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The #TantonNetwork is in full swing. White nationalism as immigration policy.
John Tanton was a white nationalist, and grandfather of the modern anti-immigrant movement. He founded several organizations who have filled key strategic positions within the current administration.

Learn to recognize his thought: @USCISCuccinelli speaks it quite fluently.
Tanton's legacy is camouflaging white nationalism. He thought being called "racist" was an ad hominem attack. Read what he wrote in 1994:
Note: when we don't call them racists, that's the "free speech" phase.

It's almost like Cuccinelli (whose family would have been likely denied entry into the US 100 years ago) is trying to get us out of what Tanton called "the Statue of Liberty" phase.
I don't know whether Cuccinelli met with Tanton or people from his network. But after slogging through Tanton's open papers (he sealed half of them until 2035, but I'm suing to unseal them) for the past 2 years, I recognize the language when I see it.
Learn how to spot white nationalism in policy:

1. Would the policy make it easier to deny an immigration benefit?
2. Would the policy make it harder to challenge such a denial? and
3. Would the policy affect mostly non-Europeans, and more heavily so?
The newly expanded #PublicChargeRule passes the test.

There has long been a requirement of self-sufficiency (INA Sec 213A) in the law. A sponsor completed Form I-864 with proof of sufficient income/assets, and that did it.

Now, all of a sudden, that's not enough. Easy to deny.
Mostly poorer people will be denied. They're less likely to have the resources to fight it. A denial means being placed into removal proceedings, vastly increasing the "cost" of a denial. It's a vortex, impossible to escape.

Harder to challenge.
Communities of color are disadvantaged. Decades of redlining, de facto segregation, over-incarceration, family separations, and vilification mean these are the communities disproportionately affected. They're less healthy and wealthy - the PERFECT targets for a "public charge."
The policy will likely be challenged. In the meantime, kudos to @RepJudyChu and 48 cosigners for introducing #HR3222, which disallows any federal funding to enforce this hateful #PublicChargeRule.…
Make no mistake: the Public Charge Rule is a Public Health Crisis. Less privileged communities need access to health (which is their right.) Holding their green cards hostage to their health and wealth is reprehensible.

No wonder Cooch had to twist Emma Lazarus' poem.
Is this who we are?

Don't answer that.

Oh, and in case I forgot to mention it:

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