ABC News just released an article talking about the new way that the Trump administration is violating basic human rights when it comes to immigrants in the country.
USCIS will start denying deferred action requests for immigrants who have medical issues such as cerebral palsy or cystic fibrosis. “The Trump administration has started denying pleas by non-citizens who are trying to extend their time in the U.S. in order to treat severe medical conditions”, the article says.
A 16-year-old with cystic fibrosis, a 13-year-old with muscular dystrophy and a 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy are a few of the children whose families received letters denying their applications.
The article goes on to say, “The letters warn that if they don’t leave the within 33 days, it could make them ineligible to return to the U.S”.
Now let’s think about this. The President of the United States and his nativist advisors in ICE, USCIS, and USCBP are beginning to deport children and families of non-citizen immigrants who need medical care in this country. I don’t know about you, but that is not what I expect from my President and my country.
We are better than this as a country.