Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s immigration reform bill is a white supremacist, racist policy conjured up in the minds of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon and White House spokesman Stephen Miller.
These two characters have been trying, along with Ann Coulter, to rid the country of anyone “swarthy,” as she says, and not white for decades. That is an effort that has been wanting, but found the opportunity in the ignoramus of a president we have now, struggling to save his base.
The policy is reform geared to fit the nativist, nationalist sympathies of xenophobia and serves isolationist white America first. The effort will go nowhere, especially in the Senate.
A policy stipulating English speaking only, and cutting immigration in half is so foreign to America’s ethos and values. Remember the poem on the Statue of Liberty. This policy attempts to shred Ronald Reagan’s view that America is the “Shining city on the hill.” The people who will be hurt most by such an albatross of a bill will be Americans in every sector of our society.
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Jess Sanchez Barroso, Fresno