. Green-card holders once waited two months or so for naturalization; now the citizenship process drags on for eight or more. The President would turn back legal immigration by 40% as his price for granting legal status to a million or so Dreamers who’ve grown up as part of this great nation.
The Declaration of Independence spoke to such arbitrary cruelty, against an arrogant monarch who “has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither…”
The President who plays king won’t conquer the bedrock values this nation was founded on.
I am hoping against hope, that the last paragraph is true.
I hope you had a great 4th of July today folks, and I hope it’s not our last.
Trust me that is not mere hyperbole, I really think things are that dire.