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Will America Go The Way Of UK's Brexit Anti-Immigrant Nationalism? Roger Algase

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Update, June 28, 9:35 am:

Just in case there is anyone who thinks that nationalism and racism had nothing to do with the Brexit vote in the UK, the following Huffington Post report should set them straight: See:

Racist incidents skyrocket after Brexit Vote:
The referendum result has stoked dangerous nationalistic fervor across Britain.

My original (slightly revised) post follows:

I am not a political scientist and I am certainly not an expert on UK politics. But one writer who is an expert in this area, Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics and international relations at the University of Kent and a senior fellow at Chatham House has no hesitation about identifying the main reason for the decision of UK voters to leave the European Union.

Writing in POLITICO, Professor Goodwin states:

"It is difficult to see how the underlying divides that gave birth to Brexit can be resolved. If anything they may sharpen further as those who are now responsible for negotiating with the EU begin to backtrack on earlier promises about reducing immigration, which was by far the dominant concern for Brexit voters."

Earlier in the same article, Goodwin writes that the success of Brexit was due mainly to older, white, working class voters who feel left out economically by globalization and who blame increased immigration for their problems. See:

It is no coincidence, therefore, that Donald Trump was quick to praise Brexit voters for "taking their country back" during a visit to Scotland (which voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU).

Trump obviously. is appealing to the same voters in the United States, and no one seriously doubts that he owes the Republican nomination mainly to the support of less educated white voters who are all too eager to make non-white immigrants scapegoats for their economic frustrations.

Will this fall's US election be mainly a referendum on immigration, as Goodwin in essence argues that the Brexit election was? And if so, are there enough working class, non-college educated white voters in America to put Trump and his extreme anti-immigrant proposals into the White House?

According to estimates, white voters account for about 63 percent of the US electorate, as opposed to 80 per cent in Britain. Trump may need to modify some of his wilder anti-immigrant proposals if he wants to win this fall.

In walking back his world-wide anti-Muslim ban, and also reportedly indicating that he might not carry out "mass deportation" of the 12 million Latino and other non-white immigrants who are in America without legal status, but instead might only go after"a lot of bad dudes" whom "we are going to get rid of", See:

Trump might possibly be moving in a more "moderate" direction on immigration. He will still have a long way to go.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law

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Updated 06-28-2016 at 10:34 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. Wallener's Avatar
    A Trump presidency will indeed elicit West Coast states to secede from this already failed union...immigration in CA, OR and WA will became an economic iand social issue in which newcomers won't have the necessity of seeking legal counseling for a simple bureaucratic process equivalent to a credit card application...those states will adopt some sort of a loose confederation as their new political system similar to Switzerland ("The Cascadian Confederation" is the favorite name already circulating in social media)...combine these 3 states together and they are indeed a huge landmass that enjoys all natural resources exclusively for the benefit of its inhabitans, about 70 million people: current US citizens, legal residents and undocumented immigrants (they can easily become the 2nd or 3rd largest economy in the world)..the conditions for secession are there and Californians, Oregonians and Washingtonians are simply waiting for a major economic disruption and worsening political instability taking place in America by the end of this year and the beginning months of 2017 to assert their inalienable right of self determination.

    Secession is in the air.
  2. Quilomne's Avatar
    On another topic (discussed previously on this blog), REAL TERRORIST ATTACKS nowadays are recorded by any available device where the event took place and uploaded to the web right is a video courtesy of Liveleak of what happened today in Turkey (viewer discretion advised):

    Still today NO gruesome videos or pics depicting dead and wounded people from the Orlando shooting.
  3. Nolan Rappaport's Avatar
    Roger says, "Just in case there is anyone who thinks that nationalism and racism had nothing to do with the Brexit vote in the UK."

    Roger would boost his credibility if he took "racism" out of his vocabulary. I see no reason for thinking that objecting to a flood of poor refugees who will be a major financial burden among other things is necessarily racist. An old friend of mine who is a retired physics teacher in England had this to say about Brexit:

    "I have always been if favour of a united Europe, because in the 20th century two major wars, both basically between France and Germany, which drew in almost the rest of the world, including the USA, nearly destroyed Western civilisation. I see a politically united Europe as a means of preventing this ever happening again. Arguments about increasing trade and prosperity are purely secondary in my view, although they seemed a major concern for many voters.

    However, the issue that tipped the balance for some voters was that of uncontrolled immigration. By European Union rules, any inhabitant of any EU country has the right to move freely to any other country, and as a consequence huge numbers of poor Eastern and Southern European peoples have moved to the richer countries, including the UK. This is hardly surprising, given human nature. The voters who voted to leave expect us to be able to reduce future immigration by regaining control of our borders."
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  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Nolan might possibly have missed out on reading the part of my update to my above comment which I posted at 9:35 am on June 28. My update cited a Huffington Post article with the title:

    Racist incidents skyrocket after Brexit Vote

    If Nolan thinks that mentioning the word "racism" in a discussion of immigration is bad form and should be avoided at all costs, he might wish to contact the Hufffington Post editors and ask them to delete that word from all future immigration articles.

    I wish Nolan every success in that worthy endeavor.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law.
    Updated 06-29-2016 at 06:05 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  6. Falconee's Avatar
    "The white nationalist group that got into a bloody confrontation with counter-protesters in Sacramento over the weekend has announced plans to attend the Republican National Convention next month to ?defend? Donald Trump supporters."

    Those guys are indeed masochists (and stupid too): they got badly beaten in Sacramento, CA and now are heading to the Republican convention!!!... Trump's advisers and financiers are surely rubbing their hands of excitement knowing that tons of money are to be made due to broadcasting rights, advertising, marketing and publishing...radical groups like the Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) can surely deliver such humongous profits during the convention.

    Forgot to mention that the people behind the Trump campaign (advisers & financiers) have deep connections with the Zionist regime and most of them are dual citizens of the US and Israel?...the real power behind the curtain!

    It shouldn't be a surprise to learn that the Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) is in reality a government sponsored PSYOP focused on collecting data of dissenters and the main leaders of that pseudo organization are on the government's payroll:
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