In its eagerness to convince the American public to break with our decades strong family-based immigration system, the Trump Administration is perpetuating the dehumanizing term "chain migration." It has revived it from relative obscurity, with the help of right-wing media, to hide their true objective of separating families and curtailing immigration largely from Latin America and Asia. We do not need a new term to describe the bonds that we all know. Family migration and family sponsorships shouldn't be turned into a derogatory buzzword to fuel hate and fear because an anti-immigrant president or policy makers want to disguise that they are anti-family too. News outlets must address this term with an official policy prohibiting the use of the term and all the ugly connotations and harmful consequences that its widespread use will bring our immigration debate, our communities, schools and homes.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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