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Waging War on Immigrants

Washington waged war on unwanted immigrants of color for generations.

by Stephen Lendman

Earlier articles discussed Washington's racist war on immigrants. It's longstanding. It mocks notions of welcoming tired, poor, wretched masses yearning to breathe free.

White supremacist Judeo/Christian extremism prevents it. Poor and desperate people aren't welcome. People of color are scorned. Exploiting unwanted masses is policy. Helping them is verboten.

America never was beautiful and isn't now. Wealth, power, privilege, and dominance alone matter. Equity and justice are four-letter words.

The New York Times claims otherwise. On January 28, it headlined "Senators Offer a Bipartisan Blueprint for Immigration," saying:

They "agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million (undocumented) immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire."

According to CNN , Obama's "ready to double down on immigration reform." He broke earlier promises made. He failed to deliver. "(H)e made it a top legislative priority" in term two. 

Expect no more now than earlier. More on that below.

On January 28, a Times editorial headlined "Now We're Talking."

What they mean matters more. What they'll do matters most. According to The Times:

"Eight senators, four from each party" released a January 28 memo. A "statement of principles" was explained. They call for "more border and workplace enforcement, more visas for needed workers and legalization - with a path to citizenship"."

Omitted details and deliberate vagueness assure disappointment. "What's encouraging is that (anything) exists at all." No plan is better than a bad one.

Nothing positive occurred for years. Expect nothing now. According to TimesSpeak, "no longer does the immigration debate consist of two groups yelling across a void." 

Republicans and Democrats proposed "pragmatic" solutions "most Americans accept. The citizenship path".won't be easy or short." 

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I was born in 1934, am a retired, progressive small businessman concerned about all the major national and world issues, committed to speak out and write about them.

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Stephen Lendman, the progressive small business... by KurtB on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 5:51:05 PM