For years, we have been hearing about how conservatives are not against LEGAL immigration, just ILLEGAL immigration. There is no one more LEGAL than an immigrant newly sworn in as a new citizen. And now Trump is announcing more roadblocks to obstruct those here LEGALLY in completing their transition to full citizenship.
Trump has given us many indications that this Orwellian “newspeak” about respect for LEGAL immigration was never true. What they really meant was that WHITE European immigrants like those from “Normay” [sic] or eastern Europeans where Trump imports his wives from, were always welcome, but it was really all about blocking brown-skinned immigration.
Trump disparages those in “sh**hole countries” (specifically identified as countries with brown-skinned people such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and “Africa” [as if Africa was either monolithic or a country instead of a continent]), and terminates TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for refugees from countries with brown skin, and targets employer who hire undocumented workers with brown skin.
But Trump does nothing of the sort for employers who hire white Europeans who overstay temporary student or tourist visas and then work illegally, such as Slovenian models who pose nude for cash despite NON-WORK visa status. Trump thus confirms that, no, it is not about the status, it is about the skin color.
Now, with his newly-announced standards making LEGAL immigration more difficult for all but the few richest elites, Trump has shed even the pretense about the issue being legal immigration vs illegal immigration. Trump welcomes white Europeans, but is waging war against brown-skin immigration.
It is not about the status, it is about the skin color.
May 31, 2017