Cuccinelli Puts Hate on a Pedestal

From npr:

“Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,” Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Tuesday, twisting Emma Lazarus’ famous words on a bronze plaque at the Statue of Liberty.

ken cuccinelli statue of liberty

Cuccinelli was speaking to NPR’s Morning Edition about a new regulation he announced Monday that targets legal immigration. The rule denies green cards and visas to immigrants if they use — or are deemed likely to need — federal, state and local government benefits including food stamps, housing vouchers and Medicaid. The change stands to impact hundreds of thousands of immigrants who come to the United States legally every year.

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On Tuesday, Cuccinelli described the public charge as a “burden on the government.” He told NPR the new regulation was a prospective rule, “part of President Trump keeping his promises.”

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Critics have denounced the rule as a sweeping attempt to stem immigration and favor wealthy migrants. The regulation is expected to be challenged by immigration groups in court.

Leon Fresco, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration, said the case could wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Rumors that the Trump administration was considering the regulation already led to a chilling effect on immigrants looking to put down roots through legal and permanent residency. Public health and social service providers report that immigrants are worried about seeking medical and housing aid for themselves and their children, who may be U.S. citizens.

Cuccinelli, a former Virginia attorney general, has long held a hard-line stance against immigration and asylum policies. President Trump tapped him to be the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in June, bringing him to the helm of an agency he had never worked in.

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4 responses to “Cuccinelli Puts Hate on a Pedestal

  1. singe

    or as Lou Reed sang’
    “Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I’ll piss on ’em
    that’s what the Statue of Bigotry says
    Your poor huddled masses, let’s club ’em to death
    and get it over with and just dump ’em on the boulevard”

    11-2020 is our last shot to hound these bastards back to the hell they came from or watch this country turn into some fucked up cross between Turkey and 1920 Italy

    • It amazes me that there are those people who call themselves patriots who are still bemoaning the outcome of the Civil War and are fighting to keep their monuments to bigotry standing, but they ignore the losses and trauma that their parents or grandparents went through during WW2, and they don’t give a damn about all the things they fought and sometimes died for. I guess they decided that the wrong side won, not only the Civil War, but WW2 as well.

  2. therub

    what singe said!

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