Mass Immigration Lobby’s Campaign of Hate and Intolerance
There was a time, not that long ago, that political discourse went something like this: “Here’s why I think I’m right and you’re wrong.” Nowadays, there is no discourse, civil or otherwise. In 2017 America, politics is framed in terms of, “I’m righteous, you’re evil, and here’s why you’re the spawn of Satan.”Nowhere is this toxic atmosphere more evident than in the area of immigration policy. One of the groups that is lavishly funded to foment hatred rather than civil debate is Reform Immigration for America (RIFA). In response to the recent Trump administration’s outline of immigration reforms it would seek in exchange for amnesty for DACA beneficiaries, RIFA did not even bother to list their reasons for opposing the proposals.Here, verbatim, is what they had to say instead. “The White House just released a list of ‘immigration principles and policies,’ the foundation for Trump’s plans for immigrants in the United States, and it’s sickening. It reads like a white supremacist wish list, [RIFA’s bold emphasis] demonizing immigrants and attacking communities of color.”What, exactly, you may wonder is this “white supremacist wish list”? Again, in RIFA’s own words:
- Demanding money to build his expensive and ineffective border wall.
- Demanding money to hire 10,000 more ICE agents who will ramp up detentions and deportations that tear families apart.
- Attacking the sanctuary cities that protect the members of their communities, harshly penalizing them if they don’t comply with his new rules.
- Cracking down on the undocumented workers that help revitalize America’s economy (while he, his children, and other wealthy CEOs continue to ship good jobs overseas).
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