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“A Deportation Force on Steroids”: Millions of Immigrants Could Face Removal Under New Trump Rules
The White House is moving to greatly expand the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and to increase the number of immigration and Border Patrol agents by 15,000. Under rules issued on Tuesday, almost any undocumented person in the country could be detained and deported, even if they have never committed a crime. A traffic violation or mere suspicion of committing a crime could now be grounds for deportation. Any immigrant who cannot prove they have been in the United States for over two years could be deported without a hearing. Any migrant, regardless of their nationality, who crosses the southern border will be deported to Mexico while they await deportation hearings. The memos also call for the prosecution of parents who seek to reunite their family by using smugglers to bring their children into the country.
Advocate: Trump’s Deportations are Possible Because Obama & Congress Failed to Protect Immigrants
The White House is moving to greatly expand the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and to increase the number of immigration and Border Patrol agents by 15,000. We look at how President Obama’s deportation practices set the stage for today’s new crackdown. During his time in office, Obama deported a record 2.7 million people. In 2014, the head of the National Council of La Raza, Janet Murguía, called Obama the nation’s “deporter-in-chief.”
Anne Frank Center: Trump’s Remarks on Anti-Semitism are Too Little, Too Late
Eleven Jewish community centers across the country were hit by another wave of bomb threats Monday. It was the fourth wave of nationwide bomb threats against JCCs in the last five weeks. In total, 69 threats have been reported against 54 JCCs. Meanwhile, at a cemetery in University City, Missouri, the gravesites of more than 100 Jews were vandalized over the weekend. For weeks, President Trump has faced increasing criticism for failing to denounce anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim threats. On Tuesday, Trump briefly addressed the recent wave of anti-Semitic threats. Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, offered comments. The group posted a statement on Facebook titled “Mr. President, Your Too Little, Too Late Acknowledgment of #Antisemitism Today is Not Enough.”
White House Refuses to Condemn Rise of Islamophobia as Radical Right Enters Political Mainstream
The Southern Poverty Law Center has revealed the number of anti-Muslim groups in the United States tripled last year from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year. The Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups have said hate groups have been energized by the candidacy and then election of Donald Trump. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dodged a question about why Trump has not spoken out against anti-Muslim attacks.
FDR Rejected Anne Frank Twice as a Refugee, Advocate Urges Trump Not To Close U.S. Borders Again
President Trump is preparing to issue a new executive order barring all refugees and visitors from seven majority-Muslim nations. Steven Goldstein, the executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, reflects back on how FDR twice denied permission for the Frank family to come to the United States as refugees to escape Nazi-occupied Amsterdam.