Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Everybody Darker Than a Paper Bag, Citizen or Not

They're going to sweep up everybody who's easy to grab, including 10th-generation European-Americans with tans. They don't care.  It sates their slavering hordes of voters and terrifies and intimidates their remaining enemies.

Next time liberals warn you about facism, maybe you'll listen.

If there's anybody around to do the warning.

But there are many more xenophobic atacks on the agenda as well:
When President Trump ordered a vast overhaul of immigration law enforcement during his first week in office, he stripped away most restrictions on who should be deported, opening the door for roundups and detentions on a scale not seen in nearly a decade.
Deportations of this scale, which has not been publicly totaled before, could have widely felt consequences: Families would be separated. Businesses catering to immigrant customers may be shuttered. Crops could be left to rot, unpicked, as agricultural and other industries that rely on immigrant workforces face labor shortages. U.S. relations could be strained with countries that stand to receive an influx of deported people, particularly in Latin America. Even the Social Security system, which many immigrants working illegally pay into under fake identification numbers, would take a hit.
“We are going back to enforcement chaos — they are going to give lip service to going after criminals, but they really are going to round up everybody they can get their hands on,” said David Leopold, a former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn. and an immigration lawyer for more than two decades.
It's impossible to know how much the local law enforcement agencies will cooperate or how the courts will deal with it. But I think we must be prepared for them to try to do a lot of this. It's fundamental to Trump's worldview and promises --- and he's surrounded himself with white nationalist eager to "purify" the nation.

And Trump wants to take the gloves off.
He literally has no idea how our system of government works. He's stunned that there are check and balances on his power and that a "so-called judge" could stop some blatantly unconstitutional act.

The sad truth is that the president does have a tremendous amount of power and unless members of his party decide that the need to save the country outweighs their opportunity to get their pet projects on his desk for him to sign, he can do a lot of damage even if the courts do their job.

This is going to be a long and difficult fight.

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