On Thursday, U.S. citizenship was bestowed on Donald Trump’s in-laws, immigrants from Europe. No one, including the lawyer for Trump’s in-laws, has denied that they gained citizenship based on a family-unification process that Trump has repeatedly denounced as “chain migration” when it involved Mexicans or other immigrants of color.
Click here to send Trump a blunt message, saying no to his hypocrisy and racism on immigration.
Trump has reviled the process by which an adult immigrant can gain U.S. citizenship and then obtain residency (and sometimes citizenship) for their parents or a spouse or kids. But that’s exactly the process used by Melania Trump for her parents Amalija and Viktor.
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In November, Trump sent out this hypocritical tweet:
“CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!”
We don’t know if Melania Trump’s parents are "evil", but we do know that most immigrants are NOT evil -- no matter if they are Mexican or Slovenian. Melania had sponsored her parents for their residency “green cards.” Whether from Mexico or Slovenia or elsewhere, immigrants must “have their green cards for at least five years in order to apply for citizenship, along with fulfilling character, residency and civic knowledge requirements,” according to The New York Times.
If that immigration and citizenship process is good enough for Donald Trump’s in-laws, why isn’t it good enough for other immigrants, including those from south of the border?
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ALSO, click here to tell your member of Congress that it’s time to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump -- on many grounds, including the separation of immigrant children and incitement of racist violence.
From restrictive proposals coming out of the Trump White House to comments by Trumpian mouthpieces at Fox News, it’s clear that Trump and his team are now targeting legal immigration because of the color of the immigrants. Fox’s Laura Ingraham recently commented that “massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people” -- such that “the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.” Team Trump now seems to care less about legal vs. “Illegal” immigrants than about European immigrants vs. immigrants of color.
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