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The Trump Deportation Machine Has Now Turned Its Sights On the Sick

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"Deferred has always been a mechanism for families to avoid the horrific choice of abandoning a child's life-saving treatment or cowering over a suffering child in the shadows. We urge officials in the Department of Homeland Security and the administration to find their humanity again and reverse this decision."

Joe Chabot, director at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, explained:

"They're not coming for a free ride. They're coming to save their children. It's bewildering."

So much for Emma Lazurus' stanza "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" etched in stone on the Statue of Liberty.

This administration seeks to expel "undesirables," which now includes the sick.

Earlier this month the Trump administration expanded its war on immigrants to target legal immigrants requiring public assistance.

This is not just an affront to immigrantsdocumented or otherwise; it's an all-out assault on the poor and working-class who, due to sluggish wage growth, must depend on government assistance.

The majority of the country does not support the Trump administration's inhumane immigration policies.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, 72 percent of Americans support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

How low will we go?

Can we sink any lower?

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