Give me your tired, depressed, free-breathing creatures, your shore-packed poor pariahs! Ken Cutchnery, Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, gave the latest explanation for the inscription, engraved on the Statue of Liberty in New York, welcoming immigrants 13 days. Its used to welcome European immigrants.
(Kuchinelli. Figure Source: Associated Press)
According to the Associated Press on August 14, Kuchneri believed that the inscription on the Statue of Liberty was related to people from Europe and that the United States wanted to accept self-reliant immigrants. In an interview with CNN on the evening of the 13th local time, Kuchinelli said that the inscription said, People from Europe have a class-based society in Europe. In such a society, if they do not appear in the right class, they will be regarded as pitiful.
(AP report screenshot)
The day before, Trump had just announced that he would issue a decree to make it more difficult for immigrants to get green cards. Trumps move and Kuchners defensive remarks sparked strong protests from Democrats and immigration advocates. They say the policy favors wealthier immigrants and is detrimental to people from poorer countries such as Latin America and Africa.
The Democratic presidential candidate, Beto ORoque, wrote on Twitter, This administration has finally acknowledged what weve always known: they think the Statue of Liberty applies only to white people.
On August 12, local time, the U.S. government announced a new law that could result in thousands of immigrants being too poor to apply for permanent residence permits (green cards). U.S. law has always required that green card applicants not be a public burden, but this new regulation expands the scope of public burden, weighing factors such as education, family income, health and age to decide whether to approve green card applications. Trumps move will reshape the U.S. immigration system, according to the U.S. Politics News website.
According to the New York Times on Oct. 12, the new rules will come into effect on October 15, targeting foreign residents who enter the United States legally every year and then apply for green cards. Assessments by the US Immigration Advisory Agency show that more than half of people applying for a US green card will fail to pass the approval process. The White House says 22 million foreign residents will not be able to get green cards.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850