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It's time to put the travel ban aside and take another look at the rest of the Executive Order its in.

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You will know why I said that if you read my article,

Trump’s Seven-country Travel Ban Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg.
By Nolan Rappaport

It was published by Huffington Post and has been posted on, but its message is even more important now.

Nolan Rappaport

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  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    For once, I agree with Nolan. Muslims are not the ultimate target of Trump's executive orders, they are only the beginning, the low-hanging fruit.

    The order contemplates imposing immigrant "vetting" standards which can ultimately be used to disqualify everyone in the entire world (the non-white parts of it, that is).

    As the Nazis proclaimed in a different context:

    "Heute gehoert uns Deutschland, morgen die ganze Welt!

    ("Today Germany belongs to us; tomorrow, the entire world.")

    Today, Trump wants to ban Muslims; tomorrow it could be the entire world outside of Europe, in a throwback to the 1924 "Nordics only" Immigration Act which two of Trump's top immigration advisers, Jeff Sessions and Stephen Bannon have praised so highly (and which Adolf Hitler wrote about admiringly in Mein Kampf.).

    This is not to say that Trump will make it easy for everyone from Europe to gain admission to the US either. Anyone who has expressed opinions to the effect that Trump is not the greatest individual walking this planet today, if not the greatest human who has ever lived, may have a problem getting a visa or passing through CBP inspection.

    Disclaimer: My above comment does NOT mean that Trump is a Nazi, an anti-Semite or someone who advocates mass murder or genocide. He is definitely not any of the above and I have no intention of making any such implication.

    Having said that, it is not unreasonable to use the term "ethnic cleansing" in referring to Trump's mass deportation agenda.

    Nolan has pointed out elsewhere that Trump's deportation agenda potentially includes every one of the 11 million [overwhelmingly non-white] people who are now in the US without legal permission.

    Once again, I agree with Nolan on that point too.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 05-31-2017 at 09:17 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Trump doesn't have a "mass deportation agenda." His intention seems to be to deport all of the aliens who are in the United States in violation of our laws, but he didn't write the laws. Congress did. He is just going to enforce them.

    When the state police give out a large number of tickets for speeding, do you call it "a mass ticket agenda," or do you say they are enforcing our speeding laws.

    You have two alternatives, join Roger's daily assaults on our president's integrity and character, or encourage your congressmen to find a way to work with him on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a legalization program.

    Which alternative is more likely to produce good results? That's right, Roger's way is better. Trump is like every other president we have had in that he responds well to being told that he is engaged in ethnic cleansing. Must make his family and friends very proud too.

    Nolan Rappaport
    Updated 05-31-2017 at 05:36 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  3. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    It is hard to see what other term besides Ethnic Cleansing would accurately describe a program to remove 11 million people who come almost entirely from Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and other non-white areas of the world from the US, whether this is done under the color of law or otherwise; while also barring 180 million citizens of half a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries on the flimsy grounds that "vetting" procedures need to be "refined", and also making it harder for primarily South Asian and East Asian skilled workers to work in the US by imposing a "hire American" policy (which Congress itself has never debated or approved).

    Drastic cutbacks in non-white immigration in all categories were also the linchpins of programs recommended by Trump's two top immigration advisers, Jeff Sessions and Stephen Bannon, during the campaign; the former in his "Handbook" for Congressional Republicans issued in 2015 and the latter in his publication Breitbart News.

    Both of these figures, who were among Trump's closest campaign advisers and are now two of his highest administration officials, supported a return to the openly racist "National Origins" 1924 Immigration Act which barred almost all immigration from outside Northern Europe.

    To give an example of the annual immigration quotas under that law, which had a long an open legislative history of bigotry against Jewish, Catholic, Middle Eastern and Asian immigrants especially (Latin American and other "Western Hemisphere" immigrants were not subject to the restrictive quotas), consider the following annual immigration quotas under that law, which Sessions, in particular, expressly praised in his above 2015 manifesto:

    Germany: 50,000 immigrants to the US per year (rounded off).

    Great Britain: 34,000 per year (rounded off),

    India: 100 per year,

    China: 100 per year,

    Japan: 100 per year,

    Most or all countries of the rest of Asia, the Middle East and Africa:

    100 immigrants per year.

    No matter how Nolan tries to spin Trump's current immigration agenda (which he is also doing several times a week, if not daily), it shows the unmistakable influence of this ideological return to the 1924 law which, by the way, Adolf Hitler also wrote about favorably in Mein Kampf, as I have mentioned above.

    Nolan may try to avoid words such as "Ethnic Cleansing," "Mass Deportation", or "Muslim Ban" to describe Trump's current immigration policy, but he can't spin away the history of the 1924, Immigration Act which, as I respectfully remind Nolan once again, Jeff Sessions supported, not in a casual remark that some reporter might have misinterpreted, but in a carefully written document intended for perusal by every single member of his party in both Houses of Congress.

    Here is the link:

    Trump himself gave indirect, but still clear, support to going back to the time of this openly bigoted law, which was the basis of America's immigration policy for four decades until 1965, in his August 31, 2016 Arizona immigration speech.

    I will write in more detail about that speech, which forms the obvious basis for Trump's immigration agenda now, further in a future Immigration Daily Post.

    Nolan may think that it is not respectful or friendly to the president to mention the support that his two top immigration advisers have given, directly or indirectly to this "Nordics"- only immigration law (which most historians also believe added to the death toll in the Holocaust by sharply limiting immigration from Russia and other Eastern European countries where most of the world's Jews lived).

    The only answer I can give is that I am not accusing Trump of planning to limit immigration from Russia!!!

    This is not likely to happen as long as Trump is president.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law

    Updated 06-01-2017 at 05:33 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  4. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    It's fine to comment on the things I say in my articles. That's what this space is supposed to be used for. But please stop using up this space on long lectures about things like ethnic cleansing and mass deportations that have nothing to do with my articles. If you want to talk about those topics, please do it in your own articles.

    Nolan Rappaport
  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Nolan's article, if I am reading it correctly, is about Donald Trump's policies relating to banning immigrants from non-European areas of the world from entry to the US, in a throwback to the bigoted, racially motivated 1924 law which Hitler so admired and which two of Trump's top immigration advisers have had kind words for as recently as within the past 2 years.

    Is Nolan seriously contending that banning non-white immigrants from certain parts of the world, or perhaps every part of the world, has no connection with the ethnic cleansing and mass deportation of 11 million non-white immigrants who are already in this country?

    That would be the same as writing an article about deportation of immigrants in Texas and then complaining about "irrelevance" if a reader comments on deportation of immigrants in Arkansas or Missouri.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
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