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Two Big Victories For Nationalism And Xenophobia in UK and US. Roger Algase

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June 23, 2016 will go down in history as a day when appeals to the ugliest passions of white majorities led to big victories for nationalism and xenophobia on both sides of the Atlantic. In Britain anti-immigrant feeling led to a narrow vote in favor the "Brexit" movement, which could lead to the breakup of the entire European Union, something that could have severe economic consequences world-wide, according to current reports.

Huffington Post writes:

"The pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. is a cry of defiance by what's left of the Anglo-American white tribal faith, and the decision to leave the European Union should send a shudder through those who think that Donald Trump is a xenophobic, racist nationalist who has no chance to win the U.S. presidency...

Trump is riding the same tide of anti-globalism that propelled the likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in the U.K. against waves of immigrants...against Muslim claims that terrorism has nothing to do with their religion...

Trump. if he is anything substantive, is a scream of defiance by white America...against the new multicultural global country and world."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...92137?section=

On the same day as the Brexit vote in Britain, another "scream of defiance" by white Americans against Latino immigrants, namely the US v Texas lawsuit by 26 states seeking to block President Obama's DAPA/Expanded DAPA - see

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/11...resolution.htm

was upheld in a deadlocked 4-4 US Supreme Court leaving in place a Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals decision affirming a US District Court Injunction by a notoriously anti-immigrant judge, Andrew Hanen, against proceeding with these programs.

By leaving the injunction in place, the Supreme Court's decision does not require the deportation of a single immigrant who would otherwise be protected by these two initiatives, but it does deny work permits or other "affirmative" benefits to such immigrants in what immigration opponents no doubt hope will lead to "self-deportation" among affected immigrants who will now be unable to work or obtain drivers licences.

The above Latin Post (May 17) article quotes Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda Snachez (D-Calif) as follows, speaking about a House Resolution supporting the anti-DAPA/DACA lawsuit:

"What I find is that the Latino community is being used for political purposes...We are being demonized, we are being marginalized and we see a frightening level of hateful rhetoric and vile hate speech aimed at our community..."

The above quote says everything we need to know about the U.S. v. Texas DAPA/Expanded DACA lawsuit.

The danger in the frenzy of xenophobia that emerged in order to carry the day in both Britain and the US is that it will affect not only immigrants, but also the children of immigrants, in an excess of nationalism that could lead to Apartheid-style, o even Nuremberg-style laws, discriminating against native-born citizens of these two countries on the basis of their ancestry. See: Slate,

Donald Trump's next generation bigotry

(Sorry, I do not have a link - please go to www.slate.com)

Slate's William Saletan, writing in the above article, states:

"When Trump went after Judge Gonzalo Curiel three weeks ago, calling him biased and underhanded, because of his 'heritage', many Americans cried foul. It's one thing to campaign against illegal immigration or even legal immigration,they noted. It's quite another to challenge someone born in this country based on his ancestry."

With regard to Trump's (totally unfounded) claim that Hillary Clinton wants to bring in "hundreds of thousands" of refugees from the Middle East without any way to screen them or "prevent their children from radicalizing", Saletan writes:

"Trump wasn't just arguing, as he has in the past, that the refugees couldn't be vetted,. He was claiming that even if they were vetted, they still had to be kept out of the country because their offspring might someday become terrorists."

For any one with any sense of U.S. immigration history, this cannot help but remind one of arguments that were made by the Know-Nothings more than 150 years ago that Irish immigrants should not be let into America because their children would become alcoholics, or even worse, Catholics; that Chinese immigrants should be excluded beginning in the 1880's because their children would never assimilate to American culture; that, over 100 years ago, Jewish and Italian immigrants should be excluded because their children would become thieves or gangsters; and during WW2, that Japanese-Americans should be locked up because they and their children would be disloyal to the US by reason of their ancestry.

Once again, Donald Trump and his white nationalist supporters are showing us that racial hatred and discrimination may begin with attacks on minority immigrants, but they do not end there. Inevitably, just as British citizens may suffer severe economic and other consequences from the anti-immigrant mania that lead to Brexit, American citizens who may have Latino, Muslim or other non-white immigrant ancestry could be on the way to becoming second-class citizens in Donald Trump's America.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law


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Updated 06-24-2016 at 11:20 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. Unregistered222's Avatar
    I don't get it Roger. How can the popular vote and SCOTUS decision be a "victories for Nationalist and Xenophobia"? I thought both are expressions of democracy and people will through legitimate institutions, aren't they? Or maybe you are finally realizing that you are on the wrong size of history Roger?
  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    This is a good point.

