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Muslim Students Fear Deportation, Incarceration, Under Trump Presidency. Roger Algase

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Update, July 15, 6:52 am:

Newt Gingrich, who may possibly still be under consideration for VP by Donald Trump as of this writing, has now Trumped Trump in proposing to bring anti-Islamic fascism to the United States.

Trump, as everyone knows, proposed last December to ban all Muslims around the entire world from entering the United States, including American citizens, which would have been in direct violation of the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

While Trump has now apparently walked back this proposal by stating that he would limit the ban to citizens of countries with a history of terrorism (i.e. mainly Muslim countries), Gingrich now has gone beyond Trump's original proposal in reaction to the July 14 terrorist attack in Nice, which has killed over 70 people and reportedly injured hundreds of others.

Gingrich wants to test everyone in America of Muslim descent or background to see if that person "supports" Sharia law. All such persons, evidently including American citizens, would be deported.

The fact that expelling American citizens of any ethnicity or religious affiliation from their own country purely because of their beliefs is the essence of fascism, does not seem to be a problem for Newt.

It will be interesting to see whether Trump, when he announces his VP choice later today as expected, selects Mike Pence, who has been critical of Trump's original Muslim ban proposal, or Newt Gingrich, who wants to go beyond it by exiling American citizens from their own country because of their political or religious beliefs.

It looks as if the Muslim students described in my original post below may have been right.


See:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/0...n-tests-225589

My original post follows:

Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is only concerned about "cracking down" on illegal immigration and poses no threat to minority legal immigrants or US citizens should think again.

This is according to a July 12 Huffington Post article describing the fears of Muslim students in the Philadelphia area that they will be deported or incarcerated if Trump becomes president solely because of their religion.

The Huffpost story also contains a link to a Southern Poverty Law Center report showing that two thirds of teachers surveyed generally, not just in Philadelphia, reported that their Muslim students were afraid of being sent out of the United States or rounded up and incarcerated under a Trump administration.

See:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...e4778?section=

One Philadelphia Muslim student voiced her fears that Muslims in the United States would be sent to Japanese internment-style camps;

"They could keep us right here and put us all in the same place and make us suffer. I see that as a lot more plausible than shipping us out into the ocean. Round up all the Muslims, start with where...I don't like to think about that."

Another Muslim student mentioned in the same story said:

"I fear he is going to send us back to Muslim countries outside the U.S."

To be sure, Trump has never expressly advocated rounding up Muslim US citizens or legal immigrants and sending them to internment camps or expelling them from the United States.

But by singling out Muslims in general, inside and outside the U.S. as potential terrorists and dangers to America because of their religion, he has given the 3 million Muslims who are now in the US, one percent of our total population according a Pew Research study also cited in the above article, reason not only to worry about an increase in discrimination and hate crimes, but also grounds for fearing that much worse could be in store for them in a Donald Trump presidency.

Some Americans may wonder why there should be so much fuss about what would happen to "only" one percent of America's population. Why should the great majority of us who are not Muslims worry about what might happen to the comparatively small percentage of America's immigrants and US citizens who belong to that religion?

This is the same kind of thinking that many Germans had about Nazi threats and attacks against the Jews beginning in the 1920's. As long as non-Jewish Germans were not being targeted, most people didn't care what happened to the Jews.

That is, until all of the German people lost their freedom in the 1930's. By then it was too late to speak out or stand up against dictatorship and persecution.

Could it be happening here?

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law

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Updated 07-15-2016 at 05:53 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. MKolken's Avatar
    You mean they fear the exact same thing Obama is doing to Central American mothers and children RIGHT NOW, which incidentally, is what Hillary Clinton called for.
  2. Muslims out!'s Avatar
    Europe is about to erupt into a violent and bloody civil war over Muslim "refugees." It's better to block and remove them in an orderly fashion than let the problem reach the dangerous crescendo it has reached in Europe.
  3. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I am not trying to defend President Obama's shameful treatment of Central American children seeking asylum in the US or a statement that Hillary Clinton made 2 years ago and which I have not seen any recent indications that she still adheres to.

