My dad told me a story about when my grandpa was in front of the judge to get his citizenship. The judge didn’t want to grant it because he’s deaf, saying that if he did, what was going to stop my grandpa from just heading straight for welfare. Like, he flat out wanted to deny him citizenship over his disability.
How many of our hermanxs get their citizenship denied over ableism?
When we talk about immigration and the difficulty of it all, make sure to give space to disabled immigrants as well because I know we aren’t hearing from them enough.