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Would Trump And His Cronies Qualify For U.S. Citizenship Through Naturalization?

By Felicia J. Persaud

One
of the major points that struck me as I caught some of the Robert Mueller
testimony on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, were the number of lies that the special
prosecutor said were either told to him or proven to be lies.

In
fact, the report paints a picture of lies and deception by the Trump team and
Mueller, when pressed by Congressman Adam Schiff, even admitted that some of
the answers submitted by the President to his questions were proven to be lies.

Additionally,
what was reiterated on Wednesday was that numerous Trump associates lied,
including Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Cohen and George Papadopolous, while
Manafort encouraged others to lie and the entire Trump campaign lied to cover
up their dealings with Russia, a hostile foreign adversary, during the 2016 campaign.

Which
got me to thinking about whether Donald Trump, who has made scapegoating
immigrants the central team of his Kool-Aid campaign to blind racists from what
he is really doing, would even qualify for U.S. citizenship as many immigrants must
do.

One of the major eligibility requirements for immigrants to qualify for naturalization as a citizen of the United States and then earn the right to vote, is that one has to “be a person of good moral character.”

The laws further state that one must be “… attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States during all relevant periods under the law.”

Sounds
to me like El Trumpeto and his friends already failed!

But
let’s dig deeper still. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes on
to explain this requirement further by stating that under the law, examples of a
lack of good moral character includes “Lying.”

Hmmm…
FAIL AGAIN DONALD.

As
USCIS states: “If you do not tell the truth during your interview, USCIS will
deny your application for lacking good moral character. If USCIS grants you
naturalization and you are later found to have lied during your interview, your
citizenship may be taken away.”

Can
we apply this law to El Trumpeto and his friends please Mr. Mueller, Congress,
anyone?

But
wait, there is more. The U.S. CIS further states that other examples of a lack
of good moral character includes:


Any crime against property or the government that involves “fraud” or evil
intent.


Persecution of anyone because of race, religion, national origin, political opinion,
or social group.

•Any
crime against a person with intent to harm.

So
there goes. Those are the facts and the laws immigrants must abide by.

Now
you be the judge? Would Donald Trump and his cronies reach the bar they place
on immigrants in qualifying for U.S. citizenship? Perhaps we need to apply the
same standards to the Office of President of the United States.

Oh
wait, there are those bars or at least there use to be… until now!

Can you decide whom we need to now “send back” and whom we need to keep?

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The
writer is publisher at NewsAmericasNow

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