Reader: Trump’s media director hypocritical on immigration
To the Editor:
Chain migration refers to the relatives of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate to the United States because citizens and lawful permanent residents are allowed to sponsor their non-nuclear family members.
Dan Scarvino, President Trump’s media director says chain migration is “choking” us.
Dan’s relative Vittorio arrived in the U.S. in 1904 for a business trip. But he forgot to leave and within a year, his brother Ettore arrived. In 1913, Dan’s great-grandfather Gildo arrived in the U.S. Then younger sister, Esther, a dressmaker arrived.
Then in 1916, another sister Clotilde (laundry worker), her baby son Mario and the Scarvino’s widowed father, Giuseppe, arrived.
See the chain trumping along here?
These people arrived and were listed as “likely public charges” meaning they could not support themselves.
Indeed, Giuseppe was described as “senile debility.” The resulting marriages paved the way for Dan Scarvino to work in the White House and use his platform to say chain migration is “choking” us.
If not for chain migration, he would not even be here in the U.S. Pretty hypocritical.
Then we have White Nationalist and White House adviser Steven Miller advocates that no one should be admitted to the United States unless they speak English. But that certainly did not apply to his immigrant relatives who only spoke Yiddish for the first four years after their arrival.