The administration of President Joe Biden has granted provisional legal status to more than 30,000 Ethiopians now living in the United States.
On Friday, the United States government granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to people from the Tigray region who had been targeted by the Ethiopian government in a brutal attack.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, issued a statement pledging that “DHS is committed to providing temporary protection [for 18 months] to those in need,” signaling that the United States acknowledges the ongoing armed conflict and the exceptional and temporary conditions engulfing Ethiopia. The news announcement, meantime, added
Those of Ethiopian heritage now residing in the United States will be permitted to work and lawfully reside in the nation until situations improve in Ethiopia. Violence during conflicts is a leading source of humanitarian disasters such as widespread famine, polluted water, and forced displacement.
A coalition of immigration reform groups organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association wrote to Mayorkas on September 30 urging him to grant this protection to the 30,000 Ethiopians who would be eligible for it. Here is a brief excerpt from the letter:
Mass civilian casualties are only one aspect of the current crisis in Ethiopia; other aspects include ethnic cleansing, the destruction of public buildings (including hospitals and schools), arbitrary detention and torture, the use of sexual and [sex-based] violence as a tactic of war, and the weaponization of food, medicine, and fuel.
Six million people in Ethiopia’s Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions stopped receiving aid from the government and other organizations between 2021 and 2022, cutting them off from access to food, medical care, gasoline, banking services, and information.
The federal administration has prioritized incorporating this TPS policy into the Extraction Migration economic plan. This strategy reduces wages in the United States while increasing the value of homes, which is good for buyers and sellers both. The prices of groceries, petrol, and used cars have all gone up.
Throughout its history, the Temporary Protected Status program has provided legal status to about 500,000 noncitizens living in the United States. The earliest declaration of temporary protected status was motivated by natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, floods, famines, and armed conflicts in the migrants’ native countries (TPS).
There are not counting TPS recipients or their U.S.-born children in the 500,000 figure.
The Trump administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for those immigrants whose status had been repeatedly renewed by previous administrations. These holdups were usually tolerated when the fundamental problems were resolved. Legal challenges and the election of Joe Biden thwarted Trump’s goals.
Since Biden entered office in January 2021, about four million individuals have been granted citizenship under his administration. Workers without proper documentation and those with valid permits are included. There are now TPS classifications for citizens of Venezuela, Haiti, and Cameroon thanks to his administration’s action.
The rising number of people living in the United States has led to lower wages, higher housing prices, and an increase in the number of individuals who choose not to work at all.
Old and New Together
Policymakers prioritize immigration as a growth strategy above other options like increasing exports, productivity, or the birth rate.
That’s why the nation’s capital actively pursues millions of immigrants from economically depressed countries to supply low-cost services like labor, food, and housing.
By making use of foreign workers, the economy has grown, but wealth has been divided less widely.
Since this limits competition for employment and slows wage growth, it benefits investors, millionaires, and Wall Street at the expense of the middle class. A typical American’s ability to rise in their profession, start a family, purchase a home, and acquire wealth is hindered.
When people in the United States leave the service sector to work in the extractive industries, innovation and productivity suffer. Low-wage labor and temporary workers may be more profitable for businesses than the highly trained experts and productivity-boosting technologies that have always contributed to the success of the American economy and its communities.
This shift is negative for exports because it makes top executives less likely to risk their careers to enter emerging markets.
Reduced labor rights and a wider economic disparity between liberal centers and conservative peripheries are both consequences of immigration.
The political influence of the working class in the United States is diluted and the following generation is alienated by immigration for resource extraction. It radicalizes America’s moderate democratic civic culture by providing rich elites and progressives with an ethical excuse for disregarding Americans at the bottom of society, such as drug users.
Democratic voters tend to favor “diversify and rule” portfolios. The United States, influenced by European ideals of civic culture, would be transformed under Plan A into an identity-based commercial empire governed by liberal university police. “We’re trying to become the first multiracial, multi-ethnic powerhouse in the world,” California Democrat Rohit Khanna told the New York Times in March 2022. He assured me that our eventual success would be nothing short of miraculous.
To achieve their colonial economic purpose, the progressives cause the deaths of a great number of refugees. Many migrant workers’ families have torn apart for the benefit of the wealthiest in the United States.
Liberals mask the economic motivation for “extraction migration” with humanitarian-sounding arguments and showy border security measures. Migration, according to liberals, is crucial to the growth of every state since it is necessary to replace its population, and migrants should be granted particular protection as political victims.
To hide their anti-investor stance, the GOP elite, media moguls, and key GOP contributors downplay the budgetary repercussions and instead focus on issues like border instability, welfare expenditures, migrant criminality, and drug smuggling.
Multiple surveys have revealed that the vast majority of people are in favor of helping recently arrived immigrants become part of their new neighborhoods. Although blue-collar and white-collar Americans rely on the income from their occupations to sustain their families, studies reveal that there is significant public hostility to labor migration and the hiring of temporary contract workers to replace such positions.
Since it is anti-establishment, multicultural, cross-sex, not racist, class-based, nonpartisan, logical, persistent, and aware of the solidarity that American people owe one another, the “Third Rail” movement is gaining in favor.