Immigrants don’t threaten America, crazy white people threaten America.
Hi, I’m Jim Hacking immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our offices in St. Louis, San Diego, and Washington DC. Read a very interesting report from the Cato Institute, talking about an analysis that they had done of the January 6th, Capitol Insurrectionists, those crazy for the most part, white people, natural-born American citizens who attacked the Capitol, who tried to kill Mike Pence, who trashed the Senate, trashed the House, tried to find members of Congress to beat and perhaps even kill. And the interesting thing in this Cato Institute Report was, they were comparing natural-born Americans who participated in the Capitol Building Insurrection, the attack on the Capitol at the direction of their leader, Donald Trump versus the attitudes of Americans towards democratic ideals.
And so historically those that hate immigrants love to say that immigrants will not value democratic institutions, but in fact, it is crazy trump supporters, crazy white people who support Donald Trump and are offended by the browning of America that really hate democratic ideals. We’ve seen the Republican Party and QAnon people and other crazy people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and other members of Congress really sort of foment and try to work these people up like Mo Brooks, trying to get people fired up. And the FBI has identified white terrorists, white nationalists, and people who are attacking the democratic systems of our country, and it is not immigrants. It is in fact, immigrants who support the constitution and the institutions of democracy that we all take so strongly and care about so deeply. And so it’s interesting, a lot of our clients come from countries where the rule of law is not important, where dictators abound and the rules don’t really apply to the elite or to the powerful.
And that is what we were seeing. We’re seeing people who are offended that this country is changing and are upset about the white majority losing its power grab. And obviously, we’re not saying all white people are crazy, or that all white people support Donald Trump. We don’t do that. That’s what people like to do with immigrants. We’re not saying that. We’re just saying that if you take a look at the people who are crazy, the anti-vaxxers, the anti-democratic ideals, those who stormed the Capitol, those who attacked police in the Capitol. For the most part, these are white nationalists. These are not immigrants. You didn’t see any immigrants storming the Capitol. You didn’t see any immigrants tearing down posters and signs and wiping the walls with their shit. Those were crazy white nationalists who were born in America. So quit ripping on immigrants. Quit saying that immigrants don’t care about this country. Quit saying that immigrants don’t respect our democratic ideals.
Turn your attention where it belongs, to the Republican Party, who is fomenting this, to QAnon, to all these people who want to vilify immigrants and want to talk about how terrible all these brown people are, when in fact they really need to take a look at themselves. And we need to put them in their place, and we need to put law enforcement’s eyes on them because that’s the real threat to America. It’s not immigrants who threaten America. It’s these crazy white nationalists. So, if you have a problem with that, unsubscribe, if you have a problem with that, leave us a comment. I don’t care. I’m going to tell it like it is and the way that I see it. And that is that it’s not immigrants that we need to be afraid of, it’s the people who see their power slipping away and are becoming violent.
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