A history lesson on how the paper wall is better than the border wall he wants to build.

Donald Trump has managed to get his border wall argues journalist for the Los Angeles Times Rachel Morris in her article entitled “Trump Got His Border Wall After All.”

Morris’ article provides an in-depth look at the U.S. attitudes towards migrants, refugees and asylum seekers dating way back to the 19th century. The bottom line is a disturbing history of legislation rooted in anti-Semitic, racist and horribly stereotyped views of foreigners by bureaucrats bent on promoting through convoluted, confusing, irrational, nit-picky rules, conditions and procedures the most restricted permission to enter the U.S. legally. For decades prior and more so since Trump was elected immigration rules and procedures promote an Anglo-European vision of Americanism.

Changes to immigration law and policy implemented by unelected bureaucrats who support Trump’s vision of Americanism are fulfilling the restrictionist’s dream come true: eliminating DACA, deterring migrations with targeted programs like “family separations” and stay-in-Mexico, criminalizing the request for asylum, arresting undocumented residents and workers. The end goal? Eliminate as many of the forms of entry into the country by those whose face, language, culture, religion or identity reflects global humanity and whose presence might enhance the diversity of American society.

About ELVIA

Writer, attorney, Lawprof Emerita from Northern Illinois University.
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