Friday, August 28, 2015
Trump Unveils Dangerous Deportation Plan
Donald Trump has taken Muhammad Ali’s “I am the greatest” to new levels. However, his proposal to deport millions of illegal immigrants is far from being the “greatest” way to bring about immigration reform.
When Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly asked Trump if his deportation program meant “federal police kicking in the doors in barrios around the country dragging families out and putting them on a bus” he replied, “We have to start a process . . . where we take back our country.”
Trump questions whether the 300,000 so-called anchor babies born annually to illegal immigrants are U.S. citizens under the 14th Amendment.
He is wrong if he thinks that “start the process” means that Americans are ready to endorse having armed helmeted federal agents breaking down doors and dragging eleven million Hispanic, Haitian, or other illegal immigrant mothers, fathers, grandparents, and their American born “anchor baby” children and grandchildren, to detention camps to await deportation.
Trump and his advisers have obviously not noticed the international backlash which has temporarily halted a plan by the Dominican Republic to deport Dominicans of Haitian descent. A 2013 Dominican Republic Supreme Court ruled that people born between 1929 and 2010 in the country to non-citizen parents did not qualify as Dominican citizens.
In response, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the country not deport the thousands of people who the agency said were arbitrarily deprived of their nationality following the Dominican court ruling saying in part: “It is of the utmost importance that the Dominican Republic takes necessary action to prevent any expulsions of stateless individuals and to avoid creating a new refugee situation."
Just imagine what the U.N. and world opinion would be if Trump’s deportation scenario comes to pass.
If the above example is not enough, remember the front page pictures of little Elian Gonzalez screaming as a goggle wearing helmeted federal agent with an automatic rifle dragged him from the arms of a relative who was hiding in a closet?
Posted by BlakPac