    What I am trying to point out is that Donald Trump is attacking 3 million people in the United States, 1 per cent of our entire population, most of whom are US citizens or legal immigrants, purely because of their religion, trying to stir up hatred against them, and very arguably putting their basic civil rights in danger.

    History shows that this can put the freedom and basic rights of the rest of us in danger too.

    Matt may think that the two situations are equivalent. With all due respect, I disagree.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 07-13-2016 at 11:18 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  4. Unregistered222's Avatar
    Good old Roger Looks like [defamatory content deleted] just went to prison because:

    Qamar said he loved the bodies, blood and beheadings, and he recalled watching a video of a Kurdish individual being slaughtered, and liked the cracking sound made when the individual’s spinal cord was torn,” said the Justice Department. “On several occasions Qamar allegedly said he could slaughter someone and described how he would do it. Qamar also stated that he admired lone wolf attackers because they love Islam so much that they are willing to die as martyrs for Islam.”

    This is what kind of violent subhuman scum is being forced on peaceful and hard-working taxpayers at their expense Let us spread the word high and far

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/northern-virginia-man-accused-of-supporting-the-islamic-state/2016/07/08/37e47f00-4523-11e6-88d0-6adee48be8bc_story.html
    Updated 07-13-2016 at 11:16 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    The Comment from "Muslims Out" above shows why it is so important for Americans to rise above hatred and xenophobia and to uphold our own tradition of respecting the equality and rights of all ethnic and religious groups.

    That is the only way we can avoid the descent into fascism which took place in Europe in the first half of the last century and is threatening to take place again in some European countries now if certain right wing extremist leaders have their way.

    Thousands of innocent refugees have drowned trying to reach Europe in the past couple of years alone. Let us hope that Europe will continue to go in the direction of compassion, inclusion and respect for human rights and reject the voices of unreason and hate.

    Let us also hope that anti-Muslim bigotry will not cross the Atlantic and lead to a right wing authoritarian regime in the United States, which would result in the loss of freedom for all Americans.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law


  6. Unregistered222's Avatar
    It is very easy Roger Just call up [defamatory content deleted] and tell them to:

    1. Stop mass-murdering infidels (innocent americans) with guns and explosives
    2. Stop raping underage girls
    3. Stop murdering innocent people for being a member of LGBT community
    4. Stop celebrating each murder of infidels (innocent americans)
    5. [Deleted: This is not a site for attacking or defaming the beliefs of any religion. RA]

    Once they do it, there will be peace on earth. Meanwhile, we need to learn how to deal with violent Mozlems from #1 IQ nation in the world - Israel. Here is the excellent example below how Israel deals with this problem. This is how one single mozlem had been taught a lesson in good manners Now this is a very good mozlem indeed


    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dab_1464896185


    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    The Comment from "Muslims Out" above shows why it is so important for Americans to rise above hatred and xenophobia and to uphold our own tradition of respecting the equality and rights of all ethnic and religious groups.

    That is the only way we can avoid the descent into fascism which took place in Europe in the first half of the last century and is threatening to take place again in some European countries now if certain right wing extremist leaders have their way.

    Thousands of innocent refugees have drowned trying to reach Europe in the past couple of years alone. Let us hope that Europe will continue to go in the direction of compassion, inclusion and respect for human rights and reject the voices of unreason and hate.

    Let us also hope that anti-Muslim bigotry will not cross the Atlantic and lead to a right wing authoritarian regime in the United States, which would result in the loss of freedom for all Americans.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law


  7. Bravo 76's Avatar
    "Muslim Students Fear Deportation, Incarceration, Under Trump Presidency. "

    Sounds like fear ****o.
    This (defamatory content deleted - RA] should take some classes of objective journalism before posting such ridiculous article.
  8. Unregistered222's Avatar
    Comment has been deleted. This is not a site for making personal attacks on the founders of any religion.There are plenty of other sites available for that purpose.

    This deleted post had nothing to do with immigration policy and was only meant to insult and offend the religious beliefs of 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
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