Just a few months after Donald Trump decided to rip the legal status away from Salvadoran immigrants, Haitian immigrants, Nicaraguan immigrants and DACA recipients, he’s back at it again. This time the squatter in the Oval Office’s target: Liberian immigrants who suffered a civil war and an Ebola outbreak.
On Tuesday, Trump sent a memo to the Secretary of State to announce he is ending the program that allowed Liberian immigrants to live and work in the United States. The program, known as Deferred Enforced Departure, was set up in 1999 by former President Bill Clinton after the Liberian Civil War. According to the memo, the immigrants will have one year to leave the country:
Liberia is no longer experiencing armed conflict and has made significant progress in restoring stability and democratic governance. Liberia has also concluded reconstruction from prior conflicts, which has contributed significantly to an environment that is able to handle adequately the return of its nationals.
Who wants to take bets that he wrote this in crayon and one of his aids re-typed it after dealing with massive spelling issues?
His decision to give the vulnerable immigrants the boot came after lawmakers in Minnesota, currently has the largest population of Liberian immigrants, begged him to extend it. The lawmakers wrote,”Many of these people have been in our state for decades, and they are an important part of our communities, where they serve as business owners, teachers and health care workers.”
His decision is yet another example that he has no real understanding of what this country is about. Over and over again he has spit on our values and alienated the very people who make America great. None of us, unless you are a member of one of the indigenous American tribes, would be here would it not be for that belief. Donald Trump, who hails from a family of immigrants and whose wife is an immigrant, would not be here.
He is a worthless, racist piece of human garbage and history is not going to look kindly on him.
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