Thursday, November 9, 2017

LULAC Cries, I Rejoice: Abused TPS Programs Terminated by Trump Administration

Despite the lies and pleadings of people on the life, I do read and follow the news and press releases of rival organizations.

When they say something bad has happened, it gives me another reason to rejoice.

The Temporary Protective Status program has been eliminated, and there is nothing that the illegal alien panderers can do about it.

Check out the news below, from a press release issued by LULAC:

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans and left Honduras with an extension that has a new expiration date of July 5, 2018. TPS was established by Congress in 1990 to apply to countries who have suffered from war, disease, natural disasters, and other catastrophes. Thousands from both Nicaragua and Honduras were given the special status in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America. Today, many TPS countries are dealing with safety issues and with the after effects of the conditions that led to their designation.

The Honduran immigrants have lived in the United States for years, even decades. One would think that they would have taken every step to become naturalized citizens at this point. These kinds of programs have made it too easy for people to live here and enjoy the privileges of citizenship without claiming the responsibilities which must be joined with them

Citizenship means a full buy-in to everything that is the United States. We are not seeing that now, and these problems will continue as long as immigrants can come to the United States claiming emergency refugee status, but then stick around long after the imminent dangers in their home countries have dissipated.

TPS for Nicaragua will terminate on January 5, 2019, giving the approximately 2,500 Nicaraguans, who have lived in the U.S. legally for roughly 20 years, 14 months to leave the United States. Meanwhile, approximately 57,000 immigrants from Honduras are left in limbo, fearing they may soon suffer the same fate as Nicaragua and forced to return to a country that has the highest homicide rate in the world.

What about the needs of Americans? What about their concerns? We have men and women living on the streets of Los Angeles County homeless. Veterans are in great need, as well.

Sindy Benavides, Honduran native and Interim Chief Operating Officer for LULAC stated, “We are concerned that DHS is not evaluating country conditions closely enough and acting recklessly to end TPS. Just this year, the State Department issued a travel warning for U.S. Citizens who were considering traveling to Honduras. We are outraged that this Administration is putting the lives and future of current tax-payers in limbo. People’s lives are being abruptly disrupted after living, working, and contributing to their community for close to two decades. Our message is clear: we urge Congress to protect these families! We must stop the Trump Administration’s cruel broader efforts to tighten restrictions on immigration by enacting a permanent solution that keeps families together!”

"People's lives are being disrupted." What about the lives of the citizens in this country, who have seen their jobs taken away because of cheap labor undercutting wages?

LULAC National President, Roger C. Rocha Jr., condemned the Administration's actions, “This is yet another inhumane attack on lawful, tax-paying, and hard-working families. The Trump Administration refuses to accept that this country was built on the backs of immigrants and therefore, shows no empathy and continues to separate thousands of immigrant families. All 325,000 TPS recipients are vetted, legally present and authorized immigrants in the United States. Along with devastating thousands of families, a mass deportation of TPS recipients would cost taxpayers more than $3 billion. We must do better. We urge the administration to continue to carefully review the designation for TPS countries. We are asking our LULAC members and the public to call the White House at 202-456-1111 and DHS 202-282-8495 to make your voice heard on TPS!”

"Lawful"--for once, the president of LULAC can make that claim. They do reside in the country legally, but they have lived in the country long enough to ready themselves to fight for their home countries, or to become citizens of the United States. You cannot have it both ways. Individuals in this country cannot enjoy the privileges of citizen, but then refuse to embrace the whole American ideal.

It simply cannot go both ways.

Final Reflection

I spoke to one of the leaders of LULAC--it might have been Roger Rocha!--and this spokesman had an arrogant veneer. He called out "You Tea Party" people, and played this cultural warfare game of going after people just because of their political commitment to ensuring the integrity and security of the United States of America.

We need an immigration system and policy which works the best for Americans, for the United States of America. We cannot have these programs which simply allow foreign nationals to live legally in the country. If you want to live in America, you need to love America and become an America.

If you are looking for respite as a refugee, and you came in legally, then you need to prepare to return to your home country and make your home country great again. If you love the United States and want to stay here for the rest of your life, then become an American citizen. There can no longer be these extended periods of time where men and women enjoy legal status in the country, yet refuse to become fully naturalized citizens.

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