“The American Dream isn’t a private club with a cover charge.”
That comment by progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was her reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday to allow the 45* administration to proceed with a plan to deny green cards to legal immigrants who ever use public assistance, even if only occasionally.
“This is shameful,” the freshman lawmaker commented on a tweet about the 5-4 decision. “America shouldn’t have a wealth test for admission. It’s a place where millions of people are descendants of immigrants who came with nothing & made a life.
This is shameful. America shouldn’t have a wealth test for admission. It’s a place where millions of people are descendants of immigrants who came w nothing & made a life.
The American Dream isn’t a private club with a cover charge – it’s the possibility of remaking your future. https://t.co/qKm7BuUhXI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 27, 2020
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The so-called “public charge” rule is nothing more than a repackaging of demonstrably false and harmful stereotypes about migrants. By allowing it to proceed, SCOTUS is allowing the administration to weaponize xenophobia. Shameful. https://t.co/mFu2HzywC1
— Charanya Krishnaswami (@charanya_k) January 27, 2020
Terrible news, and an undoubtedly political opinion. The Supreme Court’s record on immigration injunctions in the Trump era is completely indefensible.
There is no defensible argument that halting the public charge rule is causing irreperable harm to the government. None. https://t.co/U8ofEOpDQx
— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) January 27, 2020
Public charge is racist.
Public charge is discriminatory.
Public charge is anti-poor people.
This administration’s immigration policies will be remembered for what they are: inhumane & hateful. https://t.co/Np658x0AI0
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) January 27, 2020