Trump Cracks Down on Immigrants Without a Criminal Record
What we have finally figured out is that to take Trump seriously you also have to take him literally. Of course we must take his words literally while also factoring in the fact that he’s a pathological liar.
So on udocumented immigration he alleged policy-to go after criminal immigrants-doesn’t make sense. After all, this was the Obama policy. So if all Trump wants to do is deport criminals, that was already the policy. How is he tougher than Obama then?
And in truth, of course, Trump isn’t ‘tough’ at all, he’s just a bigot who lacks empathy. The new policy is to crackdown on immigrants with no criminal record-so in a sense he’s now taking it easier on those with a criminal record as some of the manpower being employed towards the criminals are going to be aimed at those who aren’t criminals.
“The raids, which officials said targeted known criminals, also netted some immigrants who did not have criminal records, an apparent departure from similar enforcement waves during the Obama administration that aimed to just corral and deport those who had committed crimes.”
See the logical contradiction-they targeted known criminals yet netted some immigrants without criminal records. Again, that’s actually diverting manpower spent on criminal immigrants to noncriminal immigrants.
And this is by design. Trump has deliberately changed the policy to focus more on noncriminals-and so, less on criminals.
“Trump has pledged to deport as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Last month he also made a change to the Obama administration’s policy of prioritizing deportation for convicted criminals, substantially broadening the scope of who the Department of Homeland Security can target to include those with minor offenses or no convictions at all.”
This begs the logical question: do 3 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants actually have criminal records? Of course, logic is never Trump’s strong suit.
“Immigration officials confirmed that agents this week raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, the Los Angeles area, North Carolina and South Carolina, netting hundreds of people. But Gillian Christensen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said they were part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE dislikes the term “raids,” and prefers to say authorities are conducting “targeted enforcement actions.”
“Christensen said the raids, which began Monday and ended Friday at noon, found undocumented immigrants from a dozen Latin American countries. “We’re talking about people who are threats to public safety or a threat to the integrity of the immigration system,” she said, noting that the majority of those detained were serious criminals, including some who had been convicted of murder and domestic violence.”
Again, you’re not only talking about dangerous people as you’ve chosen to also deport people with no criminal record.
“Immigration activists said the crackdown went beyond the six states DHS identified, and said they had also documented ICE raids of unusual intensity during the past two days in Florida, Kansas, Texas and Northern Virginia.”
“That undocumented immigrants with no criminal records were arrested and could potentially be deported sent a shock through immigrant communities nationwide amid concerns that the U.S. government could start going after law-abiding people.”
The truth is that Trump is opposed to legal immigration too as is Steve Bannon-who does Trump’s real thinking.
This has nothing to do with making anyone safe, it’s a policy of bigotry.
“Immigrant rights groups said that they were planning protests in response to the raids, including one Friday evening in Federal Plaza in New York City and a vigil in Los Angeles.”
“We cannot understate the level of panic and terror that is running through many immigrant communities,” said Walter Barrientos of Make the Road New York in New York City, who spoke on a conference call with immigration advocates.
Sad thing is there is no reason for it. Net immigration from Mexico is now negative-more are going back to Mexico than coming here. Mexico’s standard of living has risen-in part, because of NAFTA, which is also on Trump’s radar.
There is simply no logical explanation of Trump’s immigration policy except bigotry.
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