Friday, December 29, 2017

Trump Tweets a White Nationalist Ransom Note to Immigrants

As recently as last week, a deal appeared possible that would restore or even expand protections for DREAMers -- a group of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children -- while also including undetermined measures to increase "border security."

Friday morning, however, President Donald Trump may have blown up this burgeoning deal by adding new, very aggressive demands.


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!
8:16 AM - Dec 29, 2017

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Richard Spencer, the white supremacist icon who popularized the term "alt-right," said that the RAISE Act "sounds awesome."

Trump's demands closely track those of white nationalist groups who oppose many forms of lawful immigration and wish to restrict methods often used by non-white immigrants.

With Friday's tweet, Trump appears to be doing far more than launching a campaign. He appears to be holding hundreds of thousands of immigrants hostage to pressure Congress into enacting an agenda favored by white nationalists.

Comments

Isn't this what Trump said all along? What's new about it?

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-29 09:04 PM

"Thinkprogress".

lol

"while also including undetermined measures to increase "border security."

It's always "undetermined" with Democrats when it comes to border security. They're against it.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-12-29 09:17 PM

when it comes to border security.

Borders are figments of your imagination.

Your anger is misplaced.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-12-29 09:22 PM

"Borders are figments of your imagination.
Your anger is misplaced."

Try using that excuse the next time an AngryDad catches you inside the imaginary borders of his daughter's bedroom. Let us know how well it goes down.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-29 09:50 PM

#2

Poster is more of a nightmare than a Dreamer. He only dreams Donald.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-29 10:04 PM

#2 #4
it isn't about "undetermined..." anything: it's about
DREAMERS.

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-29 10:27 PM

Are dreamers immigrants, or victims of human trafficking?

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-29 11:02 PM

Are dreamers immigrants, or victims of human trafficking? - #7 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-29 11:02 PM

Are we prosecuting their parents for human trafficking and doing our best to return them to their homeland, as we do for other victims of human trafficking?

(As an aside, why is it 'trafficking' for 'traffic'?)

#8 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-30 09:39 AM

Currently they are victims of rwing nativists and xenophobes.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-30 12:49 PM

It's always "undetermined" with Democrats when it comes to border security. They're against it.

Right, because corps wanting a source of cheap labor that can't complain when they're mistreated has nothing to do with it.

But you and Andrea make a lovely couple. When's the engagement?

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-30 04:21 PM

Dick spencer is a jewish cia agent created to foster turmoil and promote trolling. Agree or disagree with hime at your own peril.

#11 | Posted by mutant at 2017-12-31 04:25 PM

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