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Denying critical healthcare and citizenship to children

September 6, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

This week the US citizenship and immigration service announced that beginning on Oct. 29, U.S. government employees and members of the armed service who are overseas will no longer be considered to be "residing " in the U.S.

This means that for some servicemembers, if their children are born overseas those children will not be automatically granted citizenship. They will have to apply for it.

Another policy also came late this week. Criticality ill children who have been granted special status to get medical treatment in the U.S. are being told to leave the country within 33 days. This means children with critical diseases like leukemia and cystic fibrosis will no longer have care.

These announcements came a week after President Trump mused about ending "birthright citizenship."

It seems things have escalated from putting children in cages to denying them citizenship or outright killing them.

Lewis Robinson

Fort Myers



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