Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

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Seppia
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Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

Post by Seppia » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:15 pm

He is trying to fire up his base in view of 2020.

This is another move that is clearly not discriminatory at all, similarly to the “send them back” that was also clearly not discriminatory nor in any way shape or form influenced by the 4 ladies’ skin color.


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Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:17 am

One of the most recommended new novels of this year is "A River of Stars" by Vanessa Hua. The protagonist is a 36 year old Chinese woman who leaves her peasant village at age 15 to work in factory, boot-straps her way up to administrative position, and then ends up knocked up by her Hong Kong dwelling, much older, married employer. When ultra-sound reveals that baby will be a boy, the affluent father spends approximately $30,000 to arrange for birth in the U.S. and the mother finds herself lodged in a suburban California maternity home packed full of other Chinese women and infants by a wily entrepreneur. The continuing adventures of the gutsy, inventive heroine speak directly to the means by which an individual, regardless of place of birth, may become what-we-mean-when-we-speak-of-being-an-American.
For the Chinese- for most everyone, she supposed-nationality and identity used to be synonymous. You left your ancestral province only under duress, fleeing famine, bandits, and war. You were Chinese, would always be, and you'd no sooner swear allegiance to another government than give up your firstborn. No longer. You might change your citizenship to practice your religion and your politics, to become a voter in a new land where you were making a life for yourself and your children, You might do it just to lower your taxes, and get ahead in the world.
Why does it make sense to build a wall to keep out people who want to get ahead in the world? Has our national level of self-esteem sunk that low?

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