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  • Writer's pictureKamree Maull

Three-fifths of a Man, I Believes the Phrase.

United States of America

45 and his administration has gone too far, yet again. Not that I agree, but stopping illegal immigrants from entering the United States is one thing, but targeting poor LEGAL immigrants, as a way to decrease the number of immigrants in the country is racist and reflects the ideals of white supremacy.

So if y’all didn’t know, 45 and his goons are planning to make it more difficult for legal immigrants who rely on government benefit programs, such as food stamps and subsidized housing, to obtain permanent legal status (green card).

According to Kenneth T. Cuccunelli II, the director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, they want to make sure the immigrants who come to America aren’t “a drain” on society. What about the millions of American citizens, specifically white people, that take advantage of government benefit programs? Are they a drain on society as well? Nope, because America has always protected their white citizens.

What is the difference between legal immigrants and other Americans who rely on government benefits? Something about that difference seems eerily familiar; legal immigrants, much like black people, are now being viewed as less than human. Three-fifths of a man, I believe’s the phrase.

This message is very clear: poor immigrants are not welcome here. Now families are faced with a dilemma: continue to rely on government assistance and risk future citizenship or refuse assistance and fend for themselves in providing basic needs for survival, namely adequate food, housing, and healthcare.

What’s most scary about this situation is that it is scheduled to go into effect in 60 days. This is an injustice and needs to be stopped. Luckily, we have several advocacy organizations, like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who are planning to sue the administration to block the regulation from going into effect.

Let’s pray this works. Politicians wage war on the poor far too often. This rule is vile, inhuman, and flat out wrong.

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