Gold Medalist defies Trump stance on immigration: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND,Ohio — Just as California-born Chloe Kim flew through the air to become the youngest woman to win an Olympic Snowboarding Gold Medal, her family’s story flies in the face of President Trump’s icy anti-immigration positions, in spectacular fashion.

Kim, who was born in Long Beach, is the daughter of immigrants from South Korea.   Her father, Jong Jin Kim, came to the United States in 1982 with $800.    He first worked as a dishwasher, then a cashier.  Eventually he was able to work his way to entering El Camino College to become an engineer.

As his daughter competed in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Jong Jin Kim cheered her on shouting “American Dream!”   Kim told reporters that when he came to the United States, “this was my American hope.  Now this is my American dream.   I just want [Chloe] to study hard.  She’s got to go have a good experience in college.  I just hope she lives as a happy girl.   I just wish she was a little nicer to me!  She’s such a teenage girl.”

Appreciating both her heritage and growing up in California, Chloe Kim told reporters, “I’m really lucky to be Korean.  It never felt like a burden to balance two different cultures; it just came naturally.  Chloe Kim is fluent is Korean, French and English.

When the immigration story of Kim’s parents was reported, I was preparing to soon see ICE agents descending on the family to check their citizenship status, that’s how excessive and out of control ICE enforcement has become under Trump.

Fortunately for Kim, her parents at least came from Trump-tolerated Asia, instead of what Trump deemed “S-hole” countries.   Even still, under Trump’s proposed merit-based immigration system, Kim’s parents might not have been allowed into the United States of Trumpica.

Trump and John Kelly had initially assured everyone ICE would be focusing on just rounding up illegal aliens who had committed serious crimes.   Instead, ICE agents have been going after low hanging fruit, breaking up families of taxpayers who have been an asset to the community, over what amounts to traffic tickets.

Trump admin: U.S. no longer a “Nation of Immigrants.”

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services agency has officially changed its mission statement to eliminate the phrase “Nation of Immigrants.”

This is the old statement that previous presidents thought was appropriate:

“USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship. and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.”

This the new Trumpified mission statement:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting  American, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.”

Next look for Trump and Stephen Miller to remove the “Give us your tired…” poem from the Statue of Liberty.

Ivanka Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders were sent to the Olympics to represent the United States for Sunday’s closing ceremony.   Ivanka is the Princess of Nepotism Gone Amok.  Huckster Huckabee Sanders lies to the public for Trump nearly everyday. 

Ivanka Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders represent the Trump administration.  Chloe Kim and her parents truly represent the United States of America, a nation of immigrants.

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