Racial Bias At The Border
From Jagjit Singh, Los Altos, CA
LOS ALTOS, CA – I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the racial bias evident in the US migrant policy, specifically highlighting the stark contrast between the red-carpet treatment afforded to white Ukrainians and the deplorable indignities endured by non-whites at the US-Mexico border. This disparity serves as a glaring example of the systemic racism embedded within our immigration system.
Non-white migrants, who predominantly hail from countries in Latin America, endure harrowing conditions, including overcrowded detention centers, separation from their families, and a lack of access to necessities such as food, water, and medical care. They face indefinite detention, often without due process, and are subjected to inhumane treatment that violates their human rights.
In contrast, white Ukrainian migrants receive a markedly different reception upon their arrival. They are often granted expedited processing, provided with access to legal assistance, and are not subjected to the same degrading conditions faced by their non-white counterparts.
Furthermore, it is important to recognize that racial bias in US migrant policy extends beyond the treatment at the border.
Our current racial policies perpetuate inequities and reinforce discriminatory practices that hinder social progress and perpetuate a cycle of discrimination for non-white individuals.
As a nation that prides itself on diversity, inclusivity, and the pursuit of justice, we must confront and rectify the racial bias ingrained within our immigration policies. It is imperative that we strive for a fair and just system that treats all individuals, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, with dignity and respect.
Finally, with declining birth rates we could easily absorb significantly larger numbers of migrants.
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