The ACLU went on a toddler tirade mere minutes after the President’s State of the Union address was finished and the reason they give will blow your mind. The ACLU claims that Trump said the word “America” too many times and it caused a feeling of exclusion among immigrants. Yes, the very same word that begins their organization’s name is somehow bad, but only if President Trump uses it to address Americans, while in America, about the state of, well, America.
That makes perfect sense, right? I mean how dare the American President to be so heartless towards illegals as to use the name of our country too many times! The ACLU went on in the statement to give their reason for stepping into the immigration reform debate as if somehow American Civil Liberties have anything at all really to do with immigration or illegals’ rights. Illegals don’t have these rights until they become citizens anyway, but why pick hairs.
According to The Daily Caller :
The American Civil Liberties Union complained that President Donald Trump promoted an exclusionary version of America in his State of the Union speech because he wants to enforce immigration law and secure the border.
“Tonight, President Trump said the word ‘America’ more than 80 times in his speech,” the group’s national political director Faiz Shakir said in a statement. “Yet, after a divisive first year, we hear and feel how exclusionary that ‘America’ is, with policies that have harmed so many vulnerable American communities.”
Shakir continued, “The ACLU stands ready to protect these communities, both in the courts and at the polls.”
The ACLU saw a problem with Trump’s proposal to grant amnesty to 1.8 million illegals in exchange for immigration reform and funding to build a southern border wall.
“In particular, the immigration plan put forth by Trump would hold Dreamers hostage to his demands for a harmful border wall and an even larger mass deportation force,” the statement concluded. “We are at this crossroads because of the president’s deeply destructive ideas fomented by his nativist allies and divisive rhetoric. We will continue to stand up for these young immigrants and ensure they continue to contribute to our country. We cannot let America’s Dreamers be deported.”
After the ACLU’s ignorant statement, the internet blew up with responses, and even many of the left can’t seem to understand how saying “America” is somehow offensive. As reported by The Independent Journal Review, Twitter, in particular, took offense to the ACLU’s statement.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was more than upset by President Donald Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday night.
First, the organization, which features the word “American” in its title, objected to the more than 80 times the president used the word “America” in his speech, labeling it “exclusionary.”
Then, the ACLU tut-tutted the president on Twitter, objecting to his use of the term “chain migration”:
“Chain migration” is an anti-immigrant slur. “Family reunification” is how many immigrants have arrived in this country. #SOTU
— ACLU (@ACLU) January 31, 2018
Chain migration is a term used by demographers to refer to the people who move from one place to the next and the number of people who follow. In the immigration discussion, it refers to people who come to the U.S. and bring a string — or chain — of family members.
After the ACLU posted its tweet, it was immediately put on blast.
JM Short 12 noted the word became weaponized coincidentally only after Trump took office:
“Chain migration” was ok under Obama though. Take a seat. The ACLU is part of the problem.
— (@JMShort12) January 31, 2018
Kaitlyn had a question likely uttered by many:
Is this a joke?
— Kaitlyn Johnson (@KJOSoprano) January 31, 2018
Dr. Donald Grant put his finger on it:
We are in a sad space…
— Dr. Donald E GrantJr (@DrGrantjr) January 31, 2018
And now, let’s hear from the “Nurse”:
ACLU is anti-immigrants! Stop advocating for less security for immigrants here legally.
— Nurse Meds2Peds (@AZLongof4) January 31, 2018
David Kelley had a thought for the offended ACLU:
Then they “reunify” in their country of origin, rather than “chain migrate” to USA.
— David Kelley (@david_g_kelley) January 31, 2018
There was a trip in the wayback machine to the Bill Clinton era, when he received copious applause for wanting to curb it:
Democrats are racist then… pic.twitter.com/9AO5fKM62F
— Ex-Dem🇺🇸Latina (@ExDemLatina) January 31, 2018
Earlier this week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called it “chained migration” on “The View.”
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) claimed the term is hurtful because “African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains, and when you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally.”
The newly offensive term was also highlighted by yet another Democratic senator, Chris Murphy of Connecticut:
Reminder: “chain migration” is a made up term by the hardline anti-immigration crowd. Its purpose is to dehumanize immigrants. If you’re using that word, you’re declaring a side.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 27, 2018
As UC Irvine anthropology professor Leo Chavez wrote in the Los Angeles Times, the term “chain migration” has now been “weaponized” by the left to mean something bad: ”[It’s] an academic term that has recently been overlaid with negative connotations.”
Like the ACLU, other people on the political left want to replace “chain migration” with the more pleasant sounding “family reunification.”
And chain migration is contentious because, in practice, it exponentially expands immigration from one person to many.
The New York Times reported that currently there are millions of people waiting to come in as part of their family chain:
… [A]s of Nov. 1, more than 3.9 million people were waiting in line.
Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the United States has prioritized admitting immigrants with relatives living here. According to data from the Department of Homeland Security, about 7 million out of the nearly 11 million immigrants who obtained green cards from 2007 to 2016, did so through family relations.
Under current law, American green card holders can sponsor their spouses and unmarried children for permanent residence — just like naturalized and native-born citizens. And United States citizens can also petition for residence for their parents, siblings and married adult children.
President Trump said he wants to end the “virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives” who can come based on one citizen and instead wants to move toward a more merit-based immigration system.
A policy analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies told ABC News the term has been around for decades: “The term chain migration has been around for decades and decades and it’s widely used among scholars of immigration and policy experts. It’s always been a very benign term.”
Looks like some people want to change that. That’s why they call it a “war of words.”
These anti-American organizations that are using America as a stepping stone for their foreign agendas need to back up just a moment and realize that We The People won’t deal with their mess anymore. President Trump hit it out of the park during his SOTU, and even many on the left who have been staunch opposition to Trump stated as much.
The democratic agenda to fill our country with foreigners and allow for complete lawlessness will only prove to feed the need of true Americans seeking to make this country great again.