Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Trump Family Business Administration's nativist drive against immigrants and Latinos

Trump used his first week in office to brand Latinos immigrants a violent danger to the national security of Americans and to rapidly escalate a diplomatic confrontation with Mexico.

What Trump's wall means for U.S. relations with Mexico PBS Newshour 01/26/2017:

How Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto handles relations with the US under Trump will be an interesting and important process to watch: Enrique Peña Nieto cancela reunión con Donald Trump La Opinión 26.01.2017

Maribel Hastings of America’s Voice, warns that Trump's anti-immigrant measures are creating a serious climate of fear, which of course Trumpists are fine with - as long as it's directed against someone but themselves, of course (La Gran Muralla de Trump inaugura su reino de terror La Opinión 25.01.2017). She rightly observes that Trump is playing to "sector más nativista de los votantes" ("the most nativist sector of the voters").

Matthew Yglesias and Dara Lind provide some background documents on Trump's nativist anti-immigrant and anti-Latino drive in Read leaked drafts of 4 White House executive orders on Muslim ban, end to DREAMer program, and more Apparent Trump administration drafts suggest a harsh crackdown on immigrants. Vox 01/25/2017.

When Trump and his supporters talks about "criminal aliens," it's safe to assume that that they include the "crime" of staying in the US without immigration documents - technically a misdemeanor. In other words, any Latino could be a target of accusation of being a "criminal alien."

Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks today pointed out that increases in detentions of Latinos under Trump's nativist policies provide profit for the private prison industry, whose stock has been doing well since Trump's election. Private Prisons LOVE Trump’s Immigration Plans 01/26/2017:

See also:

María Peña, Punto por punto, las claves de las órdenes de Trump contra los inmigrantes indocumentados La Opinión 26.01.2017 25.01.2017

Editorial: Las 9 razones (por ahora) que retrasarían el muro de Trump La Opinión 26.01.2017

El TLCAN tiembla, el muro va; tocan remesas ¿Qué hará Peña Nieto?
La Opinión 26.01.2017

Rosa Elvira Vargas, Cancela Peña visita a Trump La Journada 26.01.2017

Alma Muñoz, Respaldan políticos a Peña por cancelar viaje La Jornada 26.01.2017

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