Trump Regime War on Unwanted Aliensby Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Obama waged war on unwanted aliens throughout his tenure, deporting far greater numbers than any of his predecessors.
Known as the deporter-in-chief for his hostile agenda, his regime expelled about three million aliens from the wrong countries – for their race, ethnicity, and/or Muslim faith.
Deportations are slightly lower so far under Trump – because of larger numbers of unwanted aliens prevented from entering America.
His regime’s hostility toward refugees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants is unprecedented in America, treating them viciously.
Last week, the ACLU, Prison Law Office, and Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center sued his regime, ICE, and Bureau of Prisons for violating the constitutional rights of unwanted aliens detained at Victorville, CA federal prison – incarcerating them under “unlawful conditions.”
Most alien inmates are uncharged and untried, guilty of no crimes, seeking legal relief under US immigration laws, their constitutional and other rights denied them.
Their food is poor quality and inadequate, medical treatment denied when needed. Lack of proper sanitation caused outbreaks of chickenpox, scabies, and other illnesses.
Prison authorities denied them the right to practice their faith on top of everything else. Nor is food provided them comporting to their religious beliefs.
The ACLU said conditions are “so dire that some (inmates) engaged in self-harm, while others simply abandoned their legal claims because the abuse is too much to endure,” adding:
Horrendous conditions and mistreatment aren’t limited to Victorville. Similar abuses are happening where other unwanted aliens are detained.
“The harm resulting from such imprisonment is profound,” the ACLU explained. Trump’s zero-tolerance policies show disdain for the rights, well-being and lives of unwanted aliens.
Separately according to NBC News, his regime, legally without congressional approval, intends making it “harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare,” citing multiple sources familiar with what’s planned.
Based on a work in progress draft proposal, legal aliens in America who ever used Obamacare, children’s health insurance, food stamps, and/or other benefits could be prevented from obtaining legal status in the US.
Over 20 million legal immigrants in America could be harmed by the clearly racist policy, aimed mainly at people of color nationals from the wrong countries.
A draft version of the plan was sent to Trump’s Office of Management and Budget, said NBC News.
A DHS spokeswoman said “(t)he administration is committed to enforcing existing immigration law, which is clearly intended to protect the American taxpayer by ensuring that foreign nationals seeking to enter or remain in the US are self-sufficient.”
The statement is code language for wanting them denied social benefits, part of Trump’s war on unwanted aliens.
“Four immigration lawyers practicing in Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee and California told NBC News they have noticed a spike in the number of their clients being rejected when seeking green cards and naturalized citizenship,” the network reported.
In response to hostile Trump regime policies toward unwanted aliens, the National Immigration Law Center said the following:
“Any policy forcing millions of families to choose between the denial of status and food or health care would exacerbate serious problems such as hunger, unmet health needs, child poverty and homelessness, with lasting consequences for families’ wellbeing and long-term success and community prosperity.”
Republicans and undemocratic Dems serve privileged interests exclusively.
They’re responsible for inflicting enormous harm on the nation’s most disadvantaged, unwanted aliens most of all, mistreated like enemies of the state.
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