Poor Immigrants 

#StrongTalk w/ Armstrong Williams 

President Donald Trump’s new immigration rule wants to favor wealthy people coming into this country, not the green card seekers that can’t support themselves. Starting in October, to apply for permanent residency, you’ll have to meet high enough income standards. 

This rule is aimed at hundreds of thousands of immigrants who enter the country legally every year and then apply to become permanent residents. 

Now, I’ll be the first to say that I understand that this new policy comes off as insensitive to the plight of poor immigrants, to some degree. However, think about it like this. For many of us, family is the most precious thing in the world. I’m sure we all have at least a family member or two that constantly find themselves in a hardship. How many times have you helped those individuals? For many of us, the answer to that question is multiple times. 

At some point though, you get to a place where you get fed up. Yes, I said it. You grow tired of your family members emergencies becoming your emergency, and you tell yourself that you’re not going to cripple them any longer.

Well, let’s be honest with ourselves about something. America itself is in a bind. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, this country is struggling in a lot of areas, despite the rise in the economy in the past several years. We just simply can’t afford to continue to allow people from other countries to come into the United States without having the ability to support themselves. Do we not have enough people on American soil today who are homeless or part of the “working” poor?

How about those people? We’re still struggling as a country to fix those issues, so how can we continue to take on more people from outside countries who can’t take care of themselves? 

As a country, you get to a point where you’re just fed up and you have to cut people off. Now, I’m not saying that this should be the case long term, but what the Trump administration has introduced seems to be a good option for right now. 

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