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Chiroptera
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Message 31 of 353 (837832)
08-09-2018 6:08 PM


Trump's Parents-in-Law Use Chain Migration Which He Hates
Okay, I admit that at this point, I'm just trolling.

From the New York Times:
Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates

Melanie Trump's parents have now become naturalized US citizens through a process that involves being sponsored by their daughter, a US citizen.

In family-based immigration, adult American citizens can petition for residency for their parents, adult married children and siblings.

Mr. Trump has criticized the program as a path for terrorists to get into the country.

Nonetheless, I do sincerely welcome the Knavses as my fellow citizens.



Oh, God! Pride of Man, broken in the dust again! -- Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Message 156 of 353 (838286)
08-18-2018 9:55 AM


Paul Krugman on Danish "socialism"
Seeing how people have been arguing over what socialism is and whether it's good or bad, I thought Paul Krugman's column yesterday, discussing social democracy in Denmark, would be relevant.

Something Not Rotten in Denmark

A recent Gallup poll found that majorities both of young voters and of self-identified Democrats prefer socialism to capitalism. But this doesn’t mean that tens of millions of Americans want the government to seize the economy’s commanding heights. It just means that many people, told that wanting America to be a bit more like Denmark is socialist, end up believing that socialism isn’t so bad, after all.

Edited by Chiroptera, : What the hell was I writing?


Oh, God! Pride of Man, broken in the dust again! -- Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Chiroptera
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Message 350 of 353 (854549)
06-10-2019 11:54 AM


Reprehensible treatment of immigrants needing medical care
From the New York Times:

Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say

Border control policy is interfering with the medical care that immigrants are receiving.

As apprehensions of migrants climb at the southwest border, and dozens a day are taken to community hospitals, medical providers are challenging practices — by both government agencies and their own hospitals — that they say are endangering patients and undermining recent pledges to improve health care for migrants.

The problems range from shackling patients to beds and not permitting them to use restrooms to pressuring doctors to discharge patients quickly and certify that they can be held in crowded detention facilities that immigration officials themselves say are unsafe. Physicians say that needed follow-up care for long-term detainees is often neglected, and that they have been prevented from informing family members about the status of critically ill patients. Agency vehicles parked conspicuously near hospital entrances, health providers say, are also stoking fear and interfering with broader immigrant care.

Whether these people are refugees legally entitled to be in the country to seek asylum, or whether they entered the US illegally, everyone is entitled to decent medical care.

I also feel that every person who is in custody should be treated respectfully and with dignity, I suppose some people may make an exception to those guilty of heinous crimes, but surely simply entering into the country illegally doesn't rise to that level of "heinous"?


It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn’t know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman

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