Report: Biden Admin Considering Dropping Gang Affiliation Question From Green Card Application

Report: Biden Admin Considering Dropping Gang Affiliation Question From Green Card Application
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According to a new report, the Biden Administration is planning to cut questions about gang affiliation from the application migrants file to get green cards. It seems bizarre that the Biden Administration would want to make it easier for illegals with gang affiliations to stay in the United States, but apparently, part of their motivation is to spite Donald Trump.

As the Washington Times reports:

Rob Law, a former chief of policy and strategy at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, revealed the planned changes Thursday, saying it appears to be part of the Biden team’s attempt at erasing the get-tough approach of the previous administration.

“The biggest beneficiaries of that ‘compassion’ are apparently the most violent and dangerous aliens in the country,” said Mr. Law, who is now at the Center for Immigration Studies.

….In the Trump years, questions were added asking applicants if they are, or ever were, part of a criminal association — i.e., a gang.

…The Washington Times has reviewed a document that does call for the deletion of Trump additions.

Mr. Law said the new Biden team at USCIS has deemed the gang-related questions to be “politically motivated.”

But Mr. Law, who served during the Trump years, says the questions were developed with career staff’s involvement and were based on a request from the Justice Department.

Is the Biden Administration really going to try to make it easier for members of the Mexican Mafia and MS-13 to get green cards mostly just to stick it to the “Bad, Orange Man?” Apparently so.

There have also been some complaints from liberals that maybe some of these people with gang affiliations aren’t so bad. AOC even said that we shouldn’t be considering gang membership in green card applications because cops could conceivably give them that designation based on, “arbitrary and racist” factors. On the other hand, when you start with the presumption that the police are “arbitrary and racist” while some member of MS-13 would probably be someone we want in our country, maybe we should be a lot more worried about your judgment than the judgment of the police.

At the end of the day, a green card is a privilege, not a right. Anyone who’s a known danger to American citizens shouldn’t be given that privilege. That should almost always include people with gang affiliations and quite frankly, if we excluded all of them, it’s not as if we’d be missing out on a lot of people worth having here.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here and on Twitter here.


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