Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller sued the Biden administration last Monday for discrimination against white farmers. Specifically, he claimed the US Department of Agriculture excluded white farmers from relief efforts.
Consequently, the decision violated the US Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Republican commissioner received backing from the America First Legal Foundation.
Discrimination Against White Farmers
The suit alleged that the American Rescue Plan included provisions for loan forgiveness. In particular, only “Socially disadvantaged” farmers can avail of loan forgiveness of up to 120% of its value.
At the same time, federal laws limit the available help for white farmers and ranchers. However, the DA’s relief program does not count white farmers as “socially disadvantaged.”
The complaint called these racial exclusions “patently” unconstitutional. It called for the courts to remove these exclusions. By doing so, the programs will promote equal rights for all Americans under the law.
It will also promote efforts to stop racial discrimination. In fact, the only way “to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
White Ethnic Groups Subjected to Discrimination
The complaint argued that the government subjected white ethnic groups throughout American history. Therefore, they should qualify as a ‘socially disadvantaged group.
Consequently, this should make white farmers qualify for the DA relief programs. Throughout history, many white ethnic groups had to endure racial or ethnic prejudice. History lumped these groups into a single ethnicity without regard to individual qualities. This includes “Irish, Italians, Germans, Jews and eastern Europeans,” wrote the complaint.
Also, the complaint said that Miller and others aren’t “black enough” to qualify for benefits. They called for the DA to establish a minimum threshold of minority ancestry. This can help determine who’s eligible for government benefits.
America First Legal Foundation
The American First Legal Foundation represented Miller in the lawsuit. Immigration hawk and former Trump adviser Stephen Miller heads the foundation. He launched the group earlier in April to help propagate the “America First” policy.
Via the courts, AFLF aims to prevent the Biden government from making unconstitutional acts. He said that people who believe in America First mustn’t shy away. Instead, they should use legal means to defend “our society and our families” from leftist acts. Miller added that the ALFL can hold the new administration to account. Our self-imposed policy of legal disarmament is now over,” he added.
Suing the Biden Administration
Earlier, AFLF sued the Biden administration on behalf of Texas Republicans. They complained that the government isn’t performing its duty in managing the border.
Specifically, the administration refuses to expel unaccompanied, migrant children. Consequently, this led to massive overcrowding in federal holding facilities along the border.
Watch Sky News Australia’s video reporting that former President Donald Trump declares support for new ‘America First’ legal fund:
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