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Is Trump Reprimanding China?
The American Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on October 2 a new policy that makes it virtually impossible for anyone affiliated with the Communist Party, or any other authoritarian regime, to reside in the country or become an American citizen. President Trump has officially banned any immigrant who is a member or affiliate of the Communist Party (or any other totalitarian party, national or foreign). “In general, unless otherwise exempt, any immigrant who is a member or affiliate of the Communist Party, or any another national or foreign totalitarian party is inadmissible for the United States.” The USCIS also said the policy update was “part of a broader set of laws passed by Congress to address threats to the United States’ security and protection.”
This restriction on immigration policy was also carried out by the American government at the time of the Cold War against the Soviet Union. The Homeland Security Act of 1950 was the first to prevent foreign members of communist or totalitarian parties from becoming naturalized American citizens. This Trump move could be an indirect warning to the Chinese Communist Party, which has spread Covid-19 around the world.
Brazil Also Trying to Keep Communism at Bay
A Brazilian bill drafted by President Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsanaro, who is a federal deputy, aims at a proposal that criminalizes the apology for communism. The measure is in Bill 5358/16. The bill amends the Anti-Racism Act (7,716 / 89) to include among the crimes “promoting the clash of social classes.”
The penalty provided is imprisonment from one to three years and a fine. Ukraine has passed a law like this on schemes that condemn totalitarian and National Socialist (Nazi) communists in Ukraine and prohibits the advertising of its symbols. We hope that as Nazism Communism has also been banned from the world, because although leftists do not admit it, Communism has killed much more than Nazism and more than all wars combined.
Augusto Oliveira is a writer and Brazil correspondent for NRN and a contributor to NRN+ Magazine. Residing in Brazil, he's a recent civil engineering graduate who enjoys reading, writing, and editing videos.