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Trump moving to make immigration whiter, wealthier

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By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN

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"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," 

I don't think so. I think the democratic response has proven what we already knew: democrats automatically associate poverty and victimhood with pocs. As Joe Biden eloquently put it the other day: "poor kids are just as bright as white kids".

I don't think tax paying citizens should have to pay welfare benefits to immigrants--at least not until every veteran and homeless person on the street is administered to.

As to the motto on the statue of liberty--times have changed. Now you have people who want to live in America but who don't want to be Americans. They want to have an outpost of their country within America. And they want to do this at the expense of Americans and American culture.

Funny how leftists cry that the 2nd amendment is outdated, but fail to apply the same reason to the motto on the statue of liberty. They fail to realize that lady liberty herself is tired and poor.

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Nice sign.

Any kids who can write, prints and display a sign like that just when cameramen are passing deserve admission into the USA and legal residence.

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I read elsewhere that Cuccinelli’s statements were taken out of context. No surprise there.

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Mr. NoidallToday  08:05 am JST

"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," 

I don't think so. I think the democratic response has proven what we already knew: democrats automatically associate poverty and victimhood with pocs. As Joe Biden eloquently put it the other day: "poor kids are just as bright as white kids".

I don't think tax paying citizens should have to pay welfare benefits to immigrants--at least not until every veteran and homeless person on the street is administered to.

As to the motto on the statue of liberty--times have changed. Now you have people who want to live in America but who don't want to be Americans. They want to have an outpost of their country within America. And they want to do this at the expense of Americans and American culture.

Funny how leftists cry that the 2nd amendment is outdated, but fail to apply the same reason to the motto on the statue of liberty. They fail to realize that lady liberty herself is tired and poor.

I agree with you on most of your points but if you look at welfare rolls, you are bound to find lots of white Trump supporters who are able-bodied but just living off the country while whining about poor immigrants coming to America and taking jobs. Also, many European groups have always been allowed to talk up their culture and heritage within the U.S.

Columbus never set foot on U.S. soil but he is honored every year with a holiday. Why is Naziism allowed there but outlawed in Germany where it has its roots? St. Patrick isn't American. It seems it's OK if you are the "right" kind of immigrant. Therein lies the fundamental problem: that (very thinly) veiled racism.

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"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people," tweeted former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate.

Occasionally, O'Rourke gets it right.

But is it so much of a surprise? We've seen how the administration is moving further and further towards white supremacy. Just look at Trump who seemingly now wants people who stand up to fascism, to be labelled as terrorist.

The world turned upside down. Liberty is in chains.

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Europe has no more people to give! In my opinion it is more a matter of scale as the US needs time to assimilate the immigrants already there. The US shoots itself in the foot however by destabilizing countries around the world and not supporting economic growth in central and South America. You reap what you sow usually.

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 Canadian and Austrian applicants could likely benefit

I can't imagine why anyone from Canada or Europe would want to emigrate to Trump's US.

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I can't imagine why anyone from Canada or Europe would want to emigrate to Trump's US.

He won’t be there long, and if the economy goes south, he’ll be out of the door very soon.

I’ve lived in the US. As a foreigner, it’s one of the better places to live. I’d jump at the chance to live there again which could be a possibility.

It’s a great place with among the most welcoming people I’ve ever met.

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Trump believes America is for the Christian Whites. Netanyahu believes Israel is only for Jews.

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Future generations will look back on this time of our history with shock. It is impossible for normal people to understand, or approve, the rantings and ravings of people like Trump and Hitler.

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Self-sufficiency has been the requirement for people emigrating here for more than 100 years. President Trump's administration is enforcing exsisting immigration law.

Also, phrase, "your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free" was not etched on the Statue of Liberty when it was given to America by France. It is on the pedestal that the Statue sits on. The wording's original purpose was a way to raise money to pay for the pedestal, but leftists now wrongly think the phrase is American immigration policy.

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Making America Great - for rich Whites.

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I suppose what with greater automation, robots and AI, the blunt fact is developed nations don't need "poor, tired and huddled masses" to exploit as low paid workers any more.

What's the point of inviting people in if you have got jobs for them to do and roles within society? That would seem to be a contributing issue.

In addition, each person that enters requires a certain share of resources and infrastructure, so why not either target parties that afford to pay for their share, rather than require it given to them reducing others share?

All nations should hang an invoice over to any would be immigrant for their share of the natioan infrastructure. I've read it has been calculated to be about $150,000 per person, eg family of 4, bill of $600k to pay back.

This would appear to be so obvious to me and yet I have never seen it suggested or discussed. It strikes me it would also alleviate the general criticisms of anti-immigrationist, eg "why do they get everything handed for free, while we had to pay".

Some families never pay that back in their lifetime, others add to the debt by requiring incarceration, high health costs etc and constitute an even greater deficit to the nation.

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