"The Real Migrants of Washington D.C." ™ - The Trumps & Pence edition.

Immigration is perhaps the least fact-checked and – consequently – least understood issue reported on today.

What Is Family “Chain” Migration?

Legally known as a “family preference immigration,” the term “chain migration” is a racially tinged, political phrase used by anti-immigrant hardliners. It is a derogatory term, similar to the term “anchor baby” which is used to describe U.S. citizen children of immigrants.

“Family-based immigration, is the movement of individual people from one place to the next, then bringing their immediate family to live with them. It has been the legal migration pattern since the founding of our country.

​Ellis Island is a symbol of family-based immigration migration. One out of three Americans can trace their ancestors from Ellis Island, including Trump.

The One Question Every Journalist Should Be Asking When They Talk About Family-Based “Chain” Migration

Ask every proponent of “ending chain migration” whether they’d be here if not for family-based migration.

A friendly reminder that our @VP #Pence is also an American because of family-based migration.

​The language around #immigration has been weaponized but even White House Social Media Director @DanScavino is a citizen because of family-based migration.

Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist and activist who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child, will publish his debut memoir “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen”

​The genealogists who did this original research: Megan Smolenyak (http://www.megansmolenyak.com) researched Pence's genealogy, and Jennifer Mendelsohn (http://resistancegenealogy.com) researched Scavino's genealogy.

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Please credit the genealogists who did this original research: Megan Smolenyak (http://www.megansmolenyak.com) researched Pence's genealogy, and Jennifer Mendelsohn (http://resistancegenealogy.com) researched Scavino's genealogy.

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