New Immigration Ban

First of all, there are some cases in which people try to fake papers in order to say they are related when they are not. Now they’ll have to say that they are related in a certain way. Moreover, the incidence of the language “bona fide” seems to imply that the U.S. government will go about deciding whether the relationship is, in fact, real. In other words, those papers will be scrutinized more than they were before because the law now says that various agencies–DHS, CBP, and others–all instructed to verify the relationship as being what those papers say it is.

This is far better than what we had before, which was a blanket ban in which all innocent people were treated as criminals. In fact, it was only not racist from a racist’s point of view. Trump decided it wasn’t worth treated them like humans because some of them were bad. Now, he’s found a way to block them legally by creating loopholes that barely pass the smell test at the Supreme Court enough to put it into effect until their official review when they’re back in session in October.

Now, the verification process may improve under this rule, meaning that we won’t be asking much of the travelers’ home countries, just that they verify the veracity of the relationship of the traveler and the person already here. We just want to make sure that the people coming in are good people, and the assumption of innocence is being taken advantage of. So, the goal is to never abridge or even temporarily suspend the freedoms of the innocent, but Trump has not found a way to do that other than to make the process really hard. In doing so, he may have found a way to verify the relationship, which will help to determine that the person coming in is good. However, he has failed to understand that the way you determine whether someone is an upstanding citizen is not simply based on the integrity of their parents. Moreover, we often pick up more traits from our other relatives and friends than from our parents, especially during our rebellious stages in adolescence. Therefore, Trump may actually be making things worse by separating kids from more virtuous grandparents and allowing impressionable kids to radicalize because only their parents can stop them and they won’t listen at that age.

What does this do to relations with these countries?

Forget about it. Relations with these countries are destroyed. They are lining up with China, which is a mistake, but they are doing so as a retaliation against the United States because they haven’t gotten the support they wanted. Whether we could have provided that support is for a different post altogether because some of their governments are wholly destructive to their people, but they are now aligning with China and others to try to improve their economies, security, and regional relations with other countries that are aligning with China.

What can we do to fix this?

13 comments

    1. Your story is well done! I like your words “semi fiction.” I am writing a book right now that is fact explained through fiction, an experience through which the reader is the main character and can better understand their world.

      Please keep writing about these topics. It’s very complex, and many people could learn from your work.

      Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to add value and education to your life and everyone around you.

    2. Thank you so much for taking some time out to read my story. Thanks for your feedback. This means a lot.You story sounds interesting…..hope to read it someday. All the best. God bless

  1. Most of us are immigrants, but we are not all illegal. Means you broke the law to come here and did not follow proper procedure. As an ex-Fed I learned to follow procedure or else.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I agree some people are suffering more than others. Some are escaping very dangerous circumstances. Some have amazing skills but not enough money to survive. Still others were forced to come here.

      You might be interested in reading my post on the RAISE Act. It explains the tougher procedures Trump might put in place.

      I think it’s really great that you’ve served. Would you mind sharing your experience?

    1. Thank you. If you have additional knowledge about this post or others, I’m sure we could all benefit from what you have to say.

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  3. Thank you – for not just sharing the reality but for encouraging people to action with this post too. The links you share are so important. Too often we forget the power of our own voices and the responsibility we have to use that power. Despite the sad reality of this partial reinstatement of the travel ban – especially the effect it will have on refugees – I found this post to be inspiring. I love what you’re doing with this site too. Thank you for promoting awareness, refusing normalization of all this, and cultivating hope. This is what we need!

    1. Michael, thank you for your message. Never forget your power. However and wherever you speak out, most people will hear you and you will impact them, even if they don’t admit it. So keep talking about the issues. I’d love to hear more from you.

      Most importantly, stay strong, and don’t ever let someone tell you this is normal.

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