2 thoughts on “There are borders – and borders

  1. Ariosophy says:

    “Trump Staffer Forced Out After Daring to Stand Up for Refugees” http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/jennifer-arangio-forced-out-after-standing-up-for-refugees.html
    “Jennifer Arangio, the former National Security Council senior director for international organizations and alliances, left her position this week, administration officials told multiple outlets. It was unclear whether she resigned or was forced out, though the departure reportedly came after months of tensions with immigration hard-liners in the White House.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/jennifer-arangio-national-security-council-forced-out-john-bolton-stephen-miller-a8447731.html
    According to a former White House official Arangio’s just-the-facts approach put her at odds with Steven Miller, a top Trump aide who favors restricting immigration, and others involved with the Domestic Policy Council, especially on the issue of refugees. “She has fought to correct misleading information about refugees and migrants provided to the president by Miller and the DPC [United States Domestic Policy Council] ,” the former White House official said.
    “Last year, Miller led the charge to reject a Department of Health and Human Service study that found that refugees benefit the American economy far more than they cost. The results undercut Miller’s view that immigration is a drain on society, a rationale he has used to help slash the number of refugees allowed into the country to its lowest level in decades, discourage migrants from crossing the border by helping institute a cruel family separating policy, and advocate making legal immigration harder, among other initiatives.
    There is scant evidence that legal or illegal immigration, at the level seen in the United States in recent years, hurts the economy as a whole; a wide body of research suggests just the opposite.” https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/immigrants-are-keeping-america-young-and-the-economy-growing/

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