There is a poster on another blog, who went back and forth with several of us about the question of immigration. This poster, dismayed, at seeing ICE breaking up families, thought that a solution would be to offer the folks here a permanent green card without the option of citizenship.
Those of us on the other side, said absolutely not..because, these people want to deport non-Whites, and don’t want any immigration from non-Whites.
This story from the NYTimes is posted with these two questions:
Do you honestly think these people can be reasoned with? That there is a compromise to be had with them?
By ADAM LIPTAK
APRIL 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday by confessing to a criminal offense.
“Some time ago, outside the statute of limitations, I drove 60 miles an hour in a 55-mile-an-hour zone,” the chief justice said, adding that he had not been caught.
The form that people seeking American citizenship must complete, he added, asks whether the applicant had ever committed a criminal offense, however minor, even if there was no arrest.
“If I answer that question no, 20 years after I was naturalized as a citizen, you can knock on my door and say, ‘Guess what, you’re not an American citizen after all’?” Chief Justice Roberts asked.
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Robert A. Parker, a Justice Department lawyer, said the offense had to be disclosed. Chief Justice Roberts seemed shocked. “Oh, come on,” he said.
The chief justice asked again whether someone’s citizenship could turn on such an omission.
Mr. Parker did not back down. “If we can prove that you deliberately lied in answering that question, then yes,” he said.
The exchange was among several moments of indignation and incredulity during the argument in Maslenjak v. United States, No. 16-309. Several justices seemed taken aback by Mr. Parker’s unyielding position that the government may revoke the citizenship of Americans who made even trivial misstatements in their naturalization proceedings.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had heard enough.
“Your argument is demeaning the priceless value of citizenship,” he told Mr. Parker. “You’re arguing for the government of the United States, talking about what citizenship is and ought to mean.”
This blog has been telling you about Attorney General White Citizens Council.
Remember…they were just going to go after the CRIMINALS…
But, that was bull.
Then, they weren’t going to go after the DREAMers…
Now, we know that was bull.
You had a head of Homeland Security, talking about how it might not be so bad to separate PARENTS AND CHILDREN.
The revoking of VISAs.
The African Economic Conference -WITH NO AFRICANS PARTICIPATING, because they couldn’t get visas.
The cozying up to Voter Suppressor Kris Kobach of Kansas.
Now, you have the Justice Department, arguing that they should be able to REVOKE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP, based on trivialities?
We keep on telling you about these people.