The above heading no doubt incurs a general “WHAT” reaction. That is precisely the point as this is the mentality that some immigrant parents deal with on a day to day basis caused by their xenophobic ex spouses who incite the court and make this a political matter.
We live in a global society. People have contact with each other all over the world. America, technically, is a country populated by people who decided to come to the United States to make it their home. Many of these people have family members in other countries and still have contact with said family members. Slaves were “imported” from Africa to provide a labor force, resulting in the civil rights movement that is a part of American history. July 4th celebrates Independence day as a result of the American Revolution which separated thirteen colonies from Great Britain as America is a country that was colonized by immigrants.
There has yet to be a court proceeding where a custody decision is reached denying a parent custody of their children where an African American is told that he/she has no ties to this country, as they are a descendant of slaves and they should go back where they came from. There has yet to be a custody proceeding where a Native American is told that since he/she is the only one that has true “ties” to this country that he/she therefore will obtain custody.
However, in certain custody cases where a so-called “American” parent incites a court to discriminate against a parent’s immigration status that is precisely the scenario that is repeated at every proceeding. “The mental jack wagon that is not a U.S. citizen, will never get my children”, is the sentiment that is publicly bandied about as this “American” parent states that the immigrant parent allegedly has no TIES to the country, he/she chooses to live in. Said immigrant also has family that chose to immigrate to the United States generations ago. Children of course in this scenario do not matter as the fixation is to harm the immigrant parent in whatever manner can be achieved and they are not viewed as ties to their parent by the xenophobic other parent.
In a rather hypocritical move this “American” parent chooses to defraud the state in numerous ways and is an insult to what every true hard working American really stands for.
The dictionary defines family ties as:
family quarrels, a family unit
Compare → extended family
a family of concentric circles
Our California legislature prohibits that custody decisions are based solely on the immigrant status of a parent, recognizing the discriminatory application and insane nature of that sentiment. That does not prevent the insane hate speech of the “American” parent who chooses to incite a court to discriminate against THE FOREIGNER, a legal immigrant parent, and where said parent has accorded preferential status to his “WHITE ASS”, and U.S. citizenship status.