Storm Jose is heading for the US and everyone is making the same joke

Louis Dor
Wednesday 06 September 2017 10:30
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Picture:(Getty Images/Twitter/National Hurricane Center, edited by indy100)

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with the looming prospect of Hurricane Irma, the following Storm Jose appears to be a little smaller in comparrison.

Less violent than its predecessor cyclones, Jose's sustained wind speeds are presently around 50 mph to Irma's 165 mph.

Picture: National Hurricane Center(National Hurricane Center)

As such, people feel slightly more at ease joking about it at present. However, it is expected to become a hurricane within the next few days as it passes over the Atlantic.

The name of the storm has become a bit of a joke, and the target is obvious:

The joke holds special significance at present because of Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The move was criticised by his predecessor Barack Obama as an overtly political decision, not a moral one:

It's a political decision, and a moral question.

Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.

The immigration order shields some children of undocumented immigrants from deportation - this is currently scheduled to cease in March 2018.

It's only in recent years that the Republican party has pandered to far-right policy changes in this vein.

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