I didn’t emigrate to the US out of fear or to escape an oppressive regime. I emigrated for love, and I jumped through a lot of hoops. I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like to wait on the slowly turning wheels of bureaucracy while in fear for your life. Most of the people in support of the latest Executive Order have no idea what most visitors, much less immigrants have to go through in order to arrive in the US. I documented a lot of the process when I was writing regularly on this blog (do a search for the immigration tag). It was a dehumanizing and expensive process. For the all the people that think this Executive Order is no big deal I invite you to the USCIS website, find and download the correct form, fill it out, without assistance, in a language that is native to you. How’s that working out for you?
In order for me to become a US citizen I had to take a test. This test apparently makes me more knowledgeable on how the Constitution and Government are supposed to work than the people who are pretending to run the country. I would honestly like to see any current member of the Cabinet, Senate or Congress take and pass this USCIS Citizenship test. I actually advocate that before you can make any kind of immigration policy in this country you have to be able to take the test and pass.