It’s no secret that the current administration is openly hostile to immigrants. The hostility is greater when it comes to immigrants of color escaping persecution and violence in their country of birth.
The latest news in terms of immigration is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following announcement yesterday:
“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,”
So, basically, according to Jeff Sessions, America is closed to these people. The New Colossus is invalid.
This is not the America I was raised in. This is not the America that I believe in, know and love. This is not the America that welcomed my immigrant ancestors to her shores a little more than a century ago.
This is the America that I am ashamed to call my own.