Donald Trump is leading a war against immigrants. Trump is making it clear that under him no immigrant should ever come to the United States. Trump wants to Make America White Again. Unfortunately for the xenophobes, America was never White. It was always indigenous and remains so today. It was the White settlers that invaded the dark-skinned peoples’ lands and have been attempting to eradicate the dark-skinned residents since then. Not all White people, but the loud xenophobes led by Trump.

Some readers are likely arguing that I’ve gone too far. That I am painting everyone with one large brush. Some may be arguing that I just don’t get it because it is about “illegal” immigrants and not the legal ones.

But the pesky little facts get in the way once again.

In his hate for immigrants, Donald Trump issued an order effectively taking the automatic citizenship of children to U.S. soldiers deployed to defend American interests and U.S. federal workers working abroad. Even if a child is born in a U.S. military base, they are not considered U.S. citizens under Trump’s latest attempt to eradicate immigrants from the country.

Here is the unpleasant fact you should consider.

Imagine a U.S. soldier fighting the Taliban to keep the country safe. The soldier faces death each day. In return, Donald Trump has just told the U.S. soldier that his children would have to apply to become a U.S. citizen.

Let that sink in for a moment.

A United States soldier who is fighting to keep the country safe cannot even count on having U.S. citizen children now.

Read it again, a U.S. soldier is now treated as a second-class citizen because Donald Trump wants to eradicate immigrants from the U.S.

Donald Trump is so fixated on trying to end birthright citizenship, although it is a constitutional guarantee that he is ordering that deployed servicemen, risking their lives for the country, not be allowed automatic citizenship for their children.

How sad is that.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

2 replies on “Denying Citizenship At All Costs”

  1. While the soldier is fighting the Taliban (for the record we’ve been there 18 years and are stalemated by an army of goat herders). the Dems are fighting to import more of them into the USA.

  2. El trompas and his MAWAs are in full tilt white colonizer mode. We hear their shouts; we feel their bullets, their hateful stench permeating our daily life.

    Keeping the country safe, homeland security are nothing more than bulls**t, used to keep non-thinking, non-critical people under control. Our wars are wars of choice for the benefit of the billionaires and millionaires. So “Thank you for your service, welcome back but don’t bring your children”.

    Haven’t you heard? The Taliban is now our ‘new best friend’, joining us in our war against our former mates-turned enemies, IS, in Afghanistan.

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