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1/A few things for context on today's #TrumpImmigration announcement:

1) It doesn't have a chance as proposed
2) That doesn't matter
3) It will end family immigration as we know it
4) It will strongly favor whiteness & wealth
5) It does nothing for #DREAMers or undocumented
2/ "This plan was not developed by politicians. It was developed by people you respect."

Not how I'd describe Stephen Miller but ok
3/ No surprise: proposal starts with a massive border militarization package to be paid for by a "trust fund" funded by fees "from the border itself."

Leave it to this guy to solve everything with a trust fund, amirite
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1/ One of the worst parts of the proposed new DHS "public charge" rule would resurrect a 400-yr-old idea, punish lower-income immigrants, AND deliver a massive new giveaway to Wall Street.

Not seeing much out there on this piece right now, so here's what you need to know:
2/ The idea of a "public charge bond" goes back to the earliest colonial days. If someone coming over from Europe didn't seem like they would be able to support themselves, the ship's captain would have to put up a given amount of money to keep them off the dole or take them back
3/ As part of the "Passenger Cases," SCOTUS struck down the city of Boston's attempt to collect public charge bonds from ship captains as unconstitutional in 1849, finding that only the federal government had this kind of power. But it didn't actually exercise it until 1882.
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