    But I am not arguing against democracy. Hitler was elected in a free, open and fair election. By the time the Germans found out what they had voted for, it was too late. The same thing could happen here.

    While the UK vote was no doubt democratic, it could and probably will lead to similar votes in other European countries where right wing, proto-fascist or neo-Nazi parties are hoping to win power in democratic elections, as has already happened in Hungary and almost happened in Austria.

    Here in America, the votes that elected the Texas officials and those in many other states that brought the DAPA/DACA lawsuit cannot be called fully democratic.

    Many of those officials were elected through gerrymandered districts and voter suppression laws disenfranchising massive numbers of minority US citizen voters.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 06-24-2016 at 09:25 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  3. Fabre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    This is a good point.

    But I am not arguing against democracy. Hitler was elected in a free, open and fair election. By the time the Germans found out what they had voted for, it was too late. The same thing could happen here.

    While the UK vote was no doubt democratic, it could and probably will lead to similar votes in other European countries where right wing, proto-fascist or neo-Nazi parties are hoping to win power in democratic elections, as has already happened in Hungary and almost happened in Austria.

    Here in America, the votes that elected the Texas officials and those in many other states that brought the DAPA/DACA lawsuit cannot be called fully democratic.

    Many of those officials were elected through gerrymandered districts and voter suppression laws disenfranchising massive numbers of minority US citizen voters.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Based on Algase's poor reasoning, Mexican Americans who are the ethnic majority in states like CA, AZ, NV, TX, NM, CO, OR, WA and UT could easily start campaigning for those states seceding from the United States: they have the people and enough votes...no more problems pertaining to immigration and the greatest losers would be the so-called "white" people (crossbreeds in reality) since they will be expelled from those territories via ethnic cleansing (Zimbabwe style).

    Roger Algase should refrain posting incoherences since it is giving a poor reputation to ILW Blog.
  4. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I always look forward to responding to serious comments, If any reader chooses to post one, I will respond below.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 06-25-2016 at 06:23 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  5. Fabre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs

    I didn't say anything about the absurd idea that these minority US citizens might want vote to secede from the United States.
    Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals minority in the US?
    Either Algase lives in another country or he has never lived in the West Coast.

    Perhaps Roger Algade is just another "American white mestizo" who feels distressed by the idea of those western states seceding from his beloved America (it would be interesting to learn about Algase's ethnic heritage in order to understand his erratic reasoning).
  6. Fabre's Avatar
    "...'We intend to mimic that process here in California by putting an independence referendum on the ballot so we can exercise our right to self-determination and vote to leave or remain part of the American Union,' said Louis Marinelli, president of the secessionist group, the Yes California Independence Campaign..."

    After Brexit, secession seems to be the way to go for key states.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-usa-secession-idUSKCN0ZA3F4

    Algase and associates may see their lucrative immigrant-visa business going down the toilet if states like California and Texas decide to split from the already failed union called the United States of America.

    Secession is in the air.
  7. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I am proud and happy to share my ethnic heritage - American.

    My grandparents immigrated to this great country in the late 19th century. Where they came from, or what their skin-color or religion happened to be, has nothing to do with the merits of my above posted comment

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 06-25-2016 at 06:29 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  8. Fabre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    I am not shy about sharing my ethnic heritage. To the contrary, I am very proud of it. My ethnic heritage is American.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Roger Algase is surely apprehensive to declare where his ancestors came from.

    Why Brexit and a Trump presidency can elicit the secession of California from the US:

    "The Case for Independence in 7 Points
    ...
    5. IMMIGRATION

    California is the most diverse member state of the American Union and that is something we are proud of. This diversity is a central part of our culture and an indispensable part of our economy. As a member of the American Union, our immigration system was largely designed by the 49 other member states and the District of Columbia thirty years ago. This immigration system has since neglected the needs of the California economy and has hurt too many California families for far too long. Independence means California will be able to decide what immigration policies make sense for our diverse and unique population, culture, and economy, and build an immigration system that is consistent with our values and our time."

    The Yes California Independence Committee
    http://www.yescalifornia.org

    Combine this independence movement with the upcoming currency crisis caused by China's Yuan (Global Reset) starting officially on 10/01/2016, and the conditions for secession will be perfect.
  9. Micheal Ethan's Avatar
    Advertisement deleted. I repeat that I always welcome serious comments, and I will be glad to respond to any such post if anyone chooses to submit one.

    The idea that California or any other Western state(s) might secede from the US because they may no longer have white majorities does not belong in the category of serious comment or deserve any further response.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 06-25-2016 at 06:37 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
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