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Trump rule makes immigration classy

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By Martin Schram

The little boy was warned: SSHHH! He, his sisters and his parents were hiding from the guys with badges. They were stowing away in a train car, sneaking across the U.S. border ― hoping to begin living their new American dream.

Luckily, they made it. They got across the U.S. border undetected. They had little money and just the few possessions they could carry on the run. But they got into the USA before President Donald Trump and his acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, could implement their new immigration rule.

The Trump-Cuccinelli rule, announced recently, was drafted to assure that others seeking to pursue the dreams of the little boy's poor family won't be able to remain in the U.S. legally.

That's a reality Cuccinelli made clear ― and in the process, he also made it clear he sees himself as Trump's acting-poet laureate. A National Public Radio interviewer asked Cuccinelli if the "American ethos" still includes poet Emma Lazarus's iconic words that are etched into the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor,/ Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,/ The wretched refuse of your teaming........

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